If you forgot how quick the CCX, Agera R or One:1 were, here's a refresher.
Koenigsegg is a young company that has come a long way in a short amount of time. It doesn’t want anyone to forget that, either. The Swedish supercar maker reminded the world of its progress with a quick Facebook post detailing the 0-300-0 kilometer runs (0-186-0 mph) of its cars. Back in 2008 the CCX did the sprint and stop in 29 seconds. In 2011 the Agera R dropped that time down to 21.19 seconds. Just a year ago the One:1 made headlines with its record-breaking 0-300-0 km run of 17.95.
The first word of Koenigsegg’s Facebook post was “progress,” and there’s no doubt that its machines have improved by leaps and bounds in a ridiculously short amount of time. The CCX had a 4.7-liter V8 making 806 horsepower and 679 lb-ft of torque. It featured carbon ceramic brakes and had a dry weight of 2,821 pounds. Now 29 seconds to do 0-300-0 km isn’t bad at all—being able to hit that top speed safely is a huge accomplishment in its own right—but the Agera R made that number seem like crap just three years later. The Agera R had more power on tap courtesy of its 5.0-liter V8 which made 1,099 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. Its record run was captured on video, and the clip is still a must-watch five years later.
Four years later Koenigsegg took the One:1 out for a 0-300-0 km run and the rest is history. That run was also captured on video, with driver Robert Serwanski lifting his hands off the wheel like a total badass as the Swedish supercar raced up to 186 mph. Koenigsegg likes to use its blog and social media to remind people of how awesome its cars are. We’re usually not big on automakers bragging. But then again, most automakers brag about cargo space and fuel economy, not world record acceleration and deceleration times. Koenigsegg, for the sake of the world’s gearheads please keep bragging about your cars as much as possible.