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Mourning the Koenigsegg Agera RS

When deciding what to call their new centerpiece superstar, Koenigsegg decided to run with the Swedish verb “to act,” thus creating the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Potential must have been realized from the inception as it has surpassed all expectations in its seven years of production.

SEVEN ICONIC YEARS

Since the original Agera R was released in 2011, the Agera series has gone through 5 variations of models. However, it is the Agera RS that has indisputably been the most influential and highest rated model of all.

As the final of 25 Koenigsegg Agera RS examples produced between 2015 and 2018 rolled off the production line last month, it was time for supercar enthusiasts to say goodbye to a truly iconic vehicle.

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FIVE WORLD SPEED RECORDS

The Agera’s record breaking performance statistics speak for themselves, placing it alongside the Bugatti’s and McLaren’s right at the top of the world’s big hitting supercars.

The numbers this car produces are astonishing. A meticulous design and engineering process by the Swedish manufacturers has allowed the Agera RS model to become the world’s fastest production car, with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 277.9 mph and a fastest straight-line speed of 284.55 mph.

It snatched it back in November 2017; a record previously held by the illustrious Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. The Agera RS came in at 17 mph quicker, which is a vast gap given the fine margins involved in supercar manufacturing.

A 5-litre V8 engine powers the Agera RS, producing a roaring 1,341 bhp. It’s aerodynamic design allows for 450kg of down force at 250 km/h, leading Koenigsegg to praise it as the ‘ultimate track tool’.

Agera RS leaving behind a legacy of five world speed records, a feat that will ensure it goes down in the history books forever.

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Agera RS

THOR AND VADER MARK THE END OF THE AGERA SERIES

To commemorate the end of the iconic Agera series, Koeningsegg finally revealed the two completed ‘Final Edition’ models last month. The two cars are named ‘Thor’ and ‘Vader’, as if they are part of an intergalactic blockbuster movie, and to be fair their aesthetics fit the part.

 

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They compromise the final two of three cars of the ‘Final Edition’ series announced back in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. Thor and Vader are both based on the Koenigsegg Agera RS and possess the same 1MW 5-litre V8 engine.

Both cars received a two-tone carbon finish with diamond flakes, however Vader may just have the edge as it possesses a pair of winglets and other highlights finished in white gold leaf that Thor does not.

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Koenigsegg Regara

NEW BEGINNINGS: THE REGARA

It is true that an ending marks new beginnings and now Koenigsegg’s attention turns solely to the Regara – a model that was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015.

Regara translates as ‘to reign’ in Swedish. Although it would take enormous drive and innovation to top the Agera RS, Koenigsegg are more than capable of delivering. Could we be looking at the future king of mega cars?

About the Author:

Jack is a freelance writer that focuses on luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.