The latest and greatest supercar (hypercar?) to come from Swedish automaker Koenigsegg: the Agera R. The R expands upon the already impressive Koenigsegg Agera, taking things to an extreme level that can only be enjoyed with ample amounts of pavement and an absence of speeding limitations.
In case you didn't know, the Agera R is a range-topping marvel of engineering achievement: a supercar boasting as much as 1,099 horsepower depending on your fuel of choice.
The rest of the spec sheet is equally ludicrous, with maximum torque listed at 885 lb-ft at 4,100 rpm, and "over 737 lb-ft" from 2,700 to 6,170 rpm when drinking the same E85 ethanol needed to produce the max horsepower rating of 1,099 at 6,900 rpm. Switching to 98 octane unleaded will drop the Agera R's output to "just" 940 horsepower.
Although the power figures are impressive enough, the two figures that are most likely to grab the attention of automotive enthusiasts in the days of 1,200 horsepower Bugattis would be the Agera R's scant weight of 2,932 lbs and its lateral g-force capability of 1.6g! To put the car in perspective, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport tips the scales at 4,053 lbs, which likely explains why it tops out at 1.4g's of lateral acceleration.
The Agera R can scoot from a stop to 60 in just 2.9 seconds, hit 124 mph in 7.5 seconds and achieve top speed of 245 mph - which falls short of the Super Sport's top speed by about 22 mph. All of this performance comes from an aluminum 5.0-liter V8 which features four valves per cylinder, twin turbochargers and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
Standard features include: dual airbags, a detachable and storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adaptive rear wing, adjustable pedals and steering column, Agera stitching, adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, extra four-point seatbelts for track use, Satellite-navigation, Intelligent LifePo4 battery, MP3 player, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tire monitoring system, silver key, leather carpets, roof storage bag and a car cover.
Options include: fitted luggage, special leather and colors, fully visible carbon fiber body panels, Inconel exhaust, front winglets, rear-view camera, heated seats, a ski box for the roof and a winter wheel package.
At this price and performance level there are few vehicles likely to be cross-shopped, but the Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and Bugatti Veyron.