When Porsche announced that its 918 Spyder is one of the fastest hypercars on the Nurburgring with its 6:57 lap, we believed that the German vehicle is the fastest on the market. However, we didn’t take into consideration Koenigsegg’s Agera and One:1 models. It appears that the Swedish hypercar manufacturer has big plans for 2015 and wants to show the world how fast are its hypercars.
According to Koenigsegg, the Agera R managed to reach a top speed of 400 km/h (250 km/h) on Nurburgring’s Dottinger Hohe straightway during testing, which means that it will definitely be faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The Agera R uses a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1124 hp, 237 hp more than the Porsche 918 Spyder. What’s more surprising is that the Agera R is 100 kg (220 pounds) heavier than the exclusive One:1 and has half the downforce.
In addition, the Koenigsegg One:1 offers the same 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 1341 hp when using E85 ethanol. In ideal conditions, the One:1 might be able to lap the well-known German racetrack in 6:30s and this means that the Swedish hypercar will be the new King of the Ring in its segment.
If you still don’t know, the Koenigsegg One:1 weighs just 1,341 kg (2,959 lbs), offering a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Using a 7-speed gearbox, the Swedish hypercar promises a top speed of 273 mph or 440 km/h, while to achieve 400 km/h (248.5 mph) it needs only 20 seconds.