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2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS1

2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS1

Big, bad, incredibly fast, and relatively well-rounded too

As the car world goes absolutely bananas over the release of the quarter-mile killing insane-o-mobile known as the Demon at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Koenigsegg is providing anyone with muscle car overload with a little respite. Say hello to the Agera RS1, a speedy Swedish meatball that’s far more car than the domestic straight-line one-trick pony from Dodge.

Koenigsegg first launched production of the Agera in 2011, and updated it by adding upgrades and special iterations every few years. The most notable of these is the venerable One:1, which was released at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 with an incredible one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, producing one horsepower for every kg of curb weight.

The Agera RS could be considered a follow up to the One:1, using a lot of the same equipment but with a slightly less bonkers power-to-weight ratio. That said, it’s still very fast, offering an impressive 0.83 horsepower per kg.

Regardless, the Agera RS is an absolute performance powerhouse, framed as “the ultimate track tool” for buyers. This RS1 model is the first example off the production line, bearing a bespoke exterior and interior worthy of such a machine.

Only 25 Agera RS models will be built, all of which were spoken for as of January of last year. Read on for more info on what makes this thing so damn beastly.

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2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon'

2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’

An RS with just the right amount of gold flake for unparalleled elegance? Yes, please!

Koenigsegg had a real winner on its hands when it introduced the 2010 Agera. So much so, that a number of other models like the Agera R, Agera S, and Agera X all came to be within just a few years. Then, in 2015, we were introduced to the Agera RS, a car that is billed as the “ultimate track tool” and slots above the Agera R, but below the One:1. Through a means of improved aerodynamics and weight reduction, the RS truly became a powerful track demon. Only 25 RS examples were built, all of which sold out quickly, with the first 10 being spoken for before the car even went into production. Now, two years later, Koenigsegg is coming back to the Geneva Motor Show with a new version of the RS, but this isn’t exactly a version you want to take on the track, even if it’s more than capable. Fitted with the optional 1MW engine, and doused with healthy doses of gold flake, this baby is the definition of special editions.

But, it’s not all about the gold flake and horsepower when it comes to the Agera RS Gryphon. This thing is prepped to be fully compliant with U.S. road regulations, which means you can drive this 1,360-horsepower beast from coast to coast if you really want to. There are plenty of cabin comforts and driving aids, and the roof can even be stored under the front hood. It’s a beautiful and well-appointed special edition, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it, and what makes it so special.

Updated 03/27/2016: We added a series of new images for the new Agera RS ‘Gryphon’. Check the "Pictures" tab to check them all.

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2016 Koenigsegg Agera RSR

2016 Koenigsegg Agera RSR

Limited to three units, all sold in Japan

The Koenigsegg Agera was launched in 2011, five years after the Swedish company introduced its first supercar, the CCX. Thoroughly redesigned inside and out, the Agera came with vast improvements compared to its predecessor, offering not just improved performance, but also a more luxurious interior and significantly more options for enhanced exclusivity. Over the years, Koenigsegg launched a few upgrades in the form of limited-edition models. The Agera R made its debut in 2011, followed by the Agera S in 2013. The more extreme One:1 with its outstanding power-to-weight ratio came in 2014, while the final iteration of the Agera, the RS, arrived in 2015. The nameplate is set to bow in 2016, when production of the Agera will come to a halt.

Koenigsegg unveiled the XS and the RS "Naraya," the first Agera RS models to be delivered in the U.S. and Europe, respectively, in August. Now, Koenigsegg has taken the wraps off the RSR, a limited-edition variant built exclusively for the Japanese market. Essentially a bespoke RS loaded with options, the RSR is limited to only three examples, a smaller fraction of the RS’ already scarce production run of just 25 units.

There is no official information as to who commissioned these models and if more RSR supercars will be sold in other markets, but given that the Agera RS is already sold out, it’s very unlikely to see more of them on the road.

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2016 Koenigsegg Agera RS "Naraya"

2016 Koenigsegg Agera RS "Naraya"

The Swedish brand showcases the first Agera RS delivered in Europe

The Koenigsegg Agera was launched in 2010 as the company’s second supercar after the CC. Built until 2013 in just seven units, the Agera spawned several upgraded versions and special-edition models. The Agera R arrived in 2011, the Agera S came to be in 2012, while the One:1 "Megacar" was born in 2014. The latter is the most powerful Koenigsegg built to date and it also delivers the greatest power-to-weight ratio.

The Agera nameplate soldiered on into 2015 with the RS, built in only 25 units. In 2016, Koenigsegg began deliveries of the RS with two vehicles unveiled at special automotive events. The Agera XS, the first U.S.-spec model was showcased at the Monterey Car Week, the first supercar built for an European customer was unveiled at Salon Prive.

Much like all Ageras delivered since the nameplate’s arrival, the RS Naraya features unique details and color schemes inside and out. However, unlike most supercars built to date, the Naraya features gold leaf detailing, a procedure that’s rarely used on automobiles, including exclusive supercars and luxury sedans. The gold leaf was applied by a renowned Italian craftsman at the request of the vehicle’s owner.

As far as the "Naraya" nickname goes, Koenigsegg says it is a name "closely associated with his family," but doesn’t say who bought the car. The only hit we have about the customer is the right-hand drive, meaning that he resides in either the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta or Cyprus. Most likely, the owner is located in the U.K., a country known for being home to numerous collectors and wealthy car enthusiasts.

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2016 Koenigsegg Agera XS

2016 Koenigsegg Agera XS

The Swedish company unveils the first U.S. homologated Agera

The Koenigsegg Agera was launched in 2010 as the company’s second nameplate after the CC, which spawned the CCR, CCX, and other limited-edition models. Built until 2013 in just seven units, the Agera received several updates. The Swedish brand launched the Agera R in 2011, the Agera S in 2012, and the One:1 "Megacar" in 2014. The latter is the most powerful Koenigsegg built to date and it also delivers the greatest power-to-weight ratio. However, the Agera saga continued into 2015 with the RS, built in 25 units, and in 2016 with the Agera Final. Although the Final was the last Agera-based supercar, Koenigsegg unveiled a new bespoke supercar at the Monterey Car Week.

Dubbed Agera XS, it’s a one-off vehicle with custom features inside and out, as well as the first Agera created specifically for a U.S. customer. Just like the RS it is based on, the XS is an evolution of the One:1 and incorporates much of the technology developed for the "Megacar."

“It is a true pleasure for us to present the Agera XS at this year’s Monterey Car Week, especially as this is the first Agera RS that will be fully homologated for use on American roads. Our re-entry into the U.S. market is a watershed moment for our company and the Agera XS is the perfect car to emphasize this occasion," said Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg.

Keep reading to find out more about it and stay tuned for updates.

Updated 08/18/2016: Our guy Jonathan Lopez is present at the 2016 Monterey Car Week and he took a series of shots for the new Koenigsegg Agera XS. Check them out in the picture gallery.

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2017 Koenigsegg Agera "Final" One of 1

2017 Koenigsegg Agera "Final" One of 1

Koenigsegg offers three final Ageras, with each one tailored to the customers liking

If you were to travel just one year into the past and take a trip to the Geneva Auto Show, you would see an exciting debut of the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Move forward just ten months, and you would find that all 25 units of the Agera RS were already spoken for – making it the fastest selling model in the brand’s history. As you step forward into the present, you’ll find another Agera making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, but this time, it is called the Koenigsegg One of 1 and it is a very special model.

The One of 1 is part of Koenigsegg’s Agera Final program that is designed to pay homage to the Agera RS and give owners an unprecedented input into the design and specification of the car. A total of three vehicles will be built under the Agera Final series. The thing about these three models is that each one, like the one seen here, will be completely unique. When it comes to the model displayed here, the customer wanted an Agera that was as close as possible to the One:1 performance-wise, while maintaining the roof window, luggage space, and stowable roof. Koenigsegg delivered in as fashionable a way as it could, debuting the first unique model at the Geneva Auto Show.

Since the Agera Final series is a three-car celebration of the sold-out Agera Range, Koenigsegg has opened its book of options to each customer, allowing any and every option to be selected as standard equipment. In addition, each model will also feature a bespoke aerodynamic treatment that will also set them apart from anything else out there. Some of the options that are now available at no cost include the 1MW engine upgrade, Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels, and a clear or partially clear carbon finish.

So with that said, let’s take a close look at the “One of 1” and see what the customer chose to do with this totally unique Agera. One thing is for sure: we’ll never see another like it.

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2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS

2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS

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.”

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2013 Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

2013 Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

Koenigsegg does things a little differently than the other hypercar makes, and the world is better for it. Engineering mastermind and company founder Christian Von Koenigsegg’s dream of the perfect hypercar is a real, gurgling pack of 100 blood-thirsty savages. His reality rolls out of the company’s aircraft hangar facility and into the dreams of gearheads worldwide.

Skillful tweaking of the Koenigsegg hypercar package leads to the Agera S Hundra, the company’s hundredth customer vehicle and rolling showcase for all that is right in the world. A rough calculation of 10 years in business over 100 cars shows that these stunners aren’t born overnight: in fact, it takes more than 36 days to build each car from scratch. Is it worth it? Oh yes, and then some. This Koenigsegg is every bit as spectacular as the latest Pagani and Bugatti models, and even innovates dozens of clever technical achievements yet to be included by their southern European rivals.

This Agera S Hundra customer car shipped right from Geneva to its new home with a wealthy Chinese gentleman. However, your own version of the Agera S model is available now, with numero 101 baking in the autoclave as we speak.

Click past the jump for the full review of Koenigsegg’s shockingly desirable Agera S Hundra, a full image gallery, and detailed explanations of the key technical marvels that make this Koenigseggs’s best dream car yet.

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2013 Koenigsegg Agera R Hundra

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R Hundra

Koenigsegg is celebrating the production of its 100th Agera with the unveiling of the one-off Agera R Hundra — the word "Hundra" is the Swedish translation for "one hundred." This one-off edition is distinguished by a hand-made piping in 24-carat gold, and 24-carat-gold thread embroidery on the seats and dash board.

The model is based on the Agera R, so it features the same exterior body kit, including front and side winglets, and that huge rear wing that provides increased downforce. However, the upcoming Agera R Hundra features a bespoke color trim and carbon-fiber wheels.

Under the hood, the Hundra features the usual 5.0-liter V-8 engine with twin turbochargers that delivers a total of 1,140 horsepower. The car sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and to 124 mph in 7.5 seconds. Top speed for the Agera R Hundra is 273 mph.

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2013 Koenigsegg Agera S

2013 Koenigsegg Agera S

Supercar builders like Bugatti and Pagani have made a living building special, one-off supercars for their exclusive clientele. Recently, their Swedish counterpart, Koenigsegg, has been getting some buzz for doing the same.

In the past few months alone, multiple reports about an Agera X, an Agera R BLT and even a Koenigsegg One:1 have surfaced, giving further credence to the growing notion that Koenigsegg is knee deep in its client-customization program.

Guess what? A new variant of the Agera has been spotted lurking the streets of Hong Kong. These photos of what’s being called the Agera S were taken by Ron Alder W Photography and he was kind enough to share them with us.

There’s not much in terms of details surrounding the Agera S, although we’ve been told that the supercar was built by Koenigsegg for countries where biofuel is not readily available. What this means is that owners of this supercar can still enjoy the all of its 1,030 horsepower capabilities by using premium fuel instead of the Agera R’s Flex biofuel capabilities.

As far as color choice is concerned, the Agera S looks to be sporting a sexy jade green color, which if you think about it, is appropriate for a country that holds jade — the jewel, not the color — in high regard.

We’ll continue rolling out more information as it becomes available.

Update 12/3/2012: This review has been updated with higher-quality images and a good look at the sweet rims and massive brakes.

Images used with permission from Ron Alder W Photography

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2013 Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

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.

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2012 Koenigsegg Agera X

2012 Koenigsegg Agera X

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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2013 Koenigsegg Agera R

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg is determined to take the supremacy out of Bugatti’s hands. After being officially unveiled back in 2011, the Agera R is entering the 2013 model year as a more powerful sports car with lots of improvements. Koenigsegg is put in a power improvement of 25 HP that will make the car capable of hitting a top speed of 273 mph. We’ll just have to wait for Koenigsegg to prove it.

The in-house developed 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbos now uses nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, from ANS, for reduced friction and fuel consumption. As a result, the Agera R will develop a total of 1,140 HP up from 1,115 HP. The Agera R comes also equipped with an unique Triplex suspension and a new, lighter rear exhaust section.

Aside from the bump in performance, the Agera R also comes with the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology.

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2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

We’re not going to lie; when we picked the Koenigsegg Agera as our 2010 supercar of the year, we were pretty proud of ourselves. Not only did we buck the trend of crowning the mythical title of world’s best exotic to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, we actually gave it to a car that has 300-less horsepower than the current fastest machine on the planet. We figured that even if the Veyron Super Sport can wallop the Agera on the drag strip, the latter’s combination of appeal, speed, and cheaper price tag was more than what we could get from the Veyron Super Sport. Turns out, we haven’t seen the very best and most powerful version of the Agera yet. That is, until this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Veyron SS-slayer, the Koenigsegg Agera R.

Now, if by any chance you’ve seen this car before in our pages, it’s because we actually ran a story of the Agera R first generating buzz over the webs because the Oman Royal Family got their hands on one even before it made its debut in Geneva. But now that the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is only days away from opening, Koenigsegg is gearing up to give the Agera R the world debut it deserves. And when the world gets to see the Agera R, you can be pretty sure that it’s going to be locked and loaded to throw-down with the mighty Veyron SS.

Updated 03/18/2011: Koenigsegg has revealed the full specifications on the Agera R, and although we like what we see, we expected a little better. The supercar will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in 7.5 seconds. Top Speed has been reported at 260 mph! Hit the jump to see more specs on the Agera R.

Updated 04/10/11: Seeing as the Koenigsegg Agera R is a hometown supercar in Sweden, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to find out that the first journalists given the keys to the Agera R for a test drive were the folks from Teknikensvarld.se, particularly one Erik Gustafsson who was the first journalist to ever test drive the car. Check out the video we’ve added to see how Gustafsson tries to tame the Agera R on the arctic roads of Sweden. Should be a good watch, folks.

UPDATE 09/04/11: Koenigsegg recently took some serious bragging rights for the Agera R when it claimed to have set a few high-speed records, further cementing the supercar’s status as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s biggest rival. According to the Swedish automaker, the Agera R managed to clock 0-186 mph in just 14.53 seconds, 0-200 mph in just 17.68 seconds, 200-0 mph in 7.28 seconds, and 186-0 mph in just 14.53 seconds. The records have yet to be verified, but if they prove to be legitimate, it’s only a matter of time before Koenigsegg slams Bugatti’s record. Check out videos of the Agera R’s record attempts after the jump.

Details on the Koenigsegg Agera R after the jump.

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2010 Koenigsegg Agera

2010 Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg will surprise us with a new supercar next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Called "Agera" (that means "to act" in Swedish or "ageless" in Greek), the new supercar will be limited at 16-20 cars per year. The first orders will be taken at the Geneva Motor Show, while the first customers will receive their cars by the end of the year.

The Agera was built to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary.

The Agera is powered by the same 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 910hp at the 6850rpm-redline and a peak torque of 1100Nm at 5100rpm. The car weights only 2832lbs and sprints from0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in 8.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to more than 245 mph.

The Agera features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392x36 and 380x34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs. Also a first in the automotive industry is the interior illumination: Ghost light. The illumination shines through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes, creating excellent
visibility of the symbols, as well as a very clean and stylish appearance, framed by an all-new carbon fbre centre console and tunnel assembly.

UPDATE 07/23/2011: The SuperCarSpotter got the chance to take a spin in the Agera and just so happened to have a video camera ready to record all of the pulsating sounds escaping the engine through the exhaust. You may want to turn your speakers up for this one! Hit the jump for the video!

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