Koenigsegg spectacularly breaks its own 0-400-0 km/h speed record

  • Koenigsegg has broken the 0-400-0 km/h speed record by almost a second
  • The automaker has claimed this record for the fourth time
  • It was previously held by the Koenigsegg Regera

Published on Jul 03, 2024 at 11:31 AM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jul 09, 2024 at 9:21 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, the automaker’s flagship hypercar, has become the quickest car in the world to accelerate from a standstill to 400km/h (248.5mph) and then back to zero.

Swedish automakers seem to have a hunger to prove their cars to be the fastest in the world.

This time, they have broken their record by almost a second.

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Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut breaking records

Reaching 400 km/h is not a big deal for modern-day supercars, but doing it in under 20 seconds is another feat altogether.

However, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut just broke the 0-400 km/h record in 18.82 seconds.

That’s not all – they also broke their record of reaching 400 km/h and then coming to a dead stop in record time.

Along with that they also broke the record for fastest 0-250-0 mph time of 28.27 seconds and a 0-250 mph time of 19.20 seconds. 

The 0-400-0 km/h speed record

Bugatti Chiron was the first car to start the trend of reaching 400 km/h and then coming to a dead stop in 2017.

The multi-million dollar supercar did that in a record time of 41.96 seconds.

However, the Koenigsegg Agera RS left the Chiron in the dust by achieving a 0-400-0 km/h record in 36.44 seconds.

This record was yet again broken by the Koenigsegg Regera in 2019 a new time record of 31.49 seconds.

In May 2023, the all-electric Rimac Nevera boosted from 0-400 and came back to a halt in 29.93 seconds.

However, the Nevera’s victory was short-lived.

With the help of new Michelin Cup2R tires and a smoother track, the Regera claimed back its record.

The Koenigsegg Regera beat the Rimac Nevera and set a time of 28.81 seconds. 

Fast forward a year and Koenigsegg broke their own Regera record with the Jesko Absolut. 

The supercar also achieved a 0-400-0 km/h speed record in just 27.83 seconds.

However, the automaker’s next goal is to reach a 310 mph+ speed record, that’s a speed of 500 km/h.


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Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.