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The 1100 bhp Koenigsegg Agera R – with the world’s fastest roof box

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March 6, 2011

The 1100 bhp Koenigsegg Agera R

The 1100 bhp Koenigsegg Agera R

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Christian von Koenigsegg has once again created a hypercar of the highest order - the new Agera R features so much innovation that we're not going to even attempt to squeeze it all into the introductory paragraph. The 5 liter, V8 bi-turbo engine is the lightest and most compact hypercar engine in the world, and produces 1100 hp on E85 bio fuel with peak torque of 1200 Nm spread over over a 3300 rpm rev range. It's most notable feature though, is a Thule Roof Box which ensures you can take all your gear as well as having a show car with the standard roof when you get there.

Okay, so on regular 95 octane fuel it only has 910 hp which means you can still drive it anywhere, as the power spread with standard juice still offers more than 1000 Nm of torque from 2860 rpm to 6170 rpm - that's Bugatti Veyron territory.

So too is the top speed which is quoted as 390+ km/h (245+ mph).

The biggest problem with hypercars though, is that they simply don't have enough extra room for a toothbrush, and hence Koenigsegg decided that a roof box was in order. Not your normal roof box, but a super light weight Lightning Roof Box from Thule made from carbon fiber tested to ensure it is safe up to 300 km/h.

The 1100 bhp Koenigsegg Agera R

The ingenious part is that the box incorporates a roof panel and can be easily fitted in 10 minutes while the standard roof is stored in the front luggage area. At destination, simply unbolt the lot and wheel it to your hotel room, while replacing the normal roof.

It's a feature which no other hypercar offers and it makes the entire package so much more flexible and useful because it enables full luggage capacity comparable to a sedan.

13 Comments

sure, lets develop a 'hyper'car to the highest tolerances with the lowest weights and precise balance.. and then produce an optional extra storage solution with a really high center of gravity. Abomination much?

Hint: If your hyper car has a roof rack, you've failed.

Andrew Rockefeller
6th March, 2011 @ 03:48 am PST

It is absurd

Bill Bennett
6th March, 2011 @ 06:15 pm PST

While it would raise the centre of gravity, if you were transferring anything that didnt fit inside the front storage space, large enough that required the roof mounted storage space (which is removable so isn't a big deal to complain about anyway), i doubt you'd be driving it at 200 km/h for the raised centre of gravity to ruin your cornering.

if you took it to a track day, take the roof storage off and you are fine, so stop complaining. it is removable.

Jacob Shepley
6th March, 2011 @ 11:18 pm PST

Okay %u2026 why not a tow bar to tow the trailer to go to the tip on Sunday afternoon

Seriously if you can afford a super car it is not to put a roof rack on it or you have more money than common sense, in that case you should give it to me I will make a good use of it.

If I decide to go to Monte Carlo to show off my latest toy I will probably ship my luggage or send one of my employee (PA) to escort them to me.

We should request a tow bar on McLaren, Pagani Zonda, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porches, Lamborghini etc ..

I wonder how Jeremy Clarkson will react :-)

andy.sorriaux
7th March, 2011 @ 04:15 am PST

Wow why dont all these super geniuses have there own hyper car line people can be make that will be idiots

Facebook User
7th March, 2011 @ 05:07 am PST

Well, you know these things are notorious for inadequate trunk space....

Last one to the beach is a rotton egg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Burnerjack
7th March, 2011 @ 05:11 am PST

People are so grumpy. Dang, they aren't talking about lugging enough stuff for an entourage or ship ahead, but hey, if you wanna impress the cool chick and take her for a picnic on the beach in your funky car, it would be nice to put the blanket, wine, basket and some snorkeling gear and a change of clothes into your car... hence the roof box. It is a lot less impressive to ask her to hold the lunch basket on her knees, with the wine, flippers and towels squished around her feet, eh, boys? I guess you'll be the ones standing next to your perfectly stripped super car, with a hungry wet chick with no blanket to sit on, while you make jokes about idiots with tow bars while waiting for your staff to bring the gear.

Leanne Franson
7th March, 2011 @ 08:03 am PST

If it has wheels, can I trailer it behind the car instead? I like the idea that it will lift-off at about 50 MPH.

Muraculous
7th March, 2011 @ 08:21 am PST

The 'track day' one thinks of in Southern England is 'Royal Ascot Ladies' Day', where it is traditional for one's svelte companion to wear an exotic confection of a hat. Further, it is also traditional for a picnic lunch to be addressed in the paddock which - more often than not - includes some chilled Bollinger or Veuve Clicquot, and a light smoked salmon 'plat' provided either from one's own kitchens - or Fortnum and Masons.

For each of these requirements, should there not be space for a wicker hamper basket leather-strapped on the rear carrier, in the style of the more magnificent pre-war supercharged Bentleys, one has proper need of a top box.

Certainly, an 'arrival' in this startlingly-beautiful 'superleggera' gentleman's carriage with an equally beautiful and long-legged companion would turn heads. When one opened the top-box to fetch out said sweetie's chapeau, and then the folding table, chairs, champers and sandwiches, most observers would nod in smiling approval.

I would consider that 'game, set and match'....!

oldbilbo
7th March, 2011 @ 12:11 pm PST

Sheesh.... OK, kind of silly to have a roof carrier permanently attached to another "roof" but geese people... like anyone busy throwing stones at it's options rather than talking about 1,100 BHP and 250 MPH on e85 fuel could afford this car ... come on... the innovative engineering genius isn't in the roof rack for crying out loud - I guess a roof rack places this work of 250 MPH engineering masterpiece below Mr. Rockafeller's standards. Oh well, will have to stick with the Prius until these supercar designers can get away from the silly options - if it weren't for that, I would have purchased one tomorrow. pssssft!

GadgetGeek
7th March, 2011 @ 12:40 pm PST

YOU MUST HAVE A SUPERCAR, & DRIVE IT FREQUENTLY TO UNDERSTAND THE USEFULLNESS OF THIS

Daniel Plata Baca
8th March, 2011 @ 07:01 pm PST

From other articles on this car I believe it was developed for a specific customer who wanted the roof box to carry his skis (which were also made by Koenigsegg).

Mark P
10th March, 2011 @ 05:23 am PST

What a great idea. And safe to 300kph! Nicely done, K Agera.

FastGuy
13th March, 2012 @ 09:13 pm PDT
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