Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

Last month, Koenigsegg unveiled the very cool Agera R BLT - a one-off supercar specially customized for a very rich Chinese customer using the company’s latest customer customization program. Unfortunately, the owner never had a chance to enjoy his one-off supercar because the Chinese officials have already seized the car.

Chinese officials stated that the car had been smuggled, since the driver never paid the import tax upon receipt of the vehicle. One look at the import tax and just about everyone will be able to see why the owner wanted to skip out on it. The Agera R BLT sold for $2.35 million, but after applying the import taxes, the price skyrocketed to $4.7 million - twice the value of the car. Yeah, anyone’s checkbook would raise an eyebrow on that one.

What makes the situation worse is that, according to the Chinese police, this seize is just part of a bigger anti-smuggling campaign that has netted vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Porsche, Audi, and Range Rover. We all have to pay our taxes, people!

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The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours ended a long time ago, but it looks like vehicles from the show continues to appear. Today, we have a new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, featuring the amazing Koenigsegg Agera R supercar.

In this video, Jay Leno doesn’t run the show, but Christian von Koenigsegg himself takes the lead and talks about one of the most impressive supercars the company has ever developed. He explains how easy this car can be transformed into a daily driver. In all honesty, we are not sure if it’s worth starting up the 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbos just to go to the corner, but hey, to each his own. We’d rather use the engine’s 1,140 HP for what it’s really supposed to do: beat someone to the line in style.

For anyone in the U.S. trying to do just that, they can now order the Agera R if they have the cool $1.5 million to spend.

The 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R made its official debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show and now, a few months after the Quail and the McCall Motorworks Revival during the Pebble Beach weekend, the car has officially landed on the American market.

Christian von Koenigsegg welcomed many of the company’s current American clients, as well as many new ones, and he was pleased to inform everyone that the Agera R was given a warm welcome in the US.

The bad news about this scenario is the price tag. On the US market, the Agera R is priced at an impressive $1.5 million, but can get even more ridiculous considering Koenigsegg’s new bespoke personalization service. For the money, customers will get a supercar powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbos that delivers an impressive 1,115 HP. The car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to an impressive top speed of 273 mph.

Looks like Pagani isn’t the only supercar automaker that’s diving into the world of one-off, special edition models of their supercars.

Swedish automaker Koenigsegg is also in on the action with the release of the Agera R BLT, a one-off, China-bound Agera R that was born from Koenigsegg’s customer customization program.

Few details were spared by Koenigsegg surrounding the Agera R BLT, but the car, already striking in itself, does have a blue tinted clearcoat carbon body with matching red lining in various parts of the car, a "BLT" badge on the rear valence, and a new set of multi-spoker wheels.

The interior also gets the same blue-and-red theme while also receiving quilted leather seats, blue ambient highlights around the dash, and suede lining along various parts of the interior.

In terms of performance, the Agera R BLT is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces a ridiculous 1,140 horsepower and 885 lb/ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a blazing top speed of 245 mph.

"We are thrilled over the result and we hope the customer will like his car as much as we do," said Koenigsegg head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg.

Needless to say, we’d be pretty thrilled if we could call this bad boy our own.

Almost every automaker in the world is currently offering a special line of accessories to get more bang out of their brand image buck. Koenigsegg has now joined the bunch with a new Accessory Line, making it the only Koenigsegg product we can actually afford.

The new Koenigsegg Accessory Line includes a variety of lifestyle items ranging from hand-built scale models to cuff links, artwork, and clothing. The prices are also pretty accessible - when compared to a Koenigsegg model - and range from $45 for a pen or $48 for a t-shirt up to $12,300 for a carbon ceiling lamp.

We also found a blue Agera R in 1:43 scale in the store. This scale model is limited to only 500 units and priced at $188. The blue Limited Edition model was created by Frontiart for exclusive distribution by Koenigsegg Lifestyle. Each product in the new accessory line has been chosen or developed by founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

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We know we told you in many times that Marchettino is our Youtube hero, but we have to say it one more time, because this time he managed to shot a very cool video of our favorite supercar: the Koenigsegg Agera R .

The video was filmed during the Dodgeball Supercar Rally and luckily for him - and u -, the owner was an extremely kind guy that even revved the car, showed the engine and the interior of the supercar. But more importantly, he even let us hear nicely the loud sound of the engine while following the convoy.

So, all you have to do is turn up the speakers and enjoy the full throttle accelerations and the tunnel blast.

For those of you who have forgotten, the Agera R is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbo engine that delivers a total of 1,115 HP and can hit an impressive top speed of 273 mph (estimated).

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Watching the processes which are involved in creating any piece of machinery, let alone a car, is amazing. These experiences really give you an idea of how every human thing which surrounds you comes from a factory somewhere and someone or something has worked on creating it.

In the case of Koenigsegg , the vast majority of components featured in their cars are hand-made and this point is continually brought up in the latest episode of Driven with J.F Musial, who also visited the Pagani and McLaren factories a few weeks back.

In the 30-minute documentary-type video, the man who founded the company, Christian von Koenigsegg, takes the camera through all of the detailed stages which are necessary in order for the brand to produce the incredible hypercars which it does.

Add that to the fact that just over 10 units are produced annually, and the notable point that there’s an abandoned airfield next door, and you have the perfect example of what high-end exotics are all about: Exclusivity and Speed.

In addition to exploring individual components of the Koenigsegg, specifically the Agera R , Musial was lucky enough to be taken out by the company’s 24-year old chief test driver for some high speed runs, cornering and braking on the airfield literally next door to the abandoned military base which the brand now occupies.

You’ll see all of this and more in the following video, so enjoy it!

We have to be honest with you from the beginning: the Koenigsegg Agera R is by far our favorite supercar. And events like GranTurismo Nurburgring seems to be just the perfect place for it. We just have to thank Ansho Bijlmakers for being in the right place in the right time!

We have to remind you this is the same place where the Agera R managed to broke the Nurburgring record , hitting a top speed of 249.54mph, so do you believe us know when we say the GranTurismo Events Nurburgring is just the right place for the Agera ?

The car presented at the event is a 2013 model, a car that comes with a few updates over the previous model: an output increased from 1,115 HP to 1,140 HP and gets an unique Triplex suspension and a new, lighter rear exhaust section. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has an announced top speed of 273 mph.

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While everyone is waiting for this week-end’s Beijing Auto Show, on the other side of the world, Top Marques Monaco brings together some of the most impressive supercars in the world. And this special Koenigsegg Agera X is one of them. And no, we did not write this incorrectly! This special Agera has been unveiled at the Top Marques and according to GT Spirit it adds a few updates that further differentiate it from a standard Koenigsegg Agera .

One of the first features - and the most obvious one is of course its matte black exterior paint and the numerous carbon fiber elements. No other details have been offered, but we hope Koenigsegg will offer some official details pretty soon.

One thing is for sure though: under the hood the Agera X will keep the usual 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 910 HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 245 mph.

Hit the jump for a video of the official debut in Beijing.

Source: GT Spirit

If you needed more proof as to how cool the new Koenigsegg Agera R is, here it is! During the recent Gran Turismo Events on the Nurburgring, the car was able to hit an impressive 401.6 km/h or 249 mph. According to the official statement: "when the awesome 1200 HP Koenigsegg Agera R passed the pit lane on Döttinger Höhe on Thursday everyone was amazed by the speed of the car."

And why shouldn’t they be; the Agera R used the whole 3.5 kilometer straight and hit an impressive 249 mph before braking at the bridge in Tiergarten.

The owner of the car, Bård Eker from Norway, said there were "no problems with stability under extreme speeds. The tarmac was a little bumpy while braking so It was quite exciting before the left turn."

Next to the Agera R, a total of 120 super cars attended the event, with the most popular being the Porsche GT3 , the Ferrari 458 , and the Lamborghini Gallardo .

Hit the jump for a video of the car in action on Gran Turismo Nurburgring.


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