Koenigsegg has smashed the Bugatti Chiron's 0-400kph-0 record

An Agera RS has been used to not just beat the Chiron, but annihilate it

3y ago

After an enticing tweet from Koenigsegg showed that an Agera RS was completing 400kph tests a couple of days ago, it was obvious that the Swedish hypercar company had done something pretty special. And now that a video has been released, it's safe to say the Bugatti Chiron has had its bubble emphatically burst.

Deciding to tackle the Chiron's 42-second 0-400kph-0 record, Koenigsegg took to an airstrip in Vandel, Denmark to stretch its 1156bhp Agera RS hypercar's legs. And despite Bugatti's reputation for road car speed records, the Swedes have smashed the Chiron's record by quite a margin.

Here are the stats:

0-400kph in 26.88 seconds (Chiron was 32.6 seconds)

400kph-0 in 9.56 seconds

0-400kph-0 in 36.44 seconds (Chiron was 42 seconds)

It's safe to say then that the lighter, less powerful Agera RS is the new acceleration and deceleration king, considering it has spanked the Bugatti by nearly six seconds over the run. And that was on a supposedly slippery, bumpy WW2 runway!

So I suppose the question is, does the Chiron have more in its locker? Or will it have to soldier on to a top speed of 290mph+ and let Koenigsegg have its day in terms of acceleration?

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Comments (52)

  • When you drive to a cold, bumpy track... with industrial tape and factory testing alu alloys instead of your ultra-light carbon rims... and it is your 3rd fastest accelerating car in your line-up... and you still obliterate a record that probably cost VW hundreds of thousand of €... and required the world's most perfect straight line... then it is pretty safe to say you're waaaaaaaaay ahead of the game. *hats off*

      3 years ago
  • I finally know what they used to record Chirons run πŸ˜‚

      3 years ago
  • Headline. Chiron Breaks 0-400-0kph world record.

    Koenigsegg: "hold my beer..." πŸ‘πŸ‘

      3 years ago
    • It surprises me how this is now a new thing. I thought Bugatti will not even make a run like that becouse they know for years that this is the Koenigseegs playground.

        3 years ago
  • The fact that most hyper-cars fight with Bugatti in all sorts of comparisons (except top speed - and I'm talking here about factory/ road legal cars, available in more than 1 iteration :D ) gives us a pretty clear image about who is the leader of this group.

    But it's nice to see that a much smaller company is able to offer a match to a car which has an impressive budget in its background.

      3 years ago
    • This is the best comment! Ive been saying this for years. Bugatti is the yardstick, beaten or not everyone else get in line. Thx dan

        3 years ago
  • Doesn't really surprise me. The Chiron is almost 600 Kg heavier than the Agera RS. So it carries more momentum and more braking force is needed to stop it, thus taking more time. That being said I think a 6 second deficit more than makes up for a 600kg difference.

      3 years ago
    • The braking from 400-0 is basically the same, the 6 second gap is pure acceleration to 400

        3 years ago
    • more weight - more power needed to push it - takes time to gain speed.

        3 years ago