For a while know, the mad Swedes at Koenigsegg have released teasers regarding the two cars they would be revealing at this year's Geneva motor show: the Agera RS and the Regera. Now, normally, this would be incredibly exciting. But remember, this is the company that revealed the One:1 at Geneva last year. Incredibly exciting just isn't exciting enough to describe how insane these cars are going to be. They have revealed the Agera RS before the Regera, essentially using a hypercar to build up the hype for their super-mega-ultra-over 9,000-car. But let's focus on the fantastic beast that is the new Agera RS.
The Koenigsegg Agera R will never be a car that is considered normal, boring, common, inexpensive, or less than tear-your-face-off fast. The car is a marvel of modern engineering, with its 1,140 horsepower, twin-turbo V8 and extremely aerodynamic body allowing it to accelerate faster than a Bugatti Veyron Supersport. With only 18 made, it's a bit rarer than a Veyron Supersport too. But, as with seemingly every manufacturer these days, there's always a few customers that somehow don't think their car is fast enough. So now, Koenigsegg has used much of what it learned from its One:1 hypercar to make an even faster version of the Agera.
No performance stats have been announced yet, but just looking at this new Koenigsegg will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about how mind-blowingly fast it's going to be. At first glance, it looks very much like the One:1 did last year. Partly because seemingly every single piece of the car reveals beautiful, visible carbon fiber, and partly because of the obvious aerodynamic improvements over the outgoing model. The front end features a massive front splitter along with canards slicing through the air ahead of the front wheels, while the back end features a revised, and utterly massive, rear spoiler to keep the back end planted as the engine fires all its power to the rear wheels. As I mentioned earlier, the power output has not been confirmed but I'd expect it to be somewhere in the range of 1,200 horsepower. Yeah, 1,200.
This car appears to be nothing less than the latest masterpiece from the geniuses at Koenigsegg. With extensive use of carbon fiber, 3D printing (I assume), aerodynamic advancements and mental amounts of power, this car will be sure to terrorize race tracks and bank accounts alike. For all things Koenigsegg, and for more news on this year's insane Geneva motor show, stay tuned to Oh So Lofty.