While Koenigsegg is yet to challenge Bugatti’s ultimate top speed record, they just improved on their own 0-400-0 km/h record.
In 2017, the Agera RS completed the run from 0 to 400 km/h and back to zero in 33.29 seconds. Now, the hybrid Regera has improved on its stablemate’s time. It completed the same run in 31.49 seconds -- 1.8 seconds faster than the Agera RS.
The Regera accelerated from 0-400 km/h in 22.87 seconds and covered 1613.2 m. It took 8.62 seconds to come to a complete stop and during this phase, it covered 435.26 m. The total discovered was 2048.46 m. Koenigsegg claims that in better conditions, the Regera could complete the run in under 2000 m.
The venue for the record run was a 2000 m runway at a military airfield. A 300 m section of the taxiway was also used to make the runway long and safe enough for the high speed run.
Koenigsegg factory driver Sonny Persson was behind the wheel of Regera during the record run. Here’s what he had to say -- “The record is proof of how the Direct Drive transmission gives the driver seamless power on command. The car is truly a dream to drive. The stability during acceleration and braking is from another world.”
Having proved that the Regera is much faster than Agera RS, we hope Koenigsegg will soon attempt to beat the Bugatti’s top speed record set by the Chiron Super Sport 300+.