0-400-OMG. We are excited.
Less than a month ago, Bugatti set a new world record for a 0-249-0 mph (0-400-0 kph) run by completing the task in only 41.96 seconds. In the last three weeks everybody has been talking about this new speed record, and the French manufacturer even brought the record-breaking Chiron at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Meanwhile, Koenigsegg has been quiet in the last couple of months, aside from the debut of the new aerodynamic package for the Regera at Pebble Beach. However, through its official Facebook page, the Swedish supercar manufacturer is now teasing, most likely, a new speed record with an image of what appears to be the Agera RS, judging by the rear wing, rear bumper diffuser, and side air intakes. Chiron, you are in trouble.
Koenigsegg already has several records on its name, including the fastest lap around the Spa circuit, 0-300-0 kph run, and others. The automaker promises we will see the new record soon and it will literally blow our minds.
Back to the Chiron's achievement, Bugatti used the services of 41-year-old Colombian race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya to drive the mighty vehicle and another example of the Chiron to do the filming. Montoya had the 1,500-horsepower hypercar for two days in August this year and performed a total of 17 runs to 249 mph (400 kph).
But this is just the beginning, as Bugatti wants to take down the world record for the fastest production car next year, trying to beat its own previous record of 268 mph (431 kph) achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010. Naturally, Koenigsegg won’t just stay and watch what’s happening, as we expect the company to also keep breaking speed records with its hypercars.
Source: Koenigsegg on Facebook