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Swedish speed: Koenigsegg’s CCX takes on its successor, the Agera, in a drag race

About a week ago, we shared a video of a Bugatti Veyron and a Ferrari LaFerrari going head to head in a drag race held at a private event. A lot of the comments wanted better camera angles and a dryer track. We’re with you, and trust us: when we start organizing our own drag races with 1,000+ horsepower cars, we’ll shell out for a couple extra GoPros. Until then, we managed to find a video from the same event with a pairing of equal rarity: Koenigsegg pitted against another, different Koenigsegg.

We’re not talking two of the same models duking it out, although that would very much be a showcase of driver performance once everything was fairly equalized. This matched up the Koenigsegg CCX with its own successor, the Koenigsegg Agera.

Koenigsegg CCX, Agera N

The CCX is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine that cooks up 806 brake horsepower and 693 pound-feet of torque. All this power routes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed transversal gearbox with paddle shifters.

Koenigsegg’s Agera was the follow-up to all the CC-era models, taking everything it has learned up to that point and packaging it in a sleeker, more modern design. The video states this is an Agera N, and we think that stands for “Never heard of it before” since Koenigsegg doesn’t do an N variant. The consensus is that it’s an Agera S that’s been so modified, it bears a unique suffix. It could then be the initial of the person who custom ordered it, much like Pagani has done with its Zonda.

Koenigsegg CCX

If we go by the original specs of the Agera S, then this model boasts a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that blasts out 1,030 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. Power also goes to the rear wheels, but routed this time by way of a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

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It almost doesn’t seem fair… which is why the CCX quickly running away from the Agera in the first run is a bit of a shock. The same issues come up again: wet course, a lack of camera angle variety, but we’re just thankful our source was in the right place at the right time. It’s still enjoyable enough to watch though and the surprise CCX performance made it even more worth it.