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 a
Koenigsegg the car company appears to be on a streak in China right now, and its namesake founder is riding the lightning with the car you see above, the Koenigsegg One:1. Scanned from a brochure for the coupe, the name is a reference to its power output of one horsepower per kilogram. It's weight isn't known, but Cars UK says it's lighter than the Agera R and so probably in the area of 1,250 to 1,350 kilograms, and hence, hp.
About a month ago, we brought you news of a monstrously powerful one-off from Koenigsegg called the Agera R BLT. At the time we reported that the car was being built for a Chinese man of some great wealth and that the $2 million price tag represented the floor for a custom job like this.
The 1,185-horsepower Koenigsegg Agera R costs $2 million. Still, those who enter the seven-figure club are known to spend far more than mere MSRP because they can't risk their multimillion-dollar car being just like someone else's multimillion-dollar car. That's why Koenigsegg has a customization division called BLT. We don't know what that stands for, but are fairly certain it has nothing to do with delicious sandwiches.
The Koenigsegg Agera R recently took to the Nürburgring for a little fun. Not surprisingly, there were a few cameras on hand to see the 1,100-horsepower titan whomp its way around the course, including one lens stationed at the exit to the pits. At the end of the track's long straight, the vantage point allows viewers to see the vehicles on track at the peak of speed. For the Agera R, that means a flyby at somewhere around 250 mph. Now, we'll be the first to say there's no way of discerning
Sure, you could likely satiate your lust for speed with any number of mind-blowing and reality-bending supercars... but if you really want to break away from the pack with something that's as fast as it is different, we direct your attention to the matte blue machine above.
We all know Koenigsegg makes blisteringly fast exotic cars. The latest hyper machine from Sweden is the Agera R, and Koenigsegg wanted to see just how fast its two-door toy could go. With the help of an (unnamed) third party to verify the results and a Racelogic VBox, the Koenigsegg team set out to make some high-speed passes at its Sweden-based proving ground.