The world of hypercars is revolving around the trio of hybrid examples – the 918 Spyder, LaFerrari and McLaren P1. But there are exotic outsiders that can pose a threat, such as this Koenigsegg Agera R.
While the Porsche is the representative of the high-tech breed with its plug-in hybrid powertrain and other goodies, the Agera R is all about delivering as much bang to the buck as possible. And since both follow the rules of being a proper hypercar, setting one against the other was just a matter of time. The setting is as fitting as possible – the streets pose a threat when comparing such menacing and powerful machines, so the brawl was taken to the track – namely Germany’s Papenburg Oval, one of the best test tracks in the history of the automotive industry. It has 75 miles (121 km) of asphalt and this setting will also most likely be fitting for when the time comes for the Bugatti Chiron to try and best its predecessor’s world speed record.
While the video is indeed lengthy at around 12 minutes, we can tell you without spoiling the results the pair of hypercars will fight in more than one battle, all from rolling start positions – they start at 31 mph (50 km/h) and will end only after the 200 mph (320 km/h) threshold has been achieved and surpassed. The duelists are as follows: Agera R with twin-turbo V8 churning out 1,140 hp and 800 lb-ft (1,200 Nm), tipping the scales at 3,164 lbs (1,435 kg). The other corner is represented by the 918 Spyder, weighing 3,602 lbs (1,634 kg) and powered by a combination of a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 and a duo of electric motors, with combined output at 887 hp and 885lb-ft (1,085 Nm).