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Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya' revealed

1160bhp, European Agera RS heads for Salon Privé debut. Contains gold. And power

Published: 30 Aug 2016

It's been just over two weeks since we saw the special edition Koenigsegg Agera XS - the first Agera RS to be homologated for the US - and now we see the first Agera RS headed to Europe. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Koenigsegg Agera RS 'Naraya'.

The moniker is a name closely associated with the owner's family, and the car features quite a unique personalisation scheme. First up, you'll spot the clear blue carbon finish across the Agera RS's flanks, and carried over to the carbon fibre tub too - the first time a Koenigsegg tub has matched the colour of the exterior. Then, there is gold.

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And it's here where things get interesting - monster twin-turbo V8 engine aside, of course. The gold leaf highlights were applied by hand by a chap named Ettore 'Blaster' Callegaro; a man renown in Italy for his craftsmanship. It took Ettore, working out of Koenigsegg's factory in Sweden, two weeks, working 12-hour days, six days a week. It's applied to the glued surface of the panel, and then 'turned' by hand using a very small tool. It's then finished with a few coats of clear paint, to prevent scratches.

Inside, there's blue alcantara with gold piping and stitching, more gold leaf highlights and an 18-carat gold 'Naraya' nameplate with 155 diamonds created by Ada Diamonds in California.

Of course, the RS gets that aforementioned twin-turbo V8 kicking out 1160bhp and 944lb ft of torque - surely a diamond in itself - sent to the rear wheels vis a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox. There's also a Koenigsegg e-diff, the company's own traction and stability control systems, lots of equipment, a hydraulic lift system and many other assists.

Quite a machine, no? It'll be displayed at the Salon Privé supercar show at Blenheim Palace which kicks off later this week, and will be joined by two other very special Koenigseggs too. A One:1 - which recently set a VMax200 speed record at Bruntingthorpe - and the last ever Agera R.

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Yeah, sounds like you want to get yourself down there...

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Photography: L Johansson, A Chung

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