The crew at Koenigsegg is pretty confident the company's Agera R can put some high-end metal in its place. That includes bruisers like the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari, thanks in part to the fact that the Agera R puts down more power than either of its two main competitors. The P1 and LaFerrari also weigh more and boast lower top speeds than the Swedish machine. While speaking at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg representatives even said they had little doubt the Agera R would be able to turn out a faster lap time than the Pagani Huayra on the Top Gear test track.

As you may recollect, the Koenigsegg Agear R boasts 1,140 horsepower from its twin turbo 5.0-liter V8. Weighing in at 3,163 pounds, the machine is capable of bolting to 200 miles per hour in a scant 17.68 seconds on its way to a top speed of 273 mph. Sounds like a party.


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      jf.bouchard
      • 1 Year Ago
      For a truly epic rivalry we need LeKoenigsegg.
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      The old one was cool with 800HP, 1140 is kinda ridiculous. (Yes 800 is ridiculous too, but still)
      asdf
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will not be satisfied until I see 300 mph from a supercar.
      Andrew Mabey
      • 1 Year Ago
      i believe it... i mean, the veyron ss is officially the fastest production car in the world (Hennessy is a tuning house) but if someone asked me what THE fastest production car in the world is, i'd say the Agera R
      Jmaister
      • 1 Year Ago
      There\'s no point of beating, those cars are hybrid powered. Agera is as awesome as any hyper cars, hyper = no win/lose. Its just awesomeness.
      gearhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't really care about any back and forth between the manufacturer's, not that I think this is, but I am really excited to see all three put their money where there mouths are...
      Wes Mantooth
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is why video games are awesome. why not try them all?
      GTRB26DETT
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a lot of respect for Koenigsegg, especially Christian. However, Koenigsegg does not race and its shown that the car has hard time putting down all the power. Yes its powerful and crazy, but when it comes to lap times, I don't think Koenigsegg will be the car that can beat LaFerrari or P1. It takes skills to produce 1100hp, but it also takes different set of skills to produce a car that can put all of its power down.
        Autoblogist
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GTRB26DETT
        OK, so what actual info do you have to back up the what your saying? Saying \"it takes a differnent set of skills to put all of its power down\" isn\'t saying much. What leads you believe the Agera R can\'t put match or beat the P1 or Ferrari\'s lap performance?
          GTRB26DETT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Autoblogist
          you're right I don't have a direct lap time comparisons between the 3 models. However, watching some of the reviews of Agera R, and making educated guesses based on CCRX ( I realize agera is a different car, but Agera R is an evolution of the CCRX in a way) I think I can assume that Agera R is a twtichy car with journalists stating that it has hard time putting all the power down. That coupled with the fact that CCRX's laptimes were slower than ferrari 458 on the nurburgring, I came up with that assumption. I didn't mean to write of koenigsegg as a bad car or anything, just that P1 and LaFerrari seem to be a more track oriented car than Agera. No offense intended.
          Autoblogist
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Autoblogist
          Point taken, no problem,
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        dan1malk
        • 1 Year Ago
        Mine list is exactly reversed, with the Agera at the top and the Ferrari at the bottom. Something about an Italian super car that's just too obvious a choice. Like picking an Camry or Civic. It's just too expected. I'd also add the Noble M600, the Venom GT, and the 918 above the Huayra/LaFerrari, too. As if I could afford one of these anyway... :(
      rü$╫
      • 1 Year Ago
      In my opionon konegsigg is full of himself...that car is among the ugliest of cars, I wouldent care if its faster. It's defiantly not prettier.
        juststudent
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rü$╫
        I really like the shape tho. The flying saucer shape cockpit looks comfy and overall design doesn't feel aggresive, rather humble, clean and neat. I think it will age better than LaFerrari.
        G_Rock
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rü$╫
        Maybe he does have a bit of an ego but it takes a little confidence in one's self to start a supercar company from scratch at 22 years old and take it to the pinnacle of road-going automotive performance in less than 20 years. Everything about the shape of the car is purposeful and because of that, I think its beautiful.
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whoever is comparing the looks/styling of the cars is a loser or a girl. Styling doesnt win races
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bobby_Sards
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      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pfftt...call me when someone hits 275mph.
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