Koenigsegg's Agera R. The Stig. A frozen lake
Koenigsegg’s new Agera R comes with a V8, two turbos, 1,115bhp, 275mph top speed and a nice practical roof box. Tom Ford reports
Posted: 05 Sep 2011
The phrase is prophetic, appropriate and recurring. It consists of the first seven words of the following quote: “Be careful, it has eleven-hundred horsepowers. There is sometimes suddenly icy areas of unexpectedness, and the tyres are half as wide at the back as they should be. Seriously, I would be really, really careful,” says Bård Eker in a lilting Norwenglish hybrid accent as he runs me through a checklist of the new Agera R’s intimate buttons. Bård describes himself as ‘chief floor wiper’ at Swedish supercar-maker Koenigsegg, but is, for all his very British sense of humour, a serious stakeholder in the entire operation, a fact borne out by his next statement.
Words: Tom Ford
Photography: Joe Windsor-Williams
This feature was originally published in the May issue of Top Gear magazine