Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera
So Captain Slow has set a new speed record in the Veyron SS. Good work – now meet the car set to obliterate it...
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
According to Koenigsegg, 62mph comes up in 3.1secs and 124mph (200kph) in 8.9secs. A few seconds more and we’ve hit 200mph, at which point the Agera is accelerating as hard as most hot hatches do in second: 250mph would be a giggle. Big brakes now please, to avoid plowing through the fence at the end of the runway, and once I’ve recovered from all the G-forces and the fury, I’m thinking about Sweden. Just Sweden, because everything else has been wiped out of my cerebral cortex. I’m thinking about the beauty and simplicity of Swedish design, about Swedishness in general and about the fury of this car as a stark contrast to every cliché you’ve ever encountered about the passive, green country it was born in. We have just rocketed up this Viggen base as fast as any car on earth could manage, and we’ve done it in a car from Sweden.