Koenigsegg Agera successor could be named … Ragnarok?
has already given the very Nordic names
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
, which will be revealed at the 2019
. 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.
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
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.
via Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com
August 31, 2018 at 01:06PM