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Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Few things get the automotive universe fired up quite like a good old-fashioned grudge match, and from the sound of things, we may be on the verge of seeing the battle royale with the cheese of grudge matches. Evidently, Top Gear's Bill Thomas was strolling around the Koenigsegg factory shortly after Bugatti launched the Veryon Super Sport to 267.81 mph.

At the time, the Bug's record-breaking drive was still confidential knowledge, but being the kind of bloke we wouldn't mind buying a beer, Thomas felt the need to share Bugatti's accomplishment with Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg, potentially igniting a powder keg of speed and competition the likes of which the production auto world hasn't seen in quite some time.

Apparently, upon hearing the news that the Veryon Super Sport was now top dog of the production car world, Koenigsegg immediately began rattling off possible places to do his own high-speed testing with his newest machine, the Agera. That sounds an awful lot like we can expect a new Swedish sports machine to arrive any time to attempt to whisk the title away from the French. And there might even be a little three-way action from America's Shelby SuperCars. See? Isn't competition fun?



[Source: Top Gear]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Welcome to Bonneville speedweek!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a Koenigsegg over a Veyron any day. It sucks that VW has the only track built for these super high speed tests and I doubt that they'll let anyone use it to break there record.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Salt flats. Where the SSC was tested
        • 4 Years Ago
        the ssc didnt use that track...
        Al.O.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sorry dude but the Veyron looks a lot better than a Koenigsegg did you see the blue carbon fiber SS?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm scratching my head and wondering where the Zenvo fits in all this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It doesn't seeing as top speed was never its goal and it is electronically limited.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Koenigsegg are some crazy mofos, but I don't see this happening.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That car is so effing beautiful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hehe! He said "three way" Hehe. (snort!) Hehe!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The HP wars continue.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i have the feeling that sooner or later,tragedy will strike in one of those record attempts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably. But if mankind was shy about exposing themselves to danger there wouldn't be as much progress in airplanes, electricity, space travel (and the research it's allowed) and a number of other dangerous things that have been tamed to give us the modern world.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "...to whisk the title away from the French."

      Huh ?

      The Veyron is a VW. Yes I know it's named after a French driver and built in France, but the Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and body was designed by Jozef Kabaň and the engineering is by Wolfgang Schreiber.

      The only thing French about it is the arrogance of some of the ugly paint jobs they've ruined it with.


      • 4 Years Ago
      The Veyron's 'record' is anything but.
      Have the Veyron go out in normal mode, which switches to handling mode before 150mph, and see what the top speed is.
      See if the Veyron SS can hit 250mph?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Koenigsegg should join the speed wars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Shelby SuperCars and Ford should join the fun.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wish Lamborghini would join the game already, I have seen there stock cars do over 220 mph.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not sure KEgg are getting "involved" but the Agera seems fairly capable of doing 250mph without too much tweaking.

      Someone do maths?
      Veyron SS: 1.60kg/hp 2.07 m^2 frontal area
      Agera: 1.42kg/hp 1.885 m^2 frontal area

        • 4 Years Ago
        Weight does not play a significant factor in top speed. Only rolling resistance and, possibly, driveline drag increase with added weight.
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