Koenigsegg Agera RS Confirmed To Arrive At 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The limited Koenigsegg lineup will apparently be expanding as soon as the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with the Swedish supercar manufacturer teasing a so-called Agera RS model on its official Facebook page. This will not be the first Geneva Motor Show where Koenigsegg has brought something new, with last year’s edition of the show hosting the world premiere of the bonkers Koenigsegg One:1, named for its 1,360 PS (1,341 horsepower) and 1,360 kg (2,998-pound) weight.
While the Swedes have been tight-lipped about any information other than the upcoming model’s name, it is believed that the Agera RS may either slot between the Agera R and the One:1 or will simply be a track-only version of the Agera, in the style of the Pagani Zonda R and the Ferrari FXX K.
What can be known is that it will have a new version of the twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter, V-8 found in every other current Koenigsegg. As a reminder, the powerplant develops 1,030 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque in the base Agera S and plenty more in the insane One:1. Other than a different amount of power, the model may also get some new suspension parts and likely a new bodykit, my guess being that it may look like a One:1 on steroids from most points of view.
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Why it matters
Started a little over two decades ago, Koenigsegg has had a lot of ups and downs since its inception, but this hasn’t stopped its CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, from creating multiple versions of its only car and trying to conquer other markets over the years. In fact, Koenigsegg AB was at one point close to buying ill-fated Saab, thus creating a "little fish swallows big fish" situation. Exactly one year after unveiling the insane One:1, the Swedish carmaker is preparing to launch the third Agera version, but what kind of model will be is a mystery surrounded only by speculation so far. Considering that only around 50 people constantly work for Koenigsegg and the carmaker only sells a few cars a year, one must wonder how it is still developing new models, even if all of them share more than 90 percent of parts.