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Koenigsegg Agera 2011

Koenigsegg Agera is the latest supercar from Koenigsegg. Agera will be manufactured in paraller to the Award winning CCX and CCXR models. Some performance specs for petrol version:
Power output: 910 hp at 6850 rpm-redline @ 7250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 nm from 2860 to 6170 rpm
Max Torque: 1100 nm at 5100 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.1 seconds
0-200 km/h 8.9 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 13.7 sec
Top Speed: 390+ km/h (245+ mph) (estimated)
Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.6 G

Koenigsegg is celebrating 15 year of outstanding performance by unleashing their latest creation - The Agera.


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


Agera, the Swedish verb “to act”, has been chosen as the name for Koenigsegg´s latest super creation, as it symbolizes the Koenigsegg philosophy well. Koenigsegg is always striving forward, seeking challenges beyond limitations. The new supercar Agera is an outcome of that creative process and its functions respond very well to the given name.
When we believe in something, we do it. We act. The car also has to act, when commanded to unleash its performance, forcefully and flawlessly. The development of the Agera has been evolutionary, following the Koenigsegg tradition of continuous improvements, by honing and perfecting the end result, all based on previous experience and innovative mindsets. The focus when developing the Agera was to maximize, driving experience, cornering speed, braking and adaptability, says Christian von Koenigsegg.

A testament to time

The Koenigsegg Agera is a testament to time. The original shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created 15 years ago, is still valid, fresh and highly competitive today. The Agera still stay true to the original philosophy, shape and size of the original CC. At the same time, it looks, feels and performs like something belonging to the future, with all new content.

A Supercar is not better than the tires it use, as it is the only link between the road and the car. Therefore Koenigsegg has a deep and long term collaboration with Michelin, when it comes to tire development. The Agera program will take this collaboration to the next level and is expected to set new standards when it comes to overall performance -wet as well as dry handling.

The Agera is as wide at the front as in the rear of the car. This gives very good balance in corners and minimizes body roll.

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.

Thanks to optimized breathing and Twin Turbo, power is now 910 hp, running on
regular petrol. Torque is maximum 1100 nm and is reached at 5100 rpm. There is over 1000 nm of torque available from 2680 to 6100 rpm.

The new traction control is the fastest reacting in the industry, with auto adapt functionality for different road conditions and driving styles as well as several manual settings.

Koenigsegg has also developed 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 fibre centre console and tunnel assembly.


Furthermore, the driver can easily select the information he wants displayed in front of him, on the all new multi-info cluster combined with the upgraded infotainment display, ranging from basic functionality, to G force meter, power meters, Sat-nav, music, lap-timer or compasses – to best suit the current driving conditions, be it highway cruising, touring country roads, city navigation or serious track driving.

Furthermore the interior features the new Agera stitching and seams, which gives an beautiful fluidity to the interior.

All in all the Agera is created to maintain Koenigsegg’s position as one of the most engaging and top performing cars on the road, on the track -on the planet. Still, maintaining the largest luggage space in the industry and the novel Koenigsegg doors and  detachable/stow able hardtop, that really makes all Koenigsegg cars stand out.

The Agera will be produced in parallel to the Award winning CCX and CCXR models. This gives Koenigsegg the ability to live up to our customers varying wishes and demands.


The Agera is on display at the 80th Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva. The pre-production show car will be put through its phases for the coming six month prior to the production car launch of the Agera.

Finally, Agera is also short for the Greek word Ageratos, which in ancient Greek means “ageless”.

Technical Specifications
Agera – Geneva showcar – Preliminary Specification

Performance (petrol version)
Power output: 910 hp at 6850 rpm-redline @ 7250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 nm from 2860 to 6170 rpm
Max Torque: 1100 nm at 5100 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.1 seconds
0-200 km/h 8.9 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 13.7 sec
Top Speed: 390+ km/h (245+ mph) (estimated)
Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.6 G

Fuel consumption:
Highway travel: 12,5 l/100km, Combined: l6/100km
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.42 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear

Aerodynamics
Cd. 0,35 Frontal area 1.885 m2
Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 300 kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

Chassis
Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and
integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
Monocoque torsional rigidity: 58,000 nm/degree.
Weight including tanks: 72 kg.
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones,
two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock
absorbers, pushrod operated.

Electronically adjustable ride height.
Front: Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members.
Rear: Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for Needle bearings and o-ringed wishbone bushings optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.

Fully machined aircraft aluminum uprights, with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight
anti-roll bars front and rear.
Engine
Koenigsegg aluminum 4,7L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Compression: 8.9:1
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
Twin turbo superchargers 1.5 bar boost pressure.
Dry sump lubrication.
Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts. Patented response charge system for optimal engine response. Tig-welded ceramic coated inconell exhaust system manifold with merge collector.
Emission levels: Euro IV
Weight: 173 kg
Transmission
Specially developed transversal transmission with paddle-shift. Torque sensitive limited slip differential or optional Electronic differential Clutch: Dual Plate, Ø 240 mm
Steering
Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock. Turning circle: 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.
Brakes
Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 392 mm,
36 mm wide. 6-piston calipers. Power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm,
34 mm wide. 6-piston callipers. Power-assisted.
Traction Control
Adaptiv for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.
Wheels
Koenigsegg forged Vortex generating aluminium wheels with centre locking
Front: 19” x 9.5”
Rear: 20” x 12.5”
Tyres
Michelin Unidirectional with asymmetric tread
pattern
Front: 255/35 – 19” (Y)
Rear: 335/30 – 20” (Y)
Body
Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop
stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements. Carbon vents over wheels
Electrical System Solid state digital semi-
conductors - no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.
Equipment
Dual Airbags, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, rear wing, adjustable pedals and steering column, Agera Stitching, Adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with
Sport ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, extra 4 point seatbelts for track use.
satnav, MP3 Player, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key, leather carpets, roof stowage, bag, car cover.
Extra Equipment
Fitted luggage, special leather and colour requests, Inconell exhaust system, Completely Clearcoated Carbonfiber body, Electronic differential (E-diff), robotized rear wing, Front winglets, rear parking sensors,
Dimensions
Total length: 4293 mm (169”)
Total width: 1996 mm (78.6”)
Total height: 1120 mm (44.1”)
Ground clearance:
Rear: 100 mm (3.94”) Front: 100 mm (3.94”)
Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18.5 US gallons)
Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
Dry weight: 1290 kg (2832 lbs)
2 Year Warranty. All information correct at time of printing, and subject to change

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