The exceptional Swedish supercar Koenigsegg Agera R will hit the US market at the impressive price of $1.5 million. The Agera R had its premiere at the Pebble Beach ConcoursKoenigsegg Agera R in September 2012.
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The Agera R is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 enginegenerating 960 horsepower on regular pump gas and up to 1,140 horsepower when running on E85 fuel with a max torque of 1,200Nm at 4,100rpm. Koenigsegg Agera R accelerates from 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds. The Agera R reaches a top speed of 273mph.
One of the hallmarks of the Scandinavian supercar Agera is a detachable hardtop with a glass roof. Inside, the car is highlighted by an elegant stitching, adjustable seats in rake and length, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and information system, G-sensor, alarm, tire monitoring system, silver key, and leather carpets.
Koenigsegg Agera R : Official information
2013 Agera R
The 2013 Agera R has all the features and functionalities of previous year models, but also features new and unique solutions to enhance performance and visual appearance even further.
Example of these enhancements are; Visible carbon area on the front bonnet and bumper, new front side winglets, revolutionary Aircore carbon fiber wheels, the new Aero exhaust, the increased power and the raised rpm limit.
Koenigsegg was the first Hypercar manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The Agera R, based on the highly competitive Agera, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel.
Among many differences to the standard Agera, the Agera R has an upgraded fuel and engine management system with enough flow capacity to generate 1140 hp and 1200 nm of torque on E85 and E100 biofuel. As there is less energy content per given volume in these biofuels compared to normal petrol, the fuel-system has to manage a flow that is similar to a 2000hp petrol engine, which means that the Agera R’s return-less fuel system has the highest capacity of any car presently in production.
As the Agera R is a flexfuel car, it can also be run on normal petrol. As 95 octane fuel has less octane than ethanol E85, the power is reduced to 960hp with 1100Nm of torque due to the boost pressure and ignition timing being altered to match the fuel characteristics.
In order to give the Agera R maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery, Koenigsegg has implement the latest technology when it comes to turbo materials and design. This reduces the inertia of the turbine wheel and axle and therefore gives improved response.
Triplex rear suspension
Christian von Koenigsegg has invented a new type of rear suspension system for a road car – Triplex rear suspension. The Agera R comes with the Triplex rear suspension system as standard and therefore has a shock absorber and spring connecting the right and left rear wheel. This system gives unique benefits as the two rear wheels can influence one another when desired.
There are multiple benefits of this system. For example, the Triplex system works in series with the normal springs and dampers, allowing their spring and damping rates to be lowered. This results in increased comfort and better handling on rough and wet surfaces without compromising dry track handling.
The Triplex system also has an anti-squat effect. Traditional anti-squat systems are designed into the geometry of the suspension. These systems do not add any components or weight. However they compromise the geometry of the suspension for other aspects of handling aside from anti-squat.
By adding the Triplex system, Koenigsegg can maintain true suspension geometries for handling, but still have the anti-squat feature and harvest other new found benefits. As the Triplex system compliments the normal dampers and springs, these can be made lighter. Hence, the added benefit does not significantly affect the overall weight of the car’s suspension.
Dynamic rear wing
Hypercars of today generate massive amounts of downforce at low to medium speed and less down force at very high speed. This is so as to avoid overloading the tires and creating too much drag. Most hypercars therefore have heavy, hydraulically operated wings and flaps to cater for this need.
Koenigsegg however, following the “less is more” philosophy, has designed a dynamic system to that take care of these needs.
The most visual and obvious part of this system is the new dynamic rear wing. The wing changes its angle of attack, not with the help of hydraulics, but with the pressure of the wind. It is therefore dynamically controlled by the vehicle speed, or wind resistance, at any given moment in time and thus actually compensates for headwind or tailwind at the same given speed. This is an intelligent way of dealing with adaptive aerodynamics as the system becomes lighter, less complex and more intuitive compared to heavy and complex hydraulics systems. Koenigsegg had to work heavily with CFD in order to create the dynamically controlled adaptive aerodynamics of the Agera R.
An interesting additional feature of the adaptive wing is that the pylons for the wing also act as air extrusion channels. The air channels go from the engine bay to the back of the pylons, thereby creating an air passage. This causes a venturi effect from the air rushing past the pylon, evacuating hot engine bay gases, reducing pressure in the engine bay and increasing the flow of cooling air through the side radiators. This also means that the pressure under the car is reduced, giving more low drag down force.
Aircore Carbon fiber wheels
The 2013 Agera R features the world’s lighest and strongest Hypercar wheels, developed and produced by Koenigsegg. What makes this wheel truly unique is that the spokes and centre part of the wheel are completely hollow and made out of carbon, in one piece – together with the rest of the wheel.
This design demanded that Koenigsegg come up with a novel way of producing a one-piece hollow carbon construction, something much more complex than what has been allowed previously. The only metal part in the Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheel is the checkvalve for filling up the tire. Apart from this tiny part, the whole wheel is only made from carbon. Given its unique design, the wheel’s strength is much higher than any forged aluminium wheel, but at the same time it delivers a weight saving of around 40%.
This drastic reduction in weight brings massive benefits when it comes to performance. Everyone understands that unsprung weight should be keept at a minimum in order to have maximum performance. What is not so well understood is that the rotational mass should be kept to a minimum. Every time the car accelerates or brakes this rotational mass works against the objective of quick acceleration or short braking distance. In addition, the steering feel and keenness is affected by the rotational mass, as the rotational mass acts as a gyro, counteracting turning. Simply put, reducing the rotational mass not only gives less unsprung weight and a lighter car, but it also increases the dynamic power that goes into the ground while accelerating or braking. Reducing the rotational mass gives similar effect as equipping the car with larger brakes and more horsepower on top of saving weight and improving handling.
The Koenigsegg Aircore Carbon Wheel is a fantastic solution for overall performance improvement. Koenigsegg truly reinvented the wheel.
The Agera R comes standard with Koenigsegg´s latest carbon front winglets mounted on the radiator outlets. These winglets not only give 40kg more down force at 250km/h, but also reduce drag, making them a true win-win installation.
The 2013 Agera R comes equipped with a new one piece exhaust outlet. Not only is this outlet lighter, it is also shaped to improve underbody air release and work in conjunction with the Carbon air diffusors which flank the exhaust outlet.
All these added features to the Agera R make it truly unique. The normal Agera already has a level of performance that is out of this world. The Agera R manages to push the performance envelope just that little bit further.
• Power output: 1140 hp at 7100 rpm – redline @ 7500 rpm
• Torque: over 1000 Nm from 2700 to 7300 rpm
• Max torque: 1200 Nm at 4100 rpm
• Turbo: 1.4 bar boost pressure, 0.5 bar boost pressure @ 2300 rpm, Full turbo spool up @ 2700 rpm
• Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h 7,5 sec, 0-300 km/h, 14,5 sec, 0-300-0 km/h 21.2 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 12.7 sec
• Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
• Lateral g-force: 1.6 g
• Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 12,5 l/100km, Combined: 14,7/100km
• Weight-to-power ratio: 1.19 kg/hp (dry weight)
• Weight distribution: 44% front, 56% rear
• Emission levels: Euro V and lev 2
• Cd. 0,33 to 0,37 with adaptable rear wings.
• Frontal Area: 1.873 m2
• Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 300 kg
• Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.
• 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″)
• Wheelbase: 2662 mm.
• Front track: 1700 mm. Rear track: 1650 mm.
• Front overhang: 885mm Rear overhang: 752mm
• Fuel capacity: 80 litres
• Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
• Dry weight: 1330 kg
• Curb weight 1435 kg (all fluids plus 50% fuel)
• Maximum laden weight: 1650 kg (full tank, two passengers, full luggage)
• Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
• Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/degree.
• Weight including tanks: 70 kg.
• Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable Öhlins gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated.
• Triplex damper in the rear.
• 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 aluminium uprights, with SKF Le Mans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
• GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
• Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.
• Koenigsegg aluminum 5.0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, , titanium connecting rods, Dry sump lubrication, with negative crank pressure functionality
• Compression: 9.0:1
• Bore: 91.7 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
• Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimized intake tracts. Dual 70 mm electronic throttle bodies.
• Sequential, multipoint fuel injection with dual injectors per cylinder.
• 4 high power fuel pumps with returnless fuel system configuration
• Twin turbo, 1.4 bar boost pressure. Combined with Koenigsegg reduced back pressure exhaust system.
• Tig-welded ceramic coated inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector.
• Weight: 197 kg.
• Koenigsegg Engine Control Module with full OBD II and Flexfuel capability
High Power coil on plug ignition system.
• Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch, 1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift.
• Electronic differential
• Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
• Turning circle: 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.
• Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 397 mm, 40 mm wide.
• 6-piston callipers. Power-assisted.
• Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
• 4-piston callipers. Power-assisted.
• F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.
• KES (Koenigsegg Electronic Stability).
• Koenigsegg Aircore Carbon fiber wheels with centre locking
• Front: 19″ x 9.5″
• Rear: 20″ x 12.5″
• Dedicated Michelin Supersport
• Unidirectional with asymmetric thread pattern
• Front: 265/35 – 19″ (Y)
• Rear: 345/30 – 20″ (Y)
• Speed rating: 420+ km/h
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.
Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.
Dual airbags, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adaptive rear wing, inconel exhaust system, front winglets, 4 point racing harnesses, rear view camera 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, Intelligent LifePo4 battery, MP3 player, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key, leather carpets, roof storage bag, car cover.
Fitted luggage, special leather and colour requests, full visible carbon body, heated seats, ski box roof, skis, winter wheel package.
3 Year Global Warranty.