Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has made a name for itself by crafting some of the world’s fastest (and most expensive) sports coupes. The tradition appears to continue, as the company’s new Agera R will debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
Built off the Agera, which was unveiled at last year’s Geneva show, the Agera R appears to have been blessed with a little extra power. In normal form, the Agerasports a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8, which is rated at a whopping 910 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. In the R, the engine is bored out to 5.0 liters, and when fueled with E85 ethanol blends, is capable of throwing down an insane 1115 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque (on conventional premium fuel, those numbers drop back to 940 horsepower and 811 pound-feet).
That power is reportedly enough to rocket the Agera R from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and to a top speed in the neighborhood of 250 mph. Those figures are an improvement over a stock Agera, but only marginally so, as the non-R rips through the same run in 3.1 seconds and hits a top end of 245 mph.
As has been the case with most Koenigsegg products, the Agera R uses a considerable amount of carbon fiber in its construction. As is the case with the Agera, the R uses a carbon fiber monocoque that is rigid enough to allow for a removable targa top. R-spec cars receive a unique pedestal-mount rear spoiler, but the unique paint scheme shown here was custom-designed for a specific customer. Another unique touch added for the client is an integrated Thule ski box, which replaces the removable roof panel altogether when used.
Crazy? Perhaps, but it’s par for the course for Koenigsegg and, for that matter, the Geneva Motor Show. Stay with us for additional coverage of the various supercars and tuned exotics debuting later this week at the Swiss motor show.