A 1,200-horsepower Koenigsegg Agera R topped out at 249.54 mph (401.6 kph) on the main straight of the Nürburgring Nordschleife at yesterday's Gran Turismo Nurburgring supercar meet-up. No, it wasn't a video game, and yes, it is insane.
UPDATE: Video and report from our friends at Bridge To Gantry in a Zonda F Clubsport trying to chase the Egg!
The driver, Norwegian Bård Eker, isn't even a factory test driver. He is a regular Koenigsegg owner (who happens to own part of the company), simply driving flat out on the nearly one-and-a-half-mile-long Döttinger-Höhe straight. He described the run, saying,
No problems with stability under extreme speeds. The tarmac was a little bumpy while braking so It was quite exciting before the left turn.
Koenigsegg just got a little bit cooler.
UPDATE: Here's a video and report from Dale of Bridge To Gantry fame in the chase car. They manage to go 174 MPH but still get blown around by the Agera R!
In the video above we started about 80mph 'too slow' and the damn King's Egg STILL did around 320kmh before braking for the car park... The speed of this car is unreal. It's 1200bhp!
Yes, I'm the lucky bar steward who blagged his way on to the passenger seat of the Pagani above.
(Hat tip to John Sjöstrand!)
Photo Credit: Gran Turismo Events