Bugatti’s latest record is in danger … What if Koenigsegg beat Bugatti on 0-400-0 km / h?
In the center of the hall dedicated to all brands of the Volkswagen group at the Frankfurt fair in 2017 , mid September, was the most expensive and also the fastest car : the Bugatti Chiron . All dressed in black, she just sported the mention “42” painted on the famous horseshoe grille. Why ? Simply to signify the record that the Alsatian hypercar had just beat, the 0 to 400 km / h then complete stop. In 41.96 seconds. Just under 42 seconds. A new world record for a production car. Well, maybe longer.
The threat of losing its title has indeed weighed on the Bugatti Chiron for several hours. and the threat comes from the north, Sweden, with a teaser published on social networks by Koenigsegg. We see the Koenigsegg One: 1 (pronounced “one to one”), launched at full speed, with only the word “0 – 400 – 0MG”. One way to say that the performance of the Swedish hypercar is breathtaking. Under 42 seconds too? Very probably. But for now the firm of Angelhölm prefers to keep the secret, history to raise the pressure on the side of Molsheim.
As a reminder, the Koenigsegg One: 1 is an extreme version of the Agera RS. Her name comes from the fact that her power-to-weight ratio is one-to-one. In this case, the V8 delivers some 1360 horsepower for a car that weighs 1360 pounds. As for performance, Koenigsegg announced at the time of its exit, a 0 to 400 km / h in about 20 seconds, while braking from 400 km / h to 0 km / h was announced in about 10 seconds. Numbers found in the technical sheet of the car, and which, put end to end, would allow the Koenigsegg One: 1 to beat the Chiron! Now we have to confirm it!