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    Porsche 918 Spyder vs Koenigsegg Agera R (VIDEO)

    Porsche 918 vs Koenigsegg Agera R

    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…

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    Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Has Bugatti In Its Sights At Geneva

    The Koenigsegg Agera R is about to become more insane than ever. The Swedish supercar-maker is teasing the hot new Koenigsegg Agera One: 1 ahead of its Geneva debut, and Koenigsegg promises big power, and even more impressive performance from its ultra-rare exotic. 

    The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is named after its power to weight ratio: one metric horsepower for every kilogram of weight. That means the 1340 kilogram (2954 pound) Swedish sensation will pack 1340 metric horsepower – 1321 hp to you and I – under its mid-mounted carbon-fiber engine cover. That’s 187 hp more than what the regular Agera R’s twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 makes.To put that in perspective, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ‘only’ makes 1184 hp using a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W-16 engine, and it weighs in at around 4100 pounds.

    I’ll pause for a second to allow you to pick your jaw up off the floor.

     

    Koenigsegg Agera One 1 Rear TeaserNot only does Koenigsegg promise that the Agera One:1 beats Bugatti in power and curb weight, but claimed performance, too. The automaker told the Wall Street Journal that the Agera One:1 will accelerate from 0-249 mph in less than 20 seconds.

    Koenigsegg then says that its hypercar will be able to come to a standstill from 249 mph in less than 10 seconds. Meanwhile, the Veyron Super Sport needs 25.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to just 200 mph and then back to zero again.

     

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    10 Most Expensive Cars In The World For 2014 (PHOTOS)

    The most expensive cars of 2014
    If you have yet to write your car list for yet for 2014,  you best get a move on. But before you do, it is maybe worth having a look to see if you can afford one of these bad boys as we bring you the 10 most expensive cars for 2014.

    10) Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe – $215,500
    Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG CoupeCountry of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 621-hp, 6.0-liter, bi-turbo V-12
    0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds

    9) Aston Martin Vanquish – $279,995

    Aston Martin VanquishCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 565-hp, 6.0-liter V-12
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 4.1 seconds

    8) Bentley Mulsanne –  $298,900 

    Bentley MulsanneCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 505-hp, 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

    7) Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – $315,888

    Ferrari F12berlinettaCountry of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 740-hp, 6.3-liter, V-12
    0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds

    6) The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase – $298,900 

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 453-hp, 6.75-liter V-12
    0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds

    5) Porsche 918 Spyder – $845,000
     

    Country of Origin: Germany
    Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
    0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds

    4) Hennessey Venom GT – $1.2 million

    Hennessey Venom GTCountry of Origin: United Kingdom
    Engine: 1,244 hp, 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
    0-60mph: 2.7 seconds

    3) Koenigsegg Agera – $1,520,000

    Country of Origin: Sweden
    Engine: 1,030 hp, twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
    0-62 mph (that is, 100 km per hour): 2.9 seconds

    2) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – $2.5 million

    Bugatti VeyronCountry of Origin: France
    Engine: 1,200 hp, 8-liter, 16-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.6 seconds

    1) Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million

    Lamborghini

    Country of Origin: Italy
    Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder
    0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds

    via: Forbes

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