Swedish automaker Koenigsegg revealed its new 1,360-horsepower Agera RS1 hypercar at the New York auto show early April, mesmerizing automotive enthusiasts with its svelte carbon-fibre skin and 2.8-second zero-to-100 km/h time, reports Bloomberg.

The Agera was one-upped by Dodge at the same show after the American automaker claimed a record production car acceleration time of 2.3 seconds to 60 mph with its new Demon, but the Koenigsegg is designed to rip up road courses, not just drag strips.

Tipping the scales with a dry weight (no fluids on board) of only 1,290 kilograms, the RS1, with the help of its downforce-inducing bodywork, will leave most cars, including the Demon, for dead once the road or track gets twisty.

Thanks to its advanced aerodynamics, the hypercar can manage 1.8 lateral Gs in fast sweepers—thus encroaching on modern race car performance territory.

The Agera RS1 achieves its low curb weight despite including a climate control system; radio and navigation system; and hydraulic nose-lifting technology on board.

Koenigsegg claims a top speed of 439 km/h (273 mph) and is asking more than $2 million for its latest two-seater, which is to be hand-built in Ängelholm, Sweden.

(Bloomberg)