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It was only a few months ago when we reported that the Koenigsegg Agera R had set record breaking times in acceleration runs from 0-200 mph and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph).
Now these figures have been verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, and it has named the Agera R as the fastest accelerating production car in the world.
The famous record keeping organization reported that the Agera R went from 0-300 km/h in just 14.53 seconds. The 0-300-0 km/h run took just 21.19 seconds to compete, which is another record. The stop from 300-0 km/h took a very devilish 6.66 seconds, proving this car could truly be the son of Satan.
It also went on to claim the 0-200-o mph record with a time of just 24.96 seconds. The test runs were performed at the Angeholm Airfied in Sweden by Koenigsegg’s test driver Robert Serwanski at the wheel.
To fully enjoy these performance numbers, watch the video below:
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
GALLERY: Koenigsegg Agera R Debut in Geneva
China has just opened the world’s longest cross-sea bridge spanning 26 miles (42 kilometers) end to end. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. The bridge is 110 feet wide, is the longest of its kind and cost a whopping $1.5 billion to build. The bridge opened today and is supported by more than 5,000 pillars. The bridge was built in four years and is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) longer than the record holding Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge in Louisiana.
Several weeks ago we reported that Subaru of America was looking to set a Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Subarus and over the weekend they achieved that goal. Organized by Subaru of America’s Great Lakes Region and the Village of Itasca, Illinois, the chain of Subys stretched a total of 339 cars.
Yup, that’s a lot of turbocharged boxer engines and a total of 1,356 all-wheel drive wheels.
For achieving their goal, as promised, Subaru’s Great Lakes Region made a donation of $3,500 each to PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc.
See the official Guinness posting below:
[Photo Credit: Drive Magazine]
Official release after the jump:
Subaru of America is looking to set a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Subys… er, Subies… um, Barus? And its reaching out to fanatical, AWD, boxer engine owners to help.
Subaru and the Subaru Great Lakes Region is asking owners from all over the country to meet on July 11 at 500 Park Boulevard in Itasca, Illinois.
The parade coincides with Itasca Fest, an annual fun for the whole family event that includes live entertainment, carnival rides and kids games.
Participants will receive a gift bag (one per car) and Subaru’s Great Lakes Region will donate $15 per car (to a maximum of $7,000) to PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc. And knowing how fanatical Subaru owners are, they should probably just write the $7,000 check now.
Any Subaru owners interested in participating are asked to register here:
[Photo Credit: PicassaWeb]
Official release after the jump: