Koenigsegg Agera R Drag Races 918 Spyder to 200 MPH on Papenburg High-Speed Oval

Koenigsegg Agera R Drag Races Porsche 918 Spyder 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
While it might not seem like comparing a Koenigsegg Agera R to a Porsche 918 Spyder is a bit like an apple-to-orange battle, this is, indeed true. While the Swedish brute is all about suck-squeeze-bang-blow velocity, the Zuffenhausen halo car delivers a melange including high speed and cutting edge tech goodies.
However, since both are labeled as hypercars, an mph battle between the two was inevitable. In fact, we've previously shown you what happens when an Agera R and a Porsche 918 Spyder are set free on the German Autobahn's no-speed-limit zones.

The time has now come to take the fight to the track. Under the two machines, we find Germany's Papenburg Oval, one of the top test tracks the auto industry has ever seen. We're dealing with 75 miles (121 km) of asphalt dedicated to putting cars through their paces, whether we're talking about velocity behemoths such as the ones we have here or your average family car.

The duel (helmet tip to GTBoard for the clip) sees the pair of hypercars engaging in multiple rolling start battles, with the races kicking off at 31 mph (50 km/h) and ending north of 200 mph (320 km/h).

We'll remind you the Agera R's twin-turbo V8 delivers 1,140 hp and 800 lb-ft (1,200 Nm), while having 3,164 lbs (1,435 kg) to carry around. As for the 918 Spyder, its 3,602 lbs (1,634 kg) are handled by a mix comprised of a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 and a pair of electric motors, with the combined output sitting at 887 hp and lb-ft 885 (1,085 Nm).

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Nowadays, you can't just throw a 12-minute video at the audience and expect everybody to have the time for it. So, those of you who are in a hurry should check out the "schedule" of the races included in the footage: First Race: 2:00 5:30 (Head Cam) 7:58 8:36 (From Agera R) Second Race: 3:35 7:08 (Head Cam) 9:40 10:36 (From Agera R).

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