The 0-400-0 record is the true test of a hypercar. It illustrates a vehicle’s ability to accelerate from a dead stop to 400 kmh (249 mph), then brake to reach 0 mph again. Bugatti was big news last month when the Chiron, its $3 million flagship hypercar, set a new record of just 41.96 seconds. Impressive, but that was last month. Koenigsegg just obliterated the Chiron’s five minutes of fame.
Christian von Koenigsegg isn’t one to come in second. The automaker borrowed the keys to a customer’s ultra-rare Agera RS, one of just 25 production units, and set out to beat the Chiron.
The test track that the Agera used was less than optimal reports BBC’s Top Gear. It was littered with bumps, potholes, big safety concerns when you’re going 250 mph. Koenigsegg was quoted as saying: “The track had a grassed run-off zone at the end, so it was relatively safe, but it would be safer still if we never had to use it.”
Regardless, Koenigsegg carried on with the test. The Agera RS put all 1,160 horsepower to the pavement and beat the Chiron by a full 5 seconds. An absolutely insane margin.
- Bugatti Chiron: 32.6 seconds, with a distance of 2.6km
- Koenigsegg Agera RS: 26.88 seconds with a distance of 1.9km
- Bugatti Chiron: 9.3 seconds, with a distance of 491m
- Koenigsegg Agera RS: 9.56 seconds, with a distance of 483m
- Bugatti Chiron: 41.96 seconds, with a total distance of 3.1km
- Koenigsegg Agera RS: 36.44 seconds, with a total distance of 2.4km