If the fight between Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor was considered the biggest fight in combat sport history then in the hypercar world it has to be between Koenigsegg and Bugatti. In the latest battle the Koenigsegg Agera RS has managed to go from 0-249mph-0 in 36.44 seconds, five seconds quicker than Buggati Chiron’s 41.96 seconds and became the world’s fastest production car. It was just before the Frankfurt Motor Show in September earlier this year that Chiron demonstrated that the 1500 hp shedding out of the 16-cylinder engine accelerated from zero to 400 kmph and back to zero in 41.96 seconds and now the Swedish firm has already overtaken record.
A report on Topgear.com says that Koenigsegg initially planned the run between 30th September – 2nd October at the Papenburg test track in Germany, but bad weather failed the plan and so the team quickly planned to attempt the record at Vandel in southern Scandinavia on 1 October. The record setting Koenigsegg Agera RS was an owner’s car and said was “very keen” for the cmpany to certify the car’s performance in comparison to other manufacturers”. The hypercar Agera RS is powered by a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 engine that sheds a power of 1,360 bhp and a massive 1370 Nm of torque. It also features a removable roll-cage. The surface track used was 2.8 km long track and apparently sub-optimal as it had small bumps and a few potholes. Its dangerous when you’re trying to hit 250 mph and then brake immediately with short amount of space. Koenigsegg then said that “With this track being just 2.8km in length,” , “we knew that we may run close to the track’s physical limitations.
In an interview to topgear.com, Koenigsegg added “The track had a grassed run-off zone at the end, so it was relatively safe, but it would be safer still if we never had to use it.” Buggati Chiron’s fame to become the fastest production car was short-lived as Koenigsegg had other plans. The Agera RS will not travel to the U.S to his original owner.
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