As a piece of outright engineering, the Bugatti Veyron has all the bases covered. But for me, the Veyron never had the cool factor. Let’s be honest, it’s not a very pretty car. Koenigsegg on the other hand is a very cool car and their latest model, called the Agera, promises to put the Veyron in it’s place.
Where the Veyron tends to look like Beetle (they are owned by Volkswagen after all), the Agera is sleek, low slung and extremely focused. The Veyron seems to be having an identity crisis, unsure of what it is. The Agera isn’t trying to hide that fact that it develops 910hp from it’s 4.7L V8. Top Gear Magazine is also claiming that Koenigsegg have plans to challenge the Veyron Super Sport’s top speed record.
The interior is draped in leather, carbon and technology. It retains a similar style and layout to Koenigseggs of the past, with some modern touches.
While the car remains focused in it’s pursuit of being a speed monster, nothing in the name of style or luxury has been spared. The Agera is also equipped with one of the most advanced gauge clusters I’ve ever seen. It certainly gives the Lexus LF-A a run for it’s money.
I particularly like the horsepower gauge at the bottom left. In Swedish, Agera means “to act” which is interesting to me. In the traditional sense, acting is pretending and there’s certainly no pretending here. Expect to see the Agera for sale sometime next year.