Big, bad, incredibly fast, and relatively well-rounded too
by Jonathan Lopez, on April 14, 2017, 08:00
As the car world goes absolutely bananas over the release of the quarter-mile killing insane-o-mobile known as the Demon at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Koenigsegg is providing anyone with muscle car overload with a little respite.
Say hello to the Agera RS1, a speedy Swedish meatball that’s far more car than the domestic straight-line one-trick pony from Dodge. Koenigsegg first launched production of the Agera in 2011, and updated it by adding upgrades and special iterations every few years. The most notable of these is the venerable One:1, which was released at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 with an incredible one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, producing one horsepower for every kg of curb weight.
The Agera RS could be considered a follow up to the One:1, using a lot of the same equipment but with a slightly less bonkers power-to-weight ratio. That said, it’s still very fast, offering an impressive 0.83 horsepower per kg. Regardless, the Agera RS is an absolute performance powerhouse, framed as “the ultimate track tool” for buyers.
This RS1 model is the first example off the production line, bearing a bespoke exterior and interior worthy of such a machine. Only 25 Agera RS models will be built, all of which were spoken for as of January of last year. Read on for more info on what makes this thing so damn beastly.
Frontiart make this model in 1/43 and 1/18 scale
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