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
Eventually the Agera R starts to wear me out. To really get an idea of the performance potential of a car as aggressive as this, you need space and lots of it, something you simply can't find on a public road surrounded by spruce-textured crash barriers. The thought gently tugs, but 12 hours of R is enough, and eventually I retreat to a small but bijou mountain lair for the night, ears ringing and adrenaline gland dried out like a sultana.
The next day brings more gorgeous weather from Sweden. Bright skies, blazing sun, an equally arresting Koenigsegg. But the Agera R still feels hemmed in by the public highway, I’m sensitive to its claustrophobia and begin casting about for an airport, or bigger expanse of tarmac. Which is when we see the lake. A frozen lake with tyre tracks webbing 70 per cent of its surface. Cars. On a big lake with nothing to hit. Providence is calling, and denial is not just a river in Africa.