Koenigsegg Spent 2 Weeks Applying Gold Leaf to Agera RS Naraya, Here's the Owner

How does your car shopping look like when you already have a garage packed with tons of horsepower (Zonda F, Lexus LFA, etc) and happen to own a racing team?
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Well, picking up a Koenigsegg trimmed with gold leaf should do the trick for such an aficionado and this is exactly what Pasin Lathouras (now you also know the name of the team) recently did. We're talking about the brand spanking shining new Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya, which you can see in the images to your right.

The Thai car enthusiast has already shared multiple teaser pics of the Naraya (apparently, the designation is linked to his family and you can also find it on the motorsport crew's machines) on his Instagram account. And with the build process having taken 18 months, it's not difficult to understand why.

By the way, this is also a good occasion to understand how things work inside the Swedish carmaker's Angelholm factory - the company is currently also rebuilding the crashed One:1 for a new Nurburgring record attempt and taking further car of the 1,500 hp Regera hybrid's market introduction, among others.

We're talking about the first Agera RS delivered in Europe (the hypercar will be displayed at Britain's upcoming Salon Prive high-octane event), so we can consider it the Old Continent equivalent of the US-delivered Agera XS. You know, the RS whose name spells just what you think it does and went to Lamborghini Veneno owner Kris Singh.

The gold leaf was actually applied by Ettore ‘Blaster’ Callegaro, an Italian craftsman who's famous for his custom cars and bikes efforts. Koenigsegg brought the man in, with the specialist spending two weeks on the job. 72-hour work weeks, that is.

Curious about the details of the process? No problem, the K people were kind enough to go into the details: "The leaf is applied to the glued surface of the part/panel and once secure, it is ‘turned’ by hand using a small tool the size of a champagne cork. The gold leaf is then finished with multiple coats of clear, along with the rest of the body, to protect it from scratching,"

And the lavish play doesn't end here. The Naraya's Blue carbon body comes with a just-as-Blue carbon fiber tub chassis, a first for the automaker, while the gold found inside and outside the machine is accompanied by 155 cultured diamonds coming from California's Ada Diamonds.

You shouldn't fret, though - all the glitter in the world couldn't outshine the performance of the Naraya. Not on the 1,160 hp twin-turbo V8's watch. So you can enjoy these pics without the slightest trace of guilt.


A huge thank you to all the people at this wonderful company for making a dream become reality. 1 and a half year in the making. Not too long now! • • #koenigsegg #agera #rs #agerars #family #dream #blessed #bluecarbon #gold #carbon #carlover #hypercar

A photo posted by Pasin Lathouras ùíì÷ (@lathouras_p) on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:51pm PDT


A photo posted by Pasin Lathouras ùíì÷ (@lathouras_p) on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:33am PDT


Great capture by an unknown photographer of my big moment during Spa 24hours  when the tires exploded... 'repost from @ferrari_competizioni_gt ' • #ferrari #488gt3 #SPA24Hours #blancpaingtseries #TotalSpa24Hours #afcorse #naraya #nara #lalama #amazingthailand

A photo posted by Pasin Lathouras ùíì÷ (@lathouras_p) on Aug 3, 2016 at 11:33am PDT


A photo posted by Pasin Lathouras ùíì÷ (@lathouras_p) on Aug 4, 2016 at 2:21pm PDT

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