Koenigsegg Agera R sportscar with 440 kmph top speed unveiled in Geneva (Photos)
Over the years a number of supercars have hit the road, but only a few have made jaws drop. One supercar that will lead the pack in the future has got to be the Koenigsegg Agera R. This supercar is supreme. This supercar is without a flaw. It’s a near perfect example of what a supercar should be.
On display at the 2012 Geneva Motor show, the Koenigsegg Agera R has been taking away moments of glory from other big manufacturers of supercars. The rapt attention it has been getting at the Motor Show is truly deserved. I mean who wouldn’t make time to admire this one-piece carbon fiber wonder on wheels.
Ohlins Racing has co-developed the Triplex suspension system on this car. Capable of reaching speeds of over 273 mph (440+ kmph) this supercar is in a league of its own. With the rev limit being raised the horsepower has been lifted significantly. The performance of the Agera R has been improved due to a lighter rear exhaust.
Koenigsegg reinvents the wheel and presents 7 other exiting features for the 2013 Agera range.
1. The 2013 Agera R features the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore™ Technology. The Aircore™ wheels save close to 20kg in unsprung mass, while providing great integrity and safety. The only metal part in the wheel is the tire valve – the rest is all once piece hollow carbon.
2. The Agera and the Agera R have the first production engines in the world to use nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, from ANS, for reduced friction and fuel consumption.
3. New in-house developed engine management system, which provides added functionality whilst still meeting all OBD II regulations.
4. The rev limiter has been raised from 7250rpm to 7500rpm, raising power from 940 to 960hp on 98 Ron (93 din) fuel for the Agera and from 1115 to 1140hp for the Agera R on E85.
5. Koenigsegg reinstates its co-operation with Swedish shock manufacturer Öhlins Racing. Together they productionalized Koenigsegg´s unique Triplex suspension, that becomes standard on the 2013 Agera R.
6. KES (Koenigsegg Electronic Stability) is now standard on all Koenigsegg models.
7. A new, lighter rear exhaust section has been developed for the Agera R, which also improves the performance of the rear diffuser.
8. New front/side winglets for the Agera R provide 20kg more downforce at 250km/h, as well as reduced drag.
Innovative Car Configurator
The new configurator lets one choose any shade or color combination for the interior and exterior. As all Koenigsegg cars are made to order, allowing a high level of variation was the only feasible way of making the configurator true to life.
When a customer’s vehicle configuration is complete, they can then print a PDF brochure of their specific car, with color codes for both the exterior and interior. The configurator is available at www.koenigsegg.com.
If you have any doubt as to which Hypercar is most Hyper…
– 0-300 km/h in 14.53 sec
– 300-0 km/h in 6.66 sec
– 0-200 mph in 17.68 sec
– 200-0 mph in 7.28 sec
– A top speed of approximately 440 km/h – 273 mph
(yet to be verified)
– 1.6 G – Maximum lateral force on normal road tires
(dedicated Michelin SuperSport)
– 1.2 kg/hp – 2.6 pounds/hp
– The Agera is the only Roadster Hypercar with a
detachable and stowable hardtop
– 120 litres of luggage space
– Available in left or right hand drive