This is the Koenigsegg Agera RS1, fresh off the boat/plane from Sweden. It’s surely the most magnificent Koenigsegg I’ve ever seen in person, and it’s all because of that stunning blue alcantara interior. The blue really makes the look of the Agera RS1 pop, and gives it that million dollar level of detail people pay the biggest bucks for.
It was incredible laying eyes on this thing in the flesh.
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Koenigsegg, maker of Swedish Hypercars, is also working to revolutionize the internal combustion engine. Engineering Explained explains…
We went to the 2015 New York International Auto Show this past weekend to get up close with all of the cars we’ve been hearing so much about and commenting on in the last few months. NYIAS is always a fantastic time, but this year was the best it has been in 10 years. The show is a bit of a tradition for us to do with our friends, and this year we chose to forgo the press days so we could go with the group. I’ll admit up front that we didn’t get to everything that was at the show, but we had a blast with everyone. Here are our highlights and opinions on the cars we saw.
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This is one of those showdowns to end all showdowns. A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse pitted against a Koenigsegg Agera R in a 200mph duel.
Everyone who attended to 2014 New York International Auto Show was treated to a very special surprise in the form of this stunning Koenigsegg Agera R. Koenigsegg is a Swedish supercar manufacturer that ranks among the top tier of the automotive elite, building just a few cars per year, each with seven figure price tags.
The Agera R is one of Koenigsegg’s most astounding creations, and until the recent unveiling of their One:1 Megacar, the Agera R was the marquee’s flagship. With 1140bhp available while running on E85, the Agera R has performance that will embarrass a Bugatti Veyron. In fact, the Agera R still holds the world record for 0-300km/h and 0-300-0km/h at 14.53 sec and 21.19 sec respectively. Top speed is a theoretical 273mph, but has yet to be verified.
This is one of those hyper-exotics that will make a Ferrari Enzo or Porsche Carrera GT seem tame. Even the new hybrid hypercars will only hang on to the Agera R for so long before falling back. It was truly a sight to be seen, and it stunned the crowds of people at NYIAS. In fact, most people had no idea what it was. I must’ve heard, “Wow, is that a Ferrari?” uttered about 50 times during the 20 minutes I spent looking at the car. A Koenigsegg is an exotic among exotics.
Enjoy the pics!
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Drive takes us inside Koenigsegg, this time giving us a look at the design and process behind their new One:1’s special carbon fiber wheels. As stated in the video, the wheels are one of the most important parts of a car to make light, but they also require a lot of strength. Carbon fiber seems the perfect material then. Enjoy.
Drive takes us inside Koenigsegg, this time showcasing the One:1’s revolutionary top (or rather front) mounted rear spoiler.
Drive takes us inside the new Koenigsegg One:1. The car is named after its power to weight ratio (1hp/1kg) and Koenigsegg claims it to be the first “megacar” because it produces 1 megawatt of power (1360hp). Great video!
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport vs Koenigsegg Agera R. Even though we’re sure you have already seen this video, as a car blog, we are obligated to post it. Here, ladies and gentleman, are two of the fastest cars in the world going head-to-head on an open runway. It also happens to be one of the best lessons in Power-To-Weight-Ratio ever caught on camera. Enjoy.
This is really, and I mean really, significant. I had heard the idea of replacing camshafts with individual electronic actuators for each valve in an engine a few years ago, but the folks at Koenigsegg have developed a tangible prototype. This video from Drive’s Inside Koenigsegg series shows the system close up. Christian Von Koenigsegg claims the finished system should see an increase of 30% for horsepower, torque, and fuel economy on a gasoline engine. So, look out in your driveway and do the math on your own car, and just think how badly you can’t wait for this technology to be in widespread production.
C&D goes to Sweden to test the daddy of all Koenigseggs, and see how it goes both on a tight road course and on an open runway.
JF Musial visits the Koenigsegg factory in Sweden. It is a half hour long, but if you love cars you will make time. It is an incredible video, offering much insight into Koenigsegg.