Koenigsegg has demolished Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0 time setting a new world record.
Koenigsegg has overthrown Bugatti from the record books with a new 0-400-0 time. While the Bugatti took 41.96 seconds to achieve the task, the Swedish car did it in just 36.44 seconds. And there’s more coming. Koenigsegg did not use their fastest car and the test was carried out on a low traction surface.
The record run was done in a Koenigsegg Agera RS customer car destined for delivery and it was carried out at the Vandel airfield in Denmark. The airfield, built during World War 2, has a deteriorated concrete surface which does not provide a good level of grip for the car. The video shows that the car struggles for traction during the initial stages and takes around four seconds to reach 100kph. It also had to deal with bumps along the way.
The car, driven by Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja, took 26.88 seconds to reach 400kph from a standstill. 400-0 took just 9.56 seconds.Staggering.
The Swedish hypercar manufacturer considered using the Regera for the job as it is more suited. However, the Agera RS was chosen for this run as the customer wanted to compare the car’s performance with other manufacturers. We will probably see another run soon with the Regera on a surface with good grip. It will likely set a new record.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS used for the run produces 1,360hp and 1,371 Nm of torque and was fitted with an optional roll cage. Carbon ceramic disc brakes were used to bring the car to a halt as soon as possible.
Koenigsegg Agera RS World Record Run Image Gallery