What will come out on top in this high-speed hypercar battle – new hybrid tech or raw horsepower?
These are two of the fastest production cars in the world right now. Producing over 2000hp combined, both will hit 62mph in under 3 seconds and do well over 200mph flat out.
The Porsche is arguably the more technologically advanced car with its unique hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive system. The rear wheels are driven by a 4.6-litre naturally aspirated V8 that revs past 9000rpm and features electrical assistance to give extra low-end torque.
The front wheels are also connected to an electric motor which gives all-wheel drive capability. Combined output is 887hp, and weight is a relatively heavy 1640kg with the Weisach Pakcage that is fitted to the car in this video.
Porsche’s hybrid hypercar can also run in silent zero emissions full-electric mode for up to 12 miles.
The Koenigsegg is different, it has no electric mode. It has no electric motors to speak of, just an 1140hp 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that seems like it escaped from a mental hospital. Like the Porsche, the Agera R is all carbon fiber, but because it doesn’t have to lug around heavy batteries it weighs 1435kg.
On paper at least, it would seem the Swedish Koenigsegg should embarrass the German Porsche 918 in a straight-line drag race. In practice, well, watch the video. And remember, Koenigsegg’s new car – the 1360hp One:1 – is even faster than this Agera R…