We have a huge hankering for the cars that Christian von Koenigsegg produces, and none more so than the Koenigsegg Agera R.
Koenigsegg has endowed the 2012 Agera R with a raft of improvements to make what was already a massively impressive car even more so. They include hollow one-piece carbon wheels, nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, upped rev limiter to 7500rpm, added Triplex suspension and new aerodynamic winglets.
That all adds up – in the Agera R – to 1140 horses and a whole heap of new speed records for Koenigsegg. True, the Veyron Super Sport does just edge the Agera R to 62mph (assuming the driver can get its power down), but the Agera R beats the Super Sport to 300kph by more than 2 seconds.
That ability to get up to high speeds more quickly has been demonstrated at the 2012 Grand Turismo Nurburgring event over the last few days when the Agera R hit 401.6kph (249.54mph) at the end of the Döttinger Höhe straight (which was opened for this private event).
To give that top speed some perspective, the Döttinger Höhe straight at the Nurburgring is 2.2 miles long and the Agera R hit 250mph before it had to brake for the bridge at Tiergarten. When James May took the Veyron Super Sport down VW’s test track at Ehra-Lessien it took almost the whole 5.6 mile straight to clock 259.11mph.
Impressive car, the Koenigsegg Agera R.
Koenigsegg Agera & Agera R 2012 Photo Gallery
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Koenigsegg Agera R hits 250mph at Nurburgring Video