The Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon has been unveiled before its official debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

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The bespoke hypercar has a clear coat finish that exposes the vehicle's carbon-fibre body work, with highlights, including the stripes, badges and bonnet struts, done in 24-carat gold leaf.

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Other real gold elements include the custom-made racing helmet, which features hand-applied gold leaf, and gold thread for the interior piping, and the interior Gryphon text and motifs.

The Agera RS Gryphon is fitted with the optional 1MW version of the company's 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which develops 1014kW (1360hp) of power. That's up from the RS' standard 853kW motor.

Coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and a curb weight of just 1395 kilograms, performance should be suitably adequate.

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According to Koenigsegg, the Agera RS Gryphon is road legal in the US.

Features fitted to the car include carbon-ceramic brakes, ABS, stability control, front and rear hydraulic lifts, climate control air conditioning, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring, a hardtop that can be stored under the bonnet of the car, and wireless software update capability.

The controls in the centre of the dashboard are also finished in a black anodised aluminium with "near-invisible nano-drilled symbols".

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The Gryphon is said to be named after the mythical creature with the head, wings and front talons of an eagle, and the body and hind legs of a lion.

Not only does the gryphon symbolise strength and speed, but it's also present on the flag of Skane, the home province of Koenigsegg's factory.