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
There are mitigating factors. Sweden may be sporting an azure horizon and bone-dry tarmac, but the relatively recent disappearance of snow from the roadways has left them covered in dust and salt with the grip characteristics of oiled glass. The roads are viciously cambered, cracked, lumpy and strewn with tree-shaded corners guarding 30ft slicksof sheet ice. Not ideal conditions in a family hatch, slightly less than hellish in a supercar that's about as comforting as a razor blade trampoline. Unknown corners are cautious. On straights made brief by the wanton and reckless application of over 1,000bhp, the Agera bucks down the bumpy roads, tearing great rents in the tranquillity and dragging a 30-foot high rooster tail of road grime up behind it like a gauzy set of dark angel's wings.