Koenigsegg Agera R above

Koenigsegg Agera R: A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

[wzslider]The Bugatti Super Sport currently holds the official record for fastest production car, topping out at 267 mph. For a while, the SSC Ultimate Aero held the record before Bugatti reclaimed the honor with the Super Sport. A number of companies claim to produce a car capable of going faster than 267 mph, some believe the Hennessey Venom, or the upcoming SSC Tuatara could beat the Bugatti, but no company has done so yet.

While the Bugatti Veyron, and its many variants is a wonderful car. Critics have been quick to point out that it defies that model of a traditional hyper car in that it’s actually quite easy to drive, it’s all wheel drive system never allows the driver to loose control of the car for example.

The Koenigsegg Agera R is a car that has the capability of beating the Bugatti’s record, it’s claimed top speed is 270 mph, but the style in which it would achieve this top speed is far different from the Bugatti’s. The Agera R is known to be a viscous hard to control car. It’s engine, a five liter twin turbo V-8 produces 960hp and is rear wheel drive. The Agera’s bright colored stripes and fighter plane interior style warn potential drivers to take it easy or else risk destroying a car worth $1.4 million.

Jethro Bovingdon, of Evo Magazine and Car and Driver Abroad, was given the opportunity to drive the Agera R at Koenigsegg’s own privet runway adjacent to their factory in Ängelholm, Sweden (see the video below). Jethro found the Agera R to be easier to drive then he expected, but to be sure the Koenigsegg’s insane engine noise, and ability to break away the rear wheels in 3rd gear makes the car a challenge to control even for skilled drivers.