Koenigsegg is pleased to show the first Agera RS due for European delivery at this week’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace, from September 1-3. This follows hot on the heels of the debut appearance for the first US Spec Agera RS – badged as Agera XS – which appeared at Monterey Car Week during August 2016.

The Agera RS to debut at Salon Privé features a high level of customisation at the request of the vehicle’s owner. The owner has named the car ‘Naraya’, a name closely associated with his family.

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Naraya features a body completed in a blue-tinted clear-carbon finish, with extensive highlights finished in gold leaf on both the exterior and interior of the car.

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The gold leaf was applied by hand at the Koenigsegg factory in Angelholm, Sweden, by Ettore ‘Blaster’ Callegaro, a renowned craftsman from Italy, famed for his work with customised cars and motorcycles. The process took two full weeks, working 12 hour days, six days per week.

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The leaf is applied to the glued surface of the part/panel and once secure, it is ‘turned’ by hand using a small tool the size of a champagne cork. The gold leaf is then finished with multiple coats of clear, along with the rest of the body, to protect it from scratching.

Naraya also features Koenigsegg’s first ever carbon fibre tub chassis that is painted in the same blue tint as the exterior of the car, a unique finish that continues the exquisite exterior theme inside the car.

The interior of the car features blue alcantara with gold piping and stitching, more leaf gold highlights and an 18 carat yellow gold Naraya name plate with 155 cultured diamonds created by Ada Diamonds in California.

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Naraya has Koenigsegg’s twin turbo V8 engine producing 1160hp and 1280Nm of torque, putting power to the ground via a CIMA 7-speed paddle-shift transmission, a Koenigsegg E-differential and Koenigsegg’s own traction and stability control systems.

The car features a full suite of comfort and safety equipment including climate control, sports seats, detachable hardtop with lightweight roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, front/rear hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, USB connection, digital warning and information systems, G sensor, alarm and tire monitoring system.

Koenigsegg will also feature two other cars at Salon Privé in 2016:

A blue-tinted clear carbon One:1 will also be on display. This car is a frequent exhibitor at events around the United Kingdom and is always a fan favourite. This One:1 recently broke the VMax200 speed record three times in one day, with a terminal speed of 240mph on the track at Bruntingthorpe at the hands of racing driver, Oliver Webb.

An Agera R will also be on display and is significant as it is the final Agera R ever produced by Koenigsegg, completed just prior to the first ever Koenigsegg One:1. The Agera R is finished in black with espresso undertones, and a tan interior.

Photos: L Johansson and A Chung

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18 comments

  1. Comment by Han Klems

    Han Klems August 30, 2016 at 10:17

    Just an awesome piece of ART on Wheels!!!

  2. Comment by jefferson

    jefferson August 30, 2016 at 12:55

    Nice car

  3. Comment by Craig

    Craig August 30, 2016 at 12:57

    The blue carbon fiber is fantastic, and I’m sure the gold leaf is spectacular as well. Are there any close-up shots coming to show off the handcrafted details? I’d love to see the texture of it up close.

    • Comment by leo vomend

      leo vomend August 30, 2016 at 17:46

      it should be the same texture as the agera S ‘hundra’ chassis #100 and im not sure if its that, or some other ‘egg with gold bits that has an article here in this blog, so just go back a bit, youll find gold and there you go

      • Comment by Craig

        Craig August 30, 2016 at 21:06

        Yes, thanks, I’ve seen that post. I’d like to see this one specifically as it’s on blue carbon fiber. Thanks for the tip though.

  4. Comment by TerryG

    TerryG August 30, 2016 at 15:45

    I’m sure there are those who like it however I think it’s extremely gaudy!

    • Comment by John Silver

      John Silver August 31, 2016 at 13:29

      John Player Special

  5. Comment by leo vomend

    leo vomend August 30, 2016 at 17:49

    i love the exterior, the interior is not to my taste but i can appreciate it is good, the blue tub is insane, i would definitely do something similar just not blue. many manufacturers offering blue tinted carbon have their own specific blue for it, and previously, considering other ‘eggs with blue carbon, my favorite was the clear carbon p1 in blue, but this RS, has the absolute best looking blue carbon i have ever seen.
    congrats Pasin, i hope you enjoy it.

  6. Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

    Nimalan Rajagopalan August 30, 2016 at 18:11

    Hey Mr. Wade!

    Glad to see you guys still hard at work even after the conclusion of Monterey Car Week! As usual you guys at Koenigsegg never fail to disappoint us. This new Agera RS Naraya is just yet another example of what you guys can do as the worlds best hypercar company!

    This combination of gold leaf and blue clear carbon fiber is a sight to behold and the owner seems to have the same sort of eye for detail as Mr. Kris Singh, I must say.The setting of the car on the proving ground runway, angled just so that the sun reflects off the gold leaf stripes is stunning and in a unique twist, even the exhaust??! Is that covered in gold leaf as well??
    [Whistle]

    I am greatly looking forward to your full report on Salon Privé, Mr. Wade! I hope it will be a success for you guys at Koenigsegg and I cannot wait to hear all about it! 🙂

    Eagerly awaiting the full report,
    Nimalan S. R.

  7. Comment by Darren

    Darren August 30, 2016 at 18:16

    I’ve always been so torn between Koenigsegg & Pagani, but this… this may have just swayed me.

    Credit to the lucky owner – what an amazing spec.

  8. Comment by jadir rodrigues

    jadir rodrigues August 30, 2016 at 19:34

    TOP!!! I LOVE IT

  9. Comment by EboTebo

    EboTebo September 2, 2016 at 03:12

    screw all that nonsense! what engine does it have, or is it a given, from a Buick 6??

  10. Comment by Chris

    Chris September 2, 2016 at 20:41

    The gold is just plain tacky, whether on a Subaru or as shown here. Let me guess, the owner is from the Middle East, right?

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade September 3, 2016 at 05:06

      Your opinion is your own but from the reactions we’ve seen online and at Salon Prive this week, it’s very much in the minority. And your stereotype is 100% incorrect.

      • Comment by Chris

        Chris September 3, 2016 at 06:57

        I know it’s my opinion, but for that money, I’d choose something more tasteful without any gold trim and forgo the yellow diamonds as well; neither influence the car’s performance one bit. And what you label a stereotype isn’t so. Middle Easterners love to put gold on nearly everything they can, it’s a fact. You didn’t answer my question, either– am I correct in assuming the owner is from the Middle East?

        • Comment by Steven Wade

          Steven Wade September 3, 2016 at 07:00

          No, you are not correct, which is why I said your stereotype was 100% wrong.

          • Comment by Chris

            Chris September 3, 2016 at 11:00

            Not ordered by a Middle Easterner? Interesting. I know you’re not ignorant and know what I’m talking about, but have to foster the decent PR angle and firmly declare that what I stated is a “stereotype” that is “100% wrong” (it’s neither, wink wink). I get it, since the bad drivers from the desert probably make up a decent amount of your sales. Either that or you’re not familiar with Middle Eastern tastes and need to travel more; their bad taste is legendary.

          • Comment by Bryce Arnold

            Bryce Arnold September 15, 2016 at 12:51

            Why did you even bother, mate? 🙂

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