Koenigsegg Agera R Sets New 0-200 MPH World Record

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Koenigsegg Agera R Sets New 0-200 MPH World Record
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The Jet race seems to be over. There are no passenger planes as fast as the Concorde anymore, and there are no military jets as fast as the SR-71 Blackbird anymore either.

Thankfully, on tarmac, the speed race is still on. Ever since the Ferrari F40 broke past the 200-mph barrier for a production car, supercars have been getting faster and quicker. The current king in the top speed game is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has hit 268-mph.

But Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has other goals on its mind, like acceleration and deceleration figures. In pursuit of that, Koenigsegg took its latest car, the Agera R for some acceleration runs.

The results (which are yet to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records) are quite astonishing. The Agera R went from 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) in just 14.53 seconds and then came to a complete stop just 6.66 seconds later (a devilishly good time don’t you think). In comparison, the Veyron SS takes 16.7 seconds to hit 186 mph from a standing start.

Koenigsegg wasn’t done yet. The automaker then went on to take the 0-200 mph record with a time of 17.68 seconds. The stop from 200-mph took just 7.28 seconds. That means, in a span of just 24.96 seconds, you can hit 200-mph and come back down to zero. Astonishing!

We are now awaiting a confirmation by Guinness for the record run, and Koenigsegg will release an official video of this run very soon indeed. In the mean time, check out the teaser video after the jump.

The Agera R is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-lite V8 making 1,115-hp on E85 ethanol.

GALLERY: Koenigsegg Agera R

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GALLERY: Koenigsegg Agera R Debut  in Geneva

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  • aac

    but bugatti veyron supersport with 1200 hp take 0-300 real tine in 14.6-14.8 sec (on the topgear in a straight circuit vw) and it stop from 250 mph to 0 mph in under 10 seconds !!!

  • jalew1

    i love koeniseggs there my dream car an hope one day to own one why money cumz in right lol. sometymes u juz wished they dropped the prices for atleast one day.

  • LEBOGANG

    THE AGERA IS THE BEST HYPECAR O ALL TIME

  • Elias

    @aac – No the Veyron SS went from 0-300 km/h in 17.5 seconds and 0-200 mph in 22.2 seconds. Let’s compare the Veyron SS with the Agera R!

    Agera R vs. Veyron SS

    0-300 km/h (seconds);
    14.5 vs. 17.5

    0-200 mph (seconds;
    17.7 vs. 22.2

    Bhp/tonne;
    838 vs. 626

    Top speed (Agera r not tested – * meaning theoretical);
    442 km/h* vs. 431 km/h

    Fuel economy and Co2 emission;
    14,7 l/100km (310 g/km) vs. 22 l/100km (574 g/km)

    Engine type;
    Double turbo 5.0l v8 vs. Quad turbo 8.0l w16

    Lateral g;
    1,66 vs. 1,4

    luggage room;
    120 l (400 l roof-box excluded) vs. none

    Price;
    1.1 million euro vs. 1.8 million euro

  • tucano

    @Elias
    Those are the datas of the standard Veyron.
    The Veyron SS went from 0-300 km/h in 14.6 and all other data you have write are different

  • steven

    the agera r blows away the supersport. the SS is ugly, weighs a lot, slower from 0-200, and is twice as much. enough said

  • http://www.facebook.com/vanhouse David VanHouse

    Slaughtered by the venom gt