A Harder Koenigsegg Agera Launches In GenevaBy Chris Weiss
The Koenigsegg Agera, which launched at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, was already a venerable, top-o-the-world supercar. But apparently some point between now and then, Christian von Koenigsegg went back to the boardroom and said “It’s not enough!” And the Agera R was conceived.
A faster, more powerful Agera, the R gets a bigger, 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s capable of spewing 1,115 horses and 885 lb-ft of torque. With the car’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis and sub-3,000-lb. curb weight, it’s sure to be quick and fast, though Koenigsegg is only throwing out a “theoretical top speed” at the moment. But when that top speed is 273 mph–greater than the world record–you know it’s going to be knee-shakingly fast. So fast, in fact, that the speed will be electronically “limited” to 233 mph in production.
For those buyers that are crazy enough to want to drive their $1.6-million supercar in the snow, Koenigsegg plans to offer a winter package, which will include Michelin snow tires, the aerodynamic Thule box pictured below, and a ski vacation to Sweden’s Copperhill Mountain Lodge with custom skis from Swedish manufacturer Extem. [via Inside Line]