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This year at the Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg is presenting the brand new Agera R. The Agera R on the Koenigsegg show stand is inspired by the legendary
Speed Racer theme. Speed Racers main color is white and so is the car. Equipped
with special Michelin tires and a custom made Thule Roof Box, the Speed Racer is
ready to attack the ski resorts.
Last year, Koenigsegg presented a
pre-production version of the upcoming Koenigsegg Agera. Since then the
pre-production car and several test mules have continued the Agera development
program. The Agera pre-production car has been driven by several influential
motoring journals, resulting in raving reviews and awards, such as for example
becoming the "Top Gear Hypercar of the Year".
All in all the production
versions of the Agera are created to take the Koenigsegg experience to the next
level both on the road and the track, still maintaining the largest luggage
space in the industry in combination with the unique Koenigsegg door system and
The Agera R displayed at Geneva is a very
special customer car, set to be delivered to its new Norwegian owner straight
after the show closes. It comes equipped with a special roof section featuring
an integrated Thule carbon-fiber ski-box containing two pairs of Koenigsegg
skis. This $28,000 roof-box can be easily swapped for a conventional roof
section when not required and has a top speed rating of 186 mph. Winter wheels
and tires are another $11,700 option.
The price of the optional 'R'
package, on top of a normal $1,400,000 Agera, is $211,000 at current exchange
rates, but that looks like something of a bargain compared to the $270,000
Koenigsegg charges for creating a bare carbon car.
The interior of the Agera R is like no other car. No other materials than
those deemed worthy by Koenigsegg are allowed. This means that
what you get to touch and see inside the Agera R is only aluminum, carbon fiber,
precious metals, alcantara and aniline leather.
All switch gear is highly
bespoke and features wonderfully unique solutions, as for example the Koenigsegg
Ghost light, that make solid aluminum buttons gleam with LED powered symbols
appearing out of nowhere. The illumination shines through the billet aluminum
buttons and surfaces by way of almost invisible micro holes, creating excellent
visibility of the symbols as well as a very clean and stylish appearance, framed
by an all-new carbon fiber center console and tunnel assembly.
Koenigsegg Agera R: Review (2/2)