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
Back off, whoop down a couple of calming breaths, try again a gear up. A smack in the back from the intentionally brutal, single input-shafted Cima seven-speed dual clutch (violent going up, sweet and smooth going down) and: same thing. Full boost simply overwhelms the rear tyres in every gear below seventh, with a heart-stopping wriggle on upchanges or bumps. And there are a lot of bumps. The R will apparently hit 62mph in under three seconds: right now, you'd struggle to get moving at all. On a track, in this trim, the Agera R would be challenging, bordering on scary. In a car as wide as this, on a battle-scarred public road, it's enthusiastically lethal.