Time to take Action

Agera means “to take action” in Swedish. It is also short for the ancient Greek word Ageratos which means “ageless”. These are both suitable meanings for this incredible and beautiful machine.
The CCX and CCXR were difficult cars to follow as their performance and functionality still is very competitive. Still there is always room for change and improvement.
So Koenigsegg came up with a new interior, featuring the now famous ghost lights, where all interior symbols are created with laser etched “nano like” invisible holes through the aluminum panels and buttons.
Furthermore the Agera featured a unique 7 speed transmission that Koenigsegg developed an E-diff and wet clutch functionality for, that truly enhanced performance and handling.
The Agera was the first model to feature the Koenigsegg developed VGR wheels. They are real air turbines, increasing the downforce of the car by measurable amounts and improving brake cooling. All four wheels are individual so that turbine blades always face the correct direction for extraction. Given that the offset and width is different front to rear, all four wheels have their own unique design. The VGR wheels are forged and then fully machined to the final shape. All excess material is removed during the forging and machining process, thus minimizing weight whilst displaying outstanding levels of stiffness.
The CCX and CCXR both had supercharged engines, which at the time was the superior solution. However turbo technology had come a long way and the downsides of turbo lag was starting to become almost nonexistent, if engineered properly. The problem with turbo engines, high power and emission control was that the catalytic converters caused a lot of back pressure at high power level. These back pressures were elevated through the turbo and into the exhaust ports of the engine, thereby causing what is called hot EGR. Hot EGR is a source for detonation knocking. To eleviate this problem, Christian came up with an ingenious solution by placing the pre cat behind the waste gate instead of the turbo, thereby reducing the back pressure with a factor of 3. This simple solution gave 300 hp extra power and was a worthy successor of the Rocket cat invented and developed by Christian almost 10 years earlier. It also meant that the Agera could deliver torque power and response to match much larger engines at a fraction of their weight, making it extremely competitive.
The Agera Became 2010 Top Gear Hypercar of the Year.

Specification

Performance

  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h 8.75 sec. 0-200-0 km/h 13.55 sec.
  • Top Speed: 410+ km/h (254+ mph)
  • Braking distance: 32m (100-0 km/h)
  • Lateral G-force: 1.5 G
  • Fuel consumption:
  • Highway travel: 18 l/100 km (E85 fuel),
  • Combined: 22 l/100km (E85)
  • Weight-to-power ratio: 1.26 kg/hp
  • Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear

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 optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.
  • Fully machined aircraft aluminium 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.

Transmission

  • Specially developed transversal paddle-shift gearbox
  • Torque sensitive limited slip differential.

Brakes

  • Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
  • 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers. Powerassisted.
  • Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide.
  • 6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers. Power-assisted.

Wheels

  • Koenigsegg forged alloy wheels with centre locking
  • Front: 19” x 9.5”
  • Rear: 20” x 12.5”

Body

  • Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from Koenigsegg proprietary shimmering diamond pre impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar weave and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.

Dimensions

  • Total length: 4293 mm (169”)
  • Total width: 1996 mm (78.6”)
  • Total height: 1114 mm (44”)
  • Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9”)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18.5 US gallons)
  • Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
  • Dry weight: 1280 kg (2821 lbs)

Aerodynamics

  • Cd. 0,36 Frontal area 1.867 m2
  • Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 350 kg
  • Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

Engine

  • Koenigsegg aluminium V8, 4,8 L, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 4800 cc
  • Compression: 9.2:1
  • Sequential, multipoint fuel injection Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.6 bar boost pressure
  • Dry sump lubrication with oil spray piston cooling
  • Power output: 1018 Bhp at 7000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 1080 Nm (796 ft/lb) at 5600 rpm
  • Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
  • Patented response charge system for optimal engine response
  • Tig-welded inconell exhaust system manifold with merge collector
  • Emission levels: Euro IV and Carb
  • Weight: 178 kg

Steering

  • Rack and pinion power-assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
  • Turning circle: 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.

Traction Control

  • F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.

Tires

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 2
  • Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern
  • Front: 255/35 – 19” (Y)
  • Rear: 335/30 – 20” (Y)

Electrical System

  • Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.

Equipment

  • Visible shimmering diamond weave carbon body, paddle-shift, inconell exhaust system, rear parking sensor, dual airbags, double carbon wing, winglets, large front splitter, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, 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, forged aluminium wheels and chrono instrument cluster.

Warranty

  • 5 Years.

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VIDEO

National Geographic – Super Car Mega Factories – Koenigsegg

GTBoard.com – Koenigsegg Agera launching 0-300+ km/h (200+ mph)

0-60 Magazine – Koenigsegg Agera

0-60 Magazine reviews the Agera.

Swedish launch of the Agera

At the STCC (Swedish touringcar championchip) event in Gothemburg 2010, Koenigsegg launches the Agera, witch is beeing brought by a .. helicopter!

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