Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg Agera R.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Koenigsegg
Production 2011–present
Assembly Ängelholm, Sweden
Designer Christian von Koenigsegg
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine Standard:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 940 PS (691 kW; 927 bhp)
Agera R:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 1,140 PS (838 kW; 1,124 bhp)
Agera S:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 1,030 PS (758 kW; 1,016 bhp)
One:1:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 1,360 PS (1,000 kW; 1,341 bhp)
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch
Dimensions
Length 4,293 mm (169.0 in)
Width 1,996 mm (78.6 in)
Height 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Curb weight Standard/Agera R/Agera S:
1,435 kg (3,164 lb)[1]
One:1 :
1,360 kg (3,000 lb) [2]
Chronology
Predecessor Koenigsegg CCX

The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg as of 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act” or "to take action".

It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear Magazine.[3]

Specifications and performance[edit]

In early development the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos,[4] but it was replaced with a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car.

Engine and transmission[edit]

The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 hp (701 kW) at 6900 rpm and 1,100 N·m (810 lb·ft) of torque at 4000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminium construction.[5] The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters. It is the first dual clutch transmission to feature only one input shaft. The second clutch slows down the input shaft during up shifts in order to reduce the time it takes to synchronize the next gear, resulting in faster shift times. Most notably, the transmission weighs only 81 kg (179 lb).[5]

Dynamic

  • 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.1 sec
  • 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.9 sec[6]

Top speed for the production model is above 420 km/h.

Exterior and interior[edit]

The Agera has a body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar with lightweight reinforcements. The car's hardtop roof is stowable under the front hood lid. The chassis is also made out of carbon fiber with an aluminum honeycomb that comes with integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety. The rear wing is electronically adjustable with auto setting or manual control in order to have as little compromise as possible between low drag and down force, depending on situation and mood.[7] The Agera comes with forged aluminum wheels with center locking nuts, measuring 19" on the front and 20" on the back and wrapped in a set of Michelin Super Sport tires that can be used with speeds of up to 260 mph (420 km/h). Other highlights include the trademark Koenigsegg doors, a new traction control system, LED lighting, blue hood stripes that continue on through the cockpit of the car and a custom interior with a new “Ghost light” lighting system, which uses carbon nanotubes in a unique configuration to shine through the car's aluminum buttons.[8]

Koenigsegg Agera R[edit]

The Agera R made its debut at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show—with a Speed Racer livery theme, special Michelin tires and a Thule Rt. It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of 273 mph (440 km/h). The Agera R has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.37, or Cd=0.33 at high speed due to its adaptive rear wing, while producing 300 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. This adaptive rear wing system is lighter than conventional hydraulic/electrical adaptive systems, and has the unique ability to compensate for head/tailwind due to its spring loaded design. Furthermore, the pylons holding the wing play not only a role in the Agera R's aerodynamic performance, but also assist in extracting hot air from the engine bay.[6]

On 2 September 2011, during test sessions in Ängelholm, the Agera R broke six world land speed records for a production car, including 0–300 km/h in 14.53 seconds, and 0-300-0 km/h in only 21.19 seconds,[9] a record yet to be broken. The braking performance required to maintain this record is enabled in part by the Agera's stability, demonstrated by Koenigsegg's test driver and drivetrain technician Robert Serwanski, who was recorded by passenger Rob Ferretti (founder of the group "Super Speeders") braking from 186 mph to 0 without holding the steering wheel.[10]

The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1.5G,[11] due to a combination of mechanical balance and high levels of grip from the specially developed Michelin Supersport tyres.

The 2013 version of Agera R premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Upgrades included carbon fiber wheels, enhanced aerodynamics, and engine upgrades allowing the Agera R's 5 litre twin turbocharged engine to produce 1140 hp on E85. And, thanks to Koenigsegg's Flex Fuel Sensor technology, the ECU can respond to varying fuel qualities and alcohol content by reducing power levels as a means of protecting the engine. On standard low octane fuels, power is reduced to 960 hp.[11]

Koenigsegg Agera S[edit]

In 2013, Koenigsegg presented the 2014 Agera S model. Built for markets lacking E85 biofuel, the Agera S has most of the upgrades of the Agera R compared to the normal Agera including the dynamic wing, but is optimized for running on low octane gasoline producing 1030 hp/1100 Nm compared to the 960 hp/1100 Nm of an Agera R running on the same fuel.[12] Running on biofuel the Agera R is still more powerful, producing 1200 hp and 1200 Nm.[citation needed] In 2013 one Agera S was the 100th Koenigsegg ever produced, celebrated by a specially built car with gold leaf inlays named "Hundra" (Swedish for hundred).[13] Recently, an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of S$5.3 million (US$4.2 million).[14]

On 10 June 2014, NAZA Swedish Motors launched the Agera S in Malaysia. It was the first Koenigsegg model to arrive in the country, thus setting a new market for Koenigsegg. It was priced at RM5 million before the tax and it was estimated that it will be priced at RM15 million with government tax and duties – making it one of the most expensive cars in the country. The Agera S is the only model offered in Malaysia due to the absence of E85 biofuel in Malaysia. [15]

Koenigsegg One:1[edit]

The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[16] Koenigsegg will build six cars apart from the car presented on the Geneva Motor Show. All the cars have already been sold. Koenigsegg brought two cars to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was displayed alongside other supercars such as the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Pagani Huayra.

The name One:1 comes from the power (1360 PS) to weight (1360 kg) ratio giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg weight. The 1360 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg is claiming makes the One:1 the ‘world’s first megacar’. The car is more focused as a track car than the previous cars made by Koenigsegg. Koenigsegg had to sacrifice a few things to be able to achieve their goal with the car. There is an airscoop on the removable roof, so it would not have been possible to stow the roof in the trunk like previous models. As such, Koenigsegg have taken advantage of this and modeled the front to create more downforce, which reduces trunk capacity by 40%.

The Koenigsegg One:1 is fitted with a variant of the same 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine used in all Ageras. It produces 1,360 PS (1,000 kW) at 7500 rpm and 1,371 N·m (1,011 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm.[2] Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminium construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch paddle shift.

Technical Data[edit]

Power varies between individual cars.

Koenigsegg Agera Koenigsegg Agera R Koenigsegg Agera R Koenigsegg Agera S Koenigsegg One:1
Production from 2010 2011-2012 from 2013 from 2013 from 2014
Motor 5.0L V8, dual Turbo
Displacement 5000 cm³
Transmission Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch,

1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift. Electronic differential.

Power 706 kW (947 bhp; 960 PS) at 7100 820 kW (1,100 bhp; 1,115 PS) at 6900 895 kW (1,200 bhp; 1,217 PS) at 7100 758 kW (1,016 bhp; 1,031 PS) at 7100 1,000 kW (1,341 bhp; 1,360 PS) at 7500
Torque 1100 Nm at 4000 1100 Nm at 4000 1200 Nm at 4100 1100 Nm at 4100 1371 Nm at 6000
RPM limiter 7500/min 7500/min 7500/min 8250/min 8250/min
Top Speed 435 km/h (270 mph) 440 km/h (273.4034 mph) 443 km/h (275 mph) 440 km/h (273.4034 mph) 453 km/h (281.5 mph)
0–100 km/h 3 sec 2.8 sec 2.9 sec 2.8 sec
0–200 km/h 8 sec 7.8 sec 7.9 sec
0-200-0 km/h 13.5 sec 12.6 sec 12.8 sec
0-300-0 km/h
0–400 km/h 21.19 sec 22.7 sec 20 sec
400–0 km/h 10 sec
Braking distance (100–0 km/h) 30.5m 30.5m 30.5m 28m
Curb Weight(kg),

All fluids, 50% fuel

1435 1435 1415 1360

World Record[edit]

World records set on September 2, 2011 with an Agera R [17]

Record Time
0–300 km/h 14.53 sec
0–200 mph 17.68 sec
300–0 km/h 6.66 sec
200–0 mph 7.28 sec
0–300–0 km/h 21.19 sec
0–200–0 mph 24.96 sec

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agera Specifications". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "One:1". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Philip, Sam (20 April 2011). "2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year". Top Gear. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Bill (1 December 2010). "Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera". Top Gear. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
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  6. ^ a b "Koenigsegg Agera". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera Price, Specs & More". RSportsCars.com. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Wood, Colum (3 March 2010). "Geneva 2010: Koenigsegg Agera Celebrates 15 Years of a Timeless Design". Auto Guide. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Korzeniewski, Jeremy (30 November 2011). "Koenigsegg Agera gets official Guinness World Record for quickest 0-300-0 km/h". Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Okulski, Travis (16 October 2013). "Agera R Is Basically Idiot Proof". Jalopnik. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Koenigsegg Agera R". Koenigsegg. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera S". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Koenigsegg from 0 to 100 in 10 Years". Koenigsegg. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  14. ^ Koh, Fabian (15 June 2013). "Fastest car in Singapore sold for $5.3 million". AsiaOne. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  15. ^ Lim, Anthony (10 June 2014). "Koenigsegg Agera S arrives in Malaysia - RM5 million before tax". paultan.org. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Dobie, Stephen (4 March 2014). "Koenigsegg One:1 supercar: Geneva 2014". Evo. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Potter, Brian (2 September 2011). "Koenigsegg Agera R sets Guiness world record for 0-300-0 km/h". worldcarfans. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

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