Koenigsegg Might Challenge Bugatti Veyron SS' Record
Let’s get to the sweet velocity details. Back at the beginning of last moth, Bugatti took the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport to the VW Ehra-Lessian test track and managed to send the vehicle straight into the Guinness Book of Records. This was because the 1,200 hp & 1,500 Nm quad-turbocharged powerplant pushed the car to 268 mph (431 km/h).
Two days after that, the guys at Top Gear just happened to be taking a special guided tour of the Koenigsegg factory. And by “special” we mean they were assisted by the company’s boss, Christian von Koenigsegg.
What better topic could’ve casually come up, if not Bugatti’s feat, which still caused the Veyron’s tires to be hot at the time. As you can expect, that was the park for the Christian von Koenigsegg’s internal ego engine. In other words, the exclusive super car producer is currently considering the option to go out and crush the French brand’s record.
According to the aforementioned source, Christian’s first reaction was to start enumerating the speed-holly grounds where his company could take on Bugatti. And the perfect machine to do that is no other than the Agera, the latest creation of the company, which was introduced at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.
In its current form, the 1,290 kg vehicle uses a forced induction 4.7 liter V8 that delivers 898 hp and 1,100 Nm and pushes it up to 242 mph (390 km/h).
Before we shout “Let the competition begin!”, we’ll remind you that the U.S.-based Shelby Supercars is also aiming for the same record.