• Feb 26, 2011

Koenigsegg Agera R - Click above for high-res image gallery

When the Geneva Motor Show kicks off this week, the Lamborghini Aventador won't be the only exotic sucking in journos like a tractor beam. The Koenigsegg Agera R is also making its global debut, wearing in a Speed Racer-inspired paint scheme (per the owner's request) and packing so much power that you'd think an R2 unit would be a better co-pilot than, say, Chim-Chim.

Now, about that power - the Agera R's 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 makes a ridiculous 1,115 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque on E85. Fill the tank with 95-octane gasoline instead of the biofuel, and figure on "only" around 940 horses and 811 lb-ft. The V8's connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The driver harnesses that power from a lavishly appointed cockpit that meets all the hypercar techno-fantasy criteria.

The Agera R's body panels are draped over a carbon fiber monocoque whose rigidity is such that a roof is not required. Hence, it's a removable panel that can be stowed inside the car. The owner of the example being displayed in Geneva is a skier, so the car is outfitted with a custom carbon fiber roof box developed in conjunction with Thule. It's a single-piece system that replaces the Agera R's standard roof entirely; when you get to the mountain, you simply swap the ski-box roof for the standard roof (which is tucked away in the cargo compartment).

Other highlights of the Koenigsegg Agera R include Vortex Generating Rim (VGR) wheels whose spokes act as turbine vanes that help maximize downforce. They're wrapped in Michelin rubber developed specifically for the Agera. Said tires are rated up to 260 mph, making them the highest-speed-rated tires in the world, according to Koenigsegg. As always, we'll have a full team in Geneva next week to bring you full details and a live look at the Agera R. In the meantime, check out the high-res image gallery below.



[Source: Koenigsegg]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Lavisly? Oh well.

      This car is sweet. The speed racer paint job is the coolest thing about it. It's funny how they made fun of the LFA for being a random collection of scoops and lines...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agera R is highly perforated, but the design is more cohesive than LF-A.
      • 3 Years Ago
      yeah...she's a looker. And she into sports too!!
      And as a side note watch out Bugatti your Veyron SS records in its sights...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a stunning design with a fun paint job. I love the matching paint details flowing to the interior. The wheels are so trick as well. The uber rich indeed have some cool new choices this year. Times are tough choosing, I guess they would just one of each.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THAT is a beautiful car! The interior looks great too. Wish there was a close-up of the gauges.
      Rigel1048
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ski box? What is a Ski Box?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice car
      • 3 Years Ago
      So beautiful...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to let you finish but we put a blog in yo volt so you can blog while voltin when you're blogging while driving.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am glad to see people tuning cars for E85 from the factory. There are turbo small block V8s making upwards of 2000hp on E85, and that is flat out ridiculous for $2.50/gal fuel. Hopefully other manufacturers will do the same for their smaller cheaper (Audis, Mazdas, Ecoboost Fords, etc.) turbo cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My new favorite supercar!!! And so sexy in white!
      • 3 Years Ago
      With the top off, I'd say this looks like what would be an AWESOME modern day interpretation of the Mach 5, rather than that horsepucky the Wachowski brothers put out.
      • 3 Years Ago
      WOW... I don't know what else to say. I'm looking for the wings that fold out so you can just fly away at 260mph.
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