Koenigsegg will surprise us with a new supercar next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Called "Agera" (that means "to act" in Swedish or "ageless" in Greek), the new supercar will be limited at 16-20 cars per year. The first orders will be taken at the Geneva Motor Show, while the first customers will receive their cars by the end of the year.
The Agera was built to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary.
The Agera is powered by the same 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 910hp at the 6850rpm-redline and a peak torque of 1100Nm at 5100rpm. The car weights only 2832lbs and sprints from0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in 8.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to more than 245 mph.
The Agera features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392x36 and 380x34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs. Also a first in the automotive industry is the interior illumination: Ghost light. The illumination shines through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes, creating excellent
visibility of the symbols, as well as a very clean and stylish appearance, framed by an all-new carbon fbre centre console and tunnel assembly.
UPDATE 07/23/2011: The SuperCarSpotter got the chance to take a spin in the Agera and just so happened to have a video camera ready to record all of the pulsating sounds escaping the engine through the exhaust. You may want to turn your speakers up for this one! Hit the jump for the video!
More details on the Agera after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
The two-door, two seater Koenigsegg Agera has a body made from pre-impregnated - that’s an actual term, apparently - carbon fiber/Kevlar body with lightweight reinforcements. The supercar’s hardtop roof is stowable under the front hood lid. Meanwhile, the chassis is likewise made out of carbon fiber with an aluminum honeycomb that comes with integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
The long, swooping, aerodynamic design of the car is a testament to hours and hours of testing done on the car to make it as fast and powerful as it could be. The design is actually inspired by the original concept of the Koenigsegg CC while also integrating modern designing cues that makes it feel like a modern-day beast riding on four wheels.
Speaking of the wheels, Koenigsegg’s longstanding partnership with tire manufacturer Michelin made them an ideal partner in producing high-quality tires for the supercar. The Agera comes with a forged Vortex generating aluminium wheels with center locking, measuring 19" on the front and 20" on the back and wrapped in a set of Michelin Supersport tires that can be use with speeds of up to 260 mph.
Inside the supercar, the Agera comes with a new type of interior illumination, which is a worlds first in the car industry - ghost light. The illumination shines through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes, creating excellent visibility of the symbols, as well as a very clean and stylish appearance, framed by an all-new carbon fiber center console and tunnel assembly.
Other interior features that come in the Agera, include dual airbags, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, Intelligent LifePo4 battery, a hydraulic lifting system. There’s also power steering, power brakes, extra 4 point seat belts, SatNav, MP3 player, USB connection, climate control, a digital warning and info system, a G sensor, alarm, a tire monitoring system, leather carpets, roof storage bag, and, of course, a car cover.
At one point in time, the Koenigsegg Agera was once one of the most powerful machines on the planet, thanks to an aluminum 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces a total output of 940 horsepower at the 7,250 rpm-redline and a peak torque of 811 lb/ft of torque at 5,100rpm. These figures are good enough to hit ’north to 62’ in just three seconds, 0-124 mph in just eight seconds and a 0-124-0 time of 13.5 seconds. The top speed of the Agera peaks at 245 mph, which is still considered one of the fastest on the planet. It’s not the fastest anymore, but that’s where the Agera R comes in. At least tries to.
The Agera also features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392x36 and 380x34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade regardless of track or road condition. Traction control also plays an important element on the supercar, being one of the first proponents of the technology for a road-legal car.
If you have anywhere close to $1.5 million at your disposal, then you can make a pretty tantalizing purchase with this mouth-watering supercar. Otherwise, we suggest that you fall in line with the rest of us and start dreaming of the day where one drops from the heavens straight into our garages.
At the time of its unveiling, the Koenigsegg Agera had one car its sights: the Bugatti Veyron. As one of the few cars that cost well in excess of seven figures, the Agera and the Veyron have been long standing rivals in the game of fastest car on the planet.
For all of the former’s capabilities, the Veyron always seemed to be one step ahead, thanks to aW16 engine that produced 1,001 horsepower. But now, both Bugatti and Koenigsegg have developed big brothers for their respective models - the Veyron Super Sport and the Agera R - taking the fight for fastest car on the planet to an entirely new level.
We’ll call the Veyron Super Sport a close winner in terms of overall performance over the Agera R, but it’s not too say that the latter doesn’t compare favorably well against the Veyron SS. It’s just that like the Agera and the Veyron before, Bugatti is just a little ahead in the way of Koenigsegg and the Agera R.
- Powerful engine
- Sleek look that instantly screams ’supercar!’
- Koenigsegg stamp of approval
- Will cost you more than just a pretty penny
- You can have cheaper options...
- ...Or you can upgrade to the Agera R