2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year
TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
It looks lethal: all slippery functionality and huge diffuser and looming menace. Hunkered down alongside the fleet of MiGs, it shares the same singularity of purpose: a tiny cockpit bolted to a big engine, and bugger-all else.
And what an engine. Low down in the Agera's chassis, right behind the driver's back, is a twin-turbo V8 of Koenigsegg's own construction, firing out a devastating 910bhp through the fat rear tyres. Veyron power, half the driven wheels. Right now, Koenigsegg reckons this late pre-prod version will devour 60mph in under three seconds and top out somewhere north of 250mph. Potentially far enough north of 250mph to snatch the production speed record from the Veyron Super Sport. This is, quite simply, one of the most devastating road cars ever built. The Koenigsegg CCX - the car that nearly assassinated the Stig before the addition of the patented TopGear wing - developed 805bhp. This car has 105bhp more.