There are a few manufacturers of supercars and hypercars that, time to time, announce a new speed or acceleration record. Most of the time, it stays in promises, but there is a brand that always keeps what it promises on paper: Koenigsegg.
The Swedish brand has again officially set the new world record of accelerating from standstill to 400 km/h and stop again completely in just 31.49 seconds. This milestone is achieved with a Regera series – Koenigsegg Regera, improving the previous record by almost 2 seconds.
Taking full advantage of almost perfect weather conditions, with a temperature of 16ºC, hardly any wind and also at 70 meters above sea level, the Koenigsegg Regera set this record of 0-400-0 km/h – that’s 248.54 mph – completed in 31.49 seconds. The Koenigsegg Regera managed to reach 400 km/h in just 22.87 seconds (1,613.2 meters), while the braking of 400 km/h to 0 took only 8.62 seconds (and a distance of 435.26 meters). That is a total of 31.49 seconds.
The record was set on September 23, 2019, with the car that was driven by Swedish driver Sonny Persson’s driver, on the Rada airport runway, in the middle of the Swedish forests.
Bugatti has started the whole idea of this ridiculous metric with a 41.96-second 0-400-0 back in 2017 by its Chiron. But it didn’t take Koenigsegg long to improve the record by completing the task in 37.28 seconds with an Agera RS just a month later. That means Koenigsegg has beaten its own record to set a new world record.
Needless to say, the Koenigsegg Regera is one of the fastest cars on the planet, but it should be remembered that it has an incredible power of 1,782 hp and 2,000 Nm of torque, developed by a five-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with the help of three electric motors. Its weight is also just 1,420 kg, thanks to the use of carbon fiber, aluminum, and kevlar in the manufacture of the chassis and bodywork, which makes it a real missile capable of doing feats like this.