Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg Agera R.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerKoenigsegg
Production2011–present
AssemblyÄngelholm, Sweden
DesignerChristian von Koenigsegg
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door targa top
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
EngineStandard:
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)
Transmission7-speed dual clutch
Dimensions
Length4,293 mm (169.0 in)
Width1,996 mm (78.6 in)
Height1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Curb weightStandard/Agera R/Agera S:
1,435 kg (3,164 lb)[1]
One:1 :
1,360 kg (3,000 lb) [2]
Chronology
PredecessorKoenigsegg CCX
 
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Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg Agera R.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerKoenigsegg
Production2011–present
AssemblyÄngelholm, Sweden
DesignerChristian von Koenigsegg
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door targa top
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
EngineStandard:
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)
Transmission7-speed dual clutch
Dimensions
Length4,293 mm (169.0 in)
Width1,996 mm (78.6 in)
Height1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Curb weightStandard/Agera R/Agera S:
1,435 kg (3,164 lb)[1]
One:1 :
1,360 kg (3,000 lb) [2]
Chronology
PredecessorKoenigsegg 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 aluminum 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

Maximum speed for the production model is unknown, but is believed to be[by whom?]above 410 km/h.[citation needed]

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, 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 Roof Box—although its existence as a production car was already announced prior to this. It is in essence a special edition Agera, which runs on biofuel, rather than petrol.[9] It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of 440 km/h (273 mph). The Agera R is one of the world's most expensive cars, with a price tag of $1.6-$1.7 million.[10][11]

The wing on the Agera R differs from the other supercars in that it is not electronically controlled, but instead uses the pressure of the wind created at high speeds to force the wing downward and reduce wind resistance. The system is not only lighter than conventional hydraulics, but also smarter since it is able to compensate for headwind or tailwinds instantly. The design is so well thought out that even the pylons holding the wing up are useful.[citation needed] They are shaped in a way that helps to extract air from the engine bay towards the rear of the car.[6]

On 2 September, during test sessions in Ängelholm, the Agera R broke six world land speed records for a production car, including 0–300 km/h (0–186.4 mph) in 14.53 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 14.6 seconds set by the Bugatti Veyron.[citation needed] The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1.6 g, thanks to grip from the Michelin Super Sports and a special setup focused on cornering speed.

The 2013 version of Agera R premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It has upgraded carbon fiber wheels, enhanced aerodynamics, and upgraded engine producing 1140 hp when running on E85 biofuel, 960 hp running on low octane gas.[12]

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 gas producing 1030 hp/1100 Nm compared to the 960 hp/1100 Nm an Agera R running on the same fuel. Running on bio fuel the Agera R is still more powerful, producing 1140 hp and 1200 Nm.[13] In 2013 one Agera S was the 100th Koenigsegg ever produced, celebrated by a special built car with gold leaf inlays named "Hundra" (Swedish for hundred).[14] Recently, an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of USD 4.2 million (SGD 5.3 million).[15]

Koenigsegg One:1[edit]

The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[16] Koenigsegg will build 6 cars apart from the car presented on the Geneva Motor Show. All the cars have already been sold.

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 hp (1,014 kW) at 7500 rpm and 1,371 N·m (1,011 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm.[17] Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminum construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters.

World Record[edit]

World records set on September 2, 2011 with an Agera R [18]

RecordTime
0–300 km/h14.53 sec
0–200 mph17.68 sec
300–0 km/h6.66 sec
200–0 mph7.28 sec
0–300–0 km/h21.19 sec
0–200–0 mph24.96 sec

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agera Specifications". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "One:1". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 4 Mars 2014. 
  3. ^ "2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year". Top Gear. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera". Top Gear. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Koenigsegg Agera Rocks the Super Car World". CarAdvice.au. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Koenigsegg Agera". Koenigsegg.com. 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. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera R hits Geneva". Top Gear. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2014-2015". TheSupercars.org. 
  11. ^ Elliott, Hannah. "Most Expensive Cars 2012". Forbes. 
  12. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera R". Koenigsegg. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera S". Koenigsegg. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Koenigsegg from 0 to 100 in 10 Years". Koenigsegg. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Fastest car in Singapore sold for $5.3 million". AsiaOne. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Dobie, Stephen (4 March 2014). "Koenigsegg One:1 supercar: Geneva 2014". Evo. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "One:1". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 4 Mars 2014. 
  18. ^ "Koenigsegg Agera R sets Guiness world record for 0-300-0 km/h". worldcarfans. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

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