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Watch The Record-Breaking Koenigsegg Agera RS Hit 284MPH From The Inside 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 12 7th, 2017


Koenigsegg has released onboard footage of the Agera RS breaking the production speed record and more specifically the highest top speed run of that day, clocking 284.55mph (457.94km/h).

If you had to pick what was the thing that impressed you the most from Koenigsegg’s new speed records (other than, you know, the speeds) it has to be the staggering stability the Agera RS displays when going flat out beyond the 200mph mark.

This is also displayed by Niklas Lilja, Koenigsegg’s factory driver, who casually takes his hand off the steering wheel while still doing 200mph. The effortlessness of the whole feat is what hits you the most.

For those who still don’t know, Koenigsegg was able to break no less than five production vehicle speed records that day with a customer-owned Agera RS in Pahrump Nevada. Among these records is of course the highest top speed for a production car, set at 277.87mph (447.19km/h) as calculated using an average of two runs and a 0-400km/h-0 run in 33.29 seconds.

Fitted with a 1,360hp V8 engine running on E85 fuel, the Koenigsegg Agera RS used for the record was wearing a set of standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, with the company using just one set of tires to achieve all speed records.

Koenigsegg’s achievement should make Bugatti even more nervous when it’s their turn to unleash the Chiron for a top speed run but until then, the speed king comes from Sweden.

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$1.4 Million Koenigsegg CCX Is A Performance Bargain 15
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Koenigsegg, used cars on 11 15th, 2017


If you want a new production car with over 800 hp that’s capable of reaching a top speed in excess of 240 mph (386 km/h), you either have to spend well over $3 million to get a custom Koenigsegg or Bugatti Chiron.

Alternatively, you could get this, a Koenigsegg CCX from 2008 with performance that still comfortably exceeds almost any other hypercar on the market. Priced from $1.4 million and currently for sale in California from iLusso, it is a relative bargain. But, there are a few caveats.

For starters, the CCX was the Swedish brand’s first successful production car and isn’t quite as refined as current ‘Eggs. Additionally, it’s twin-turbocharged aluminum V8 ‘only’ produces 806 hp (nothing compared to today’s 1,500 hp monsters), and the car was never federalized for use on U.S. roads, unlike the Agera RS.

Despite these shortcomings, the car appears to be in excellent condition. In fact, it has covered just 563 miles (964 km) in the last nine years and both the interior and exterior seem to be in immaculate condition.

Alongside being faster and less expensive than any recent hybrid hypercars, this CCX is also quite ‘affordable’ compared to other ‘Eggs in the U.S., including the CCXR Trevita formerly owned by Floyd Mayweather that recently changed hands for $2.6 million at auction.

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John Hennessey Says He’s Motivated By Koenigsegg’s Speed Record 13
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Koenigsegg, Record on 11 13th, 2017


Shortly after Koenigsegg smashed the top speed record for a production car, John Hennessey said the Swedish firm’s achievement has motivated him to reclaim the record with the Venom F5.

Speaking with Top Gear, Hennessey stated he was initially skeptical after hearing about Koenigsegg’s record average speed.

“My first thought was ‘did they run both directions?’, because that’s a question everybody asks us. Then I wondered if they’d brought proper Racelogic VBOX equipment to validate the data. I later heard that they did. So once I saw the official news come out on Instagram and then YouTube, I looked at it and I thought they did it right. And fair play to them,” he said.

“I’m not worried about it [Koenigsegg’s speed], I’m excited and motivated. I’ve been waiting almost four years for somebody to better the record. And once you have more players that are playing in the top speed game, then you have more relevance.”

As development of the new Venom F5 is only in its early stages, the Texas tuner isn’t yet in a position to challenge the 277.8 mph two-way average set by the Agera RS. Instead, Hennessey said he will let Bugatti and Koenigsegg fight each other for the title of world’s fastest production car for a while.

“It all puts pressure on Bugatti, to step up and deliver the number that everybody expects them to do. Then we’ll let those guys duke it out for a little while, then, once we figure out which one of those guys [Koenigsegg and Bugatti] is going the fastest, then we’ll take the F5 out and lay down a number.”

On paper, the Venom F5 has the potential to rival both the 1,360 hp Agera RS and 1,500 hp Chiron. Powering the new American hypercar is a twin-turbo V8 with 1,600 hp. When combined with a curb weight of just 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg), the car will apparently hit 186 mph (300 km/h) in under 10 seconds and potentially, reach 300 mph (482 km/h).

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Koenigsegg Demolishes Its 0-400-0km/h Record 8
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 8th, 2017


Alongside setting a new top speed record for a production car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS secured a new 0-400-0 km/h record over the weekend.

If you’re a keen Carscoops reader, you’ll remember that the Swedish firm smashed the Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0 km/h record last month with a time of 36.44 seconds, some six seconds faster than Bugatti’s best. Not satisfied with that time, Koenigsegg set out to create history once again.

Taking to a piece of perfectly straight and beautifully smooth road in Nevada, the Agera RS broke its own record, completing the feat in just 33.29 seconds. That time is about 20 per cent quicker than Bugatti could achieve.

What’s even more incredible is that the Koenigsegg Regera may eventually complete a 0-400-0 km/h run in less than 30 seconds. The automaker believes the Regera will do 0-400 km/h in 20 seconds, approximately four seconds quicker than the 1,360 hp Agera RS.

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Ride Onboard As A Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 284 MPH 6
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 6th, 2017


Not long after we learned about Koenigsegg’s record-breaking top speed runs in Nevada, onboard footage from the runs has been shared online.

To achieve a two-way average of 277.9 mph, the Agera RS, equipped with the available 1,360 hp upgrade package, hit 272 mph on its first run and a blistering 284.3 mph on its second run, easily eclipsing the previous two-way average record of 267.8 mph achieved by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The onboard footage shows that on both runs, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja, accelerated very slowly, evidently in an attempt to avoid any high-speed wheel spin. It isn’t until about 186 mph (300 km/h) that he plants his right foot to the floor, launching the road-legal rocket down the road at frightening speeds. In fact, it only takes about 10 seconds for the Swedish hypercar to accelerate from 300 km/h to 400 km/h and on the return run, hit 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) with relative ease.

For years, it seemed as if it would be impossible for Koenigsegg to verify its top speed claims due to the lack of racetracks that allow a car to go so fast. Not dissuaded, the carmaker took a leaf out of the SSC Ultimate Aero’s book by recording its top speed on a public road in the U.S.

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Koenigseggg Agera RS Clocks A Potentially Record-Breaking 278 MPH 5
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Record on 11 5th, 2017


There’s a high-speed grudge match going down between several manufacturers to see who can make the fastest street-legal production automobile. And the latest blow has been struck by Koenigsegg.

Though details are still to be confirmed, the Swedish supercar manufacturer revealed late yesterday that it managed to clock 277.9 miles per hour in an Agera RS.

The feat was accomplished in the desert around Pahrump, Nevada, driven by factory test driver Niklas Lilja. The speed was taken as an average, as per generally acknowledged standards, of runs in both directions in order to account for wind speed, and was recorded not on the car’s own instruments, but by a separate Racelogic module.

If confirmed as official, the achievement will shatter the previous record that has stood since 2010 when the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport clocked 267.8 mph, verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. The new Chiron is said to be capable of 288 mph, but has to date “only” reached 261 mph.

That was when Juan Pablo Montoya set the record for a 0-400-0 km/h run in the Chiron, rocketing from a standstill to 248.5 mph and back to a stop in under 42 seconds and a distance of less than 8,600 feet. Koenigsegg soon responded by doing the same with its Agera RS in 36.4 seconds and 8,009 feet, stealing the crown from its rivals in Alsace.

Hennessey has its own skin in the game as well. Its Venom GT reached 270.4 mph on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center in 2014, but that was only in one direction. The Texas tuner-turned-supercar-manufacturer claims its new Venom F5 can top 300 mph, but has yet to verify the claim.

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Mayweather’s Old Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita For Sale Again 27
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in celebrities, Galleries, Koenigsegg, used cars on 10 27th, 2017


Two months ago, Floyd Mayweather’s Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita sold at auction for $2.6 million, a casual $2.2 million less than the champion boxer paid for the car in 2015.
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Koenigsegg Agera RS Smashes Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0km/h Record [w/Video] 5
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in featured, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 10 5th, 2017


Approximately a month, that's how long the Bugatti Chiron held on to its 0-400-0km/h (248.55mph) record, because there's a "new" sheriff in town, and it's the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
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Koenigsegg Hints It Might Have Beaten The 0-400-0 KM/H Record Set By The Bugatti Chiron 4
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera on 10 4th, 2017


The Bugatti Chiron recently set a new world record for traveling from 0-400-0 km/h (0-248-0 mph) in 41.96 seconds and it appears that feat hasn't gone unnoticed by Koenigsegg.
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19 Koenigseggs On Tour Is A Record Sight To Behold [60 Pics + Video] 2
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 10 2nd, 2017


Gather nineteen Fords in one place and it would hardly seem like much of a big deal. Nineteen Lamborghinis is getting closer, but that's still a drop in the bucket when you consider how many cars the manufacturer sells each year. But nineteen Koenigseggs? That's got to be a new record, right?
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First Koenigsegg Regera Fitted With The New Aero Pack Debuts In Monterey 21
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Regera, Koenigsegg Videos, Reports, video on 08 21st, 2017


Koenigsegg visited Monterey with a fleet of new and older models, where it also revealed the new Aero package for the Regera, as well as the new Ghost package for its older CCX and CCXR models.
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Koenigsegg One:1 Turns Into An Apocalyptic Off-Roader 19
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg One:1, Renderings on 08 19th, 2017


Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar is among the most over-the-top cars launched in the past few years but to the crazy mind of Yasid Design, it is a little too restrained.
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Koenigseggs Convene For The Trip To Monterey 17
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Regera, Pebble Beach on 08 17th, 2017


With less than 150 made to date, seeing a Koenigsegg out on the road is a very rare sight. Seeing a whole group of them is even more so, but that's just what we have here.
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Can’t Wait 4 Years? Buy This Koenigsegg Agera R From Switzerland 13
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, used cars on 08 13th, 2017


If you want to get your hands on a Koenigsegg, you'll have to wait a good four years for delivery. Though the manufacturer is working on reducing those waiting times, in the end it's a relatively small operation and the labor involved in producing each one of its hypercars is intensive.
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In The Market For A Million-Dollar Exotic? Here’s Where You Need To Be 24
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin Vulcan, auction, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg, Maserati MC12, McLaren P1, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Pebble Beach, Porsche Carrera GT on 07 24th, 2017

Seven-figure hypercars are hard to come by. Not only because they're so darn expensive, but because they tend to made in extremely limited quantities, and often sell out as soon as they're announced. But if you missed your opportunity to pick up your favorite, they do come up on the second-hand market – especially at high-profile auction events like Pebble Beach.
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