Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg Agera
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Manufacturer Koenigsegg
Production 2011-
Assembly Ängelholm, Sweden
Predecessor Koenigsegg CCX
Class Supercar
Body style 2-door Targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine Standard:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 940 PS (691 kW; 927 bhp)
Agera R:
5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twin-turbocharged 1,115 PS (820 kW; 1,100 bhp)
Transmission 6-speed manual (prototype only)
7-speed semi-automatic
Length 4,293 mm (169.0 in)
Width 1,996 mm (78.6 in)
Height 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Curb weight 1,435 kg (3,160 lb) [1]
Related Koenigsegg Trevita
Designer Christian von Koenigsegg

The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined supercar made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg as of 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act”.

It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear Magazine.[2]

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Specifications and performance

In early development the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos,[3] but it was replaced with a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car. It does 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, 0-200 kph (124 mph) in 8.7 seconds and 0-200-0 kph (0-124-0 mph) in 13.5 seconds.[4]

Engine and transmission

The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 hp at 6900 rpm and 1100 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminum construction.[5] The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters. It is the first dual clutch transmission to feature only one input shaft. The second clutch slows down the input shaft during up shifts in order to reduce the time it takes to synchronize the next gear, resulting in faster shift times. Most notably, the transmission weighs only 81 kg (179 lb).[5]

Exterior and interior

The Agera has a body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar with lightweight reinforcements. The car's hardtop roof is stowable under the front hood lid. The chassis is also made out of carbon fiber with an aluminum honeycomb that comes with integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety. The rear wing is electronically adjustable with auto setting or manual control in order to have as little compromise as possible between low drag and down force, depending on situation and mood.[6] The Agera comes with forged aluminum wheels with center locking, measuring 19" on the front and 20" on the back and wrapped in a set of Michelin Super Sport tires that can be used with speeds of up to 260 mph. Other highlights include the trademark Koenigsegg doors, a new traction control system, LED lighting, blue hood stripes that continue on through the cockpit of the car and a custom interior with a new “Ghost light” lighting system, which uses fiber optics to shine through the car's aluminum buttons.[7]

Koenigsegg Agera R

Main article: Koenigsegg Agera R

The Agera R made its debut at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show — with a ‘Speed Racer' livery theme, special Michelin tires and a Thule Roof Box — although its existence as a production car was already announced prior to this. It is in essence a special edition Agera, which runs on biofuel, rather than petrol. [8] It can accelerate from 0–62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of approximately 275 mph (442.569 km/h),[9] making it faster than a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, although this has not been officially verified.

The wing on the Agera R differs from the standard car in that it isn't electronically adjustable, but instead uses the pressure of the wind created at high speeds to force the wing downward and reduce wind resistance. The system is not only lighter than conventional hydraulics, but also smarter since it is able to compensate for headwind or tailwinds instantly. The design is thought out so well that even the pylons holding the wing up are useful.

  1. REDIRECT Template:Citation needed They are shaped in a way that helps to extract air from the engine bay towards the rear of the car.[4]

On September 2 during test sessions in Ängelholm the Agera R broke six world land speed records for a production car, including 0-300 km/h (0–186.4 mph) in 14.53 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 14.6 seconds set by the Bugatti Veyron. The Guinness Book of Records is yet to confirm the results, although all data was measured and collected by a third party with the officially accepted Racelogic VBox performance recorder.[10][11] The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1.6 g, thanks to grip from the Michelin Super Sports and a setup focused on cornering speed. In comparison the Veyron Super Sport touches 1.45 g.[12]

References

  1. "Agera Specifications". http://www.koenigsegg.com/cars/agera/specification/. Retrieved October 9 2011. 
  2. "2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year" (in English). Top Gear. http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/koenigsegg-agera-2010-12-14. Retrieved September 5 2011. 
  3. "Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera" (in English). Top Gear. http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/koenigsegg-agera?imageNo=2. Retrieved September 5 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2010 Koenigsegg Agera" (in English). Top Speed. http://www.topspeed.com/cars/koenigsegg/2010-koenigsegg-agera-ar85589.html. Retrieved September 5 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Koenigsegg Agera Rocks the Super Car World" (in English). CarAdvice.au. July 5, 2011. http://www.autotrends.org/2011/07/05/koenigsegg-agera-rocks-the-super-car-world/. Retrieved September 5 2011. 
  6. "Koenigsegg Agera Price, Specs & More". RSportsCars.com. http://www.rsportscars.com/koenigsegg/agera/. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  7. Wood, Colum (2010-03-03). "Geneva 2010: Koenigsegg Agera Celebrates 15 Years of a Timeless Design". Auto Guide. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2010/03/geneva-2010-koenigsegg-agera-celebrates-15-years-of-a-timeless-design.html. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  8. "Koenigsegg Agera R hits Geneva" (in English). Top Gear. February 28, 2011. http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/koenigsegg-agera-r-geneva-motor-show-2011-02-28. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  9. "Koenigsegg Agera R goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds" (in English). egmCarTech. March 21, 2011. http://www.egmcartech.com/2011/03/21/koenigsegg-agera-r-goes-from-0-to-62-mph-in-2-9-seconds/. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  10. "Koenigsegg Agera R Sets 6 New Production Car Speed Records" (in English). Motor Authority. September 5, 2011. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1065786_koenigsegg-agera-r-sets-6-new-production-car-speed-records. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  11. "Koenigsegg Agera sätter nya rekord" (in Swedish). Auto, Motor & Sport. September 3, 2011. http://www.automotorsport.se/artiklar/nyheter/20110903/koenigsegg-agera-satter-nya-rekord. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  12. Hall, Nick (2011-07-01). "First Drive: Koenigsegg Agera R". Motor Trend. http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/exotic/1106_koenigsegg_agera_r_drive/viewall.html. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
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