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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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This Is How You Crash Test A Koenigsegg Regera 28
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in EuroNCAP, Film, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Regera, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 12 28th, 2017


Even the smallest, most exotic car manufacturers have to put their supercars through the normal crash test procedures to ensure that they’re safe and compliant with the regulations.

However, and unlike the bigger mass-production manufacturers which can spare more than a few cars for the safety and homologation tests, Koenigsegg is using a single car for the task since they tend to be multi-million hand-made objects of speed and desire.

It’s cheaper for Koenigsegg to rebuilt the beater car after each test than to build another one this way. Apart from the classic crash tests from different angles, there are also the so-called abuse tests, where the car is driven over curbs and other torture-like situations.

The funny thing is however that Koenigsegg released the dubstep-filled video on its Instagram account to celebrate 1 million followers.

At least the dubstep background music makes the whole thing less painful to watch somehow!

THANK YOU FOR 1 MILLON FOLLOWERS! Thats SMASHING! 🔥

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Koenigsegg (@koenigseggautomotive) στις



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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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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19 Koenigseggs On Tour Is A Record Sight To Behold [60 Pics + Video] 2
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 10 2nd, 2017


Gather nineteen Fords in one place and it would hardly seem like much of a big deal. Nineteen Lamborghinis is getting closer, but that's still a drop in the bucket when you consider how many cars the manufacturer sells each year. But nineteen Koenigseggs? That's got to be a new record, right?
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First Koenigsegg Regera Fitted With The New Aero Pack Debuts In Monterey 21
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Regera, Koenigsegg Videos, Reports, video on 08 21st, 2017


Koenigsegg visited Monterey with a fleet of new and older models, where it also revealed the new Aero package for the Regera, as well as the new Ghost package for its older CCX and CCXR models.
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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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Matte Blue Koenigsegg One:1 Poses For The Camera In Monaco 7
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg One:1, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 06 7th, 2017


If you're a sucker for rare high performance cars, the Koenigsegg One:1 is as good a choice as any to sit atop your list.
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Koenigsegg Looking To Hire 40 New Employees After A Record Year 27
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Videos, Reports, video on 04 27th, 2017


Koenigsegg announced the opening of 40 new positions in the company, following a record year in sales.
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Seven Koenigseggs Rev And Roll Through The Streets Of Geneva 17
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg One:1, Koenigsegg Videos, video on 03 17th, 2017


At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, supercar enthusiasts weren’t stopped in their tracks solely by the incredible metal inside the city’s convention center but also what was happening outside.
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Koenigsegg Agera RS ML Leaves A Trail Of Black Smoke In Milan 13
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Offbeat News, video on 03 13th, 2017


If you thought that driving a very, very expensive supercar can save you from breaking down, then you obviously haven’t owned one, or seen this Koenigsegg Agera RS, for that matter. 
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Koenigsegg Agera RS ML Leaves A Trail Of Black Smoke In Milan 13
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Offbeat News, video on 03 13th, 2017


If you thought that driving a very, very expensive supercar can save you from breaking down, then you obviously haven’t owned one, or seen this Koenigsegg Agera RS, for that matter. 
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