Speed records are pointless. They are just marketing ploys. You will never drive anywhere at top speed. Therefore, it is for lunatics. Like us. And nerds who think numbers are absolute. Also like us.
Bugatti, maker of the fastest production car has set a record for doing 0-249-0mph of 41.96 seconds with the Chiron. It is why it costs a fortune. Think 1400hp, 16-cylinders, quad-turbos, and all-wheel drive. Yes, lots of money. The amount of which I couldn’t be bothered to remember because I do not have even a quarter of it.
But all this makes the Koenigsegg Agera RS some kind of a bargain. It shattered the Chiron’s record with a stonking 36.44 seconds. That is 5 seconds quicker than the Chiron’s time. To put in perspective how much slower the Bugatti is, five seconds is all it takes for Kevin Durant to gather the rebound, run the floor, take off, twist, lick, and dunk. Or how fast I devour three Oreo cookies.
The Swedish carmaker uploaded a video of the run. It took place on the former WWII airfield at Vandel in Denmark. Watch it and it is clear that the video’s sole message is “in your face, Bugatti!”
More in-your-face-goodness: the Agera ran to 250 mph, not 249. That means the car is faster with a higher top speed and has more powerful brakes. And we all know that Bugatti is planning to set out and beat that. Because hypercars are soooo good at one-upping each other.
But five seconds is a lot of time to clear. Maybe you will have to have 2000 hp and 8-piston brakes all-around. But here’s a tip for you, Bugatti: Find an old airfield in Africa. Get up to 249 mph… then hit a tree! Or a wall. Or an elephant – though I’m told that’s illegal. I promise you, you will shave 10 seconds off of the Agera’s time!