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Koenigsegg Agera RS Dethrones Bugatti Chiron as Fastest Car to 400km/h!

October 6, 2017

Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg Agera RS

The Bugatti Chiron has lost its zero to 400 km/h to zero record of 41.96 seconds to the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Earlier this week, the Swedish hypercar obliterated the Chiron’s record by doing the run in a mere 36.44 seconds, 5.5 seconds faster than Bugatti’s time!

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.

Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg Agera RS

Those times are for the 0-400-0 section of the run. The entire run saw a speed of 403 km/h attained before deceleration began. The entire run from 0-403-0 km/h took 37.28 seconds over a distance of 2,535m.

Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg Agera RS

The 0-400-0 run is something that Koenigsegg are actually planning for its Regera model in the future, a car better suited to this task, but the company agreed to this run at the request of an Agera RS’s owner who was reportedly “very keen for us to verify the car’s performance in comparison to other manufacturers”.

Because the Vandel Airfield runway surface did not offer ideal grip, Koenigsegg is confident that an even quicker run might be possible. The company is currently preparing to do a 0-400-0 attempt with a Regera, which the automaker reports is ‘perfectly suited to this task.’

Check out this insane video of the run

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