The latest installment of VMax200 saw a Koenigsegg trifecta at the top of the table AND a new VMax200 speed record.
The Koenigsegg One:1 set a new VMax record three times in one day back in 2016, topping out at a software-limited 240mph.
That record stood until May 2018, when it was broken by the newly-delivered Agera RSN with a Vmax of 242mph. The One:1 wasn’t there that day, however, so while the RSN broke the One:1’s record, what would happen if both cars were de-restricted at the same meeting, at the same time?
Cue VMax200’s final event for 2018, where the stage was set for some friendly rivalry underpinned by dogged determination.
Vmax200 is a top-speed sprint event held at Kendrew Barracks, a former RAF base, with a runway measuring some 1.3 miles (2.1 kms) in distance.
Koenigsegg test driver, Niklas Lilja, shared time behind the wheel with the owners of all three cars at different times during the day.
The One:1 was fast all day. With only 1.3 miles to play with, explosive power off the line is just as important as building speed through the mid-range. The One:1 might theoretically be hampered at the top end by its prodigious downforce but it’s certainly quick getting there, and posted a top speed of 245.6mph (395 km/h).
The RSN was fantastically quick all day, with a top speed just decimal points shy of its 242mph record (389 km/h).
The Agera R is an engine evolution removed from the One:1 and RS but was still, by all objective measures, stonking quick. It posted a Vmax of 229 mph (368 km/h) on the day.
The three Koenigseggs were the top 3 cars at the final VMax200 event of 2018.
The One:1 and Agera RS now hold positions 1, 2 and 3 on the all-time VMax200 leaderboard. The Agera R posted a time to give it a share of 6th place on the all-time list.
Images by Floor It Photography.