Koenigsegg Agera RS Makes 1,160 Unholy Horses

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Believe it or not, the car you’re looking at right now is the less exciting of two products that Swedish boutique supercar builder Koenigsegg will unveil this week in Geneva.

This is the Agera RS, a tweaked version of the carbon fiber hypercar that is the brainchild of Christian von Koenigsegg. The original Agera uses a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to make 927 hp. That car entered production in 2011 and led the way to more powerful models including the Agera R and the ludicrous Agera One:1 that made its debut in Geneva last year. This time, the company is showing the Agera RS.

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It makes 1,160 hp at 7,800 RPM before reaching a maximum speed of 8,250 RPM and 944 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 RPM directed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and an electronically controlled differential. All that power and it has a curb weight of only 3,075 lbs.

Of course with that much power and such a trim curb weight, aerodynamic downforce is essential to avoid catastrophe. Accordingly, the car creates a maximum of almost 1,070 lbs while traveling at 155 MPH thanks to its especially aggressive body kit and adjustable rear wing. It also comes with carbon fiber wheels – a Koenigsegg hallmark – wrapped in especially sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, although the company will also sell you a set of Michelin Supersports that are better suited for use outside of a racetrack. Gentlemen, start your checkbooks.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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