The Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg recently created a one-off car for the Oman Royal family, Christian von Koenigsegg liked the Agera R so much that he decided to mass produce the vehicle. The Agera R is the faster and more exotic version of the Swedish-built Koenigsegg powered by a 5 litre twin-turbo V8. 

There is little in terms of competition for the Koenigsegg Agera R, the only car in sight is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. In comparison the Veyron Super Sport has an 8 litre W16 engine, and with the addition of four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers, has an output of 1,200 horsepower.

Although the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is more powerful, the Agera R is much lighter with a dry weight of just 2,932 lbs so it is able to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds and reach 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds, the maximum speed goes as high as 390 km/h.

The interior is lavish, with a carbon fibre monocoque serving as its frame, the Agera R is about as strong and rigid as it gets, so rigid in fact that the car does not need a roof. The Agera R will have a set of Vortex Generating Rim (VGR) wheels that come with spokes that act as turbine vanes, helping to improve the overall down-force of the car.

No one is sure of the overall price at this current stage, but signs point towards a price tag somewhere around $1.6 million, more details will be revealed at the motor show. Koenigsegg is hoping to give the Agera R the world debut it deserves.