Rikmun’s Customization Project – 1:64 Koenigsegg Agera RS “ML”

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Koenigsegg Agera ML (14)

We understand your look of surprise here. If this car looks somewhat familiar, that’s because it is modeled upon the yellow Agera RS that is currently on display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Yes, the same one that is alongside the Agera Final Edition “One of 1” and the production spec Regera.

The yellow Agera RS on display is chassis #118 and is built with clear carbon striping and bright red accents on the front splitter, winglets, side skirts, and diffuser. As standard, power comes from a monster 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that makes a dizzying 1,160hp/1,280Nm but even more surprising is that this car can make those numbers when running on RON 95 fuel. Century sprint in 2.8 seconds, in case you were wondering. The engine is mated to a seven-speed sequential gearbox built by CIMA (a prominent gearbox developer and supplier to Formula 1 teams since 1957) and is manufactured to Koenigsegg’s exacting standards. This hardware is run by software that is developed in-house by the mega Swedish marque.

First premiering at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, only 25 units of the Agera RS will be produced, all of which have already been accounted for. The car currently on display will be the only yellow Agera RS in the world (there were previously two other yellow Koenigseggs prior, but both have now been repainted to a different colour). Here’s a little secret: the yellow Agera RS will be heading to Malaysia soon, as the car is Malaysian owned. I decided to embark on a project to build a 1:64 scale model as a gift for the owner, for when his street-legal car is delivered.

The 1:64 scale Koenigsegg Agera is manufactured by Hot Wheels, and this is how the original casting looks like, before it is stripped out for extensive modification work. On Hot Wheels models, the casting of the rear wheels are tuned up and are slightly bigger when compared to the front wheels. As such, I had to resculpt the rear arches to make it smaller and more realistic, and also to match the size of the front wheel arches.

Koenigsegg Agera ML (5)

Next, I started to work on the rear spoiler. As you can see from the original casting, the rear spoiler is very thick and again unrealistic. Once the spoiler was removed, I had to replicate a new Agera RS spoiler using 0.5mm Tamiya pla-plate. The canards and roof scoop you see in my pictures were replicated using 0.1mm and 1.0mm Evergreen pla-plates respectively.

Koenigsegg Agera ML (8)

Replicating a Koenigsegg is no easy task and one of the most important aspects of any build are the wheels. In my customization project, I decided to challenge myself to try and replicate the signature 5-spoke carbon wheels. This I achieved by using 0.5mm pla-plate before wrapping it up with KA Models Carbon Fiber weave waterslide decals. Once all this is completed, I needed to reassemble all parts to ensure the fit was correct. Once satisfied, we move on to the painting process.

 

Koenigsegg Agera ML (21)

Since I have been in contact with the owner, I had a good idea of what colour he wanted for his highly customized Agera RS. Naturally, I had to match his specifications and so I went with a bright yellow with a slight share of pearl clear. Once the colour coat dried properly, I had to start working on the carbon fiber waterslide decals which were applied across parts of the car. You can check out my short time-lapse video of this process: carbon fiber was applied onto the roof of the Agera RS “ML”. As you can see, the smaller details are first painted on, before a layer of clear coat is applied.

 

Koenigsegg Agera ML (13)

And voila! Once the paint has dried, I reassembled the pieces and the first ever 1:64 Koenigsegg Agera RS “ML” is completed. She is now ready to be delivered to her new owner and soon, meet her 1:1 daddy. At the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than savouring results from a custom build.

Koenigsegg Agera ML (17)

As usual, you can view the full gallery of this build in chronological order below. We hope that you enjoyed reading this article. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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  1. Greetings,

    Just a curiosity question:
    Is the identity of the owner of the abovementioned yellow Agera RS ‘ML’ common knowledge or known to the general public?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Farewell.

    • Greetings,
      the identity of the owner is well publicized since the launch of the car at the Geneva auto show in march. the owner has given the car that name.

      rgds,
      gabe

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