Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera
So Captain Slow has set a new speed record in the Veyron SS. Good work – now meet the car set to obliterate it...
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
We gaze at the evil dark-grey test car that will soon be ours for the day, and it looks fantastic – familiar, yet strikingly new. The front end is wider, the ram air inlets beneath the new lights redesigned, and the changes continue down the sides with new skirts, leading to a new rear end with LED lights, reprofiled bodywork and the mother of all rear diffusers, far bigger than the outgoing model’s. The overall shape is still obviously Koenigsegg, with its cab-forward stance, letterbox-style windscreen and long side glass, but it’s more modern, more aggressive. It is also a more efficient shape, creating about 30 per cent more downforce front and rear, which equates to 300kg at 250kph.