It‘s common knowledge that Koenigsegg makes many of the fastest supercars around. And also the latest import from Sweden, the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera R isn‘t any exception. Just how fast is that this exotic two-door hyper-machine? Well, suffice it to mention the Agera R is hot upon the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s tail clocking in with a blisteringly fast 0-168 mph in just 14. 53 seconds. While not yet completely verified, this performance proves it won’t be long before Koenigsegg overtakes Bugatti and claim for itself it from being the world’s fastest supercar.
This new car which only debuted in the Geneva Motor Show is so hot the Royal Family of Oman snatched one up even before it was eventually revealed in the said show. If it is any indication from the type of future the Agera R may have in the planet of supercars, then surely the renowned Bugatti Veyron Super Sport may soon relinquish its throne in favor from the Agera R.
2011 Koenigsegg Agera R Performance
Powering the Agera R is really a Koenigsegg-developed 5. 0L V8 Twin Turbo engine. This robust behemoth generates a mind-blowing 1, 115hp at 6, 900 rpm all of the method to 7, 250 rpm. All of this power is coupled with a powerful 885lb-ft of torque at 4100rpm. All of this impeccable figures means a demonic 0-60mph acceleration of just 2. 9 seconds !
And also the wonders of the car don‘t stop in the engine specifications alone.
As an example, the Agera R can operate on multiple fuel types for example E85 and E100 bio-fuels, along with regular 95 octane gas. The bio-fuels gives the car maximum horsepower as power output is reduced by about 100hp and 100lb-ft torque when regular fuel is designed. Still, that feature is very surprising by any standards.
Another note-worthy feature from the car is its suspension system. Koenigsegg names it the Triplex rear suspension. This ingenious suspension found out connects a shock absorber and coil spring to each and every rear wheel. This configuration enables the car to become raised or lowered on demand because each wheel can affect another like the extra spring partners in series with the standard suspension and dampers to obtain the desired height.
The Agera R is this type of unique and powerful supercar that Koenigsegg had to design the wheels and tires specifically for it. The geniuses at Koenigsegg made wheels that become air-turbines to stay the brakes cool. The tires were made by Michelin specifically to the Agera R to slay the Veyron SS as each tire is proficient at reaching 260 mph.
2011 Koenigsegg Agera R Exterior & Interior
When the beast that powers the Agera R Isn‘t enough in order to make your heart goes racing, then surely its interior and jaw-dropping exterior surely will. Let’s start using the car’s over-all look. The Agera R as shown in the Geneva show reminds one among a cross involving the Lotus driven by James Bond as he cruised the Swiss Alps and another movie icon, Speed Racer.
The Agera R is designed with an intelligently designed and dynamic rear wing. Unlike other wings that lift automatically at high speeds, the Agera R’s wing uses the wind pressure created at high speed to force the wing downward to make wind resistance. Through this, Koenigsegg was capable of to generate a smarter and lighter wing that instantly compensates for headwind or tailwind.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Base Price: $1,600,000.00|
|Length: 169 in. (429 cm)||Width: 78.6 in. (199 cm)|
|Height: 44.1 in. (112 cm)||Wheel Base: 104.8 in. (266 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3163 lbs (1435 kg)||Ground Clearance: 3.94 in. (10 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: NA cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: 5.0 liter Twin Turbo V8||Compression Ratio: 9.0: 1|
|Horsepower: 1115 HP||Max RPM: 6900 RPM|
|Torque: 885 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed Dual clutch|
|0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds||Top Speed: 260 mph|
Luxury is paramount in the Agera R’s interiors. Satnav, MP3 / USB compatibility, climate control, plush leather etc. and much more come standard upon the Agera R. Quite notable though is its “Top Speed” mode accessible via the infotainment system. While not a separate key as What‘s based in the Bugatti, it still provides the driver direct admittance to unlock the true potential from the Agera R.
You wish the Agera R, don’t you? When you have $1. 6M to spare, you are able to have perhaps one of the best rides ever.