Koenigsegg Agera RS: James Jean Made the World’s Fastest Art Car
There’s a new art car on the block. This new Koenigsegg Agera RS hypercar has been wrapped in art by James Jean. You might have thought the Koenigsegg was cool enough previously, but that’s not the case. There is always room for more cool.
James Jean made the Koenigsegg Agera RS even cooler
According to an article by Robb Report, James Jean’s Koenigsegg Agera RS is busy setting records. If you haven’t heard of Jean before, he’s an award-winning artist from Taiwan who grew up in New Jersey. Jean went to school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and worked for DC Comics after graduating. His piece, Pomegranate, portrays a woman using the color of the fruit as makeup. “The work makes the most of the vivid coloring that is a unique feature of woodcut prints to feature eye-catching contrasts of color,” Jean said of the artwork to Art Collectorz.
The vinyl company, Wrap Legends, took the artwork and turned it into a wrap. Since the artwork and colors were so striking, it took a bit of work to fit the image onto the body of the hypercar. Since the Koenigsegg Agera RS is one of the fastest vehicles on the market, this Pomegranate Koenigsegg Agera RS is the quickest art car.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is making moves and breaking records
The Koenigsegg Agera, named Ruthie, is a striking hypercar for a variety of reasons. Not only is Koenigsegg one of the more rare vehicles on (or off) the road, but art cars have fallen out of popularity in recent years. However, the vinyl wrap scene isn’t going to sit back and take that.
Between 2015 and 2018, Koenigsegg only made 25 of the Agera RS. Each one came with a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 with 1,160 hp. Ruthie, Jean’s muse for the project, hit the two-way top speed average of 277.9 mph back in 2017. Thus, making Ruthie the world’s fastest production car.
Collectors love art cars such as this one because it makes a rare car one-of-a-kind. What do collectors love more than anything else? Having something that someone else doesn’t have.
This was all for a good cause for the Festival of Children Foundation charity
The art cars are to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Children Foundation. The foundation focuses on helping charities “become well-funded, well-marketed and efficient organizations.” Specifically, those who help children. The fine art piece is on display at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa throughout the month if you are in the area.
Ruthie the Koenigsegg has her own Instagram handle at @277.9mph if you are inclined to keep up with her travels. If you appreciate the artwork done for charity, you can also keep up with James Jean at this own handle, @JamesJeanArt. And, hopefully, Ruthie the Koenigsegg Agera RS keeps her world record title for a little longer.