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Tuesday 18th September 2012

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

Koenigsegg's one-off Chinese takeaway is not named after a popular sandwich



Certain words and phrases are easily assimilated into other languages. Zeitgeist, for example, works in both English and German. So does déjà vu - or maybe we're imagining that? It does seem familiar though.

Western PHers certainly require no explanation of the BLT acronym. In China, however, it has nothing to do with a deliciously assembled tower of bread, pork and salad. And that's lucky for Koenigsegg because their latest and most exclusive car, which is destined for the Far East, is called the Agera R BLT.

No obvious toast rack option
No obvious toast rack option
After the fashion of Pagani, Koenigsegg is now offering its customers potentially limitless scope for customisation. This BLT is the first off the (non) production line. Visual changes include bare carbon bodywork tinted with blue and offset with red pin-striping, a fairly restrained theme that continues inside with blue leather and carbon detailing. There are also some extras chosen by the owner, but not revealed by Koenigsegg - can you spot any? It's a fair bet that whatever you come up with has probably already been out-madded by the Swedes.

The Agera R BLT is mechanically standard, no hardship given the 1050hp/885lb ft put out by the twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8. If that's not enough, you can ramp it up to 1115hp - and that can be on E85 or E100 biofuel. With that output and a kerb weight of 1435kg (the McLaren MP4-12C weighs 1kg less), the Agera R's power-to-weight ratio is 790hp/ton. Koenigsegg claims an Agera R will sprint from 0-62mph in 2.9seconds and reach a top speed of over 261mph. At this speed, there's no room for ham-fisted steering inputs (contractual BLT joke).

Quite subtle really for a customer car
Quite subtle really for a customer car
A totally standard Agera R costs £875,000. The BLT is a one-off special. There are no details on the exact price, but (bonus joke approaching) lettuce hope it's not beyond the means of the average Lottery winner.

 

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BelfastBoy

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To all motoring journos and people who write these articles online - this sort of vehicle is NOT a special edition. It's also only a 'one-off' in the sense that the owner has specced it the way he wants, which involves some deviation from the standard options list. Bugatti, Pagani, Ferrari, McLaren - they all offer this opportunity so it really isn't news.

WCZ

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato edition?

SmartVenom

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Looks nice, which I guess will upset/disappoint a few!

The Crack Fox

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A beautiful car, trimmed to the infantile tastes of some nouveau riche sweatshop owner in the 3rd world, and ruined.

/grumpy today.

DanDC5

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BelfastBoy said:
To all motoring journos and people who write these articles online - this sort of vehicle is NOT a special edition. It's also only a 'one-off' in the sense that the owner has specced it the way he wants, which involves some deviation from the standard options list. Bugatti, Pagani, Ferrari, McLaren - they all offer this opportunity so it really isn't news.
Article said:
After the fashion of Pagani, Koenigsegg is now offering its customers potentially limitless scope for customisation.
That bit is news though.....
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Ex Boy Racer

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so what does BLT stand for in this case? Shouldn't we be told...?

Krikkit

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Strange acronyms aside, what's the performance of the Agera like? Looking at the numbers it must be so savage to be unusable at full chat by all but the most hairy-chested wheeler.

Frimley111R

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Krikkit said:
Strange acronyms aside, what's the performance of the Agera like? Looking at the numbers it must be so savage to be unusable at full chat by all but the most hairy-chested wheeler.
I chatted to the owner of a 'standard' one. He said he'd just touch the accelerator and he'd be into three figures almost instantly. Still, who cares when it looks that cool!?

The Danimal

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That's actually quite tasteful for one of these customer one offs. - I'm standing by with pictures of my kitchen and girlfriend/wife.

DuncanM

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The Crack Fox said:
A beautiful car, trimmed to the infantile tastes of some nouveau riche sweatshop owner in the 3rd world, and ruined.

/grumpy today.
+1

Proof that money certainly does not buy you taste.

MogulBoy

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You say tow-may-tow, I say De Tomaso....

cookie1600

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Badly Lacking Taste..........

whaddon1981

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Notn usually a fan of these but I like this one. better than the hideous pink Zonda doing the rounds at the moment.

F1GTRUeno

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I'd much, much rather have a BLT sandwich.

sinbaddio

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MogulBoy said:
You say tow-may-tow, I say De Tomaso....
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greygoose

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Ex Boy Racer said:
so what does BLT stand for in this case? Shouldn't we be told...?
Blue Leather Touch (steering wheel)?

TankRizzo

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At a guess I'd say it's the initials of the owner.

timewatch

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B.L.T = Bloody Load of Tat!

Nice looking car though, the thing is most of us would like the looks with a wee bit of speed rather that have to go to Bonneville to try it
out..although???scratchchin

TW>>>

alexpa

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plus about 200% import tax for cars like this to China..

keith2.2

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alexpa said:
plus about 200% import tax for cars like this to China..
...not if you're Chinese elite and wealthy enough to buy it, it won't be...
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