There is no shortage of horsepower coming from the Koenigsegg stable these days, but two introductions at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show seems to prove that there’s no such thing as too much power. Alongside the 1,500-horsepower Regera hybrid megacar, Koenigsegg has also used its home-turf motor show to reveal a track-focused version of the Agera: the Agera RS.

Slotting in between the 1,124-horsepower Agera R and the 1,341-horsepower One:1, the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS focuses on improved aerodynamics and power and weight reduction to make this car the “ultimate track tool.” As an analogy, the Agera RS will be to the One:1 what the 911 GT3 is to the 911 Turbo, giving up some top-end power in the name of enhanced handling and cornering abilities.

After all, once you get above 1,000 horsepower, is there really that big a difference? To that question, the Agera RS is an emphatic and high-priced “yes.”

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS.

  • 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1160
  • 0-60 time:
    2.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    250 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    1500000 (Est.)
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Exterior

If you can imagine what a Batman-inspired Koenigsegg Agera would look like, the RS is it. Every element of the Agera’s exterior has been enhanced for better aerodynamics, and it gives the Agera RS a more aggressive and distinct design. To help the Agera RS stick to the pavement, it has received a massive splitter, fascia winglets and lower side skirts, but the biggest aero improvement is that sinister-looking rear wing that delivers almost 1,000 pounds of downforce at 155 mph! Air flow has also been optimized with underbody flaps, larger air vents behind the front wheels and a restyled rear fascia with a bigger air opening.

Interior

As expected, the interior of the Koenigsegg Agera RS features plenty of exposed carbon fiber, but no major changes have taken place compared to the other Agera models. To help make this car stand out, though, Koenigsegg does offer options such as a roof scoop, luggage set and even a diamond-encrusted key fob.

Drivetrain

Output of the Agera’s 5.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 has been increased to 1,160 horsepower, and without giving specifics, Koenigsegg added that the Agera RS can also be equipped to run on E85 flex fuel in some markets that will result in “higher power levels.” In addition to its higher engine output, the Agera RS will have lower curb weight, although Koenigsegg has yet to give a specific number. It did say that the Agera RS would weigh less than the Agera R and Agera S – the S being the lighter of the two, at around 3,120 pounds.

Prices

There is no word yet on pricing, but chances are if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it. And if you can afford the car’s expected $2 million price tag, you better act fast. Koenigsegg is only building 25 examples of the extreme Agera RS, 10 of which have already been spoken for.

Competition

Ferrari FXX K

2015 Ferrari FXX K High Resolution Exterior
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Unlike the Agera RS, which may prove to be street-legal, the Ferrari FXX K is a track-only car. Largely based on the LaFerrari, the FXX K is a limited-edition hypercar that is about as exclusive as they get, since only selected Ferrari customers have the privilege of ordering one. The model is powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 that develops 860 horsepower, paired with an electric motor that brings an additional 190 horsepower. The system’s overall maximum torque is said to be in excess of 664 pound-feet.

Using motorsport slicks from Pirelli and an aerodynamic package that delivers a staggering 1,190 pounds of downforce at 124 mph, the Ferrari FXX K should be about as fast on a circuit as a thoroughbred racing car, which in many ways it is. Despite that, the model was not developed for competition and doesn’t follow any homologation requirements, instead serving as a rolling laboratory for the next generation of Ferrari supercars.

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

2014 Pagani Zonda Revolucion #5 Exterior
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Unveiled back in 2013, when the Huayra was already starting deliveries, the Pagani Zonda Revolución is the most extreme Zonda ever built. Topping the scales at only 2,359 pounds and with an aerodynamic bodykit inspired by the Zonda GR, the Revolución also uses technology derived straight from Formula One, with the DRS (Drag Reduction System) on the rear wing and special carbon-ceramic brake rotors.

The hypercar’s 6.0-liter V-12 from Mercedes-AMG delivers 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a staggering 748 horsepower per ton. Paired with a motorsport-derived six-speed transmission that can change gears in just 20 ms, the Zonda Revolución can go from naught to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds and then to a top speed of over 220 mph. Sadly, only five units were built and all of them have been spoken for.

Conclusion

Even though Koenigsegg is not exactly playing in the big leagues when it comes to sales, especially compared to the likes of Ferrari or Lamborghini, the Swedish carmaker should be applauded for its continuous investment in new models. I say this because there has been at least one new Keonigsegg unveiled every year from 2002 until now, with the Geneva Motor Show being the usual venue for the events. The 2015 edition of the Geneva Motor Show will bring not one but two new Koenigseggs, one of which is a hybrid monster called Regera, while the other one is the track-focused Agera RS.

Unlike most of its rivals, the Agera RS will still be a road car though, so it will be interesting to learn how the carmaker mixed the circuit-attack credentials with the usual creature comforts found in the other Agera models. That said, my take is that the 2015 Koenigsegg lineup may be a little too crowded after the Agera RS and Regera arrivals, but I’m not part of the demographics for one anyway so what do I know?

  • Leave it
    • * Very expensive
    • * Too much competition from Koenigsegg’s own models

Press Release

The Agera RS pushes the boundaries and takes the Agera to all new levels of performance. With focus on track aptitude, the RS utilizes advanced technology from the One:1 program while maintaining all the features and functionalities of previous S and R models, and beholds the Agera’s everyday usability, luggage compartment, rear window and detachable and storable hardtop.

2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS High Resolution Exterior
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Examples of available RS enhancements are; advanced lightweight sound insulation, new track optimized front splitter, front winglets, side skirts, advanced dynamic underbody flap system and a dynamically active rear spoiler for added down force, which is now up to 450 kg at 250 km/h. The RS also features improved side air outlets behind the front wheels, increased power and raised rpm limit. Even with all the additional functionality and equipment, we have managed to lower the curb weight, compared to the R and S versions, using advanced chassis and body composites and lay-up.

On top of the standard equipment, the Agera RS also offers the option to choose Koenigsegg active and self-levelling chassis package, 3G connected Pre-Active chassis setups, alternative aero package, active sound cancellation and much more.

The engine - like the previous Agera S version - has been optimized for regular pump gas and now puts out an incredible 1160 Bhp on regular petrol.

2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS High Resolution Exterior
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Given the 5 liter engine volume, this gives an astonishing 232 Bhp per liter with perfect reliability. On certain markets the Agera RS can also be upgraded to run on E85 with flex fuel capabilities, for even higher power levels.

The Agera RS is the ultimate track tool, while still being able to be registered for road use worldwide, as it is complies with the latest safety standards and other necessary homologation features.

The RS will be handcrafted in only 25 examples, with 10 pre-sold prior to the first showing.

2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS High Resolution Interior
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Optional functionality for Agera RS
Front hood vents for increased downforce
One:1 inspired active front venturi flap system under splitter
Active ride height and shock absorber system
Integrated side winglets for reduced drag
1 MW E85 power upgrade
Roof Scoop
Interior options as anodizing, contrasting stitching and/or piping, pattern on floor mats / roof / back wall
Lifestyle options such as Diamond encrusted key fob, sound system, parking sensors, rear view camera, front end stone chip protection film, luggage set, winter wheel package and aero carbon softline roof box

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