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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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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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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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Someone Ordered A Koenigsegg Agera RS In White And Pink Carbon 7
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Reports on 07 7th, 2017


Before Koenigsegg can turn its attention to the hybrid and gearbox-less Regera, the Swedish hypercar still has a handful of Agera RS models to build, and the latest one in the works is certainly one of the wildest designed to date.
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Stopping For Gas In A One-Off Koenigsegg Agera RS ML Will Make You Feel Like A Rock Star 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Offbeat News, video on 06 27th, 2017


Stopping at a gas station to refill your tank is nothing out of the ordinary, but when a Koenigsegg Agera RS ML does it, it becomes an ad-hoc event for petrol heads.
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Yearly Hyper And Super Car Track Meet Is An Orgy Of Sounds And Sights 5
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Agera, McLaren P1, Offbeat News, racing, video on 06 5th, 2017


Held each year at TT Circuit Assen in The Netherlands, the Supercars Sunday event is one place you can go to check out some of the worlds fastest and most powerful machines.
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Koenigsegg’s Keeping The Crashed Agera RS Gryphon And Building Its Owner A New One 17
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Accidents, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera on 05 17th, 2017


Just a few days ago we brought you the unfortunate news that a Koenigsegg Agera RS had crashed during shakedown testing in Sweden. Now we're happy to report on its resolution.
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Koenigsegg Agera RS Crashed During Shakedown Testing In Sweden 12
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Accidents, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Offbeat News on 05 12th, 2017


A Koenigsegg is a heck of a lot of machine to handle – especially the Agera RS with its 1,160 horsepower on tap.  Not just for private customers, whose wealth doesn't necessarily come with driving talent, but for professional test drivers too.
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Koenigsegg’s Latest Bespoke Agera ‘RS1’ Arrives In NY Auto Show 11
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, new cars, New York auto show on 04 11th, 2017


This is the new Koenigsegg Agera RS1, the latest Swedish hypercar set to make its public premiere at the New York Auto Show.
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For $1.4 Million, Would You Have A Koenigsegg Agera Or Ferrari 599 SA Aperta? 19
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari 599 GTB, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, used cars on 03 19th, 2017


Imagine, if you will, that you've just hit the jackpot. You have millions in your bank account. What's the first thing you're going to do?
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Seven Koenigseggs Rev And Roll Through The Streets Of Geneva 17
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg One:1, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 03 17th, 2017


At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, supercar enthusiasts weren’t stopped in their tracks solely by the incredible metal inside the city’s convention center but also what was happening outside.
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