Watch the Koenigsegg Agera RS Smash Bugatti's 0-250-0 Record

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Yesterday Koenigsegg shared a photo on its Facebook page of an Agera RS with the text “0-400-OMG” imposed beneath the car.

We took the cryptic photo as a direct threat to Bugatti’s record for accelerating to 400 km/h (that’s 249 mph) and braking back down to zero, and our hunch was spot on. Today the automaker released a video of its 1,341 horsepower Agera RS cracking the record by a significant margin with its test driver Niklas Wilja at the wheel. The 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Chiron completed the feat in 41.96 seconds, but the Agera RS embarrassed it with a time of 37.28s. Additionally, the video includes raw, unedited footage of the record-breaking run, so you know it’s legit.

SEE ALSO: Bugatti Chiron Brakes From 250 MPH in Record Time

We’re not entirely surprised to see the much lighter Agera RS beat the Chiron in an acceleration/braking test, but that doesn’t take away from the accomplishment. Bugatti has the backing of one of the world’as largest automakers, but Koenigsegg is a comparatively tiny operation with much less funding and less than 100 employees. We’ll be waiting patiently for Bugatti’s response after this utter humiliation. Chiron SS, anyone?

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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