Koenigsegg Agera R smashes six Guinness world records: VideoWed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Koenigsegg, our favorite hard-to-pronounce Swedish supercar manufacturer, got the word on Wednesday that its latest car has broken six world records.
The Agera R, which uses a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine, sprinted from 0 to 300 kph (186.4 mph) in a Stephen Hawking-impressing 14.53 seconds. For us nonmetric types, the Agera R also went from 0 to 200 mph in 17.68 seconds; both runs were verified with a Racelogic VBox recorder. The best part is, they’ve got video.
Other records broken by the 1,100-hp supercar include 300 to 0 kph in 6.66 seconds, 200 to 0 mph in 7.28 seconds, 0 to 300 to 0 kph in 21.19 seconds and 0 to 200 to 0 mph in just 24.96 seconds. Not a bad way to spend half a minute.
Koenigsegg provides 811 lb-ft of torque to move the 3,164-pound beast, which seems to be plenty--especially since all of that twist is on tap from 2,700 rpm. The car reportedly has a top speed of 275 mph, a few clicks faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
We politely request a Swedish vs. Italian supercar smackdown in the near future.
By Jake Lingeman