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Europe's first Koenigsegg Agera RS is a gold-plated wonder

Europe's first Koenigsegg Agera RS is a gold-plated wonder

Snapshot: The gold-plated Koenigsegg Agera RS is named Naraya and will be revealed at the Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance.

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It's hardly been a couple of days since we saw the first road-legal Koenigsegg Agera RS in the flesh. The Agera was unveiled in the U.S at the Monterey Car Week and looked every bit special in the shiny orange shade. But it was nothing near to what the Europe is about to witness, its first Agera RS, covered in a blue-tinted carbon fibre with golden leaf all over.

The bespoke Agera RS is dubbed as 'Naraya' a name closely associated with the owner's family and will be unveiled at the Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance this week at Blenheim Palace in England. The Naraya is essentially the Agera XS and is customized to meet the owner's request, who seems to have a taste in automobiles.

This particular Koenigsegg Agera RS is painted in a blue-tinted carbon-fibre and extensive amount of gold-leaf work both inside and outside. One glance at the car and you will instantaneously fall in love with its paint job. The gold leaf is applied by hand at the Koenigsegg's factory in Sweden by Ettore 'Blaster' Callegaro, a renowned craftsman from Italy.

Callegaro took two weeks to apply the gold leaf on the Agera Rs and worked for 12-hours a day, six-days a week to finish the work. He applied the gold leaf using a glue and then turned it using a small tool. The gold leaf was later finished in multiple clear coats to protect it from scratching. But the outside is not the only special place to see the brilliant work by the Swedish automaker.

The interior of the Agera RS is equally special and features blue Alcantara with gold piping and stitching. Then there's the special Naraya nameplate that's finished in 18-carat yellow gold, along with 155 cultured diamonds. The rest of the gadgets and gizmos are the same and make the cabin an exclusive place to sit.

What makes the Agera RS so special is what lies beneath the hood of the hypercar. The engine of the Agera is a 5.0-litre twin turbo V8 motor that generates 1160 horses and 1280 Nm of torque. The hypercar will be lined up next to Koenigsegg's One:1 that recently set the speed record at Bruntingthrope for travelling 384 kmph.

You can check about Monterey Car Week here!

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