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
From the inside, the Agera R sounds shockingly mechanical - you can hear tappets and valves and gurgles and gasps of transferred air and fuel. At idle, it sounds like a tractor having a heart attack. On the move, it sounds like a NASCAR crashing at full throttle into an aviary: thunderous V8 blare followed by the hysterical twitters and whooshes of a feathery massacre. That'll be the pair of turbos mounted on each bank. Lighter throttle loads are punctuated by what can only be described as the sound effect they used on Star Trek when the doors slid back, a kind of sussurating whistle. If that sounds odd, it is. The Agera never stops twittering and farting, and it's all the better for it.