Koenigsegg set an insane average speed of 277.9 mph in two runs of a stretch of highway in Nevada back in November, potentially making the Agera RS the fastest production car ever, and finally giving the company the opportunity to test at the limit in the real world. Here’s what they learned from that.
Not all supercar testing involves competitive lap times and precision driving. Some of the shakedown process is just about crash testing, driving off curbs and smashing priceless Koenigseggs with a hammer which, here, has been set to a party music montage and is awesome.
Early last month, Koenigsegg shut down a highway and took an Agera RS up to over 284 mph, eventually settling on an averaged max speed of 277 mph that might make it the world’s fastest ever street legal production car. Here’s video from inside the cockpit showing just how insane that run was.
All of us – all of us – have definitively been there. Trundling down an empty stretch of barren, deserted, straight, flat highway, desperate to just gun it. That’s what the Koenigsegg Agera RS did on a stretch of Nevada road, hitting 278 mph. And by doing so, it might have broken the fastest speed ever recorded on a…
On Saturday, the mad Swedes at Koenigsegg did something truly remarkable: in an Agera RS, a factory driver achieved an average speed of 277.9 mph during two runs on Nevada’s Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. This may make the Agera RS the world’s fastest street legal production car. Now you can see what those…
If you live in Nevada and were planning on using Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump this weekend, TOO BAD. Important things are happening that trump your need to buy groceries or go to the hospital or whatever. Koenigsegg, the hypercar company owned by a Swedish scientist from the future, is using a section of…
Just last month, a Bugatti Chiron went from zero to 249 mph and back to zero in an incredible 41.96 seconds. On Sunday, a Koenigsegg Agera RS broke that record, performing the same feat in 36.44 seconds.
Christian von Koenigsegg, the genius behind boutique supercar maker Koenigsegg and who seemingly doesn’t believe in limits, once had a Miata. One that he still thinks about, apparently, so much so that he spec’d out his own ultimata bilen just like his old roadster.
The engines in supercars are notoriously fragile and short-lived. Mercedes’ upcoming engine may last a scant 31,000 miles, for instance. Koenigsegg, however, builds its engines so stout and so powerful that they could last for literal centuries.
Mad genius and gravity skeptic Christian von Koenigsegg takes special pride in his cars. So much so that he is able to track the whereabouts of almost every one of them with his smartphone, because it allows him to have a personal connection with each customer to optimize their ownership experience.
I’m in an unusually good mood today and it’s not because I got to pet my neighbor’s dogs in the elevator this morning. It’s because the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is going on and it is hands down my favorite show. Here’s why.
Spyker, the on-again/off-again Dutch automaker, has had a great few years penning ultralux sports car designs but also a hard time doing the job of, you know, building cars that people can buy. Now another boutique manufacturer is stepping in to help out: Koenigsegg.
Koenigseggs today are alien machines, unearthly in design and engineering wizardry made by a man from the future who builds cars until they are fast enough to take him home. But the first-ever Koenigsegg prototype was not that at all. It was a shoddy thing, looking like it came out of a shed in the 1990s, which it…
There are certain little weird bits of knowledge that float around the collective unconscious of gearhead-dom that we just assume everyone knows about. Like how there’s a snake eating what might be a baby on the Alfa Romeo badge, or that Trabants were made from old Soviet underpants. Sometimes, though, it’s worth…
My obsession with Subaru’s failed F1 engine, a flat-12, has gone on for years, and I had often heard that the motor nearly went on to power Koenigsegg’s first supercar. Now I’ve finally heard the full story.
Koenigsegg is a Swedish car company run by a pioneering (possibly time-traveling, who can say) genius who thinks gravity is backwards, and that means it follows Swedish traditional holidays. Among these holidays is Saint Lucy’s Day, which, Koenigsegg is keen to remind you, does not involve the KKK. Even if it looks…
Camshafts are great because they’re simple and mechanical and well-proven after many, many, many, many, many, many years of engine production. But there’s a better, newer way that runs an engine without them, and here’s how it works.
A bespoke Koenigsegg CCX supercar recently listed for sale at a Texas dealer was completely torn apart after rolling at high speed just a few miles into Mexico earlier this week, according to local reports.
Ever since we heard whispers about the Koenigsegg Regera about a year ago, we knew it was going to be something special. Since then, those whispers have become shouts—bellows of a 1,000-plus-HP hypercar with no gearbox.
What do you do when you have a Koenigsegg Agera RS, with its 1,160 horsepower, active aerodynamics, and airbags, but want a little more exclusivity? Easy. You give it a new, made-up name. This is the fully road-legal-in-the-United-States Koenigsegg Agera XS.