The news of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport hitting a top speed of 268 mph spread quickly through the automotive world – of course it would since news like that is pretty significant, especially in the supercar manufacturer world. So when Christian von Koenigsegg heard of the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport hitting 268 mph his reaction was: “I thought they would go faster than that.”
Christian isn’t completely wrong because Bugatti’s official test-driver, Pierre Henri Raphanel returned to top speed runs at 265.3 mph and one at 269.6 mph. The folks at Guinness just took the average of both times, which came in at 268 mph.
Either way, Christian is pretty sure the new Koenigsegg Agera is capable of matching or beating a Veyron – they just lack the facilities to do so.
“They have a good test track, Volkswagen ““ but they wouldn”t let us use it, of course,” said Christian. “Maybe they would before there was such a thing as a Bugatti Veyron. But not now.”
So is this a challenge or are we just reading into it too much? You decide.
Refresher: Power for the Koenigsegg Agera comes from the same 4.7L V8 as the CCX. The engine has been twin-turbocharged to produce a total of 910-hp with a maximum torque of 737 lb-ft. That will allow the Agera to go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds with a top speed of more than 240 mph.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Top Gear