Mourning the Koenigsegg Agera RS

When deciding what to call their new centrepiece superstar, Koenigsegg decided to run with the Swedish verb ‘to act’. Potential must have been realised 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 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.

Agera RS

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.

Agera RS

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 Final Editions – Thor and Vader

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.

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.