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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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The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing now and medals are quickly adding up. We started wondering what about the varying cars of the world? There is no auto racing in the Olympics and a love of awesome cars is one thing that is shared throughout the entire world. So why not include them?

Here at Topspeed, we felt it was time to give our 4-wheeled friends a fair chance and display the top supercars from each of the countries participating in the 2012 Summer Games – those that produce supercars. So let’s have a look at what these countries have to offer. You may be surprised to find out what countries produce some awesome supercars and what ones don’t produce any at all.

We stand to learn a lot about the world of supercars while putting this piece together, so we are certain you will learn a ton right along with us.

Click past the jump to read our entire list and check out our full infographic.

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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Our favorite Youtube user, Marchettino, has managed to delight us one more time by attending the 2012 edition of the Top Marques Monaco to film all of the amazing vehicles in attendance. We have to admit the list of supercars is quite impressive.

For those who don’t know, the Top Marques is an important supercar show that brings together some of the most expensive and exclusive supercars, hypercars, and tuning projects every year. It’s kind of like Christmas for us auto journalists, but without the big, jolly guy giving one of these supercars to us as a present. This kind of Christmas comes with huge prices and tremendous power backing it up.

Our favorite from the entire list of vehicles in attendance this year is the Koenigsegg Agera R , but the list is much, much longer.

Hit the jump for a full list of the cars featured in the video and pick out your favorite!


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.

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When it comes about cool supercars, Koenigsegg is definitely one of our favorite brands. So you can imagine why we get pretty excited when we see one in action around the Nurburgring race track.

This video shot by Youtube user cvdzijden shows a Koenigsegg CCX . In fact he say that this is a Koenigsegg CCX 7031 Streetfighter prototype, but offered no other details on it. Too bad! Next to it , Koenigsegg was also present with a red Agera R . In the video you hear the great engine sound and also the start-up sound. You see it also in action on the Green Hell!

And, for those of you who have forgotten, the CCX is powered by 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers an amazing 806 HP. The car is capable to hit a top speed of 245 mph!


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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