The Swedish automobile company, Koenigsegg had a real winner on hand when it introduced the 2010 Agera. So much so that a number of other models like the Agera R, Agera S, and Agera X all came to be within just a few years. Then, in 2015, they introduced Agera RS, a car that is billed as the “ultimate track tool”. Now, two years later, Koenigsegg is back with Agera RS Gryphon, a new version of the RS. Read ahead to find out more.
The Agera RS Gryphon is presented in clear carbon with highlights finished in 24 carat gold leaf. The gold leaf has been used for all external striping and badging, as well as the hood struts, engine badging, and interior highlights. A custom-made racing helmet in carbon fibre has also received decoration in gold leaf, applied by hand at the Koenigsegg factory in Ängelholm by Italian master craftsman, Ettore ‘Blaster’ Callegaro.
The Gryphon interior is a combination of black alcantara, polished carbon fibre, and black anodised aluminium. The seats are finished in black alcantara with gold piping and a bespoke Gryphon motif embossed on the head rest. A customised ‘Gryphon’ text has been stitched into the alcantara dashboard, in gold thread. The Koenigsegg central command centre has been prepared in optional black anodised aluminium, which with its near-invisible nano-drilled symbols in the command buttons offers the ultimate in stealth (dis)appearance.
Despite these overwhelming performance credentials, the Agera RS Gryphon will be delivered with full compliance for driving on the roads, and will feature a full complement of cabin comforts and driver aids. These include: a removable hardtop roof that can be stowed under the front hood of the car, ultra light sound deadening, G-sensors, wireless connectivity for vehicle updates via the Koenigsegg cloud, and carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS. Apart from this it also includes Koenigsegg Electronic Stability control, front/rear hydraulic lifting system, climate control, bluetooth phone and audio connection, Apple CarPlay, and a full digital warning and information system.
A bespoke iteration of the iconic Koenigsegg Agera RS, the Agera RS Gryphon has been ordered with the optional 1 MW engine, taking Koenigsegg’s V8 twin-turbocharged engine to a staggering 1360 hp. With a curb weight, including fluids, of just 1,395kg, the Agera RS Gryphon is within a hair of the magical 1:1 power to weight ratio, a ratio previously only achieved by the Koenigsegg 1:1 – truly rarefied air.
The end result is a regal vision of the Koenigsegg Agera RS, A, car that is as elegant as it is aggressive; equally at home while parked outside the world’s most glamorous opera houses or dominating the world’s racing circuits.
– Source: Press Release