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 Stig makes a full race start, gentled only by the utter lack of grip. My makeshift ski-rope - modified from an actual vehicle tow rope in no way whatsoever - snaps taut, I smell high-octane fuel and ponder the bark of the Koenigsegg's vee as my arms are pulled out of their sockets and chunks of wet ice smash into my face. And then we're off, drifting around the lake in tandem, the ice cracking, the Agera R barking and the swift scratch and roar of my skis on sheet ice. With even the Stig somewhat hampered by the low-mu surface and hi-po delivery, it's actually incredibly enjoyable, this supercar skiing malarkey. But there's a sense of unreality to it, which lasts for less than half an hour. As the sun arrives, I'm doing more and more waterskiing. And as the Stig drifts around another arc, the Agera's rear tyres chew through the top of the lake and reveal... actual lake. Time to beat a hasty retreat.