Koenigsegg Agera RS1

The 1,360-horsepower V8 dazzler was named “RS1” by the father-son duo who commissioned it. It’s part of a limited run the obscure Swedish carmaker has sent to the U.S. Most of its offerings, like the Regera it showed last month in Geneva, stay in Europe or the Middle East. The prior 25-unit Agera RS line, unveiled in early 2015, sold out more than a year ago.

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS1 garnered plenty of attention at an auto show devoid of any huge debuts, minus the impressive Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and a few other sports cars. It’s hand-built in Ängelholm, Sweden, and runs a cool $2 million and change.

Most impressive about the low, stealthy Koenigsegg Agera RS1 is its weight: Less gas and oil, it weighs 2,845 pounds, or about the same as a pair of Thoroughbreds. The number is especially impressive because the car still comes with many creature comforts, including climate control, entertainment and navigation, and a hydraulic lifting system to help the car clear curbs steep grades and other bumps in the road.

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And while the Demon, for instance, needed to eliminate even a passenger seat to achieve its 4,280-pound weight, the RS1 has electric carbon fibre sport seats. (Not to compare the two—the RS1 belongs to a price range miles removed from the Dodge and is a totally different animal.)

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The weight savings in the Agera help get it to 62mph in 2.8 seconds, with more than 1,000 pound-feet of torque pushed through its seven-speed automatic transmission. Top speed is 273 mph, and horsepower has been boosted by 200 hp since the original RS. It can even hit 1.8 Gs around corners—equal to what the Demon can do as well.

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Inside it is covered with blue Alcantara trim and polished carbon fibre edging that matches the “Arctic White” and blue accents on the front winglets, side skirts, diffuser and rear wing along the outside of the car. It doesn’t look considerably different from previous Ageras, but fans will know it when they see it. And every exterior detail, from the wings to the front splitter and the dynamically active rear spoiler, are purely functional. There is no fluff here.

Even better, the removable roof can be stored in the space under the hood of the car. As every good Koenigsegg roof should.

Source: bloomberg.com

 

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Koenigsegg Agera RS1 The 1,360-horsepower V8 dazzler was named 'RS1' by the father-son duo who commissioned it. It's part of a limited run the obscure Swedish carmaker has sent to the U.S. Most of its offerings, like the Regera it showed last month in Geneva, stay in Europe or the Middle...