2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year
TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Last month, I drove the Zonda Tricolore, the latest and greatest of the current generation of Paganis. Koenigsegg regards the similarly youthful Italian firm as its closest rival, but the Zonda and the Agera are as different as chalk and, say, Mickey Rourke with toothache and a severe hangover. Where the Zonda releases its 670bhp in a smooth, even flow, the naturally aspirated Merc V12 pulling through the revs without surprises, the Agera detonates like a 3,000lb bomb. The first half-dozen times it wallops its power down onto the runway, I am physically unable to keep pressing down with my right foot, to unleash the full power.