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Watch Koenigsegg Obliterate Bugatti’s New Acceleration Record

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Watch Koenigsegg Obliterate Bugatti’s New Acceleration Record

Poor Bugatti. It just set a new record for accelerating from 0-400 kph (248 mph) and then stopping to 0 kph again in a mere 41.96 seconds. The French celebrated joyously, but Koenigsegg just threw down hard, obliterating that record about a month later. The Swedish automaker did it in 36.44 seconds.

Ouch.

Watch the record run by the Swedes above. It’s truly awe-inspiring, because a Koenigsegg Agera RS that was about to be delivered to a customer was used for the attempt. Its engine is upgraded, so it pushes 1,360 horsepower and 1,011 lb.-ft. of torque.

The record run was done at Vandel, an old Danish airbase that’s now a solar farm. Technically, the driver took the Agera RS to 403 kph before engaging the brakes, so Koenigsegg adjusted the time for that error. Even without factoring out that time, the run still took 37.28 seconds, making it a winner.

Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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