Watch as a pair of Koenigseggs drag race in the Swiss mountains.
This is definitely not something you see every day. Mostly because Koenigseggs are rarely seen as so few of them exist. They also cost millions of dollars, so drivers are less inclined to take then outside to drag race, possibly ruining their transmissions. Drag racing is perhaps the most grueling kind for a car’s powertrain and isn’t something you do with vehicles you plan on keeping for their trade-in value.
However, Switzerland is a country home to more millionaires per capita than almost anywhere else, so there is both a higher per capita concentration of Koenigseggs and a higher concentration of drivers willing to pay Koenigsegg to repair their busted beauties.
At the SOC 2019 event at Ambri airport, Switzerland, we see a pair of Koenigseggs rumble up for a good, old fashioned shootout. The slightly more bulbous one on the left is the Agera X, a special one-off version of the Agera S with just under 1,000 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty takes 2.8 seconds on its way to a theoretical top speed of around 250 mph.
On the right is the Koenigsegg Regera, a hybrid-electric hypercar sporting both a Mercedes-sourced 5.0-L twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors for a combined 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. Electric all-wheel-drive allows a more consistent zero to sixty time of 2.8 seconds, while the engine is connected to a hydraulic coupling instead of a traditional transmission. This means there are no gears to swap and also enhances the Regera's acceleration.
Although the Regera is roughly 500 lbs heavier thanks to an internal battery, the car is also vastly more powerful. It has a far more sedate start as it matches the Agera off the line, but then takes off as the driver confirms his wheels have remained stuck to the pavement--unlike the Agera which spins for quite a ways.
Check out the remaining races to see what happens when the Agera X takes on a Bugatti EB110.