Hardcore Agera RS supercar gets 1144bhp - only 25 examples will be made

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the Swedish manufacturer’s latest evolution of the Agera supercar, and has made its global debut at the Geneva motor show.

Described as “taking the Agera to all new levels of performance,” the track-focused RS uses technology from the One:1 hypercar, and gets upgrades to the aerodynamic bodywork: a track-optimised front splitter and an active rear spoiler which is capable of providing up to 450kg of downforce at 155mph.

Power for the Agera RS comes from Koenigsegg’s familiar 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, with power outputs boosted beyond those in the Agera S and Agera R, to 1144bhp and 944lb ft of torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Final is given its swansong at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow

While official performance figures have yet to be revealed, expect the RS to improve on the old Agera R’s 0-62mph sprint time of 2.9 seconds.

The RS is also lighter than the Agera R by around 40kg, with a kerb weight of 1395kg. Ventilated ceramic brake discs feature at all four corners, while the Agera RS sits on 19in carbonfibre wheels at the front and 20in wheels at the rear, all shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 rubber.

Koenigsegg says the Agera RS is “the ultimate track tool, while still being able to be registered for road use worldwide.”

The Agera RS will be made in a strictly limited production run of 25 units, with 10 of those already sold. While pricing has yet to be revealed, it’s expected the Agera RS will command a significant premium over the Agera R. The car is on display next to the Regera, Koenigsegg’s new hybrid hypercar.

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6 February 2015
right...why are there no Koenigsegg ring-records? Why do they keep adding power? How come no road tests? It's all a bit fishy in Koenigsegg-land.

6 February 2015
Can Autocar please drive Koenigsegg One-1? Pretty please!

6 February 2015
How fast do we want to go on public Roads?,should Cars like this be allowed on Public Roads?,should cars like these be sold only to people who have the ability to drive cars like this?,there are so many negatives for it,yet,we still love them,you see so many stories of owners binning there new toy,Veyrons being driven into lakes,Mclarens being wrapped round lamp posts.I guess the tech is passed down to our Cars,hopefully making them safer for us,i just think letting someone,who feasibly,has just passed there driving test,drive something like this.

Peter Cavellini.

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