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
Pull away gently - any forceful application of the throttle merely brings standing-still levels of wheelspin with the traction-control off, a stuttering, inelegant rev-limited launch, if not - and warm up through the first three gears, changing at around 5,000rpm. OK, so it's very quick, but feels like a massive V8 rather than anything likely to give you a short-term g facelift. Time for a bit of boost. There's a fairly slick blending of the turbos into the V8's natural torque curve that means that as the V8 is running out of twist, the turbos kick in.
And immediately spray the back end across two carriageways.