The automaker’s not impressed with the hypercars.
The Holy Trinity of hypercars—the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1—have been getting a lot of attention by automotive journalists recently, like a lot of attention. It looks like Koenigsegg is getting a little jealous of all the hype surrounding the Holy Trinity. It has just released some hard facts to prove that its supercars would absolutely destroy any one of the hypercars that have been getting slurped by automotive journos. In a blog post on its website, Koenigsegg took the time to compare its vehicles against the much-hyped trio.
Koenigsegg’s post starts with a disclaimer that states bragging about its supercars isn’t a polite thing to do, but that a comparison had to be done since customers were writing directly to the automaker about it. In a recent drag race, we saw the Holy Trinity race to 186 mph, but Koenigsegg used the manufacturer-listed times for comparison. The 918 took 19.9 seconds to get to 186 mph, 16.5 seconds for the P1 and 15 seconds for the LaFerrari. Koenigsegg pointed out that there’s video support to prove that the Agera R can make that sprint in 14.53 seconds, while the One:1 can do it in 11.922 seconds. Koenigsegg even made a chart to display this information!
The automaker definitely proved that its supercars are faster, but the Holy Trinity are fast and special for a whole other reason: The use of a hybrid system. Before the aforementioned hypercars, hybrids were eco-friendly vehicles. But the trio has taken something that’s supposed to be cuddly and friendly and utilized it for performance. Everyone knows that Koenigseggs are faster, crazier and more powerful than these supercars, but it’s time we saw a head to head comparison.