Koenigsegg Agera R Review & Ratings
- 13 March 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Koenigsegg is a Swedish car manufacturer and the Koenigsegg Agera is a sports car offered by the company. They get the name Agera from the verb agera that means to take action or to act. In the year 2010 Top Gear Magazine named it the Hyper Car of the Year.
Interior and Exterior
The body of the Koenigsegg Agera R is made out of a carbon fiber/Kevlar that has reinforcements that are lightweight. The hardtop roof of the vehicle can be stowed under the hood lid located on the front of the vehicle. The chassis is made out of carbon fiber as well. It has an aluminum honeycomb which comes with fuel tanks integrated for safety. The back wing is adjustable electronically using a manual control or an auto setting. This provides little compromise between the down force and low drag, depending on the mood and situation at hand.
The wheels of the Koenigsegg Agera R has forged aluminum tires that have center locking nuts and measure 19 inches in front and 20 inches in the back. Some of the highlights of the vehicle include the trademark doors of the company, LED lighting, traction control system, blue stripes on the hood, as well as a custom interior that has a Ghost Light system, which is a new feature.
The Koenigsegg Agera R was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2011. It had a speed racer theme, was equipped with special Michelin tires and could accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. The top speed was 273 miles per hour.
In 2012, the 2013 version of the vehicle appeared at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of the upgrades to the vehicle included carbon fiber tires, engine upgrades, enhanced aerodynamics, and a flex fuel system. The fuel system allows the Agera to respond to using different fuel qualities and different alcohol content by being able to reduce the power levels so that the engine is protected. When a standard low octane fuel is used the power will be reduced to 960 horsepower to protect the engine.
The 2014 Agera S version was introduced in 2013. This version was built to be used in markets that do not have E85 biofuel. This version has many of the upgrades of the Agera R when compared to the normal Agera. This includes featuring the dynamic wing. This version is optimized to run on lower octane fuels.
On the second of September in 2011, the Agera R was tested in Angelholm and broke six land speed records for production vehicles. These records included 0 to 300 km/h in 14.53 seconds and the record for 0 to 300 to 0 km per hour in 21.19 seconds. This record has not yet been broken. In order to perform this record, the braking performance was top of the line and enabled by the stability of the vehicle.
In addition, in March of 2014 the Koenigsegg One was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The company plans on building six cars aside from the ones that were presented at the motor show. Each of the cars has been sold already. The company took 2 cars to the Goodwood Festival in 2014 and they were displayed with the other super cars including the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918, the Pagani Huayra, and the Spyder.
The name One comes from the power to weight ratio that provides the car with a 1PS per one kilogram of weight.