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Koenigsegg Agera RS Proves Company Will Never Abandon Track Madness

It's 1160 horsepower of carbon-fiber madness!

After revealing the Regera, which blends track fun with open road usability, Koenigsegg is back with another reveal that proves exactly where its roots are. The Agera RS, a Swedish carbon-fiber monster, has come to take Geneva back to the track. Sharing its looks with the familiar Agera, the RS's nearly every component, including the wheels, are made of pure carbon fiber, allowing the car to weigh in at just 3,000 lbs. The Agera's 7-speed paddle shift is carried through to this model.

Boasting a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that guns out 1160 horsepower, the Agera RS out-powers its lesser Agera R brother by 45 hp. The company promises that the RS will become "the ultimate track tool," a boast that is easily backed up by these astounding numbers. So what's new for the RS? Koenigsegg has added advanced sound insulation, a new track-optimized front splitter and winglets, new side skirts, a dynamic underbody flap system and active dynamic rear spoiler. Improved air outlets surround the wheels, and the rpm limit has been raised. Despite opting for an optimized regular gas pump, some markets will enjoy an optional E85 flex fuel capability.

Customer options include an available active self levelling system as well as a 3G connected Pre-Active setup, alternative aero package, active sound cancellation and more. Out of 25 Agera RS models to be made, 10 have been pre-ordered prior to the show.

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