For the last few weeks I have been writing about supercars, hypercars and cars that have broken previous land-speed records nearly bending the laws of physics. And now it’s finally time to write about a car that for a very long time has been compared as the true competitor to Bugatti, the “Koenigsegg Agera RS”.
“Koenigsegg Automotive AB” is a Swedish car manufacturing company that was founded by “Christian von Koenigsegg” in 1994 with the intention of producing a “world class” supercar. After years of development and intense testing their 1st car the “Koenigsegg CC8S” was delivered in 2002. In March 2009 the “Koenigsegg CCXR” was listed by Forbes as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Cars”, in December 2010 the “Koenigsegg Agera R” won the “Top Gear Hyper Car of the year” award. But enough of the history lesson, this is the Agera RS, the record holder of the fastest production car in the world.
As mentioned before the entire Agera line-up is frankly the most beautiful car in the world, linking beauty and performance unlike any other car ever built. The design of the rear hood is inspired by the iconic “Ford GT40” where lifting up the hood exposing the rear tires, but Koenigsegg took it a step further and engineered the car in such a way that even by lifting up the “Frunk” (front trunk) both the front tires are completely exposed. Other than its drop-dead gorgeous looks it also has pretty impressive aerodynamic features which include an active rear wing and flaps which open to cool the brakes under heavy braking. The entire body is made up of carbon fibre which gives it a very distinctive carbon trim in its bodywork and it’s also worth mentioning that it has the coolest doors in the world.
The interiors are covered in carbon fibre, alcantara and leather with the name of the car hand stitched into the dash board on the passenger side. The centre console is simple yet elegant with buttons to control the radio, A/C etc. with the engine Start/Stop button in the middle. Pushing it once causes the battery to come alive and light up the gauge cluster and everything else inside the car and pushing it again causes to V8 in the rear to wake up.
This car is not all looks as it proved by taking the title of the fastest production car in the world. This car was built on the platform of the Agera R with design elements of the Agera S and some new technology and parts from the powertrain of the Koenigsegg One:1. This car is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 which produces 1,341hp and is mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch gearbox which together is capable of launching the car from 0-62mph in 2.8 secs and 0-124mph in 8 secs flat. The Agera RS is limited to only 25 units and all have already been sold out.
On November 4th 2017 the Koenigsegg Agera RS broke the record of the fastest production car in the world which was previously set by Bugatti with a GPS verified two-way average speed of 447 kmph and a fastest straight-line speed of 458 kmph. This is not the first time they have held the title for breaking the land speed record. In 2004, Koenigsegg broke the record with their “Koegnigsegg CCX” which was held by the McLaren F1 since 1993. Koenigsegg doesn’t seem to be slowing down with the production of their cars as they have already launched prototypes of their next car the “Koenigsegg Regera” all ready to take back their title once broken.
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