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Koenigsegg Agera successor could be named … Ragnarok?

Koenigsegg Agera successor could be named … Ragnarok?


has already given the very Nordic names

Thor and Väder

to its final two examples of its outgoing Agera RS


, so why not double down on that lineage and name the successor Ragnarok, after the violent Norse armageddon?

That’s the name

The Supercar Blog

, citing an unnamed source “close to




is likely to be

used for the car

replacing the


, which will be revealed at the 2019

Geneva Motor Show

. We saw this mythical


teased in a silhouette sketch that shows a large rear wing and diffuser, and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said the car will be “more capable than the Agera RS,” which produces 1,160 horsepower from its twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8.

Separately, a

rumor from the McLaren Life forum

suggests the upcoming speed demon will offer 1,440 horsepower, some


, a higher engine redline of 9,000 rpm and a target weight of less than 1,200 kg (about 2,645 pounds). By comparison, the

all-carbon-fiber Agera RS Gryphon

does 1,360 hp and weighs 3,075 pounds. The name Ragnarok has also floated around on that forum for a couple months as a possible name.

Should we take these


seriously? Who knows. But it’s fun to speculate. Last fall, you’ll recall, the Agera RS

set a record

for highest average top speed of 277.87 mph in the Nevada desert, and the chase is on for the

holy grail of a 300-mph hypercar


For reference’s sake, the opening events of Ragnarok from “The Norse Myths” reads like so: “First of all Midgard” — that’s the world inhabited by man — “will be wrenched and racked by wars for three winters. Fathers will slaughter sons; brothers will be drenched in one another’s blood. Mothers will desert their menfolk and seduce their own sons; brothers will bed with sisters.” You get the idea.

Those unpleasantries aside, it’s certainly fun to imagine a “Mad Max”-style dystopian movie called “War of the Supercars” starring a Koenigsegg Ragnarok.

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August 31, 2018 at 01:06PM