My Dream Car: Koenigsegg Agera R
Jonathan • SUWANEE, GA
Lighthouse Christian Academy (homeschool)
As a car fanatic, picking a dream car is difficult. There are many choices and cars that are cool for many different reasons. But the car that most excites and interests me is the Koenigsegg Agera R.
There are several different reasons that this car gets me excited. The first is its performance. It has 960 horsepower and 1100 Newton meters of torque on pump gas; accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and from zero to 200 in 17.7 seconds; and has a max lateral G of 1.6. To put that in perspective, the max lateral G of a normal family car is between .7 and .8 G. The Koenigsegg is extremely powerful and fast, handles like it's on rails, and will power slide at the drop of a hat.
Not only is it a riot to drive, it is one of the most technologically fascinating, complicated, and advanced supercars ever built. It is made extensively out of carbon fiber, a very lightweight but extremely stiff and strong composite. Some of its parts are ones that are not usually made of composites; such as the air intake, rims, turbo piping, gas tanks, steering wheel, and most of the chassis and body. It has many unusual and innovative solutions for its suspension, drivetrain, engine, aerodynamics, electronics, earth consciousness, and build quality.
Koenigsegg is a company I would be happy to support. It is headed by Christian von Koenigsegg, a driven, passionate genius who leads his company in a way of which I approve. His purpose isn’t to make a lot of money or further some personal agenda; rather it is to create the best performing and best quality supercar possible. His company is small, but it makes effective use of its various resources, boundless ingenuity, vast skills and extensive knowledge. If I had enough money I would gladly pay for one of his excellent cars.
My dream car is an unusual one. Most people have not heard of it, but it is just as dream-worthy, in my opinion. A dream car is a car you wish to own more than any other, and makes you excited and interested. The Koenigsegg Agera R excites and interests me on many levels. It is a fun to drive, innovative, insanely fast, technically advanced, mechanically brilliant, and fantastically crafted supercar. All these things make it a car I dream of owning.