|Manufacturer||Koenigsegg Automotive AB|
|Designer||Christian von Koenigsegg|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door targa top|
|Layout||Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch|
|Wheelbase||2,662 mm (104.8 in)|
|Length||4,293 mm (169.0 in)|
|Width||1,996 mm (78.6 in)|
|Height||1,120 mm (44.1 in)|
The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car produced by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg since March 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. As of November 2017 the Agera RS model is the world's fastest production car, with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 277.9 mph (447 km/h) and a fastest straight-line speed of 284.55 mph (458 km/h).
- 1 Specifications and performance
- 2 Exterior and interior
- 3 Koenigsegg Agera R (2011–2014)
- 4 Koenigsegg Agera S (2013–2014)
- 5 Koenigsegg One:1 (2014–2016)
- 6 Koenigsegg Agera RS (2015–2018)
- 7 Koenigsegg Agera Final (2016–2018)
- 8 Other special editions
- 9 Technical data
- 10 World records
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Specifications and performance
In early development, the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with fixed-vane twin turbos, but it was replaced with a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car.
Engine and transmission
The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 PS (927 hp; 691 kW) at 6,900 rpm and 1,100 N⋅m (810 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fibre inlet manifold and the aluminium construction. The transmission is a specially developed 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).
- 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds
- 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.0 seconds
- 0–200–0 km/h (0–124–0 mph) in 13.5 seconds
Top speed for the production model is 400 km/h (249 mph).
The Koenigsegg Agera has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.51 kg (3.33 lb) per horsepower.
Exterior and interior
The Agera has a body made from impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar with lightweight reinforcements. The car's hardtop roof is stowable under the front hood lid. The chassis is also made out of carbon fibre with an aluminum honeycomb structure 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 downforce, depending on situation and mood. 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.
Koenigsegg Agera R (2011–2014)
The Agera R made its debut at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show—with a Speed Racer livery, 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.
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. 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.
The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1.60 G, 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 fibre wheels, enhanced aerodynamics, and engine upgrades allowing the Agera R's 5,032 cc (5 L; 307 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine to produce 1,124 bhp; 838 kW (1,140 PS) at 7100 rpm and 1,200 N⋅m (885 lb⋅ft) at 4100 rpm of torque 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).
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. It is also featured in 2013 mobile video game Real Racing 3. All the three Agera R's featured in the film Need for Speed were replicas.
Koenigsegg Agera R has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.24 kg (2.73 lb) per horsepower.
Koenigsegg Agera S (2013–2014)
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. 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).
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.
Koenigsegg Agera S has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.39 kg (3.06 lb) per horsepower.
Koenigsegg One:1 (2014–2016)
The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Koenigsegg built six cars apart from the car presented at the Geneva Motor Show. All of which were already sold. Koenigsegg took two cars to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where they were displayed alongside other hypercars such as the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Pagani Huayra.
The car is fitted with a variant of the same 5,032 cc (5.0 L; 307.1 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine used in the other Agera variants. It produces 1,000 kW (1,360 PS; 1,341 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm and 1,371 N⋅m (1,011 lb⋅ft) of torque @ 6,000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fibre intake manifold and the aluminium construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch paddle shift.
The name One:1 comes from the power-to-weight ratio (1,360 PS to 1360 kg) giving the car 1 hp per 1 kg weight. The 1,341 bhp 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 boot like previous models. As such, Koenigsegg have taken advantage of this and modeled the front to create more downforce, which reduces boot capacity by 40%.
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.
Koenigsegg Agera RS (2015–2018)
The Koenigsegg Agera RS was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, along with the prototype version of the Koenigsegg Regera. The Agera RS is an advanced version of the Agera R, implementing some of the new technology and features of the One:1 and combining the features of the Agera R and the Agera S. 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-litre V8 engine now produces 865 kW (1,160 hp) on regular pump gasoline. The optional 1-megawatt package increases the engine's power to 1,000 kW (1,341 bhp). The Agera RS is limited to 25 units. Each Agera RS can be fully customized by its owner. Some customized versions of the Agera RS include: Agera RS Draken, Agera XS, Agera RS Gryphon, Agera RSR, Agera RS Naraya, Agera RS1 and Agera RS ML.
The Agera RS has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.19 kg (2.62 lb) per horsepower. The vehicle has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.03 kg (2.27 lb) per horsepower, with the 1 MW option.
As of November 2017 the Agera RS is the world's-fastest production car, with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 447.2 km/h (277.9 mph) and a fastest straight-line speed of 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph).
On 29 January 2018, an Agera RS (the Geneva Show car as pictured above) was involved in a serious crash in Switzerland. The car spun out of control on the road linking the Nyon and Trelex areas and hit the rocks on the Nyon–Saint–Cergue railway line. The car received heavy damage but none of the occupants suffered serious injury. As the reports indicate, the car would be sent back to the factory to be rebuilt.
The last Agera RS rolled off the production line on 4 April 2018.
Koenigsegg Agera Final (2016–2018)
At the 2016 Geneva motor show, a final three-car series of the Agera was announced as a final celebration of the Agera range and as the last models to wear the Agera badge. The cars can be fully customized and combine the Agera RS chassis with the One:1 engine. The first car to be unvieled was dubbed the One of One and it featured a unique orange paintscheme with bare carbon and blue accents. The exterior of the car was complimented with a large adjustable rear wing from the One:1 and triple front canards along with a large front splitter.
The other two final edition cars were unvieled online in July, 2018 dubbed the Thor and the Vader. The Thor features custom two-tone black paintwork comprising of crushed diamonds and white accents. The exterior features a large rear wing reminiscent to the one found on the Agera XS, different set of front canards along with a large front splitter and a LeMans style central fin for improved downforce, setting it apart from the rest of the Agera models. The Vader features the same crushed diamond paintwork with a bare carbon fibre centre along with white accents, incorporating the same rear wing as the Thor but excluding the central fin. Both cars made their public appearance at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Other special editions
There have been a number of special editions of the Agera built on customer request. Such special editions include:
- Agera N
- Agera X
- Agera S Hundra (built to celebrate the production of 100 cars)
- Agera HH
- Agera RS Naraya
- Agera RS Draken
- Agera RS Valhall
- Agera RS1
- Agera RSR (3 special-edition Agera RS built for Japanese customers)
- Agera ML
- Agera HM
- Agera XS (2 special-edition Agera RS built for two US customers)
- Agera RSN
- Agera RS Phoenix
|Koenigsegg Agera||Koenigsegg Agera R||Koenigsegg Agera S||Koenigsegg One:1||Koenigsegg Agera RS||Koenigsegg Agera Final|
|Engine||5.0L V8, Twin-turbo|
|Displacement||5,032 cm³||5,065 cm³|
|Transmission||Specially developed 7-speed dual-clutch|
1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift
|Power||960 PS (947 bhp; 706 kW) at 7,100||1,140 PS (1,124 bhp; 838 kW) at 6,900||1,030 PS (1,016 bhp; 758 kW) at 7,100||1,360 PS (1,341 bhp; 1,000 kW) at 7,500||1,176 PS (1,160 bhp; 865 kW) at 7,800
1,360 PS (1,341 bhp; 1,000 kW) at 7,500 (1 MW upgrade)
|1,360 PS (1,341 bhp; 1,000 kW) at 7,500|
|Torque||1,100 N⋅m (810 lbf⋅ft) at 4,000||1,200 N⋅m (890 lbf⋅ft) at 4,100||1,100 N⋅m (810 lbf⋅ft) at 4,100||1,370 N⋅m (1,000 lbf⋅ft) at 6,000||1,280 N⋅m (940 lbf⋅ft) at 4,100
1,370 N⋅m (1,000 lbf⋅ft) at 6,000 (1 MW upgrade)
|1,370 N⋅m (1,000 lbf⋅ft) at 6,000|
|3 sec||2.8 sec||2.9 sec||~ 2.8 sec||~ 2.9 sec (1 MW upgrade)|
|8 sec||7.8 sec||7.9 sec||6.6 sec||~6.9 sec(1 MW upgrade)|
|14.5 sec||11.92 sec|
|Curb weight (kg) / (lb)
All fluids, 50% fuel
|1,435 / 3,163||1,435 / 3,163||1,415 / 3,120||1,360 / 2,998||1,395 / 3,075||1,395 / 3,075|
|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|
On 1 October 2017, the Agera RS made the 0–400–0 km/h (0–249–0 mph) record in 36.44 seconds, 5.56 seconds faster than the record made by the Bugatti Chiron. The record was achieved on an old Danish air base in Vandel, Denmark. The car was driven by Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja. Koenigsegg mentioned that during the record run, the car accelerated from 0–400 km/h in 26.88 seconds over a distance of 1,958 metres and decelerated in 9.56 seconds over a distance of 483 metres. The total distance used for the record was 2,441 metres. During the speed record run on 4 November 2017, Koenigsegg also broke their previous 0–400–0 km/h record by 2.57 seconds.
|0–400–0 km/h||36.44 sec|
|0–400–0 km/h||33.29 sec|
On 4 November 2017, Koenigsegg made the production car speed record with an Agera RS recording an average speed of 277.9 mph (447.2 km/h). The car achieved a speed of 284.6 mph (458.0 km/h) during its northbound run and 271.19 mph (436.44 km/h) during its southbound (return run). Official confirmation of the record by Guinness World Records still awaits. The car was driven by Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja. The record run was made in opposite directions on an 11-mile (18 km) section of Nevada State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump, United States which was closed specifically for that purpose.
|Agera RS||277.9 mph (447.2 km/h)|
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|Supercar||Koenigsegg CC8S||Koenigsegg CCR||Koenigsegg CCX||Koenigsegg Agera|
|Grand tourer||Koenigsegg Regera|
|Special edition||Koenigsegg CC||Koenigsegg Trevita||Koenigsegg One:1|