Koenigsegg Agera R
We can add yet another supercar debut pegged for next week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show; Swedish automaker Koenigsegg has confirmed that a new model based on its Agera supercar will debut at the Swiss event and we now have the first official images and details (you may recall that images of the car, one commissioned by the Omani Royal Family, were already leaked last month
The new car is the Koenigsegg Agera R, which could potentially topple the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
for the title of world’s fastest production car.
The Agera R boasts an output of 1,115 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque, almost matching the 1,200 horsepower figure of the Veyron Super Sport. However, the Agera R has a dry weight of just 2,932 pounds--significantly less than the 4,052 pounds of the Bugatti.
Power comes from a force-fed V-8 engine with a swept capacity of 5.0-liters and ability to run on biofuel.
And channeling all this power to the rear wheels is a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The particular model pictured here and set to debut in Geneva has been commissioned by a Norwegian buyer and has been fitted with a special roof section featuring an integrated Thule carbon fiber storage unit designed to carry a pair of skis. Incidentally, Koenigsegg will showcase the car with its own pair of carbon fiber skis.
Pricing for the new Koenigsegg Agera R starts at approximately $212,765 over the $1,410,380 sticker of a ‘standard’ Agera.
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