The Naza Group has added another automotive brand to its portfolio – the official launch of Naza Swedish Motors earlier today heralds the arrival of Koenigsegg into the Malaysian market. The company has also been appointed as the Koenigsegg Automotive distributor for Indonesia.
Marking the launch of the brand was the introduction of the Koenigsegg Agera S – the model is essentially an Agera R meant for markets without E85 biofuel, optimised for use with lower octane petrol.
First things first, the price – the Agera S in its launch configuration today goes for just under RM5 million without tax and duties slapped on, so you can just imagine how much the final tally would be with everything loaded up – think along the lines of RM15 million or thereabouts. It’s enough to actually make the McLaren 650S, which was launched yesterday, sound downright affordable.
On to the car. The Agera S’ in-house developed twin-turbo 5.0 litre V8 lump offers 1,030 hp at 7,100 rpm and 1,100 Nm at 4,100 rpm compared to the Agera R’s 1,140 hp and 1,200 Nm, the latter on biofuel. The mill is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch unit with paddle shifters.
Performance specs for the 1,415 kg offering include a 0-100 km/h time of 2.9 seconds (0-200 km/h, 7.9 seconds) and a top speed rated well over 400 km/h. Not quite limo levels, but there’s 120 litres of luggage space up front, allowing you to tote some clothes along for the odd overnighter. Just learn to pack light.
Notable bits include the famed Triplex inboard rear suspension system – comprised of Ohlin shocks and springs connecting the left and right wheels, the system works in series with the normal springs and dampers, allowing the rear wheels’ spring and damping rates to be lowered.
Materials-wise, plenty of carbon-fibre/Kevlar and aluminium to be found on the Agera S, and the interior features Alcantara and aniline leather.
The Agera S sits on five-spoke Aircore carbon-fibre wheels in a 19-inch front and 20-inch rear configuration. Developed in-house by Koenigsegg, the one-piece CF units are wrapped with specially-developed 265/35 R19 and 345/30 R20 Michelin Supersport rubbers.
Its pricing means that you probably won’t see that many Koenigseggs running about in the country, but there will be the undoubted few, of course – wonder if they’ll be wearing G1M or IM4U plates…