Cars Koenigsegg Agera RS1 revealed – A bespoke version of the Swedish supercar

16:36  19 april  2017
16:36  19 april  2017 Source:   Evo

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Koenigsegg has revealed another one-off version of its carbon-fibre supercar, the Agera RS. The new car, dubbed the RS1, is on display at this year’s New York auto show and is part of a series of 25 Agera RS models that have been individually created for each owner who signed-up to the programme over a year ago.

The first of the exclusive cars, the Agera RS Gryphon, appeared at this year’s Geneva motor show. Like the black and gold Gryphon, the RS1 has a distinct colour scheme too. The body is mostly white with exposed carbon-fibre stripes, but there are also bright blue highlights on the dive planes, side skirts, rear wing and diffuser.

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The new Koenigsegg Agera RS has its focus set firmly on the track but is still perfect for regular use on the road. It uses advanced technology developed during our exclusive Koenigsegg One:1 program, while maintaining all the functionality of previous S and R models.

The same shade of blue that creates the relatively subtle highlights on the outside is replicated in the interior. However, rather than being equally understated, the inside is dominated by the blue – the seats, dash, bulkhead, a-pillars and roof lining are all covered in bright matching Alcantara. The rest of the interior is finished in polished carbon-fibre and black anodised aluminium.

The RS1 has been fitted with the optional more powerful engine that Koenigsegg call the 1MW. This twin-turbocharged 5-litre V8 motor produces 1341bhp and 1011lb ft of torque, and sends drive to the rear wheels through a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox.

As part of Koenigsegg’s obsession with reducing weight, not only does the RS1 have a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis strengthened by honeycomb aluminium – just like the Bugatti Chiron – but it also has carbon-fibre wheels and lightweight sound insulation. Such drastic extents to reduce weight are slightly in contrast with the RS1’s full complement of luxury equipment though. It is also fitted with climate control, a full infotainment system with Bluetooth integration, a front axle hydraulic lift and tyre pressure monitoring system.

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BC says that the Koenigsegg Agera , one of the fastest cars in the world, something handbuilt in a workshop in Sweden , and one of the rarest cars in the world, is a 'hunk of shit.' Like a lot of bespoke supercar deliveries, it got delayed a number of times.

Koenigsegg revealed the Agera RS in Geneva back in 2015, and swiftly sold all 25 examples that would be built. Now, at the New York Auto Show, the Swedish supercar manufacturer has unveiled the special Agera RS 1 , named such by its owner, who, with his son, had a hand in customizing its build.

Still, the Agera RS1 weighs 1394kg (or 1290kg dry), an impressive figure for a supercar. Its huge power and light weight means that the RS1 can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 2.8sec and 186mph in an amazing 12.3sec. Koenigsegg also claims that, thanks to the RS1’s low kerb weight and the added benefit of active suspension and aerodynamics, it's capable of pulling 1.8G in a corner.

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