First Koenigsegg Agera RS in Europe is not just good, it's golden

The Naraya will be revealed at Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance this week.

Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Rear End Exterior
  • Image Credit: Koenigsegg / L Johansson and A Chung
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Rear End Exterior
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Front End Exterior
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Front End Exterior
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Side Exterior
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Side Moving Exterior
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Center Console Close Up
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Nameplate/Wheels Close Up
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' Seat Close Up
The US saw t its first road-legal Koenigsegg Agera RS at this year's Monterey Car Week in the form of the very orange Agera XS. And while that bespoke model was exceptional, Europe's first Agera RS is better. Europe's Agera RS, which has been dubbed "Naraya" – a name closely associated to the owner's family – will be unveiled at this week's Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance at the Blenheim Palace in England and is a gold-leafed thing of beauty.

The Naraya is essentially the same vehicle as the Agera XS, but is customized to meet the owner's request. The body is finished in a blue-tinted carbon fiber, which has been carried over to the supercar's carbon fiber tub – a first for Koenigsegg. As if the gorgeous shade of blue wasn't enough, the Naraya also features an extensive amount of gold leaf on the inside and outside.

The gold leaf, which was applied by hand at the automaker's factory in Sweden by Ettore 'Blaster' Callegaro, a distinguished craftsman from Italy, took two weeks to apply. Callegaro worked 12-hour days, six days a week to apply the gold leaf to the glued surface and then turned it by hand using a small tool. The gold leaf was then finished in multiple clear coats to protect it from scratching.

With gold leaf and blue-tinted carbon fiber on the outside, one would assume that's enough bling for one vehicle, but it doesn't stop there. The interior, which features blue Alcantara with gold piping and stitching, is topped off by the Naraya nameplate that's finished in 18-carat yellow gold, along with 155 cultured diamonds.

Power still comes from a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that generates 1,160 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque. The supercar also features all of Koenigsegg's creature comforts including a front and rear hydraulic lifting system, USB port, climate control, and more. The blue and gold supercar will line up next to two other special Koenigseggs including a One:1 that recently set a VMax200 speed record at Bruntingthrope for traveling 240 mph and the very last Agera R ever made.

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