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Record-Breaking Koenigsegg Agera RS Takes A Stand At Detroit Auto Show 16
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Detroit-Auto-Show, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Michelin on 01 16th, 2018


Some automakers have opted to sit out the Detroit Auto Show, but at least one will be represented there for the first time this year.
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Christmas Presents Don’t Come Any Better Than A Koenigsegg Agera R 31
Dec
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Film, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 12 31st, 2017


Giving is what the Christmas spirit is all about, but someone thought he could give himself a present, too – and what a gift that was!

As it turns out, he took delivery of a Koenigsegg Agera R, complete with a red bow. You know, just like the ones us, mere mortals, put on our gifts that, unfortunately, are not a hypercar.

In fact, this owner had been hunting for an Agera R for some time before finding one in Japan that had less than 500 miles on the odo, which makes it practically brand new. Its satin white bodywork is adorned with some blue details, but we guess that wasn’t what lured him into buying the Koenigsegg in the first place.

In all likelihood, it was its 1,115HP output when running on E85 ethanol, or 1,050HP on 98 octane gas. Being able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h [62mph] in just 2.9 seconds and to 200 km/h [124mph] in just 7.5 seconds, along with a top speed in excess of 420 km/h (261 mph) are what make the Agera R a true hypercar.

Moreover, the Agera R is second only to the RS version, which is currently the fastest car in the world with a Bugatti Veyron-beating 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) top speed. But, hey, more than 420 km/h should be enough for anyone; finding a long enough straight to get there will be the real challenge.

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The Latest Hypercars Would Make Awesome Le Mans Racers 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Agera, Le Mans, McLaren Senna, Mercedes AMG Project One, Motorsport, Porsche 918, racing, Renderings on 12 26th, 2017


It had a good run, but today’s LMP1 class is all but completely dead – killed by a gradual bleeding of its vital participating manufacturers. It’s time, in short, for the FIA and ACO to rethink of what the top tier at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship should be composed. And looking at these renderings, we’re convinced that the latest crop of hypercars would be just the ticket.

Illustrated by Marco van Overbeeke and shared both on Behance and Drivetribe, these images show what the most extreme road cars would look like if converted to a revived GT1 specification.

GT1, for those who don’t recall, was a more extreme class of (barely) road-derived racers that formed both the top tier at Le Mans in the late 1990s and the backbone of the successive FIA championships from 1993 through 2012. It yielded such legendary cars as the Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes CLK GTR, McLaren F1 GTR, Maserati MC12, and Aston Martin DBR9 – each world-beating champions in their own right, casting a long shadow even over the LMP1 prototypes and GTE racers that have taken their place at either end.

It would take a special breed of machinery to revive their spirit, but these race-converted hypercars could do just the trick – encouraging the most exotic automakers to showcase their machinery, and giving fans something more tangible to root for.

Overbeeke’s conceptual lineup includes race-converted versions of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, McLaren Senna, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Porsche 918, Koenigsegg Agera RS, and Ferrari FXX-K Evo. Who knows, maybe Bugatti could be tempted to take part as well with a competition-spec Chiron (looking like its Vision Gran Turismo concept), and Toyota to shift its program based on the LMP1-inspired supercar concept it has coming. It’d make a fitting opportunity for Lamborghini too, if the costs could be kept low enough for the VW group to justify multiple programs (like it did with Porsche and Audi until recently). What do you say, racing fans?

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Koenigsegg Agera RS’s Speed Record Caught On Video 25
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 12 25th, 2017


Setting a production car top speed record was a momentous achievement by Koenigsegg, so one can’t blame them for milking it for as long as possible.

In a bid to ensure the Agera RS’s top speed record was immortalized in the best way possible, Koenigsegg teamed up with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad to capture some truly stunning images of the hypercar with the 100-megapixel HB H6D medium format digital camera.

Photographer Toshi Oku was the man behind the lens during the record-breaking run and has dropped five black-and-white images of the Koenigsegg. All of them are beautifully composed and show the Agera RS in its element before and after sprinting down a highway in Nevada at a two-way average of 277.9 mph.

Moreover, if you scroll below the image gallery, you can watch a behind-the-scenes video showing how the photographer managed to get the best out of the Swedish hypercar’s record attempt.

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Watch The Record-Breaking Koenigsegg Agera RS Hit 284MPH From The Inside 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 12 7th, 2017


Koenigsegg has released onboard footage of the Agera RS breaking the production speed record and more specifically the highest top speed run of that day, clocking 284.55mph (457.94km/h).

If you had to pick what was the thing that impressed you the most from Koenigsegg’s new speed records (other than, you know, the speeds) it has to be the staggering stability the Agera RS displays when going flat out beyond the 200mph mark.

This is also displayed by Niklas Lilja, Koenigsegg’s factory driver, who casually takes his hand off the steering wheel while still doing 200mph. The effortlessness of the whole feat is what hits you the most.

For those who still don’t know, Koenigsegg was able to break no less than five production vehicle speed records that day with a customer-owned Agera RS in Pahrump Nevada. Among these records is of course the highest top speed for a production car, set at 277.87mph (447.19km/h) as calculated using an average of two runs and a 0-400km/h-0 run in 33.29 seconds.

Fitted with a 1,360hp V8 engine running on E85 fuel, the Koenigsegg Agera RS used for the record was wearing a set of standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, with the company using just one set of tires to achieve all speed records.

Koenigsegg’s achievement should make Bugatti even more nervous when it’s their turn to unleash the Chiron for a top speed run but until then, the speed king comes from Sweden.

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Koenigsegg Demolishes Its 0-400-0km/h Record 8
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 8th, 2017


Alongside setting a new top speed record for a production car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS secured a new 0-400-0 km/h record over the weekend.

If you’re a keen Carscoops reader, you’ll remember that the Swedish firm smashed the Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0 km/h record last month with a time of 36.44 seconds, some six seconds faster than Bugatti’s best. Not satisfied with that time, Koenigsegg set out to create history once again.

Taking to a piece of perfectly straight and beautifully smooth road in Nevada, the Agera RS broke its own record, completing the feat in just 33.29 seconds. That time is about 20 per cent quicker than Bugatti could achieve.

What’s even more incredible is that the Koenigsegg Regera may eventually complete a 0-400-0 km/h run in less than 30 seconds. The automaker believes the Regera will do 0-400 km/h in 20 seconds, approximately four seconds quicker than the 1,360 hp Agera RS.

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Ride Onboard As A Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 284 MPH 6
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 6th, 2017


Not long after we learned about Koenigsegg’s record-breaking top speed runs in Nevada, onboard footage from the runs has been shared online.

To achieve a two-way average of 277.9 mph, the Agera RS, equipped with the available 1,360 hp upgrade package, hit 272 mph on its first run and a blistering 284.3 mph on its second run, easily eclipsing the previous two-way average record of 267.8 mph achieved by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The onboard footage shows that on both runs, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja, accelerated very slowly, evidently in an attempt to avoid any high-speed wheel spin. It isn’t until about 186 mph (300 km/h) that he plants his right foot to the floor, launching the road-legal rocket down the road at frightening speeds. In fact, it only takes about 10 seconds for the Swedish hypercar to accelerate from 300 km/h to 400 km/h and on the return run, hit 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) with relative ease.

For years, it seemed as if it would be impossible for Koenigsegg to verify its top speed claims due to the lack of racetracks that allow a car to go so fast. Not dissuaded, the carmaker took a leaf out of the SSC Ultimate Aero’s book by recording its top speed on a public road in the U.S.

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Koenigseggg Agera RS Clocks A Potentially Record-Breaking 278 MPH 5
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Record on 11 5th, 2017


There’s a high-speed grudge match going down between several manufacturers to see who can make the fastest street-legal production automobile. And the latest blow has been struck by Koenigsegg.

Though details are still to be confirmed, the Swedish supercar manufacturer revealed late yesterday that it managed to clock 277.9 miles per hour in an Agera RS.

The feat was accomplished in the desert around Pahrump, Nevada, driven by factory test driver Niklas Lilja. The speed was taken as an average, as per generally acknowledged standards, of runs in both directions in order to account for wind speed, and was recorded not on the car’s own instruments, but by a separate Racelogic module.

If confirmed as official, the achievement will shatter the previous record that has stood since 2010 when the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport clocked 267.8 mph, verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. The new Chiron is said to be capable of 288 mph, but has to date “only” reached 261 mph.

That was when Juan Pablo Montoya set the record for a 0-400-0 km/h run in the Chiron, rocketing from a standstill to 248.5 mph and back to a stop in under 42 seconds and a distance of less than 8,600 feet. Koenigsegg soon responded by doing the same with its Agera RS in 36.4 seconds and 8,009 feet, stealing the crown from its rivals in Alsace.

Hennessey has its own skin in the game as well. Its Venom GT reached 270.4 mph on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center in 2014, but that was only in one direction. The Texas tuner-turned-supercar-manufacturer claims its new Venom F5 can top 300 mph, but has yet to verify the claim.

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Koenigsegg Agera RS Smashes Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0km/h Record [w/Video] 5
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in featured, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 10 5th, 2017


Approximately a month, that's how long the Bugatti Chiron held on to its 0-400-0km/h (248.55mph) record, because there's a "new" sheriff in town, and it's the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
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Koenigsegg Hints It Might Have Beaten The 0-400-0 KM/H Record Set By The Bugatti Chiron 4
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera on 10 4th, 2017


The Bugatti Chiron recently set a new world record for traveling from 0-400-0 km/h (0-248-0 mph) in 41.96 seconds and it appears that feat hasn't gone unnoticed by Koenigsegg.
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Koenigseggs Convene For The Trip To Monterey 17
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Regera, Pebble Beach on 08 17th, 2017


With less than 150 made to date, seeing a Koenigsegg out on the road is a very rare sight. Seeing a whole group of them is even more so, but that's just what we have here.
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Can’t Wait 4 Years? Buy This Koenigsegg Agera R From Switzerland 13
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, used cars on 08 13th, 2017


If you want to get your hands on a Koenigsegg, you'll have to wait a good four years for delivery. Though the manufacturer is working on reducing those waiting times, in the end it's a relatively small operation and the labor involved in producing each one of its hypercars is intensive.
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Someone Ordered A Koenigsegg Agera RS In White And Pink Carbon 7
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Reports on 07 7th, 2017


Before Koenigsegg can turn its attention to the hybrid and gearbox-less Regera, the Swedish hypercar still has a handful of Agera RS models to build, and the latest one in the works is certainly one of the wildest designed to date.
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Stopping For Gas In A One-Off Koenigsegg Agera RS ML Will Make You Feel Like A Rock Star 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Offbeat News, video on 06 27th, 2017


Stopping at a gas station to refill your tank is nothing out of the ordinary, but when a Koenigsegg Agera RS ML does it, it becomes an ad-hoc event for petrol heads.
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Yearly Hyper And Super Car Track Meet Is An Orgy Of Sounds And Sights 5
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Agera, McLaren P1, Offbeat News, racing, video on 06 5th, 2017


Held each year at TT Circuit Assen in The Netherlands, the Supercars Sunday event is one place you can go to check out some of the worlds fastest and most powerful machines.
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