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Koenigsegg Agera: You Had Us At "1000 HP V8" And "Nanotubes"

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Koenigsegg has just revealed its new supercar, the Agera. It's a Challenge Stradale-style track version of the Swedish firm's 1000 HP hypercar.

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Unveiled by the minions of company founder Christian von Koenigsegg, the Agera is an even more aggressive version of an already bollocks car. It sports aerodynamic "blades" in each corner; numerous wings, vents and Audi-style LED headlights; and aluminum buttons with embedded nanotubes that emit light when turned on. Let me repeat that: aluminum buttons with embedded nanotubes.

With any other car company, this would be a ridiculous gimmick, but Koenigsegg backs it up with a turbocharged V-8 that offers in excess of 1000 hp. A fun car—and if you’ll click through our gallery, you’ll see that it’s sort of a chore for its target group to get into. Slightly overweight rich white men in suits, we suggest you pare down your... wallets. Yes, wallets.

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Or lose some weight. That would also make sense.

Photo Credit: Máté Petrány and the author

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Pessimippopotamus

I can't wait for you to tell us about the super exclusive new Vette. The Chevrolet Corvette Agave. "aluminum-look buttons with embedded asbestos that emit glow in the dark light when turned on. Let me repeat that: aluminum-look buttons with embedded asbestos."

Sigh. I love me some Vettes, but the interior is so disappointing.