Koenigsegg just beat its own speed record.
Koenigsegg has done it again. A couple of years ago, Bugatti set a new speed record after the Chiron hit 0-249-0 mph in 41.96 seconds. The celebrations didn't last long, however, as Koenigsegg destroyed Bugatti's record with the Agera RS, which completed the same run in a staggering 36.44 seconds. It didn't take long for Koenigsegg to beat its own record either, as the Agera RS reduced the time to 33.29 seconds in Nevada.
The speed wars continued, as Bugatti recently became the first manufacturer to break the 300 mph barrier with the Chiron Super Sport 300+. And now Koenigsegg is trying to steal the limelight from Bugatti once again.
Koenigsegg has announced it has beaten its own 0-249-0 mph speed record, this time with the Regera hypercar on September 23. Driven by factory driver Sonny Persson at the Rada airfield deep in the forests of Sweden, the Regera reached 0-249 mph and back to a standstill in 31.49 seconds, setting a new world record. That's 1.8 seconds faster than Koenigsegg's previous record. Beat that, Bugatti.
According to Koenigsegg, the Regera took 23.65 seconds to hit 0-250 mph and came to a standstill 8.83 seconds later. At the end of the video posted by Koenigsegg, Christian von Koenigsegg said the Regera broke "a couple of new world records" but didn't reveal any more details. Incidentally, the Agera RS achieved as many as five world records in Nevada.
While Koenigsegg acknowledges the Regera achieved a "huge top speed," the company boss said it has already achieved "faster top speed scores," so we could see the Regera hit even higher top speeds in the near future. In the meantime, Koenigsegg is also working on a 300-mph version of the Jesko. Koenigsegg is confident the Jesko will be capable of driving faster than 300 mph, but it will need to exceed 304.7 mph to beat Bugatti's top speed record.