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A Koenigsegg has gone 242mph in the UK

'Segg speed records aren't just for overseas. This Agera is quicker than a Qashqai

Published: 24 Apr 2018
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We’re rather used to Koenigseggs going quite quickly. But happily, they don’t just keep it for their Swedish homeland or the Nevadan hinterland. Nope, sometimes they blast well north of 200mph on British shores.

In the safe confines of a massive old airfield, obviously. Last weekend’s Vmax200 event saw three of the blighters – two Ageras and a One:1 – blast up the Bruntingthorpe runway.

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There were dozens of other performance cars, too – an R32 Skyline and V60 Polestar included – but it’s the ‘Seggs that were always going to do best. Sure enough, an Agera RS topped the billing with a 242.43mph peak (yikes). While it was a privately owned car, its driver was Niklas Lilja, the bloke who’s previously taken an Agera RS past 284mph.

The One:1, meanwhile hit 218.28mph. That only made it fourth fastest of the day, however; a twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan topped 220mph, while a mere 5mph behind that victorious Agera was – ahem – a Nissan Qashqai. But that’s a whole different story

Images: Vmax200 and Jason Cornish

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