2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year
TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
A flash of light, and the Agera's windows slide down a fraction. The scissor-style doors hinge gracefully forward in tandem. Bard, it seems, has located the keys. Or got his hands on some Tool of Ultimate Power from within the military base. Either way, we're in.
Over the carbon sills and into the grey-blue interior. Koenigsegg's own display-screens churn out delicious LED data. Hit the starter button, and the Agera fires with a wail, waves of sonic V8 shrapnel reverberating off the surrounding military metalwork. It is the sound of a race car, all mechanical chatter and clatter, a coarse contrast with the plush, futuristic surroundings of the cabin. Clunk the left-hand paddle to shift the sequential box into first gear, squeeze the throttle, and the Agera pulls away with the civility of a hot hatch.