Swedish hypercar brand will show next model at Europe's biggest car show; it’ll replace the Agera RS and chase top-speed record
26 June 2018

Koenigsegg has offered an early glimpse of the car that will succeed its Agera RS and be its next contender for the title of world's fastest production car.

Long ahead of its public debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, a new sketch, released at the opening of Melbourne's first Koenigsegg dealership, shows that the as-yet-unnamed model will wear a huge rear wing and aggressive rear diffuser. 

Its slim tail-lights also draw inspiration from the less geometric lights of the Regera hypercar. The car retains a central trench in the roofline, like the brand’s other models. 

Although no specifications have been announced, the Agera RS replacement will almost certainly be a contender for fastest production car in the world. The Agera RS took the title with a 277.9mph top speed late last year. That car uses a twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine to offer 1160bhp. 

Competition to clock the highest top speed is growing increasingly intense, with tyres — not the cars themselves — often the limiting factor in preventing access to 300mph. Expect the new car to make big strides forward and close in on the Agera RS's figure, with Koenigsegg likely to be partnering a major tyre brand to develop bespoke rubber — as it did with the Agera RS and its Michelin Supersports. 

Koenigsegg's engineers will also have their eye on the 0-400kph-0 record — something that the brand already holds. Koenigsegg beat the record set by the Bugatti Chiron late last year, just a few weeks after the Volkswagen-owned hypercar maker’s announcement of breaking the record. The Agera RS’s 36.44sec time smashed both its own previous attempt by 3.15sec and Bugatti’s record by 8.67sec.

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26 June 2018

 Tyres, yes the limiting factor, why don’t Tyres on a Jumbo Jet not explode when it lands at 150mph?, if they can make a Tyre to take that punishment for however long they last on a Jumbo I’m sure a Tyre to help break the 300mph barrier could be made?, I’m sure most owners would never venture near this speed and if one or two did, a set costing say £30,000 wouldn’t exactly make them spill there Champagne.....would it?

Peter Cavellini.

26 June 2018

Strangely written article. 

 

It is hardly going to be slower than the Agera RS.  So how can it make big strides forward but only close in on it?

27 June 2018
500 km/h must be soon within reach!

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