Koenigsegg’s successor to the Agera will get enormous horsepower and “plenty of gears”, whatever that means.
Cryptic words were spoken at Monterey Car Week when Top Gear sat down with Koenigsegg boss, Christian Von Koenigsegg. The talkative Swede dropped several bombshells on the British car mag that lead us all to believe that whatever car eventually replaces the Agera it will be a thing to behold.
Starting off, how’s 1,400 hp grab you? At base? As in, there could be more later? Considering the Agera meandered from 1,124 hp all the way up to 1,340 hp over the course of its many improved versions, we’re thinking it’d be easy for Koenigsegg to push that all the way up to 1,700 hp on an eventual top-of-the-line model.
There will be nothing in common with the original Agera, and nothing from the current car will transfer forward, but there will be a recognizable evolution of everything that made the Agera great. It’ll have the same overall shape, but have a slightly longer wheelbase and a slightly higher roofline to provide greater interior space.
We know it’ll be a rear-wheel-drive car with a turbocharged V8 at its heart, but we don’t know much about the transmission other than the fact it’ll have a lot of gears to make up for the lack of gears on the Regera.
“It’s wild,” Koenigsegg said. “We jokingly say that all the gears we saved in the Regera [that car used a trick Direct Drive system] we put in the new one, so there are plenty of gears.”
Well alright then. Can’t go wrong with more gears.
One thing that the Agera replacement will take from the Regera is its rubber-mounted engine. This will reduce interior noise and vibration greatly, which isn’t necessarily something that Koenigsegg’s customers are after. Time will tell there if this is a pro or a con.
One big jump in performance will come in the form of aerodynamic downforce, which will be rated at 2,200 lbs at just 155 mph.
Expect to see a prototype sometime next year, but we’ll have to wait years for a production version after that.