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Koenigsegg Unveils Agera RS ‘Gryphon’ at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg Automotive AB presents the world premiere of the Agera RS Gryphon, a bespoke iteration of the iconic Koenigsegg Agera RS. Share

The Gryphon is named after its mythical namesake, a creature with the body and rear legs of a lion and the head, wings and front talons of an eagle. The gryphon was revered for its depiction of both strength and speed, and is the heraldic symbol used on the provincial flag in Skåne, where the Koenigsegg factory is located. The Agera RS Gryphon is presented in clear carbon with highlights finished in 24-carat gold leaf. 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.

The Agera RS Gryphon has been ordered with the optional 1MW engine, taking Koenigsegg’s V8 twin-turbocharged engine to a staggering 1360hp. 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, previously only achieved by the Koenigsegg One:1 – truly rarified air. Despite these overwhelming performance credentials, the Agera RS Gryphon will be delivered with full compliance for driving on US 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, ultralight sound deadening, G-sensor, wireless connectivity for vehicle updates via the Koenigsegg cloud, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, 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.

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 parked outside the world’s most glamorous opera houses or dominating the world’s racing circuits.

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