Described by Chris Harris in evo158 as ‘about as fast and exciting as your body can handle’, the Koenigsegg Agera R has empirically demonstrated this by setting a brace of new production car performance records.
The particular Agera R featured is the first in Singapore and is to be shown at the upcoming Singapore GP. In case you had forgotten, the Agera R is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 5-litre V8 which produces 1100 bhp and 885 lb. ft. Weighing only 1435kg, this gives the Agera a power-to-weight ratio of 779bhp/ ton which is enough, say Koenigsegg, to allow a 0-60mph time of less than three seconds and a top speed in excess of 260mph.
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The Koenigsegg was tested over a variety of perfomance tests covering acceleration and braking, where it produced some phenomenal figures. It covered the dash from 0-300km/h (186mph) in 14.53 seconds, for instance, slightly faster even than the 14.6 seconds recorded for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. A run from standstill to 200mph took just three seconds more, at 17.68 seconds. The performance tests also called on the Agera’s gigantic 397mm (front) and 380mm (rear) carbon-ceramic brakes. This time stopping from 186mph and 200mph, the R posted times of 6.66 and 7.28 seconds respectively.
Finally, the car’s accelerative and braking abilities were combined to produce times for a 0-300-0 km/h and 0-200-0 mph test. In the former test, the Agera R completed its best run in 21.19 seconds and dipped just under 25 seconds (24.96) for the latter.