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04 June 2013

Watch: Koenigsegg Agera Hundra races the Bugatti Veyron

There's truckloads of carbon-fibre, lots of gold and a little over 2,000bhp. On a disused airstrip. What do you expect?

Amaan Ahmed
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The Koenigsegg Agera and the Bugatti Veyron are, as we all know, two monumentally fast cars. Whilst Bugatti and Hennessey have been feuding for the world's fastest car crown, Koenigsegg has silently been setting its own world records. Now though, someone thought it would be very exciting to pit the Swede against the German and see who comes out trumps. And then, they managed to get hold of an Agera S Hundra. And an original Veyron. And an empty runway. And they have a race - not once, not twice, but five times.

Now, for those of you not aware, the Hundra is a normal Koenigsegg Agera S - making a lowly 1,016bhp, compared to the R's 1,124 horses - with a lighter, full carbon-fibre body, and smatterings of gold all around the car. The Veyron is an original example, and not a SuperSport. That shouldn't make a difference as the very first Veyron was ballistic too, right? Right?

Now, it's difficult to tell how skilled the pilots of these machines are, but the results of these rolling-start races are quite lopsided. One of the cars is overtaken as if it were standing dead still. The Bug's got all-wheel-drive, while the 'Egg sends its power to the rear wheels only. Will that make a difference? Well, we'll leave you with the footage. Turbo whooshes and jaw-dropping acceleration await.

Tags: drag race, race, veyron ss, veyron, bugatti, agera, hundra, agera s, agera s hundra, koenigsegg

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