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|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|
|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 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!".
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 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 inlet manifold and the aluminium construction. 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).
- 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.00 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
- 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 14.53 seconds (Agera R).
Top speed for the production model is 433 km/h (269 mph).
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 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 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
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.
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 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).
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.
Koenigsegg Agera R has a power to weight ratio of 1.24 kg (2.73 lb) per horsepower.
Koenigsegg Agera S
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. Running on biofuel the Agera R is still more powerful, producing 895 kW (1,200 hp) and 1,200 N·m (890 lbf·ft). 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). Recently, an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of S$5,300,000 (US$4.2 million).
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.
The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show. 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 hypercars 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 bhp) to weight (1360 kg) ratio giving the car 1 bhp per 1 kg weight. The 1360 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%. 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 1,379 PS (1,014 kW) at 7500 rpm and 1,371 N·m (1,011 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm. 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.[unreliable source?][not in citation given]
The One:1 can reach a theoretical top speed of 280 mph (451 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.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
The Koenigsegg Agera RS, along with the Koenigsegg 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. 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 optional 1 MegaWatt package increases the engine's power to 1,010 kW (1,360 hp). The Agera RS is limited to 25 units.
Koenigsegg Agera RS has a power to weight ratio of 1.19 kg (2.62 lb) per horsepower.
Koenigsegg Agera RS has a power to weight ratio of 1.03 kg (2.27 lb) per horsepower, with the 1360hp option.
Koenigsegg Agera Final
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.
|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|
|Transmission||Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch
1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift
|Power||701 kW (940 bhp; 953 PS) at 7100||850 kW (1,140 bhp; 1,156 PS) at 6900||863 kW (1,157 bhp; 1,173 PS) at 7100||758 kW (1,016 bhp; 1,031 PS) at 7100||1,014 kW (1,360 bhp; 1,379 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|
|Top Speed||433 km/h (269 mph)||439 km/h (273 mph)||439 km/h (273 mph)||435 km/h (270 mph)||451 km/h (280 mph)||443 km/h (275 mph)|
|3 sec||2.9 sec||2.8 sec||2.9 sec||~ 2.8 sec|
|8 sec||7.8 sec||7.8 sec||7.9 sec||6.6.sec|
|14.53 sec||11.92 sec|
|0-200-0 km/h||13.5 sec||12.6 sec||12.8 sec|
|21.19 sec||22.7 sec||17.95 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|
|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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