Koenigsegg Automotive AB is set to unveil the Agera RS at the prestigious Monterey Car Week this August in Monterey, California. The Koenigsegg Agera RS will be flown directly from Angelholm for display at both McCall’s Motorworks Revival and The Quail Motorsport Gathering during Monterey Car Week.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS showing at Monterey 2016 – badged as “Agera XS” according to the wishes of its owner – will be the first Koenigsegg Agera RS in the United States and will be one of the most powerful, fully homologated, street legal production cars on American roads with the best power-to-weight ratio.
“It is a true pleasure for us to present the Agera XS at this year’s Monterey Car Week, especially as this is the first Agera RS that will be fully homologated for use on American roads. Our reentry into the US market a watershed moment for our company and the Agera XS is the perfect car to emphasize this occasion,” said Christian von Koenigsegg.
The Agera RS is presented in Karosserie Orange – an intense orange finish with diamond-dust metallic effect – and a clear carbon center strip. The interior features black alcantara with orange contrast stitching to match the exterior. The Agera XS also comes with bespoke aerodynamics, including the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Koenigsegg, specifically designed to the owner’s wishes.
The Agera RS – as with every Koenigsegg ever made – has a removable lightweight hardtop that can be detached and/or reattached in minutes and is stored on-board, under the front hood of the car.
The Agera RS model is an evolution of the Koenigsegg One:1 and incorporates much of the technology developed during the creation of the Koenigsegg’s first ever Megacar, but with more creature comforts and practicality. It has a 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to a CIMA seven-speed paddle-shift transmission, with Koenigsegg’s in-house developed, integrated E-diff.
The Agera RS includes all modern electronic aids and conveniences – smart airbags, detachable hardtop with lightweight roof, adjustable pedals and steering column, six-way electrically adjustable carbon sport seats, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, KES (stability control), front/rear hydraulic lifting system, active shock absorbers, active ride height, active front and rear aerodynamics, LifePo4 battery, Apple CarPlay, USB connection and media player, climate control, digital warning and information system, G sensor, alarm and tire monitoring system.
Despite all of this equipment, the Agera RS still weighs just 3,075 pounds including all fluids, ready to drive.