SpecsPrice: $1,600,000 (Estimated)
Engine: 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8
0-62: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: >248 mph
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
Torque: 811 lb-ft
The $1.7-million Agera R is one of the world’s most expensive cars, but it pales in comparison to the Agera S Hundra, which celebrates ten years of the Swedish brand and its 100th model with a special one-off package featuring pure gold inlays. It went for an amazing $4.2 million in Singapore.
It’s just another record to put under the Agera’s belt, which now includes the quickest 0–186–0 mph time ever verified, plus a slew of unofficial high-speed achievements performed in the Agera R.
While the new Agera S is setting price records, it isn’t going to be stealing any of the Agera R’s speed records. And that’s because it doesn’t get access to the beneficial qualities of E85 biofuel. It’s that fuel’s higher octane rating and cooling abilities that give the Agera R its 1,140 horsepower, but the Agera S’s 1,030-horsepower is still quite extreme, and well more than the 960 horsepower of the base Agera.
You may have noticed the slightly inflated horsepower figures above for the Koenigsegg Agera and Agera R. That’s due to a number of changes for 2014, the other big one being a third shock absorber that connects the right and left wheels. It is designed to cancel out the negative effects of the anti-roll bar, and reduce squat under hard acceleration. This allowed engineers to actually lower the spring rate without affecting the car’s handling abilities. We wouldn’t say this extreme exotic is starting to look like a hyper GT, but you are getting more for the money.
Article from the 2014 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide
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