Yesterday, Koenigsegg revealed on its Facebook page that it may have beaten the 0-400-0 km/h record held by the Bugatti Chiron, of which was piloted by former F1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya.

Well, Koenigsegg has indeed broken the record with an official time of 36.44 seconds, bettering the Chiron’s 41.96 seconds. The Agera RS took 26.88 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 400 km/h and did so in 1,958 meters (the Bugatti took 32.6 seconds and 2,621 m), then decelerated over 483 meters in 9.56 seconds (491 m and 9.3 seconds for the Chiron). The total distance covered was 2,441 metres (3,112 m for Bugatti Chiron).

In the video, the time and distance – 37.28 seconds and 2,535 metres – figures were taken based on the 0-403-0 km/h attempt.The man behind the wheel was Koenigsegg’s own factory driver, Niklas Lilja, whose record-breaking feat at the Vandel Airfield in Denmark was captured using an AiM EVO5 data logger along with an AiM GPS08.

The heroic Agera RS gets the 1MW engine upgrade (One:1 upgrade pack), boosting output to 1,360 hp and 1,369 Nm from its 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8. That’s 119 hp and 231 Nm less compared to the quad-turbo Chiron! Also fitted to the car was Koenigsegg’s optional and removable roll cage, which added weight but had to be fitted for obvious reasons.