The Koenigsegg Agera R is one of the defining cars of the decade. A missile, capable of 270 mph and 0-200 mph in a Guinness world record 17.68 seconds. It moved the benchmark of whats possible in a car and did so through a more traditional philosophy. Power. Whilst Ferrari and McLaren were playing with batteries Koenigsegg were busy making one of the best combustion engines of all time. Capable of a reliable 1140bhp and 885lb ft of torque from the twin-turbo 5-litre V8 it delivered power only really seen in the other gamechanger -The Bugatti Veyron.
The Agera R earned the nickname Thor’s Hammer for good reason. Today, six years after the model was introduced, the Agera R still ranks alongside the fastest of production hypercars. Its top speed even matches Koenigsegg‘s current models, the Agera RS and One:1. With a limited production run of just 18 cars it is rare to see one in the wild, but as these images by our official photographer Hunter Swift show, when you do its special.
Exposed Carbon Fiber anyone?
Production of the Koenigsegg Agera R ended in 2014 and with a price tag of $1M it proved to be a great investment. The last ever production Agera R sold second hand in the UK in 2015 for $2M – not a bad return. It is thought this particular Agera R also changed hands for a similar sum last year.