Koenigsegg has announced that it will soon commence production of Koenigsegg Agera RS with chassis #128. The special thing about this build is that this chassis, over a period of six months, will morph into the first road-legal Agera RS for the US market; and all of it will be captured on video.
The automaker has also stated that only 25 units of the Agera RS will be built, out of which 10 were sold even before the car was shown. The supercar made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Build number 128 is significant in the sense that homologation is a complex and expensive process in the US that has to be re-done with each new model variant. The manufacturer will also feature the owner of the vehicle who will talk about how he has customized the car and why. Build #128 is expected to be completed by middle of 2016.
Coming to the car, the Agera RS comes after the One:1 hypercar and with a kerb weight of just 1,395 kg is lighter than both the Agera R and the Agera S. It has improved aerodynamics owing to new side skirts, front splitter, front winglets, hydraulic ride height adjustment, fully active rear wing and under-body flaps. Further additions that improve the dynamics of the car are Triplex suspension, Michelin tyres and a rear deck spoiler that provides over 450kg of downforce at 250km/h. All these elements combine to give the Agera RS corner carving capabilities of up to 1.75G.
Under the hood lurks the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 1,160 hp (865 kW) on regular gasoline and belts out a torque figure of 1,280 Nm at 4,100 rpm. The engine sends power to the wheels through the 7-speed transmission with paddle shifters.