The recent bespoke hypercar creation from Christian Von Koenigsegg, the Agera RS1, impresses on its New York International Auto Show launching.
Constructed specifically for an American customer to his and his son’s precise specs, the Koenigsegg RS1 is completed in a mix of Arctic White with a distinct shade of blue applied to the side skirts and rear wing to offer exterior contrasts.
The cabin is covered in blue Alcantara while the instrument cluster and door panels are completed in sleek carbon fiber and black anodised aluminium.
Once it departs from the Auto Show and goes house with its owner, however, many people who see it will never notice any of these information, due to the fact that this is among the fastest vehicles any amount of cash can purchase.
Behind the front seats is a 5-litre V8 engine developed completely in-house by Koenigsegg which, due to some really generous use of turbocharging, outputs an exceptional 1360hp and 1370Nm of torque.
Carried through the car’s seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels through the maker’s own raft of electronic traction and stability control systems, the RS1 will make it to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds, to 300km/h in 12.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 355km/h (220mph).
Much of this unbelievable performance boils down to how light the vehicle is. It pointers the scales at simply 1395kg– just 53kg short of using the ultimate performance Holy Grail of 1hp per kg in weight.
The RS1 is likewise a convertible. The tough top roofing system unclips and slides into a slot in the luggage compartment, however when removed, there are no ill impacts on the vehicle’s handling or to its torsional rigidness.
And unlike, say a Lotus which removes definitely every item that could add weight in order to obtain lightness, this car still provides a host of creature comforts consisting of a complete infotainment system including navigation, climate control, electrically adjustable seats, as well as a hydraulic lift system so that the vehicle can be raised higher off the ground when experiencing speed bumps or raised kerbs.