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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