Vehicle News from Sri Lanka: Koenigsegg has congratulated Bugatti on its latest 304 mph (490 km/h) run with a near-production Chiron prototype but not without reminding everyone who is still the current speed champion in the Guinness World Records.
Shortly after their 304 mph run, Bugatti said the long-tail Chiron prototype, expected to morph into the Chiron Super Sport production in the coming months, could have gone 15.5 mph (25 km / h) faster if the attempt took place somewhere like Nevada due to its higher altitude than the Ehra-Lessien test track–thinner air equals less drag, overcoming engine power loss.
Koenigsegg also reiterated that in its high-speed, lower-downforce version, the upcoming Jesko should be able to reach more than 300 mph (482 km / h). Power for the Jesko comes from a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of reviving up to 8,500 rpm and producing 1,578 HP (1,600 PS) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) peak torque on E85.
“We have said before and say now, a high-speed version of the Jesko should be capable of driving faster than 300mph,” the spokesperson added. “The same tools we used to estimate the Agera RS were used to come to this conclusion, and in the Agera RS we underestimated the speed a bit.”