Less than a month. That’s how long the Bugatti Chiron, a car that spent more than a decade in development, held the 0-400km/h production car speed record.

 

After teasing an image of the Agera RS earlier in the week, Koenigsegg released a video of factory driver, Niklas Lilja, at Vandel Airfield in Denmark accelerating from 0 to 400km/h and back to 0 in 36.44 seconds- more than five seconds faster than the Chiron.

 

Not only was the Agera RS faster across the whole test, it also hit 400km/h in significantly less time than the Chiron- 26.88 seconds versus 32.6 seconds.

 

Koenigsegg claim they weren’t targeting the Chiron with the test. According to the plucky Swedes, the run came because of the car’s owner who wanted to benchmark the Agera RS against other hypercars.

 

The Agera RS in question is destined for delivery to the United States and features the companies 1MW engine upgrade that provides a significant increase in power and torque- power and torque are up from 865kW and 1280Nm to 1014kW and 1369Nm respectively.