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Koenigsegg Agera RS Closes in on Bugatti Chiron

By Liam Ridings

Thu Oct 05 2017

Bugatti may be forced to take a back seat to the Koenigsegg Agera RS with the audacious Swedish manufacturer hinting that it may have eclipsed the 0-400km/h set by the Bugatti Chiron last month.

Taking to Facebook in a cryptic post, Koenigsegg posted an image of the Agera RS that read “O – 400 – OMG!” followed by the caption “Coming Soon!!”. The Swedish firm has declined to comment but assures fans that further details will be released soon.

Given the outlandish price tag and exclusivity of the Agera RS, we certainly don’t think that Koenigsegg would be kicking up a fuss if they had come ‘close’ to Bugatti Chiron territory- we expect something rather special.

The car in question, the Agera RS, is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 865kW and 1280Nm. The Agera is also available with a One:1 upgrade package that boosts the car’s output 1014kW and 1369Nm. For comparison, the Bugatti Chiron uses a quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1103kW of power and 1280Nm of torque.

Of course, given that Koenigsegg previously set the 0-300km/h record of 17.95 seconds in the One:1- a car that boasts a power to weight ratio of 1HP per Kg- no one would be shocked to see them draw a new line in the sand for Hypercars with the forthcoming 0-400km/h run.

The Agera RS uses several aerodynamic tricks, including an active spoiler and dynamic underbody flaps, that make it extremely efficient in high speed runs and provide exceptional downforce around the track.

As we wait with baited breath for Koenigsegg to reveal their attempt, here’s a reminder of what it looks like in a Bugatti Chiron.