The Koenigsegg Agera RS is a super-advanced version of the Agera R. First unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, production was limited to just 25 units. All the cars are believed to have been delivered to their owners by now. So why is this car from 2015 back in news? Well, it has just beaten the recently created world record by Bugatti Chiron.
A few days ago, Bugatti wowed the world when they set a new world record for performing a 0-400-0 kmph in the new Chiron. The Chiron took a total of 42 seconds to do this. Believe it or not, folks at Koenigsegg have managed to do this same feat in just 36.44 seconds with the Agera RS.
On Sunday, October 1st 2017, a Koenigsegg Agera RS accelerated from 0 to 400km/h and back to 0 in 36.44 seconds. The Agera RS was driven by Koenigsegg factory driver, Niklas Lilja, at Vandel Airfield in Denmark.
The Agera RS took 26.88 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h over a distance of 1,958 meters. Deceleration took 9.56 seconds over 483 meters. The total distance used for 0-400-0 was 2,441 meters.
Comparing these with the Chiron, it took 32.6 seconds to do 0-400 kmph and remaining 9.4 seconds to do 400-0 kmph. Bugatti Chiron achieved this run in a matter of 3.112 km, which is 671 meters more than what the Agera RS took. This proves that the Agera RS has a better acceleration in spite of being less powerful than the Chiron.
The Agera RS is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It delivers 1176 PS at 7800 rpm and 1280 Nm at 4100 rpm. It has a top speed of 443 km/h. Chiron on the other hand, is powered by a W16 8.0 liter engine delivering 1500 PS and 1500 Nm. It has a top speed of 450+ kmph.
Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO:
“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. Building these cars takes everything we have. We give it our all, every day of every week. Without this commitment to excellence, we would not be worthy of either the result or the reward.
Dreams CAN become reality. The story of David and Goliath continues to resonate. It is so important to visualize our efforts and results. It gives fuel to the dreamers and visionaries striving to realise their goals. YOU CAN DO IT, regardless of how impossible it seems. This is probably the most important aspect and consequence of what we do here at Koenigsegg.
I want to thank our employees, close partners, and everyone who is committed to our ongoing mission. Special thanks must go to our driver, Niklas Lilja, for the steely determination he showed at the wheel to turn something that we knew was a distinct possibility into a concrete reality.