On Sunday, October 1st 2017, a Koenigsegg Agera RS accelerated from 0 to 400km/h and back to 0 in 36.44 seconds.

The Agera RS was driven by Koenigsegg factory driver, Niklas Lilja, at Vandel Airfield in Denmark.

The Agera RS took 26.88 seconds to accelerate to 400 km/h over a distance of 1,958 meters. Deceleration took 9.56 seconds over 483 meters. The total distance used for 0-400-0 was 2,441 meters.

Those times are for the 0-400-0 section of the run. The entire run saw a speed of 403 km/h attained before deceleration began. The entire run from 0-403-0 km/h took 37.28 seconds over a distance of 2,535m.

Performance data for the run was captured using an AiM EVO5 data logger along with an AiM GPS08.

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The 0-400-0 run: as it happened….

The 0-400-0 run is something that we are planning for the Regera in the future, a car perfectly suited to this task. So why do it now in an Agera RS?

The owner of the Agera RS used for this 0-400-0 run is very keen for us to verify the car’s performance in comparison to other manufacturers. This run was a great opportunity to do so.

The Agera RS used for this 0-400-0 run is destined for delivery in the United States. It features our 1MW engine upgrade, providing 1,360hp and 1,371Nm of torque (1,011 ft lbs). The car is equipped with Koenigsegg’s optional and removable rollcage. The roll cage adds weight but is recommended for extreme track driving and as the cage can be removed in a few hours by a layman, it’s possible to switch between an ‘extreme’ or a more ‘elegant’ setup with ease, if so desired.

We had planned to run this test between September 30th and October 2nd at the Papenburg test facility in Germany, but a poor weather forecast forced us to set those plans aside. As there was a window of good weather in southern Scandinavia on Sunday the 1st of October, we decided to look closer to home for a track of suitable length, hence the visit to Vandel. The change of venue was arranged so quickly that confirmation of Vandel’s availability only came through just 12 hours before we left the Koenigsegg factory for the 4-hour drive to the track.

(Note: The last-minute nature of the test is also why the car still has industrial tape over various surfaces to protect them from debris. The application of tape is standard procedure during normal pre-delivery testing at Koenigsegg and we did not have time to remove it.)

The Vandel airfield was built during World War II and was used for decades thereafter as a base for the Danish Army Air Service. It was closed for military purposes in 2003 and is now the largest solar farm in Scandinavia.

The deteriorating condition of the 2800m track’s surface was evident during our tests there. The video above shows Niklas having to exert a fair amount of control over the steering as he responds to bumps and small potholes in the surface. Readers who are familiar with our 0-300-0 record in the One:1 will recall that our driver, Robert Serwanski, did that record with his hands removed from the steering wheel for most of the run, such is the extreme stability of a Koenigsegg on runs like this on a more typical test track surface.

Upon arriving, we unloaded the car and began preparations for what would be a series of runs throughout the afternoon. As the car is new from the factory – the only testing prior to this was done at speeds just above 300 on our 1400m airstrip – we had to build speed with each consecutive run to assess its performance and stability.

0-350.

0-360…

0-370…..

0-380…….

0-390………

The car performed solidly throughout, with only minor software calibrations made to the rear wing angle in order to reduce drag at high speed; a setting now standard at high speeds.

We were ready to reach for 400.

These were the last runs of the day and there was an air of calm determination at the track. Even the gentle cross-wind that had been present all day died away, leading to idyllic, still conditions. The temperature had cooled; the cooler, denser air acting as both food for our ever-ravenous turbochargers as well as a thick wall of resistance for the car to punch through.

Our driver, Niklas Lilja, had driven the car to perfection all afternoon, zeroing in on his safe braking zone as the car’s speeds increased. With this track being just 2.8 kilometers in length, we knew that we may run close to the track’s physical limitations. The track had a grassed runoff zone at the end, so it was relatively safe, but it would be safer still if we never had to use it.

While the car fought for grip on the deteriorated track surface, the acceleration was both prodigious and relentless. Due to the low grip level on the mostly concrete surface, data shows the traction control engaging on the first three gear changes to counter wheelspin, the highest-speed instance of which was logged at 183 km/h during the gear change between 3rd and 4th.

In comparison, at our test track in Ängelholm, we rarely have any need for traction control over 130 km/h or second gear, due to the phenomenal traction of the car and the decent surface. Again. this shows in our previously recorded and presented data of the One:1’s acceleration on our own test track in 2015.

The Agera RS’s search for traction receded as the car’s speed increased and the light weight of the Agera RS, combined with jaw-dropping power and torque, saw it rush to 400 km/h in 26.88 seconds over a distance of just 1,958 meters.

Covering more than 100 meters per second, the Agera RS travelled another 94 meters with speed creeping up to 403 km/h before the brakes were applied with full force.

From there, the Agera RS’s carbon ceramic discs and bespoke calipers – made by Koenigsegg in Ängelholm – brought the car to a controlled stop, the journey from 400 km/h taking just 9.56 seconds over a distance of 483 meters.

The 0-400-0 run was complete in 36.44 seconds.

The full run, including the overrun to 403 km/h, took 37.28 seconds.

Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO:

“It makes me so proud, so happy and excited to see what we have achieved as a team with the Agera RS. A result like this does not just happen. It may have only taken a few hours of driving to complete this run, but we cannot overlook all of the work that went into creating the car in the first place. Building these cars takes everything we have. We give it our all, every day of every week. Without this commitment to excellence, we would not be worthy of either the result or the reward.

Dreams CAN become reality. The story of David and Goliath continues to resonate. It is so important to visualize our efforts and results. It gives fuel to the dreamers and visionaries striving to realise their goals. YOU CAN DO IT, regardless of how impossible it seems. This is probably the most important aspect and consequence of what we do here at Koenigsegg.

I want to thank our employees, close partners, and everyone who is committed to our ongoing mission. Special thanks must go to our driver, Niklas Lilja, for the steely determination he showed at the wheel to turn something that we knew was a distinct possibility into a concrete reality.

75 comments

  1. Comment by Kaare Byberg

    Kaare Byberg Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:35

    Congratulations!

    • Comment by NIHAL

      NIHAL Reply October 9, 2017 at 04:51

      try this test again in the same track that Bugatti did with chiron results might get way much better . if its one:1 it will surely complete 0-400-0 in less than 25:00 seconds

      • Comment by testjgkblog

        testjgkblog Reply October 12, 2017 at 18:21

        Probabaly not. Power is the same, only weight will be a bit different. Yes, traction will be better both ways, but 25? Just a bit too much to ask. sub-30 in good conditions, sure. Maybe even for Agera RS.

    • Comment by John

      John Reply October 9, 2017 at 20:53

      Now, do it for Regera.

  2. Comment by Michael

    Michael Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:43

    Awesome, now just to beat everyone to 300mph.

  3. Comment by Gonzalo Alfaro

    Gonzalo Alfaro Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:44

    Really amazing! Congratulations!

  4. Comment by Anders

    Anders Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:44

    Fantastic! Well done!!

  5. Comment by Sergey

    Sergey Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:55

    The best car manufacturing. One:1 will be more fast?

  6. Comment by Seid

    Seid Reply October 5, 2017 at 12:57

    Funny,I’m sure that Bugatti can also make 25 units of Veyron or Chiron with extra mods with even better peroformances than ever car before.But Bugatti producing production model cars 😉😘

    • Comment by John Silver

      John Silver Reply October 5, 2017 at 22:13

      No they can’t, that’s why they don’t.

      • Comment by Basti

        Basti Reply October 7, 2017 at 00:13

        John Silver: Wanna bet in a few years we will see a Chiron SS with ~1800HP aiming for 300mph?

    • Comment by Sage Lawrence

      Sage Lawrence Reply October 7, 2017 at 23:24

      So you’re saying they limited their ultra luxurious and highest performing car to make more of them? Sounds like a model plan for a top of the line car company.

  7. Comment by Fredrik

    Fredrik Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:01

    Great job! Not surprised at all.

  8. Comment by Per Eklund

    Per Eklund Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:02

    Crazy achivement !!!
    Congrats !!!!

    But I have to ask this.

    I cannot see any movement of the gear paddle.
    Is the car preprogrammed with gear changes pretuned for this ?
    Is that the way it is done on these kind of record attempts ?

    Anyway super awesome job !!!!

  9. Comment by Matt Sexton

    Matt Sexton Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:04

    Wow, chopped over four full seconds off the Bug… And if I’m not mistaken, a new officially tested top speed for a Koenigsegg. Well done!

    • Comment by John Silver

      John Silver Reply October 5, 2017 at 22:13

      6 seconds.

  10. Comment by Taariq Clark

    Taariq Clark Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:16

    Not a surprise to me at all. haha

    Well done

  11. Comment by Tuncay Çetin

    Tuncay Çetin Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:18

    What’s next? Congratulations!!

  12. Comment by Marcin

    Marcin Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:25

    Huge congrats to Koenigsegg for this achievement! I think it made one of your competitors look stupid now 😉 One question though. Why wasn’t the car fitted with the carbon fiber wheels? Wouldn’t it help to get an even better time?

    • Comment by Jules

      Jules Reply October 6, 2017 at 05:16

      This car was intended for a US customer, and thus has the exact specifications he chose. After this run, the car still belongs to him and it is his to drive around. He must not have ordered it with the optional carbon fibre wheels.

      Still mind-blowingly fast though. Here’s to the 300 mph mark?
      🙂

  13. Comment by Jon Gunner

    Jon Gunner Reply October 5, 2017 at 13:46

    Great work guys! So good to see. Proud to have been part of the journey!

    • Comment by Brian

      Brian Reply October 6, 2017 at 04:15

      This was a customer’s car due to be sent out to the US and this customer was interested in having the test done ie; the customer must have purposely expressed their interest in the matter so Ksegg must’ve just decided to use his car for the run regardless of the spec and whether or not it had options fitted that would benefit the test.

  14. Comment by Joakim

    Joakim Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:11

    Insane impressive job, and everyone that is from Sweden can feel proud that this brand is known all over the globe as the small manufacturer from Sweden, that produces the most sinister cars and monsters for the road in the world.

    Congratulations to record(s) over the years and the best brand of cards in the world.

    /Joakim, Gothenburg

  15. Comment by Anders

    Anders Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:12

    Lysande!!

  16. Comment by Davide Palazzini

    Davide Palazzini Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:12

    What about doing the same test with Regera?

  17. Comment by Cloxxki

    Cloxxki Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:19

    And, thanks to the customer who allowed you guys to have a go before taking delivery!

    Perhaps you could now tickle some Regera customers for taking delivery of a further record car?

  18. Comment by Erik Lervik

    Erik Lervik Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:24

    Congratulations on the record!
    Just one thing I’m curious of, what is the 0-300-0 time on this run?
    Seeing as that is the best benchmark released for the one:1 it would indicate how much faster the one:1 is compared to the agera rs with the high output package.
    As stated above the conditions were quite a bit worse on this run, so it’s not 100% comparable.

  19. Comment by Suraj Sharma

    Suraj Sharma Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:25

    I guess a second or 2 can be chopped if they get the same conditions as the bug…

  20. Comment by Blaž Senič

    Blaž Senič Reply October 5, 2017 at 14:49

    Congratulations!
    I hope that one day I could see any Koenigsegg on the road, not only on the pictures and videos.

  21. Comment by Rohith

    Rohith Reply October 5, 2017 at 15:03

    Huge congratulations to Mr. Christian von koenigsegg and his team.. Indeed a big milestone in the automobile industry.. Always been a great admirer of your work..

  22. Comment by Yannik D

    Yannik D Reply October 5, 2017 at 15:08

    Congratulations!

    Is this now another Guinness World record, and if so, is it seperated between hybrid and petrol cars? I’d super excited to see the Regera do 0-400-0 km/h in maybe even less then 30 seconds.
    Keep crushing the hypercar industry, you guys are amazing!

  23. Comment by Tijn

    Tijn Reply October 5, 2017 at 15:36

    Really nice can’t wait for the Regera 0-400-0

  24. Comment by Damear Still

    Damear Still Reply October 5, 2017 at 16:25

    PLEASE DO THIS WITH A ONE:1!!

  25. Comment by Jan Dvorak

    Jan Dvorak Reply October 5, 2017 at 17:19

    BIG UP!!! 🙂

  26. Comment by hasan

    hasan Reply October 5, 2017 at 17:53

    koenigsegg you are the best best best and vry good you should make a 2of one car!!!!! your in my heart

  27. Comment by hasan

    hasan Reply October 5, 2017 at 17:54

    you shut the bugatti

  28. Comment by Mayank Gupta

    Mayank Gupta Reply October 5, 2017 at 18:07

    Damn Wade! You guys just beat Bugatti by a significant margin. Wonder what a koenigsegg with freevalve would accomplish. Which begs the question… What’s going on with freevalve these days?

  29. Comment by hasan

    hasan Reply October 5, 2017 at 18:35

    you shoud make a 2of1 car!!!

    • Comment by Danny van den Heuvel

      Danny van den Heuvel Reply October 6, 2017 at 02:50

      Shredded it, awesome work guys. Can’t wait for the Regera run in the future. Should be a beast to behold.

  30. Comment by AKI

    AKI Reply October 5, 2017 at 18:41

    The Chiron is to heavy to cut 5 sec from its time. Well done Koenigsegg. Surprised it took so long time. Did he stop for coffe? 🙂

  31. Comment by Valter Prieto Jr

    Valter Prieto Jr Reply October 5, 2017 at 19:07

    Since the first model from Koenigsegg, my good Swedish friend Hans Jartoft told me “The thing is really, really serious”.
    As we are both engineers, we agreed, and the results keep coming.
    Congratulations from Brazil, me and my son really love the Swedish rocket!!!!!

  32. Comment by GEORGIOS LEKKAS

    GEORGIOS LEKKAS Reply October 5, 2017 at 19:22

    Next time, please use a V-Box video instead. It’s so much better than this graph… Congratulations for beating Bugatti Chiron.

  33. Comment by Spencer Y

    Spencer Y Reply October 5, 2017 at 19:22

    Better than Chiron 40s!

    • Comment by John Silver

      John Silver Reply October 5, 2017 at 22:22

      42

  34. Comment by Carla Muncaster

    Carla Muncaster Reply October 5, 2017 at 23:31

    I knew you’d do it !! Brilliant article ! x

  35. Comment by Kyle McFarling

    Kyle McFarling Reply October 6, 2017 at 00:23

    Is that quicker than a One:1?? And which RS is that? Didn’t know if it had one of those special names other than the chassis number. What another amazing machine!!

  36. Comment by Nick Hadfield

    Nick Hadfield Reply October 6, 2017 at 01:37

    I’d love to see the g-force data for this run. Must have been incredibly harsh on the drivers neck and torso braking that hard, even with a harness.

    • Comment by testjgkblog

      testjgkblog Reply October 12, 2017 at 18:25

      Not really, just over 1G average. Not a ton of grip.

  37. Comment by Yaroslav

    Yaroslav Reply October 6, 2017 at 03:04

    My congrats! I’m very happy! The best of the best!!
    Koenigsegg forever!!!

  38. Comment by Claes Samuelsson

    Claes Samuelsson Reply October 6, 2017 at 03:37

    Fantastic! Back on the throne again 🙂
    Next time on a better surface with the Regers?! Can’t wait for it!!!

  39. Comment by VG

    VG Reply October 6, 2017 at 07:40

    Congrats! You never quit to impress. I wonder where the bar will be raised to if you guys continue to put in the work and success as you have been.

  40. Comment by M.Marigold

    M.Marigold Reply October 6, 2017 at 08:18

    Bravo Koenigsegg 👍❤😍

  41. Comment by Mike Frison

    Mike Frison Reply October 6, 2017 at 10:02

    Congratulations! Don’t want to be in Bugatti’s shoes right now.

  42. Comment by Andreas Nordin Lundahl

    Andreas Nordin Lundahl Reply October 6, 2017 at 10:19

    Congratulations!!
    An amazing time, especially considering the poor traction + bumpy surface.
    Cannot stop wondering what time you would have achieved under perfect conditions.. maybe 2 seconds faster?! Insane!

    But let´save that for the Regera! (at Papenburg?)

    Cheers!

  43. Comment by Enrique Fernandez

    Enrique Fernandez Reply October 6, 2017 at 10:23

    You never disappoint me with everything you do!
    Congratulations Koenigsegg people!

  44. Comment by Amay Bhatnagar

    Amay Bhatnagar Reply October 6, 2017 at 14:57

    Congratulations Koenigsegg’s Team !! You really did a great job !

  45. Comment by Jim Battan

    Jim Battan Reply October 6, 2017 at 15:24

    Great work by the entire team!

  46. Comment by Lodier

    Lodier Reply October 6, 2017 at 16:09

    Bien joué, mais n’en soyez pas ravi très vite, 2018 arrive à grand pas et quand Michelin aura fait son travail, la Chiron sera déjà au pied des 480(500..?)km/h
    En attendant, félicitation.

  47. Comment by Paul

    Paul Reply October 6, 2017 at 21:26

    Bugatti Chiron – 8.0 lt – 16 cylinders – four turbo chargers – 1996 kg – 41.96 seconds.
    Koenigsegg Agera RS – 5.0 lt – 8 cylinders – two turbo chargers – 1395 kg – 36.44 seconds.
    Which company has a better understanding of combustion efficiency coupled with strength of materials?

  48. Comment by Craig

    Craig Reply October 7, 2017 at 05:48

    It takes 26,88 seconds to reach 400 and 9. to stop as many who have test driven an Egg have said they think the breaking is even more amazing than the acceleration…

  49. Comment by Mohit Akundi

    Mohit Akundi Reply October 7, 2017 at 08:16

    Always believed in Koenigsegg, and saw that coming miles away 😉
    If this was with the Agera RS, can’t wait to see the One:1 in action or even the Regera

    BTW, How about a world speed record ?😏
    Pretty sure an owner is going to turn up with that request too, so why wait ?

  50. Comment by Ralph

    Ralph Reply October 7, 2017 at 11:52

    Congrats!

  51. Comment by Patrick Reynolds

    Patrick Reynolds Reply October 7, 2017 at 17:48

    Well done Koenigsegg KING OF THE ROAD

  52. Comment by Daniel

    Daniel Reply October 8, 2017 at 12:12

    Eine unglaubliche Leistung alle Komponenten des Fahrzeugs so aufeinander abzustimmen. Hier vereint sich absolute Hingabe – Kreativität – Knew-how zu einem überragendem Produkt.

    Hochachtungsvoll
    Daniel

  53. Comment by Cupra

    Cupra Reply October 9, 2017 at 14:56

    Cool stuff, grattis! Whats the song and band called that plays in the video?

    Thx!

  54. Comment by Oskar Andersson

    Oskar Andersson Reply October 9, 2017 at 19:47

    So cool that a Swedish car is now the fastest from 0-400 and then from 400-0 !!! Insane!

  55. Comment by Rallye_Walter

    Rallye_Walter Reply October 10, 2017 at 10:42

    What time did you set for 0-200kph and 0-300kph?

  56. Comment by Nick

    Nick Reply October 10, 2017 at 21:22

    Grattis men försök att se till att inte tappa ansiktet nu, Kris Singh och Sparky är arga på instagram och vill ha sina bilar. Kris säger att hans avtal innebär att han skulle få den första bilen men den har ännu inte levererats trots att den har varit färdig i över ett år. Han blir allt argare och situationen liknar alltmer den med BC 2012. Har ni verkligen inte lärt er något alls av detta ? Det är beklämmande och jag hoppas verkligen att ni ordnar upp detta, det är inga snälla saker som sägs om er på instagram av dessa ägare som anser sig förda bakom ljuset. Det är ändå inflytelserika personer inom det segmentet ni säljer till och opinionsbildare, allt positivt som sagts om er dom senaste åren håller på att bytas till något väldigt negativt som helt säkert påverkar framtida försäljningar. Det sades bla att produkten är bra men att hela ledningen skulle sparkas pga inkompetens, att 10 åringar med saftstånd kan driva en rörelse på ett bättre sätt. Det känns väldigt tråkigt då jag är en fan av era produkter och stolt som svensk över vad ni har åstadkommit. Jag vet inte varför Kris Singhs bil inte har levererats än, han sade också att han hade fått 13 ! stycken leverans besked men inte något har hitills hållits.

    Ber er darför att släcka bränderna, less på att läsa om negativa saker om ert företag, låt det inte gå för långt! Jag vet att detta inte kommer att publiceras men jag hoppas att någon läser det.

  57. Comment by Jögge

    Jögge Reply October 11, 2017 at 00:57

    Tillägg: Inte bara att hela ledningen bör sparkas, utan t.o.m Mr Koenigsegg him self!
    Allt enligt livestreem på IG som avslutades precis!
    Då snubben (KS) verkar vara full av testosteron och dessutom saknar diplomatisk ådra, så bör nog Koenigsegg rappa på lite… För vad hjälper ett eller femtioelva rekord, när en självupptagen överpotent vildhingst står och frustar i stutarnåset!

    Mvh

  58. Comment by Samuel Pajanipadéatchy

    Samuel Pajanipadéatchy Reply October 15, 2017 at 07:52

    Now, i am just waiting for Bugatti. What will they do to beat Koenigsegg ? They can, or not ?

    • Comment by testjgkblog

      testjgkblog Reply October 16, 2017 at 11:40

      They have a (very) heavy car. Power doesn’t fix that easily, not even in a straight line.
      For braking, they could have a parashute type solution, but not a lot of time can be won there.
      AWD helps a lot, up to 200kph or so. That’s also a short amount of time to be saved on.

      Chiron had a huge advantage due to road surface. Koenigsegg apparently was happy enough to post this atttempt, but IMO should do another on a better surface, especially with Regera.

  59. Comment by Jehwan Lee

    Jehwan Lee Reply October 16, 2017 at 02:29

    What fuel is used? E85 or gasoline?

  60. Comment by fabio_brasil

    fabio_brasil Reply October 20, 2017 at 00:09

    I watched the video several times and noticed that it reached the speed of 403 km / h in the sixth gear. Was that right? and the seventh gear at what speed should it arrive? incredible…

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