Surprise, surprise – Koenigsegg is bringing another bespoke Agera to the New York Auto Show, not that we're complaining. Like the many one-off Ageras before it, this one is drop-dead gorgeous and comes pre-loaded with more than 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts).
It’s called the Agera RS1, and like the name suggests, it’s entirely one of a kind. The exterior is finished in a unique Arctic White with carbon fiber and light blue accents. It comes with all the typical aero fixtures you’d find on the standard Agera RS, including things like the rear wing, the side skirts, and the integrated front spoiler.
The interior is equally as striking, finished in a matching blue Alcantara finish with polished carbon fiber and black anodized aluminum features throughout. Things like climate control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth integration, and electrically adjustable carbon fiber seats come standard, just to name a few.
Power comes courtesy of Koenigsegg’s 5.0-liter biturbo V8 which produces an Earth-Shattering 1,360 hp (1,014 kW) and 1,011 pound-feet (1,370 Newton-meters) of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox, and the curb weight sits at just 3,075 pounds (1,394 kilograms) ready to drive, or 2,854 pounds (1,294 kilograms) completely dry. That means it will blast to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 2.8 seconds and on to 186 mph (300 kmh) in just 12.3 seconds.
The Agera RS1 is one in just a handful of bespoke Agera creations. The previous custom Agera, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, was dubbed the RS Gryphon and featured 24-karat gold leaf accents throughout. Koenigsegg says that only 25 Agera RS models will be built, and only a few of them will make their way to American shores. This is one of them.
Gallery: Koenigsegg Agera RS1
Koenigsegg Automotive AB is pleased to premiere the Koenigsegg Agera RS – dubbed ‘RS1’ – at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The RS1 is the latest addition to Koenigsegg Automotive’s growing US-based family.
The Agera RS on exhibition in New York was specifically named as RS1 by its owner, who, along with his son, has been intensively involved in the entire specification and build process. The RS1 is finished in Arctic White with highlights in a specially selected shade of blue on the front winglets, side skirts, diffuser and rear wing.
The interior is finished in striking blue alcantara with contrasting polished carbon fibre and black anodized aluminum.
The RS1 is powered by Koenigsegg’s own twin-turbocharged 5.0l V8 engine. Developed and hand-built in Ängelholm, Sweden, this powerplant produces 1,360hp and 1,011 lb ft of torque in its 1MW variant.
Power is directed to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission with output governed by Koenigsegg’s own traction and stability control systems, which are fully developed in-house along with all engine management and active systems software.
The Agera RS1 has prodigious power, yet weighs just 3,075 lbs with all fluids and ready to drive (2,845 lbs dry weight). This extraordinary power-to-weight ratio allows the car to accelerate from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 2.8 seconds and on to 186mph (300 km/h) in 12.3 seconds. The car is also capable of cornering at up to 1.8G thanks to Koenigsegg’s unique elongated front and rear double wishbone suspension, active damping and advanced aerodynamics.
This light weight is all the more remarkable considering that the Agera RS includes all modern electronic aides and comforts – climate control, satellite navigation, Bluetooth integration, digital entertainment system, electric carbon fibre sports seats, fully adjustable pedals, hydraulic lifting system to aid vehicle clearance, alarm, tire pressure monitoring, fully digitized information and warning systems, among others.
As with all Koenigseggs, the roof is removable for instant open-top driving with no compromise in chassis stiffness or performance. The roof is light in weight and can be stowed in the luggage compartment under the front hood of the car.
The RS1 is the latest in an exclusive series of just 25 Koenigsegg Agera RS vehicles, only a handful of which will ever been seen on American roads. The series was fully subscribed as of January 2016.