Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera

On paper, this may seem like a very silly race. A “low-level” supercar in the McLaren 650S , a hybrid Porsche 918 and an ultra-exotic Koenigsegg Agera R with a top speed of more than 250 mph all lined up for a drag race. Who will win? Obviously since we are interested in this at all, the results will be surprising.

For once I am going to go ahead and spoil things for you by saying that the 918 wins. It may not have a top speed anywhere near the Agera R’s, but thanks to that instant electric torque and AWD, it launches from the line like a rocket. The real interesting story is the McLaren 650S. Considering it is the cheapest and slowest McLaren you can currently buy, it has no place in this fight, but it holds its own surprisingly well.

It just goes to show that even the slowest of the supercars are blindingly quick, especially over short distances in a straight line. Press that little play button to get an eyeful of horsepower, as there are about 2500 raging ponies between these three pieces of metal and carbon fiber. There is also a good bit of roaring exhaust noise, but sadly the quality isn’t the best, so don’t worry about cranking the volume too high on this one.

Why do you think the McLaren did so well in this race? Is the Agera being driven by a rookie? Does the 650S have more power than McLaren says? I want to read your opinions in the comments. As always, I’ll come back later and comment on what you guys said.

Supercar companies spend a lot of time testing their vehicles, and with so much time and effort being put into testing, accidents are bound to happen. Some involve minor mishaps that are taken care of immediately, while other take a little more time to fix. However, there are accidents that nobody wants to happen and usually these are the types that end with somebody getting hurt.

Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Koenigsegg during a recent test run at the Nurburgring. The Swedish supercar manufacturer spent a few days on the ‘Ring with the One:1 and an Agera R -based prototype. Our spy photographers reported that the testing was going smoothly until the Agera R prototype got involved in a major accident, violently crashing into the barriers at the track.

Photos of the crash’s aftermath show the mule suffering some damage to the front and rear sections but more importantly, both the driver and the passenger were also hurt with the former sadly receiving the brunt of the crash. The speed photos we got were apparently taken a little over a minute before the unfortunate accident.

Hopefully, the driver and the passenger of the Agera R recover from their injuries sooner than later. Nobody wants to see something like this happen, especially on what is supposed to a controlled test session.

Click past the jump to read more about the crash

Koenigsegg isn’t just content with being an exclusive brand for the rich and super rich; it also wants to cater to people who can’t afford their supercars . So the company is thinking of adding an entry-level model in its mix, although by its definition of "entry-level", it’s talking about a car that costs just $600,000. The company’s dictionary sure is a lot different from the rest of us.

Speaking to Motoring Australia at the New York Auto Show , Christian Von Koenigsegg expressed his plan to add a little diversity to the Koenigsegg lineup. Instead of just offering hypercars that come with seven-digit price tags, Von Koenigsegg is looking to add a new model that will only cost six digits, or to be more specific only twice as expensive as a Lamborghini Aventador .

We can make light of Koenigsegg’s relative idea of "entry-level", but we can’t deny that such a car sounds no less interesting than its current models. He indicated that this model will still retain a high degree of exclusivity that should bode well for those wanting a Koenigsegg but can’t afford the $1.3 million price tag of the Agera . There are people with that kind of money, especially in the Chinese and U.S. markets replete with car-loving individuals that have the deep pockets to match their thirst for speed and exclusivity.

Koenigsegg didn’t divulge a whole lot of details about this "entry-level" supercar, but you have to wonder what the timetable is for this car’s arrival.

Here’s to hoping it’s sooner rather than later.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Koenigsegg Agera R.

Source: Motoring

The fourth episode of Inside Koenigsegg’s web series on the Koenigsegg One:1 megacar has just been released, and this time around, Christian Von Koenigsegg talked about the advantages of a technology the company used to develop the insane exotic: 3D print.

In case you didn’t know, 3D printing is a process by which a three-dimensional object is made from a digital model. The objects are created and achieved through additive process, a step where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes by way of laser scanning. That’s the basic gist of it, but Koenigsegg dives even deeper into how the technology is being used on the One:1.

In this instance, Koenigsegg explained how 3D printing was used to give Koenigsegg the freedom to design components that could be used exclusively on the supercar . The company boss also talked about the advantages of metal 3D printing and how the company’s low volume manufacturing of its car justifies the cost of printing 3D metal parts to create materials that are unique from their competitors.

It’s arguably the most fascinating of the four episodes that have been released so far. We’ve heard a lot about 3D printing in the past couple of years, but the way Koenigsegg used the technology on the One:1 just speaks to the kind of out-of-the-box thinking the company prides itself in.

The title of the story isn’t a misprint, nor is it an overdue April Fool’s joke. But it is pretty silly, isn’t it? A Ford Focus taking on a Koenigsegg Agera R ? Clearly, this isn’t going to end well for the Focus with an even race. But what if the odds were stacked a little bit in favor of the Ford hatchback ? Say a half-mile headstart in a mile-long race with the Agera R? That’s like asking me to race Usain Bolt with a 50-meter headstart in a 100-meter race.

The results of this Focus versus Agera R race may surprise given the conditions being set. But it’s not the kind of surprise you’re likely to expect because, quite frankly, the Koenigsegg Agera R is one hellacious machine the likes of which very few cars in this world can even come close to matching.

Koenigsegg’s highly entertaining web series, Inside Koenigsegg, has returned for a second season. This time around, the Swedish builder isn’t wasting any time; it’s jumping right in to discuss the car that’s got everybody’s attention in the auto world these days: the Koenigsegg One:1 .

Even with its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, there’s still an air of mystery surrounding the Koenigsegg One:1 Koenigsegg One:1 that a lot of people couldn’t point to. Maybe it’s because Koenigsegg has been mum on its performance capabilities, or that it’s come out and said that top speed wasn’t a priority in building the ridiculous supercar .

Whatever it’s intentions are, the company did elaborate on a few things in the first episode of Inside Koenigsegg’s second season. For one, the nomenclature of the supercar was finally explained. According to Christian von Koenigsegg, "One:1" is a reference to its power-to-weight ratio, which is, well, 1:1. That’s unheard of, even with all the technological advancements the industry has achieved in recent years.

So, in essence, the One:1 produces 1,340 horsepower and has a curb weight of (that’s a fully fueled up car, mind you), you guessed it, 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds). If you dive into more interesting performance measurements about the One:1, the output it produces is right around 1 megawatt, making it in von Koenigsegg’s words "the first megacar ever built".

That combination is jut mind-blowing, if you think about it. Much more so when you take into consideration that von Koenigsegg describing the One:1 as the most extreme car the company has ever built isn’t somebody trying to blow smoke up our you-know-whats.

The man means it and judging by the product he and his outstanding team of engineers have created, it’s words that you can take to the bank.

The Koenigsegg One:1 has gotten loads of press lately, and for good reason. It captured the elusive unicorn of the automotive world by hitting the 1 horsepower per kg rating, and it captured all of our hearts in the process. With 1,340 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet of torque flowing from its 5.0-liter V-8, it was only a matter of time before one of the car video games inserted the digital version of it, and that day is here.

Need For Speed Rivals is the first to insert the digital One:1 into its game by way of downloadable content. What’s more, the One:1 Pack is 100-percent free of charge. EA Games could have easily turned a profit by charging a few bucks for what’s likely to be one of the hottest DLCs of the year, but it instead decided to be fair to the game owners and give it away. That’s just good business there, folks.

The DLC first hit the Internet on March 4th, and is available for all major platforms: Xbox One , Xbox 360, PS4 , PS3 and PC. So snag it up in your system’s respective marketplace and have yourself a One:1 on EA Games’ dime — well, digitally that is...

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

Koenigsegg Agera R

Selling cars worth well in excess of $1 million isn’t an easy thing to do. First and most important, you need to have a market, or at least a client base willing to shell that kind of money. Second, you need to be able to move the cars and find them these owners, which in some cases is the job of dealerships. And finally, you need to go to a market where these cars are going to be enjoyed to their fullest because it’s going to be pointless if you shell out the money only to let the car collect dust in the garage.

Koenigsegg is one of these exotic brands that need checkmarks to all three conditions before it decides to venture into a market. So the recent announcement that Koenigsegg is returning to the U.S. through the Manhattan Motorcars of New York City dealership seems to suggest that the Swedish supercar is ready to conquer America once again.

To its credit, Koenigsegg picked a very capable dealership to handle the job of offering its range of exotics to prospective American clients. After all, Manhattan Motorcars is renowned as an award-winning new and pre-owned retailer for a number of high-end performance brands, including, Bugatti , Rolls-Royce , Bentley , and Lamborghini .

Adding Koenigsegg to that mix not only establishes Manhattan Motorcars as the go-to-place for high-end exotics, but also gives the Swedish company a chance to once again turn some heads and stake some claim to the country’s high-end performance car segment.

As part of its deal, Manhattan Motorcars will be represent Koenigsegg at the New York International Auto Show with a display of the company’s newest model, the 2014 Agera R .

There is no mention as to when Manhattan Motorcars will start selling Koenissegg models, but we have reached out to them for additional information. Until then, we’re sure they’d love to speak to any prospective buyer, so feel free to call them at 1-866-325-1538 or you can visit their webpage HERE

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg Agera R.

We have an even better look at the future of Koenigsegg , thanks to a new teaser video for the upcoming One:1 . So far, the video is exclusive to Drive, and the description says "coming soon to Drive." We aren’t sure if that means Drive has already been lucky enough to get some wheel time with the machine, or if they are being given the first exclusive test.

We have reached out to get more information, but have nothing to report yet.

Whatever the case, the video gives us the best look at the new car yet. Unsurprisingly the overall shape does not appeared to have changed that dramatically since the Agera . Of course, if it’s not broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it.

Things we can see in the video include acres of carbon fiber, carbon-ceramic brake discs, some super aggressive-looking aero bits, and then the video finishes with a sharp profile shadow. No new information about the car has been released yet, but Geneva is just a couple weeks away now, so all will be revealed soon.

We can’t wait.

If I told you that something fast, powerful and very light was going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show , you wouldn’t be surprised. But what if I told you that thing wasn’t a car, but was actually a laptop. That might get your attention.

Razer, purveyor of all things awesome for PC gamers has teamed up with Koenigsegg , creator of some of the fastest cars in the world, to create a special-edition version laptop. The laptop in question is a customized version of the Razer Blade.

Based on the design of the Koeingsegg Agera R , this special-edition Blade laptop has a black finish with bright green "fang" design surrounding a Koenigsegg shield logo. Aside from the looks, this is one of the most powerful laptops you can get on the market. It comes loaded with all the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia. Only fitting for a machine wearing the Koenigsegg name.

The Razer Blade is more than a powerful gaming machine, it has been designed with a focus on lightness and thinness. The Blade is actually the thinnest gaming laptop in the entire world. The entire machine is thinner than the diameter of a dime.

The laptop will not be for sale in any traditional manner, instead Razer will give away two of these special laptops to a pair of fans in celebration of the collaboration. Additionally, we are sure that certain Koenigsegg owners and "fans of Razer" will be given the machines.

If you’d like to enter to win the powerful laptop, you can enter here.

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg Agera R.


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