The Koenigsegg Agera RS1 Is The Latest Swedish Delight For America

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All 1,360 hp of it.

After many years, Koenigsegg is now in the US for a few very lucky and wealthy customers. Making its official debut at New York is the Koenigsegg Agera RS1. What's the difference between it and the Agera RS? Well, its owner and his son specifically dubbed it 'RS1.' Both were heavily involved in its construction and specifications, so the right to name it as they so choose makes sense. Money talks. Finished in Arctic White, there are unique shades of blue highlights on the front winglets, side skirts, diffuser, and rear wing.


The interior is equally quite something with its blue Alcantara finish with contrasting polished carbon fiber and black anodized aluminum trim. Like every Koenigsegg, the Agera RS1 is powered by the Swedish firm's internally developed and hand-built twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8, producing an insane 1,360 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic. Weighing a total of only 3,075 pounds with all fluids (dry weight is only 2,845 pounds), Koenigsegg claims the RS1 will go from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and to 186 mph in 12.3 seconds. Koenigsegg even developed its own traction and stability control systems as well as the engine management and active systems software.

We shouldn't expect anything less from a company whose founder and namesake can check all of his cars' status from his smartphone. Familiar Koenigsegg features like the lightweight removable roof, climate control, satellite nav, Bluetooth, electric carbon fiber seats, adjustable pedals, hydraulic lift system, tire pressure monitoring system and other safety systems are all standard. The RS1 is also just one of 25 examples of the Agera RS, making it even more special and extremely rare to see on American roads. But if you happen to be in the Big Apple, head on over to the show to see it in the flesh. You'll likely never see it again.


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