• 2010 Koenigsegg Agera

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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

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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  (488) posted on 02.7.2012

The headlight is spectacular I like the LED lights that looks like an eye. The Agera has the latest braking technology for unparalleled performance.

  (676) posted on 01.31.2012

The headlamp is awesome. It energizes the mood of everyone who looks at it. The interior particular in the seats are sporty in looks. The speedometer is great and seems accurate. The bumper has strong appearance.

  (419) posted on 12.7.2011

I love the lovely headlight of this Agera even the angst on its appearance! I also noticed that it still looks great on a matte paint scheme. I just wonder if it as well has an impressive engine specification?

  (539) posted on 09.29.2011

I’m totally surprised with the overall appearance of the car. Very precise platform and each edges are perfectly made. Prior to its engine, guess it is significantly powerful automotive.

  (427) posted on 07.29.2011

People will surely consider this kind of look. It’s quite cool and aggressive. I like the headlights’ design but I think Agera R is a much better version. They made more upgrades on Agera R.

  (501) posted on 06.10.2011

I think this car is already perfect! Its speed performance is awesome plus its aggressive and sporty! I wonder who is more powerful the Pagani or this car? I want to see race between them!

  (462) posted on 05.12.2011

Konigsberg has been unleashing design that will definitely catch your aye attention. This few latest development of the car has been maximizing the ability of the total output and the engine performance so well.

  (444) posted on 02.24.2011

Lame, the koenigsegg CCXR Edition puts out 1018 HP does 0-60 in 2.7 and has a top speed estimated at 256. It costs 2.6 million in us dollars but may just be worth it, and they come in bare carbon fiber and they are probably the best looking cars in the world, though there are only 6 of them.

  (630) posted on 02.24.2011

that looks so sweet! It’s a complete bonkers..I just wonder if they could actually make Agera S that is faster than the Veyron!

  (762) posted on 01.23.2011

Koenigsegg celebrate 15 years of making dream cars, by unleashing their latest jewel,A new super car aimed to take the Koenigsegg experience to the next level, both on the road and the track.

  (1022) posted on 11.15.2010

Well, if we’re being nit-picky it should read "Agera can be thought of AS an evolution of the CCX."

  (1) posted on 09.8.2010

Koenigesgg has been my dream car for some time now... they are simply beautiful! I have yet to even see one other than on the internet, although I know there is one in my area as well as several Bugattis ( which I have seen and don’t care for the body style!) If I pay that kind of money... I want to be grinning every time I look at it, as well as driving it!

  (701) posted on 03.9.2010

Jaw Dropping! Really cool produce another model and it will be hit the highest sale.

  (814) posted on 03.4.2010

Lovely, but I’m wondering if it can compete with bugatti veyron. St1 already tried to compete with the veyron but sadly it didn’t win.

  (344) posted on 03.3.2010

lovely LED headlamps, I can’t imagine that it’s already that i has a maximum speed of more than 245MPH. putting it’s pedal to the metal is an amazing experience.

  (612) posted on 03.3.2010

This car is absolutely brilliant! I am so glad that there are people out there with the capacity and resources to build something like this crazy enough to actually build something like this. Wow.

  (375) posted on 03.1.2010

Now that is a pretty impressive build. I mean to have a car with almost a grand for it’s horsepower will definitely bring in the best thrilling and exciting drive. It would be best though that the owner takes full advantage of it’s performance in a controlled environment such as a race track or something.

  (511) posted on 03.1.2010

Wow it is the same level with the Sophia Hybrid. It is totally awesome! The car has a gargantuan over all package.

  (701) posted on 03.1.2010

It’s amazing how people will applaud a newcomer like Koenigsegg and bash Lexus for being too new to have a pedigree etc. Hypocritical to say the least.

  (515) posted on 03.1.2010

that’s a lot of packed horses under the hood. and for sure it can exceed the 245 mph.

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