In the automotive industry eight years is like forever. And for the first time in forever, the Koenigsegg Agera’s production will cease.
All boutique supercar makers always head out with a bang. Pagani did it with an obnoxious Zonda HP Barchetta. Bugatti did it with the Veyron La Finale. And so Koenigsegg must follow suit. Unlike the Pagani and Bugatti, the final Agera won’t come with names that roll off the tongue. Instead, they come with the most menacing names we have ever come across with in a car: Thor and Vader.
Yes, you have read that right. The final versions are named after arguably The Strongest Avenger and the most celebrated villain/hero in the whole of the Star Wars franchise.
The cars come stacked with all the options we can ever think off without the additional cost. Probably because Koenigsegg had them already factored in. Now, a question lies in your mind, “how do you distinguish one from the other?”
Easy. Thor is finished in two-tone clear carbon with diamond-flake in select sections of the paintwork. And Vader is finished in clear carbon with diamond flakes and features two small rear winglets and highlights finished in white gold leaf.
Different, though, they may look they share the same heart. A 5.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo that sits amidships produces an astonishing 1,341 hp and a gut-wrenching 1,011 lb-ft of torque. That power has helped the Agera break five speed records. Stratospheric power catapulted it to be crowned the world’s fastest production car. This will not be easy shoes to fill for the Agera’s replacement.