Through the Tired Eyes of Faith

Koenigsegg Agera R Beats Six Guinness Records “vid”


Koenigsegg, our favorite hard-to-pronounce Swedish supercar manufacturer, got  the word on Wednesday that its latest car has  broken six world records.

The Agera R, which uses a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine, sprinted  from 0 to 300 kph (186.4 mph) in a Stephen Hawking-impressing 14.53 seconds. For  us nonmetric types, the Agera R also went from 0 to 200 mph in  17.68 seconds; both runs were verified with a Racelogic VBox recorder. The best  part is, they’ve got video.

Other records broken by the 1,100-hp supercar include 300 to 0 kph in 6.66  seconds, 200 to 0 mph in 7.28 seconds, 0 to 300 to 0 kph in 21.19 seconds and 0  to 200 to 0 mph in just 24.96 seconds. Not a bad way to spend half a minute.

Koenigsegg provides 811 lb-ft of torque to move the 3,164-pound beast, which  seems to be plenty–especially since all of that twist is on tap from 2,700 rpm.  The car reportedly has a top speed of 275 mph, a few clicks faster than the  Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111130/CARNEWS/111139971#ixzz1fJjzeCUK

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