Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg One:1

People have been talking about the Koenigsegg One:1 for about a year now, but until now, we had no official details on the upcoming hypercar. In a recent interview with Business Week, Christian von Koenigsegg offered the first unofficial numbers on Koenigsegg’s upcoming halo car.

Koenigsegg named the next hypercar "One:1" because Koenigsegg hopes it to be the first model to achieve a one-to-one ratio of weight and horsepower: 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds) and 1,400 horsepower.

As you likely expected, these numbers will help it deliver incredible performance figures. According to von Koenigsegg, the One:1 will be the fastest Koenigsegg yet, with an estimated top speed of 450 km/h (279.6 mph). If this becomes a reality, the One:1 would also smash the much-disputed current world record held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport of 268 mph.

Next to this incredible top speed, the One:1 will also be the fastest car in the world from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph), from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) and from 0 to 400 (248.5 mph). Koenigsegg expects the One:1 to hit 400 km/h (248.5 mph) in just 20 seconds. To put that into perspective, the Bugatti Veyron needs a "pedestrian" 45 seconds to hit the same speed.

Koenigsegg hopes to offer a prototype version by the end of the year, and like the Veyron, he expects to lose money with each model sold.

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg One:1

Source: businessweek

We’ve come to know, thanks to Razor TV’s John Lui’s interview with the cast of “Fast and Furious 6”, that cars in Singapore are obscenely expensive.

But that doesn’t mean you’re going to see a dearth of these vehicles in that country. See, Singapore’s pretty rich and a lot of the people there have some full pockets.

Including, apparently, one Ms. Angela Tan.

Not only does she have deep pockets, but Tan also has a fine taste in exotics, which is especially evident after she plopped down a cool SGD$5.3 million for the chance to own the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera S . To help you out a little, that’s around $4.2 million based on current exchange rates.

Angela Tan’s Agera S was officially unveiled at the Ritz Carlton Millenia over the weekend, which was attended by some 200 lucky VIPs. None of them, it seems, is luckier than Angela Tan, who now has the distinction of owning the most expensive car ever sold in Singapore.

Click past the jump to read about the Koenigsegg Agera S

Source: TeamSpeed

The "Need for Speed" movie has been getting plenty of publicity the past few days. A day after it was announced that the Ford Mustang will play a starring role in the movie, a new video "Making-Of" trailer was released on the "Need for Speed" YouTube channel. And it shows quite a lot of carnage of the supercar variety.

We’ve already touched on the McLaren P1 being a part of the movie a few months ago. Apparently, the P1 is there alright, together with a slew of other high-priced exotics, like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento , and the Koenigsegg Agera .

But what really caught our eye was the untimely demise of the P1, which made us wonder if all those supercars in the movie are actually replicas instead of the real thing.

Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dreamworks Studios and Electronic Arts to get the real McCoys, but if you watch the video and see what happened to the $1.15 million P1, you’re gonna start wondering about the studios plans for these cars.

Click past the jump to watch the trailer and watch out for the P1 doing a real-looking crash

In the spirit of the Miami Heat booking a seat to the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, it was only appropriate that we find the automotive equivalent of this epic battle.

Low and behold, the fellas over at M5 Board happened to have something that will pique the interest of a lot of people.

This is the Bugatti Veyron versus the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra . Talk about a titanic battle of ridiculous proportions.

Considered as the two fastest cars on the planet, it really doesn’t get any better than this. This is a carbon-fiber slugfest of booming horsepower, totaling a combined 2,000 horsepower between the two supercars.

We’re not going to spoil you all the fun of watching the proverbial unstoppable force meeting the immovable object.

Who wins?

Well, everybody really.

That’s what happens when you have a Veyron and an Agera S staring each other down with no give between the two.

Click past the jump to read about the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

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At the end of 2012, rumors swirled that Koenigsegg will develop a special One:1 edition for the Chinese market, but nothing else was heard on this new supercar since then. Today, however, new images of the car have surfaced online, and even though they are just renderings, they offer a few more details on the next One:1.

The new One:1 supercar will be developed in cooperation with FFF Automobile, China’s most famous supercar dealer. Rumors suggest that under the hood it will get a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of about 1,400 horsepower.

You can see that these renderings are painted brown, but they will be gold on the production cars. Also, this new rendering suggest the production car will get a central exhaust pipe and not a twin-pipe one.

Expect to see the new Koenigsegg One:1 unveiled in November at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show - one of the richest in China and a supercar haven.

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg One: 1.

Source: CarNewsChina
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Koenigsegg does things a little differently than the other hypercar makes, and the world is better for it. Engineering mastermind and company founder Christian Von Koenigsegg’s dream of the perfect hypercar is a real, gurgling pack of 100 blood-thirsty savages. His reality rolls out of the company’s aircraft hangar facility and into the dreams of gearheads worldwide.

Skillful tweaking of the Koenigsegg hypercar package leads to the Agera S Hundra, the company’s hundredth customer vehicle and rolling showcase for all that is right in the world. A rough calculation of 10 years in business over 100 cars shows that these stunners aren’t born overnight: in fact, it takes more than 36 days to build each car from scratch. Is it worth it? Oh yes, and then some. This Koenigsegg is every bit as spectacular as the latest Pagani and Bugatti models, and even innovates dozens of clever technical achievements yet to be included by their southern European rivals.

This Agera S Hundra customer car shipped right from Geneva to its new home with a wealthy Chinese gentleman. However, your own version of the Agera S model is available now, with numero 101 baking in the autoclave as we speak.

Click past the jump for the full review of Koenigsegg’s shockingly desirable Agera S Hundra, a full image gallery, and detailed explanations of the key technical marvels that make this Koenigseggs’s best dream car yet.

Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show has been a hypercar-loaded show, there’s no doubt about that, but at the same time, it has been an auto show of contrast. First, there was the long-awaited Enzo successor, which is a masterpiece of design and engineering, if you ask, but with the lame name of LaFerrari . Then there was the P1, a car with a great amount of power, but with a design that does not make it worthy of its name. And finally, there was the new Veneno - the most un-Lamborghini-looking Lamborghini we have ever seen.

However, the list doesn’t stop here. Koenigsegg celebrated 100 cars built in 10 years (what?!) with the one-off edition Agera Hundra , while Pagani decided to improve, not the Huayra , but its sound system.

This seems to be the perfect climate to start making crazy statements, no? Koenigsegg officials claimed at the show, that with all the 2013 improvements, the Agera R can easily beat all the other supercars we saw at the show. The Agera is lighter, more powerful and can hit a greater top speed - at least on paper.

In order to prove its car is better, Koenigsegg will initially take it to Dunsfold, where it claims to obtain a better time than the Huayra - and that on standard road tires.

Cars UK claims this will be just the first step Koenigsegg will take in 2013 in its attempt to prove the Agera R is a superior car.

Source: Cars UK
Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

In an interview with Jalopnik, Koenigsegg CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, presented his opinion about the future of automobile engines. Currently, almost every automobile engine uses a camshaft or multiple camshafts to open and close the intake and exhaust valves.

According to Koenigsegg, however, camshafts will be gone in the next decade, or so. He said that his company has been testing a new cam-less engines for quite some time now and that many other companies are also looking for other alternatives. Fiat, for example, is developing electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation technology in its Multiair engines.

We’re not too sure when new prototypes using the new cam-less technology will start seeing use, but according to him a decade seems like a tight deadline. We are all for new technology, but electronic valve actuation and other cam-free technology just seem like expensive ventures to take. But, we’re not engineers, so what do we know?

Source: Jalopnik

Episode 9 of Drive’s "Inside Koenigsegg" web series is the final episode of what has been a comprehensive and highly informative behind-the-scenes look at the Swedish supercar manufacturer.

Koenigsegg founder Christian Von Koenigsegg has played the role of host of the web series and there’s no better person to know about the intricacies of building a car like the Agera R than the man who founded the company.

In this episode, Koenigsegg takes us through the Agera R’s unique transaxle, a necessary technology for the Agera R, considering its mid-engine, rear-drive setup. Diving into the specifics like the authority that he is, Koenigsegg proceeds to explain the inner workings of the supercar’s transaxle. If you don’t know how the whole thing works, this video is a definite must-watch.

In so many words, the ultimate purpose of the Agera R’s transaxle is to enable the supercar to make the most out of every one of those 1,140 ponies while also ensuring that the car’s handling and reliability isn’t compromised.

Ultimately, the technology used in the development of the Agera R is the culmination of ambition meeting ingenuity. It’s mind blowing to think how Koenigsegg was able to build his brand without the resources of rival brands and still come out with a supercar like the Agera R that, in so many words, is truly in a class of its own.

To recap the entire web series, click past the jump to watch Episodes 1 to 8.

Though the official debut of the special edition Hundra will not happen until tomorrow, YouTube user, Shmee150, managed to shoot a video of the supercar on the Geneva floor. As its name suggests - "Hundra" is the Swedish word for one hundred - this special edition was developed to celebrate the 100 Koenigsegg units built in 10 years.

As the video reveals, the one-off Hundra will feature a carbon-fiber body combined with celebratory, artisan hand-laid and swirled 24-carat gold leaf inlays. The same treatment will also be applied to the interior. No details have been revealed just yet, but we’re sure the 5.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine will be tricked to deliver more than the standard 1,030 horsepower.

We have no idea how much this car will cost in the end, but we bet it will be something similar to the Lamborghini Veneno , which will also unveiled in Geneva.

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