We have to be honest with you from the beginning: the Koenigsegg Agera R is by far our favorite supercar. And events like GranTurismo Nurburgring seems to be just the perfect place for it. We just have to thank Ansho Bijlmakers for being in the right place in the right time!
We have to remind you this is the same place where the Agera R managed to broke the Nurburgring record , hitting a top speed of 249.54mph, so do you believe us know when we say the GranTurismo Events Nurburgring is just the right place for the Agera ?
The car presented at the event is a 2013 model, a car that comes with a few updates over the previous model: an output increased from 1,115 HP to 1,140 HP and gets an unique Triplex suspension and a new, lighter rear exhaust section. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has an announced top speed of 273 mph.
While everyone is waiting for this week-end’s Beijing Auto Show, on the other side of the world, Top Marques Monaco brings together some of the most impressive supercars in the world. And this special Koenigsegg Agera X is one of them. And no, we did not write this incorrectly! This special Agera has been unveiled at the Top Marques and according to GT Spirit it adds a few updates that further differentiate it from a standard Koenigsegg Agera .
One of the first features - and the most obvious one is of course its matte black exterior paint and the numerous carbon fiber elements. No other details have been offered, but we hope Koenigsegg will offer some official details pretty soon.
One thing is for sure though: under the hood the Agera X will keep the usual 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 910 HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 245 mph.
Hit the jump for a video of the official debut in Beijing.
If you needed more proof as to how cool the new Koenigsegg Agera R is, here it is! During the recent Gran Turismo Events on the Nurburgring, the car was able to hit an impressive 401.6 km/h or 249 mph. According to the official statement: "when the awesome 1200 HP Koenigsegg Agera R passed the pit lane on Döttinger Höhe on Thursday everyone was amazed by the speed of the car."
And why shouldn’t they be; the Agera R used the whole 3.5 kilometer straight and hit an impressive 249 mph before braking at the bridge in Tiergarten.
The owner of the car, Bård Eker from Norway, said there were "no problems with stability under extreme speeds. The tarmac was a little bumpy while braking so It was quite exciting before the left turn."
Ever since the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit the road, the title of fastest car in the world went with it. But now it appears that a certain Swedish supercar may have finally eclipsed that mark.
With six production records under its belt, including the 0-186-0 mph time of 21.9 seconds, the Koenigsegg Agera R is already considered the biggest threat to the Veyron Super Sport’s title and now that Koenigsegg has officially released the new Agera R, word is leaking that the car is capable of hitting 273 mph, six mph faster than the mighty Bugatti.
The number has yet to be verified, but if the Agera R is capable of breaking the 270-barrier, then we’re going to have a pretty interesting battle for fastest car supremacy on our hands.
The world is waiting for your figures, Koenigsegg. Let it be known that the 2013 Agera R can hit a top speed of 273 mph and you can claim the title of fastest car in the world. And in doing so, you better expect a reply from Bugatti very, very soon.
The Geneva Motor Show never disappoints. Every year, we bear witness to some of the most amazing auto debuts on this event, and this year, it’s no different.
As far as sports cars and super cars are concerned, there were so many eye-popping debuts that literally made our heads spin. German sports cars, Italian super cars, special edition British super cars, and yes, there was even one exotic from Sweden that received an upgrade.
In this section, we’re going to dive into the sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The list runs pretty long so we suggest that you start heading over after the jump to check out which of these established brands made quite an impression on us at Geneva.
Find out more about the run-down of sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show after the jump.
Koenigsegg is determined to take the supremacy out of Bugatti’s hands. After being officially unveiled back in 2011, the Agera R is entering the 2013 model year as a more powerful sports car with lots of improvements. Koenigsegg is put in a power improvement of 25 HP that will make the car capable of hitting a top speed of 273 mph. We’ll just have to wait for Koenigsegg to prove it.
The in-house developed 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbos now uses nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, from ANS, for reduced friction and fuel consumption. As a result, the Agera R will develop a total of 1,140 HP up from 1,115 HP. The Agera R comes also equipped with an unique Triplex suspension and a new, lighter rear exhaust section.
Aside from the bump in performance, the Agera R also comes with the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R.
The Koenigseeg Agera was officially unveiled in 2010 and now, for the 2013 model year, the Swedish company has already announced a series of eight new updates. The best part is that these changes are not limited to just the exterior of the car. Koenigsegg has managed to obtain an extra 20 HP for the standard Agera and 25 HP for the Agera R .
The exterior changes include the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology. This helps in reducing the total weight by 44 lbs. Koenigsegg has also installed new front/side winglets for the Agera R that provide 20kg/44 lbs more downforce at 155 mph, as well as reduced drag.
The car’s engine uses nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, from ANS, for reduced friction and fuel consumption. Thanks to a new in-house developed engine management system and a rev limiter raised from 7250rpm to 7500rpm, the total output has been increased from 940 to 960 HP for the Agera and from 1,115 to 1,140 HP for the Agera R!
Next to these changes, the company has also installed a unique Triplex suspension - standard on the 2013 Agera R - and a new, lighter rear exhaust section. The KES (Koenigsegg Electronic Stability) is now standard on all Koenigsegg models.
Koenigsegg is still battling the federal regulations that have halted the Agera supercar’s trip over to the US, but if all goes as planned, the company will be sending the first units to our side of the pond in June 2012, with a crisp white Agera R leading the trip. With that project on a bit of a standstill, the company has moved on to announce that they will be unveiling a rendering of their 100th super car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. No details on the new supercar have been provided as of yet, but the thought alone is enough to put Koenigsegg fans in a state of agony until then.
Supercar dreams aside, Koenigsegg also confirmed that they are currently preparing a camless engine inspired by the Formula 1 cars. The company said this is "a radical departure in engine design that will increase fuel economy between 20 and 30 percent by using pneumatic-controlled valves."
The engine is being developed in cooperation with Cargine Engineering and its new "technology provides exacting control of each cylinder and would allow for infinitely variable valve lift and duration, as well as cylinder deactivation. Energy to operate the valves also would be reduced compared to a conventional cammed engine."
More details on the latest Koenigsegg news will surely follow in the next month or two, so stay tuned!
The new Launch Bonus Pack includes a collection of ten cars previously available only to those Forza 4 players who had either pre-ordered from specific retail outlets, or picked up the game during its first run via the "Ship Bonus Car Pack." The new Launch Bonus Pack is available for Xbox Live and can be yours for 560 Microsoft Points.
We’re rounding off our Best of 2011 lists with one that is near and dear to our hearts. This list is all about top speed and top speed only, those who have it and one who hopes to achieve it.
Of course, speed hopes are nothing new. The battle for the fastest car in the world has been ongoing since the sports and super cars first made their appearance and more than likely, it will never end. These past couple years have been a game of one-upmanship between SSC and Bugatti with both succeeding in one way or another. But who tops the list for 2011?
Before getting into that, we think it is important to note that we only incorporated vehicles that were sold in 2011. For example, the Koenigsegg CCX may have a top speed of 240 mph, but that production ended in 2010, which takes the supercar out of the running for this list in particular. Don’t worry, though, Koenigsegg is still well-represented.
Hit the jump to see the top ten list of the fastest cars of 2011.