It has been barely a couple of weeks since Juan Pablo Montoya set an amazing sub-42 second 0-400-0 km/h record in the Bugatti Chiron. Now hypercar maker and competitor Koenigsegg has announced that they have gone one better.
They have run a Koenigsegg Agera RS at the Vandel Airfield in Denmark, driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja on the record run. The car has done the 0-400-0 run in 36.44 seconds, beating the Chiron by 5 seconds. The run was held on a runway that was only 2.8-kilometres long and with a surface that was less than perfect. The car is destined for delivery to a US customer and was run with a removable roll-cage. The engine spec is of 1,360hp and 1,371Nm of torque.
The car’s performance on acceleration saw the Agera RS hit the 400 km/h mark in 26.88 seconds over a distance of 1,958 metres, while braking took 9.56 seconds. Total distance covered was 2,441 metres for the run, while the top speed hit was 403 km/h.
Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO said, “It makes me so proud, so happy and excited to see what we have achieved as a team with the Agera RS. A result like this does not just happen. It may have only taken a few hours of driving to complete this run, but we cannot overlook all of the work that went into creating the car in the first place.” He also added, “Dreams CAN become reality. The story of David and Goliath continues to resonate.”