Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg Agera R.jpg
Manufacturer Koenigsegg
Production 2011–2016
Assembly Ängelholm, Sweden
Designer Christian von Koenigsegg
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
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)
Agera RS:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 1,160 PS (853 kW; 1,144 bhp)
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch
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]
1,360 kg (3,000 lb)[2]
Agera RS:
1,395 kg (3,075 lb)[3]
Predecessor Koenigsegg CCX
Successor Koenigsegg Regera

The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car produced by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg since 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act" or in imperative form "(You) act!".

It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear Magazine.[4]

Specifications and performance[edit]

In early development the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos,[5] 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 701 kW (940 hp) 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.[6] 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).[6]

  • 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.00 seconds[7]
  • 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.0 seconds[7]
  • 0–200–0 km/h (0–124–0 mph) in 13.5 seconds[7]
  • 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 14.53 seconds

Top speed for the production model is 430 km/h (267 mph).[citation needed]

Exterior and interior[edit]

The Agera has a body made from 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.[8] 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 tyres that can be used with speeds of up to 420 km/h (260 mph). 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.[9]

Koenigsegg Agera R[edit]

The Agera R made its debut at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show—with a Speed Racer livery theme, and special Michelin tyres. It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of 439 km/h (273 mph). 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 (660 lb) of downforce at 250 km/h (155 mph). 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.[7]

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 (0–186 mph) in 14.53 seconds, and 0–300–0 km/h in only 21.19 seconds.[10] 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 300 km/h to 0 without holding the steering wheel.[11]

The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1.60 G,[12] 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 850 kW (1,140 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 716 kW (960 hp).[12]

The Agera R was featured prominently in the Need for Speed franchise, prominently in Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), Ghost Games' Need for Speed Rivals (2013), and the 2014 film Need for Speed.

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 768 kW (1,030 hp) and 1,100 N·m (810 lbf·ft) compared to the 716 kW (960 hp) and 1,100 N·m (810 lbf·ft) of an Agera R running on the same fuel.[13] Running on biofuel the Agera R is still more powerful, producing 895 kW (1,200 hp) and 1,200 N·m (890 lbf·ft).[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).[14] Recently, an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of S$5,300,000 (US$4.2 million).[15]

On 10 June 2014, NAZA Swedish Motors launched the Agera S in Malaysia. It was the second Koenigsegg after the CCXR to arrive in the country, thus setting a new market for Koenigsegg. It was priced at RM5,000,000 before the tax and it was estimated that it will be priced at RM15,000,000 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.[16]

Koenigsegg One:1[edit]

The Koenigsegg One:1

The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[17] Koenigsegg will build six cars apart from the car presented at 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 (1361 PS) to weight (1361 kg) ratio giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg weight. The 1361 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg claims 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 the other Ageras. It produces 1,361 PS (1,001 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.

The One:1 is capable of accelerating to 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.6 seconds, 300 km/h (186 mph) in 11.9 seconds, and 322 km/h (200 mph) in 14.3 seconds.[18]

The One:1 can reach a theoretical top speed of 280 mph (440 km/h), faster than the 273 mph Agera R and the 275 mph Agera RS.

On 18 July 2016, a One:1 crashed during practice sessions at the Nürburgring Track. The exterior panels and subframes of the car were severely damaged but Koenigsegg stated that the car would be rebuilt.[19][20]

Koenigsegg Agera RS[edit]

Koenigsegg Agera RS at the Geneva Motor Show 2015

The Koenigsegg Agera RS, along with the Agera One:1, is an advanced version of the Agera R, implementing some of the new technology and features of the One:1. The car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.[21] Koenigsegg billed it as "the ultimate track tool" due to its lightweight features and track optimized technologies. The Agera RS produces 450 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. The 5.0 liter V8 engine now produces 865 kW (1,160 hp) on regular pump gasoline. The Agera RS is limited to 25 units.

Koenigsegg Agera Final[edit]

At the 2016 Geneva motor show a final three car series of the Agera was announced as a celebration of the Agera range and as the last models to wear the Agera badge. The cars will be fully customized and combine the Agera RS chassis with the One:1 engine.[22][23]

Technical data[edit]

Koenigsegg Agera Koenigsegg Agera R Koenigsegg Agera R Koenigsegg Agera S Koenigsegg One:1 Koenigsegg Agera RS
Production from 2010 2011–2012 from 2013 from 2013 2015 from 2014
Motor 5.0L V8, dual Turbo
Displacement 5032 cm³
Transmission Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch
1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift
Electronic differential
Power 715 kW (959 bhp; 972 PS) at 7100 820 kW (1,100 bhp; 1,115 PS) at 6900 838 kW (1,124 bhp; 1,139 PS) at 7100 758 kW (1,016 bhp; 1,031 PS) at 7100 1,004 kW (1,346 bhp; 1,365 PS) at 7500 865 kW (1,160 bhp; 1,176 PS) at 7800
Torque 1100 Nm at 4000 1100 Nm at 4000 1200 Nm at 4100 1100 Nm at 4100 1371 Nm at 6000 1280 Nm at 4100
RPM limiter 7500/min 7500/min 7500/min 8250/min
Top Speed 433 km/h (269 mph) 439 km/h (273 mph) 439 km/h (273 mph) 439 km/h (273 mph) 451 km/h (280 mph) 443 km/h (275 mph)
0–100 km/h

(62 mph)

3 sec 2.9 sec 2.8 sec 2.9 sec ~ 2.8 sec
0–200 km/h

(124 mph)

8 sec 7.8 sec 7.8 sec 7.9 sec
0–300 km/h

(186 mph)

14.53 sec 11.92 sec
0-200-0 km/h 13.5 sec 12.6 sec 12.8 sec
0-300-0 km/h

(186 mph)

21.19 sec 22.7 sec 17.95 sec
0–400 km/h

(248 mph)

20 sec
400–0 km/h 10 sec
Braking distance (100–0 km/h) 30.5 m 30.5 m 30.5 m 28 m
Cornering/Lateral Acceleration 1.50 g 1.60 g 1.60 g 1.55 g 2.00 g
Curb weight (kg) / (lb)
All fluids, 50% fuel
1435/3163 1435/3163 1415/3120 1360/2998 1395/3075

World record[edit]

World records set on 8 June 2015 with a Koenigsegg One:1[24][25]

Record Time
0–300 km/h 11.92 sec
0–200 mph 14.328 sec
300–0 km/h 6.03 sec
200–0 mph 6.384 sec
0–300–0 km/h 17.95 sec
0–200–0 mph 20.71 sec


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