Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg celebrated its 10th birthday and its 100th car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Fittingly, the special car it built to commemorate the dual milestones is named Hundra, which is Swedish for “hundred.”
The Hundra is a glitzy version of the Agera S, but it’s made entirely out of carbon fiber and 24-carat gold leaf. That makes for what is probably the most expensive two-tone “paint” job in history. It was also so labor-intensive that Koenigsegg had to start building this one car in September 2012 to get it to Geneva on time, Left Lane News reports.
Koenigsegg didn’t say whether the Hundra received any mechanical enhancements, but the stock Agera S’ 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which makes somewhere north of 1,000 horsepower, should do just fine.
The Hundra is valued at $1.6 million, and Koenigsegg has already found a buyer. We don’t envy this person: it’s nerve wracking enough worrying about scratching paint in a parking lot. We don’t even want to think about having that gold inlay touched up.
Koenigsegg has had an eventful first 10 years. The CCR briefly held the record for fastest production car in the world. It achieved 241.63 mph at Italy’s Nardo test track in February 2005, before being ousted by the Bugatti Veyron in September of that year.
An Agera R currently holds the Guinness Word Record for 0-300-0 kph, with a time of 21.19 seconds. With that kind of history behind it, we can’t wait to see what Koenigsegg does in its next 10 years.
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