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
Above my head is a red T-bar handle that opens the roof box, much like one that would launch missiles. So it's time to launch my own secret weapon. I reach, pull and twist and there's a hiss and a faint smell of ozone. Up and out just as the Stig turns towards me. The lower half of his body is slightly blurry, a dark mess that seems to twist into space in a way that makes me slightly nauseous. And then the white thing is out and into the driving seat, ready to race. I pull skis from the base of the roof box, slap on my boots and attach the tow rope. Being in the car is a stupid idea. You could fall through the ice and drown. But being ski-towed by a 1,115bhp supercar on sheet ice by a race demon from the nether regions of Somewhere is OK. Probably.
At least I'm wearing a hat.