What is Koenigsegg Testing on the Nurburgring?
Looks like Koenigsegg is testing some kind of new prototype. This picture of the prototype version of a Koenigsegg Agera R was snapped by World Car Fans at the Nürburgring and shows us a car that's only slightly different than the Agera R already in production. If you look closely, though, you can see that the side mirrors are taken right off of the Koenigsegg One:1 which is the only real visible difference between the two cars. The bigger question is what's under the hood of this test mule, and since no one thought to bring Superman to the track with his handy x-ray vision, we can only go on what's in the existing Agera R. PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Koenigsegg Agera R
That car has a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 and on 95 octane fuel it produces a mind-blowing 960 horsepower. Opt for E85 bio-fuel instead and the horsepower figure jumps all the way up to 1140. Despite these incredible numbers, the Agera still somehow manages to get 16 MPG while passing worldwide emissions standards.
Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox that combines both a dry and wet clutch system for quicker shifts. We'll have to wait and see if this new Agera R puts the existing numbers to shame.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R
PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Koenigsegg Agera R BLT