Published on October 6th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Watch the video showing the KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS beating the BUGATTI CHIRON with 36.44 seconds
Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has just posted a video of their Agera RS running from 0 to 248.5mph and then back again to 0 in 36.44seconds. With this run, the Agera RS beats the Bugatti Chiron’s previously recorded time by a good margin.
Using a performance data logger and recorder, the Koenigsegg Agera RS was clocked hitting 250.4 mph during the run before it started to decelerate. It took the car 6,424 feet and 26.88 seconds to accelerate to 248.5 mph and 1,585 feet to come to a stop, which took an impressive 9.56 seconds. Carbon ceramic brakes with bespoke calipers built by Koenigsegg helped to provide maximum stopping power on this particular vehicle.
Powering the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 rated at a staggering 1,360 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque paired to seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The car in the test was equipped with the automaker’s 1MW engine upgrade and an optional removable roll cage for additional safety during performance driving.
The Swedish supercar maker says that although this run was originally planned for the upcoming Regera plug-in hybrid hypercar, it did the run using the Agera RS because the car’s owner wanted to verify its performance capabilities. Koenigsegg still intends to do the same test on the Regera.