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Koenigsegg's Agera RS 'Naraya' is a gilded hypercar masterpiece

There are much worse ways to spend seven figures, that's for sure.

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Hand-laid gold leaf might not be everybody's cup of automotive tea, but you can't deny the craftsmanship that went into this car.

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There's no such thing as an average Koenigsegg Agera RS, and the first one bound for Europe is no exception.

Only 25 of these hypercars will ever be made, and each one is built for performance and performance alone. The first RS destined for Europe is called Naraya. It's so impressively ludicrous, I don't even know what to say about it.

Naraya, which debuted to the public at the Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance, features a ton of customization that goes above and beyond the standard Agera RS. The body has a blue carbon-fiber finish, and that blue finish also applies to the carbon fiber tub -- a first for Koenigsegg -- but perhaps most impressive is the amount of gold leaf covering the car.

The gold leaf was applied by hand over two weeks, with a single Italian craftsman putting in 12-hour workdays, six days a week. The leaf was applied to the car using a tool the size of a champagne cork, and it's finished with multiple layers of clear coat to prevent it from scratching.

Think that's where the opulence stops? Think again. Naraya's interior is finished in blue Alcantara suede with even more gold leaf trim pieces. The Naraya nameplate inside the car is made of 18-carat yellow gold, with 155 inlaid diamonds.

The Agera RS is pretty crazy to begin with, with its twin-turbocharged V8 engine putting out 1,160 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque. The hardtop is detachable, the brakes are carbon-ceramic units and both axles have a lift system to prevent scraping. There's no official word on Naraya's cost, but we'd have to assume it's a fair bit higher than the car's starting price, which is in the neighborhood of $2 million.

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