When CarAdvice drove the Koenigsegg CCX-R last year, we were left wondering how Koenigsegg could improve on what is arguably one of the best cars in the world. Of course we didn’t have to think for long as the Swedish supercar manufacturer has released the Koenigsegg Agera Concept.
To celebrate the company’s 15th birthday the Koenigsegg Agera is set to take the brand into the next decade, with the original CC concept still seen in its DNA.
Agera is short for the Greek word Ageratos, which in ancient Greek means “ageless”, but it’s also the Swedish verb “to act” and hence it emphasises Koenigsegg philosophy to strive forward. The company says when it believes in something, it does it, hence the Agera.
Using custom made tyres from Michelin, the Agera is as wide at the front as in the rear of the car.
Stopping the monster are a set of 392×36 (front) and 380×34 (rear) ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, which the company says give zero fade regardless of track or road condition. To get the most out of the V8 engine, a twin turbo setup has been installed which delivers 679 kW of power (yes that’s not a typo) and an even more impressive 1100 Nm of torque with over 1000 Nm of that available at from 2680 to 6100 rpm.
Another first for the Agera is its traction control system which the company claims is the “fastest reacting” in the business, with auto adapt functionality for different road conditions and driving styles plus the option of setting the system up manually.
The Ghost light interior illumination system is another Koenigsegg invention. The company says the light comes through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes, which give a whole new look to the interior.
If you’re interested and keen to part with a few million dollars for one of these beauties, the Koenigsegg Agera will go into production alongside the CCX and CCXR models after six more months of testing.