Agera R by Koenigsegg snags world records with speed tests

by Cornelius Nunev

The highest achievement for a supercar maker right now is to smack Bugatti upside the head by beating the speed record taken by the Veyron Super Sport. The Koenigsegg Agera R might just do the trick, as the astoundingly powerful vehicle from the Swedish firm has just seized some world speed records.

Know the power of the dark side

Pouring a cup of coffee will take you about 30 seconds. This involves adding sugar, cream and blowing on the hot liquid to cool it. That, according to Auto Week, is about how long it takes the Koenigsegg Agera R to go from 0 to 200 miles per hour and back to 0.

Call Guinness

The Swedish supercar recently set six Guinness records for a twoseat production automobile. In 24.96 seconds, the Agera R can go from 0 to 200 to 0 mph in 24.96 seconds. In 14.53 seconds, the vehicle can go from 0 to 300 kilometers per hour, which is about 186 miles per hour, as reported by Automobile Magazine, and can go from 0 to 200 miles per hour in 17.68 seconds.

To go from 200 to 0 mph, the vehicle took 7.28 seconds and took 6.66 seconds to go 300 kph to 0. It went 0 to 300 kph to 0 in 21.19 seconds, all of which are records.

Trying to beat a sports automobile

The best standard of all, top speed, has not been beat. At 267.85 mph, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has the record. It is hard to beat. There are some automobiles that could well top the record taken by the 1,200horsepower beast that was unleashed by Volkswagen's subsidiary.

The Agera R might be capable, as the twinturbo 5.0liter V8 produces 1,100 horsepower and is reputedly capable of 275 miles per hour, though it is not verified yet.

More individuals looking into it

Bugatti might lose its record to one of two little American firms. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, as reported by Automobile Magazine, can be up to the task. The Venom, a modified Lotus Elise, has a 6.2liter LS9 engine, the V8 in the Corvette ZR1. The LS9 gets over 600 horsepower with the Corvette ZR1, though there is 1,200 horsepower in the Venom GT Spyder. You are able to choose whether you want the hood on or not. It's a convertible. Hennessey believes it to be capable of 275 miles per hour.

The Tuatara by Shelby Super Automobiles, as reported by Top Speed, may be a contender. The SCC Ultimate Aero took Bugatti's spot for top speed against the original Veyron at Shelby Super Automobiles. The new Tuatara packs a 6.8liter, 1,350 horsepower twinturbo V8. The vehicle hasn't been completely produced yet. That means it does not have any records.

Any upstarts who beat Bugatti's record should be worried with the threat to "strike back" by Bugatti's CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer.

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