The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car produced by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg since 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name comes from the Swedish verb ‘agera’ which means “to act” or in imperative form “(You) act!”.
Specifications and performance
In early development the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with fixed-vane twin turbos, but it was replaced with a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car.
Engine and transmission
The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 701 kW (940 hp) at 6900 rpm and 1,100 N·m (810 lb·ft) of torque at 4000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber inlet manifold and the aluminium construction. 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).
- 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.00 seconds
- 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.0 seconds
- 0–200–0 km/h (0–124–0 mph) in 13.5 seconds
- 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 14.53 seconds (Agera R)
Top speed for the production model is 433 km/h (269 mph).
Koenigsegg Agera has a power to weight ratio of 1.51 kg (3.33 lb) per horsepower.
Exterior and interior
The Agera has a body made from 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 structure 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 downforce, depending on situation and mood. The Agera comes with forged aluminum wheels with center locking nuts, measuring 19″ on the front and 20″ on the back and wrapped in a set of Michelin Super Sport tyres that can be used with speeds of up to 420 km/h (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 carbon nanotubes in a unique configuration to shine through the car’s aluminum buttons.