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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.
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?
This article first appeared on AutoGuide