Koenigsegg is about to take on the Bugatti Chiron's recent 400kph record

2y ago

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Just in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show, Bugatti revealed some titanic performance benchmarks that showed just how much talent its Chiron hypercar possesses. Two main headlines came from the performance testing undertaken with Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel - 0-400kph in 32.6 seconds and 0-400kph-0 in 42 seconds. And it's safe to say that Christian Von Koenigsegg isn't best pleased.

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With Koenigsegg's hybridised hypercar waiting in the wings (the Regera), it seems that the company is looking to the twin turbocharged Agera RS to take the fight to the Bugatti. Through a fairly blatant tweet aimed at the French firm, Koenigsegg has obviously been performing 0-400kph-0 runs and - considering it is confident enough to tweet this picture - we can be sure that the Agera RS has produced something a little special.

The Agera RS has a 1156bhp twin turbocharged V8 to propel just 1395kg down the road, a significant advantage over the relatively hefty Chiron. Also using plenty of the tech taken from the iconic ONE:1 hypercar, it seems that the RS has all the credentials needed to take the fight to the French.

Do you think the Koenigsegg will be able to topple the Chiron from its now famous throne? Or is the Bugatti simply too much for the Swedish firm to handle? Tell us what you think in the live chat below:

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Comments (8)

  • Get a kawasaki h2 and beat the crap out of these 2 heavyweights by reaching 400 in 26 seconds. And it costs only 110,000 dollars!!

      2 years ago
  • Again, the Chiron and Agera RS are completely different classes of car. It is not such a huge achievement to beat a 4000lb luxury land yacht as people might think (If they can even pull it off at all, that is). Stay humble, Koenigsegg

      2 years ago
    • When Bugatti claims to be the "fastest" production car from 0-400-0, setting a world record, "only for like a month lol", it is a big achievement to beat that... You do realize that by doing so Bugatti was claiming that they were the best. ...

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        2 years ago
    • SO Koenigsegg took a small, rough, littered with pot holes and bumps track, and beat them in a shorter distance and quicker time.... With a 5.0L V8... Bugatti uses a W16, quad turbo engine... That's 4 btw. 4 TURBOS! And they still cant win.....

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        2 years ago
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