- 1115 hp
- 223 hp per liter
Press Release) Introducing the production version of The Agera
and The Agera R at the Geneva Motor Show – March 2011
Last year Koenigsegg
presented a pre-production version of the upcoming Koenigsegg Agera.
Since then the pre-production car and several test mules have
continued the Agera development program. The Agera pre-production
car has been driven by several influential motoring journals,
resulting in raving reviews and awards, such as for example becoming
the “Top Gear Hypercar of the Year”.
All in all the
production versions of the Agera are created to take the Koenigsegg
experience to the next level both on the road and the track, still
maintaining the largest luggage space in the industry in combination
with the unique Koenigsegg door system and detachable/stow-able
There are several
differences between the pre-production car previously shown and the
production versions. For example, the engine and gearbox
configurations are different and some revolutionary interior,
chassis and aerodynamic features adorn the production version of the
Agera that has never been shown before.
Although sharing the
same values and philosophies as previous Koenigsegg models, the
Agera takes the Koenigsegg experience to a completely new level.
Similar to all previous
Koenigsegg hypercars, the new Agera is the brainchild of Christian
von Koenigsegg. The Agera has come to life in order to set new
benchmarks for Hypercars when it comes to control, handling, speed,
comfort, practicality and sheer driving enjoyment, while combining
these features with clean, efficient and beautiful design.
The name Agera set the
tone for the new project. Agera means “to take action” in Swedish.
It is also short for the ancient Greek word Ageratos which means
”ageless”. These two are very suitable meanings, for the car
building the future of Koenigsegg.
The Agera is designed
with the minimalistic “less is more” philosophy in mind. This
philosophy means that the shape of the car has to be purely
functional with no added features except those purely needed to meet
regulation, added safety, ergonomics, practicality and aerodynamics.
We believe that if this philosophy is followed, the car will also be
beautiful as it is purely purposeful. A good analogy is the
evolution of a dolphin that has had to meet similar criteria in
order to reach their present
configuration through the evolution of nature.
The Agera is
proportionate, compact and muscular. Its timeless, efficient and
distinctive shape is truly a testament to time. The original
shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created 15 years ago, is
still valid, fresh and highly competitive today.
The Agera manage to stay
true to the original philosophy, shape and size of the original CC.
At the same time, it looks, feels and performs like something
belonging to the future.
Koenigsegg differs from
other low volume hypercar manufacturers by the fact that Koenigsegg
develops and produces its own engine in-house. This is, by most
observers and competitors, deemed as more or less impossible or way
too expensive to even consider.
However, year after year
Koenigsegg has proved them wrong. Not only are the engines developed
in-house, they also have class leading characteristics in many
important areas. To mention a few:
Lightest and most
compact hypercar engine in the world, weighing only 197 kg complete
with flywheel, clutch, dry sump system, Inconel exhaust manifold
with turbo. The low engine weight is quite astonishing, as the Agera
engine also has class leading power and torque characteristics. To
give an example, the Koenigsegg 5 litre V8 bi-turbo engine develops
more than 900 hp on 95 octane regular fuel, and more than 1100 hp on
E85 bio fuel. The Agera produces over 1000 Nm of torque from 2500
rpm and in the Agera R format the engine has a peak torque of 1200
Nm over a 3300 rpm rev range, showing great flexibility.
These are extraordinary
numbers considering the size and reliability of the engine without
forsaking drivability or flexibility. This is truly
downsizing, without drawbacks. These characteristics make it one of
the most flexible and easy to use hypercar engines in the world.
To give a hint of how
different the Agera engines are compared to other production car
engines, it is easy to look at the BMEP value (Brake Mean Effective
Pressure) in the cylinders during maximum power output. The best
production diesel and petrol engines from other leading
manufacturers have a maximum BMEP of around 22 bar.
The Agera engine has a
BMEP of 28 bar running on 95 octane fuel and the E85 Bio fuel Agera
R engines has an astonishing BMEP of 30 bar. These numbers show how
extreme the Koenigsegg engines are compared to any other production
engine in the world. The reason why Koenigsegg can obtain such BMEP
figures is due to some proprietary and critical factors, such as:
− A unique shape of
the combustion chambers, improving the resistance against
− High cylinder head clamp load, enabled by a specially designed
engine block. This has proven to give a zero failure rate to
combustion overpressure, even considering the extreme cylinder
− A unique engine block design, where the cylinder sleeves are
used to further stiffen the aluminium block.
− A connecting rod design reducing TDC dwell time and therefore
enabling higher mean pressures without detonation.
− Exhaust manifold and intake plenum trumpets designed to ensure
absence of RPM peak resonance and back pressure.
− An efficient ejector pump system reducing the crankcase
pressure and aerodynamic losses.
The Koenigsegg engines
also meet all the required emission standards in the world. This is
nothing short of astounding, given their size and power output.
Koenigsegg has its own engine lab, with simulation programs, rapid
prototyping machines, engine and chassis dynamometers, and a 1.7 km
test track adjacent the factory enabling Koenigsegg to take the cars
to 0-320-0 km/h at any time. Furthermore, a 25 minute drive away
from the Koenigsegg Factory there is Knutstorp Racetrack, which is
described by many as a miniature Nordschleife. Here Koenigsegg can
put the engine and car through serious testing and make sure they
work in perfect harmony.
This gives Koenigsegg
unique possibilities to develop technologies normally exclusive to
much larger companies. No other production engine in the world,
regardless of car type, has the same amount of power potential
compared to its EU cycle average CO2 emission(310g of CO2) or cycle
fuel consumption( 14,7 litre per 100 km / 16MPG). However, what
makes Koenigsegg most proud is how drivable, smooth, responsive,
torquey and reliable the engines are – especially given their
The Agera engine
complies with the most stringent environmental regulations in the
world, EU5 and LEV2, and delivers a significant power increase
compared to previous Koenigsegg engines.
Fuel consumption, and thus CO2 emissions, has been lowered. This is
an astonishing feat for a 900+ hp hypercar. Turbo response is of
vital importance when it comes to driving pleasure and the
possibility to control massive amounts of power.
Therefore Koenigsegg has
joined forces with Borg Warner and adapted to the latest technology
when it comes to turbine materials. The Agera R turbines are made
from a material called Gamma-Ti which is an inter metallic compound
comprised of aluminium and titanium. This new material drastically
reduces the inertia of the turbine wheel and axle and therefore
gives improved response. Furthermore Koenigsegg has coupled this
latest generation turbo technology with patent pending and
proprietary response/back pressure reduction system, invented by
Christian von Koenigsegg to really give the Agera engine a
competitive edge when combining maximum power while complying with
the strictest emission regulations in the world.
Furthermore the large
air to air intercooler on the left side of the engine sucks enormous
amounts of fresh air, eliminating the need for water in the
intercooling system, thereby saving weight and avoiding heat soak
issues, during extended performance driving.
Following the Koenigsegg
tradition the engine has a dry sump lubrication in order to lower
the engine as far as possible in the chassis and have full control
of the crankcase oil even given the massive g-forces involved.
The large 80-litre tank ensures long driving range, due to the
relatively low average consumption. The Agera follows the previous
generation Koenigsegg and has its fuel tank well protected, built-in
centrally into the carbon fibre monocoque chassis.
Since the fuel is
centrally placed in the car, the weight distribution does not change
regardless if the tank is full or empty. Thanks to the safe
fuel tank position, the challenging US high-speed rear impact test,
was passed at first trial. The Agera R has four intelligent
bio fuel grade return-less fuel pumps to deliver the correct amount
of fuel at any given time.
This reduces the energy
needed to operate the fuel pumps and eliminates the waste of
excessive fuel transport. The inconel/titanium patent pending
exhaust system is key in order for the Agera to achieve its
remarkable emission and power levels. The exhaust system uses a
completely new principle created by Christian von Koenigsegg. The
new technology drastically reduces back pressure and gives earlier
catalytic light off than any other turbo exhaust system. At the same
time the acoustics of the exhaust has been examined carefully in
order to maintain the typical Koenigsegg thunderous growl.
The newly developed 7
speed gearbox for the Agera features a world’s first dual clutch
system for a single input shaft gearbox. In order to keep the
gearbox light, compact strong and reliable, Koenigsegg together with
Cima chose to develop a new gearbox type that enables the use of a
combination of a dry and wet clutch system, in order to get class
leading shift times. First there
is the normal twin disc dry clutch that operates in a traditional
fashion. Then there is a hydraulically operated wet clutch-brake
inside the gearbox that is engaged during each up shift in order to
slow down the input shaft, simultaneously as the gears are changed
and prior to the normal synchronisation. This cuts the
synchronisation time by two thirds, as the gear is presynchronized.
The result is a very sporty, smooth and extremely fast shift.
Compared to a traditional DCT system, this gearbox is lighter,
smaller, has less moving parts and gives a more distinct shift feel,
with almost no interruption to the acceleration.
Furthermore, the electro
hydraulic shift mechanism actuates the shift forks directly with no
intermediate mechanical parts. This brings down the inertia of
the shift mechanism and any potential slack is minimized since the
shortest possible path of engagement is achieved.
The entire transmission
weighs only 81 kg, which is by far the lightest 7 speed Hypercar
transmission in the world. The transmission can also be set in
full auto mode.
The small size and very
low weight, considering the longitudinal 7 speed layout, made it
possible to maintain the shortest in class rear overhang, and
thereby excellent central mass position and neutral behaviour in
The Koenigsegg Electronic Differential (E-Diff) is lighter and
faster, compared to traditional E-Diff solutions. The difference
lies in the fact that Koenigsegg has retained a limited slip
differential with plates and ramps with a built-in amount of
analogue limited slip functionality. This means that the active
hydraulic element can be smaller, more compact and therefore faster
and lighter compared to traditional E-Diff solutions. The analogue
part of the functionality also has zero processing time as it reacts
directly. The analogue system is supplemented by a digital active
system. This way Koenigsegg has obtained one of the lightest and
fastest E-Diff solution on the market. Furthermore the Koenigsegg
developed algorithms that control the E-Diff, takes input from;
throttle angle, g-force, steering wheel angle, yaw angle, car speed,
engine rpm, selected gear, plus weather condition.
The way all this data is
analysed and how the car reacts to this data also makes the
Koenigsegg E-Diff unique and that makes the Agera very safe on the
limit and improves performance and feel. The Koenigsegg E-diff works
in harmony with the new traction control system that is the fastest
reacting in the industry, with auto adapt functionality to different
road conditions and driving styles as well as several manual
The Agera´s unique
carbon fibre monocoque chassis is designed to achieve its maximum
stiffness without a roof, as the roof is detachable and stow-able in
the front of the car. This in itself is an unusual feature for such
a compact Hypercar.
The Koenigsegg carbon
monocoque chassis has an astonishing stiffness of 65.000 Nm/deg and
only weighs 70 kg including the integrated fuel tanks. The
result of constant weight saving exercises is a dry weight of only
1330 kg making the Agera the lightest fully homologated Hypercar
presently in production.
The suspension geometry
of the Agera was designed to further enhance the award winning
behaviour of the CCX. The Agera track is wider at the front compared
to the rear of the car, compensating for the narrower front tires
and giving the car a square stance of 2 meters in both the front and
In typical Koenigsegg
tradition, the Agera has the longest wishbones of all hypercars
presently in production. Long wishbones have several advantages –
for example: less track width deviation during wheel movement or
cornering and improved geometry over a longer wheel stroke. This is
one of the reason why F1 cars have very long wishbones. The
wishbones are produced from seamless aeronautical chrome-molybdenum
tubing, in order to minimise weight in combination with maximum
strength and stiffness.
The extremely strong and
light uprights are machined from 7075-T6 aeronautical grade
aluminium, and contains 240 mm SKF dual angle contact bearings,
normally only found on Lemans prototype cars. The very large
bearings contribute to the overall stiffness of the wheel assembly
and therefore give better control, handling and comfort. The
uprights have large 4.5” diameter carbon fibre cooling ducts for the
brake discs in order to maximise brake cooling.
The Agera is equipped
with the absolutely latest ABS technology and is based upon, a very
lightweight and performance oriented, racing ABS system. The system
makes it possible for the ABS function to react to differently
depending on performance mode. Furthermore the ABS braking system
operates on massive 392x36 mm and 380x34 mm ventilated and drilled
ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade
regardless of track or road condition.
RTD (Rear Triplex Damper)
Christian von Koenigsegg
has invented and pioneered a new type of rear suspension system for
a road car. The Agera 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 extra spring and damper
works in series with the normal spring 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.
Furthermore the RTD
system 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 than anti-squat. By
adding the RTD system, Koenigsegg can maintain true suspension
geometries for handling, but still have the anti-squat feature and
harvest other new found benefits. As the RTD system compliments the
normal dampers and springs, these can be made lighter. Hence, the
added benefit does not significantly affect the overall system
DEDICATED MICHELIN TIRES
Koenigsegg continued its
long standing partnership with Michelin in the tire development for
the Agera. Hence the Agera features specially developed, latest
generation Michelin Super sport tires. Due to the tires, advanced
suspension and aerodynamics, the Agera achieves lateral
accelerations up to 1.6 g in dry conditions with improved handling
The new tires were
developed for the Agera through testing at the Michelin Ladoux test
centre in France. The tires fitted to the Agera are rated for
speeds over 420 km/h making it the highest top speed rated tire in
the world, whilst offering cup tire levels of grip and outstanding
wet performance , all in one package. Koenigsegg are very proud of
being a selected development partner of Michelin.
VGR - Vortex Generating Rim spokes
The Koenigsegg VGR
wheels are not only for looks. They are real air turbines,
increasing the down force of the car by measurable amounts and
improve 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 unique design.
The VGR wheels are
forged and then fully machined to the final shape. Due to the
forging and machining process all excess material has been removed
minimising weight, whilst displaying outstanding levels of
The Aerodynamics of the
Agera has been honed and perfected over many years in CFD and wind
tunnel in order ensure best possible outcome. Even with the massive
dynamic rear wing, the drag of the Agera is only Cd 0.33, in high
speed mode and Cd 0.37 in track mode. Even though the Agera is a
full 2 meters wide, it only has a frontal area of 1.87 m2. This
results in a Cd*A value of only 0.62 and thus a theoretical top
speed of around 440 km/h (Agera R), given the gear ratio and power
All Agera models are limited to 375 km/h in standard mode, but can
be unlocked by Koenigsegg for shorter periods of time, if all
necessary conditions are met, such as road condition, tire wear,
service level of car etc. The car is set in full speed mode by
unlocking the top speed mode in the Infotainment system.
The two large side air intakes greatly add to the Agera´s high speed
stability as they ensure that the pressure point of the car is
behind the mass centre of the car. This makes the car more
directionally stable with increasing speed. This is a crucial safety
feature when it comes to driving at extreme speeds. Great care has
been taken that the car also is stable under high speed braking. The
front splitter and rear diffuser has been designed and optimized
with this in mind.
For maximum performance
and safety it is important that the down force stays as constant as
possible even in yaw situations. Therefore the rear diffuser
was developed and evaluated specifically to give substantial down
force even at wide yaw angles.
Dynamic rear wing
Hypercars of today
generate massive amounts of down force in low to medium speed and
less down force in very high speed, in order not to overload the
tires and not to create 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 the above described
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 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.
interesting multifunction feature of the adaptive wing is that the
pylons for the wing also act as air extrusion channels. The air
channels goes 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 and giving more low drag down force.
The interior of the
Agera is like no other car. No other materials than those deemed
worthy by Koenigsegg are allowed in the interior. This means that
what you get to touch and see inside the Agera is only aluminium,
carbon fibre, precious metals, alcantara and aniline leather. All
switch gear is highly bespoke and features wonderfully unique
solutions, as for example the Koenigsegg Ghost light, that make
solid aluminium buttons gleam with LED powered symbols appearing out
A world first in the car industry. The illumination shines through
the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of almost invisible
micro holes, creating excellent visibility of the symbols as well as
a very clean and stylish appearance, framed by an all-new carbon
fibre centre console and tunnel assembly.
The new super light full
carbon airbag steering wheel incorporates many vital functions
directly in front of the driver. Similarly to the CCX, the shifting
paddles are mounted directly on the steering wheel to enable
shifting without taking your hands off the steering wheel during
high-definition touch screen infotainment system controls the audio
functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary
functions such as performance meters and car telemetrical data.
The very comfortable and optionally heated carbon seats are great
for long journeys but also give excellent lateral support when
The Interior of the
Agera is truly minimalistic and efficient in the purest Swedish
sense. Nothing in the interior is there only to add visual drama;
instead everything is there for a functional purpose.
According to Koenigsegg,
this is the essence of beauty, as it follows a less is more
philosophy that embodies every engineering aspect of the Agera.
CI - Configurable Instruments
The CI is specifically
developed for the Agera by Koenigsegg. It features a unique and
configurable interface that can be adapted to driver specific
demands. As it is connected to the cars CAN bus system it freely
communicates with the infotainment screen and all other functions in
By pushing the left
stalk button, different priority graphics can be chosen, depending
on need. For example in track driving mode, there is a focus on;
RPM, pressures, temperatures, lap times, and g-forces. Compared to
GT mode, where: car speed, auto shift, satnav, power, music etc is
THE LUGGAGE SPACE
The luggage space is
something Koenigsegg is very proud of. It is the largest luggage
compartment in the hypercar world, with a space of over 120 litres.
It is so well shaped that it actually can fit the one piece Agera
roof/hardtop, meaning the driver can choose to go open or closed at
any given time during a longer trip. Given the fact that Koenigsegg
has engineered the roof to fit the car, it is actually also possible
fit a set of golf clubs. This is unheard of in the hypercar world.
Given the high comfort level
and the large luggage space, the Agera can truly been seen as one of
the first GT hypercars.
Custom Carbon fibre Thule
Lightning Roof Box
At the 2011 Geneva Motor
show, Koenigsegg presents the Koenigsegg winter package - the first
lifestyle packages offered from Koenigsegg. The main element of this
package is the exceptional Lightning Roof Box System. The
Lightning Roof Box is developed together with the Swedish rack and
roof box manufacturer Thule. The high performance lightweight box is
made completely from carbon fibre and has been through several
iterations of CFD simulation to ensure it is safe up to 300 km/h,
making it the fastest roof box in the world.
The roof box, which has
an incorporated roof panel, replaces the normal roof in under 10
minutes. The standard roof is then stored in the luggage compartment
in the front of the car, so that when the driver arrives to his
destination, the roof box can be quickly removed and the normal roof
can be put in place for a more elegant look.
The Lightning roof box
truly enables the driver to use the Agera for longer trips with
massive luggage. This gives a whole new spectrum of hypercar
The winter package also
includes Michelin snow tires on forged Koenigsegg wheels and custom
designed Koenigsegg skis from the Swedish high end ski manufacturer,
Extrem. Part of the winter package is also a Swedish winter
resort experience in Åre - Sweden’s most popular skiing resort and
the place of manufacture of the Koenigsegg skis.
During the stay in Åre,
the Koenigsegg customers will be fitted for their skis and they can
witness first hand when they are being hand made in “Åres skidfabrik”,
a state of the art ski production plant.
While their skis are being made, they will be checked into the
delightful Copperhill Mountain Lodge that is towering snowcapped
forests and sparkling frozen lakes. The following day the skis are
ready for use and Åre´s many and varied ski slopes are available for
test runs, in direct access from the Copperhill Mountain Lodge.
Together with the Golf
club options this marks the start of the Koenigsegg extended
lifestyle program for Koenigsegg cars. We would also like to
thank Full Tilt, Houdini Sportswear, Sweet Protection, Sport Lodge’n
Trysil and Moods of Norway, for assisting us in creating the winter
experience at the Geneva motorshow.
Control Central. Not only does Koenigsegg develop their own
engines, but also many of the electronic control units, CAN
protocols, and management strategies are developed in-house. If you
would look closely at many of the circuit boards in the car, inside
the control units, you will find the name Koenigsegg in scripted
directly on the circuit boards.
Of course there is no
self fulfilling need to develop so many critical items in-house,
unless it gives the car a competitive edge doing so. This is
actually the main reason for Koenigsegg doing it. This, for example,
gave Koenigsegg the possibility to pioneer the CCXR and Agera R -
the two first environmentally conscious hypercars in the world.
An example of this
development is In the Semiconductor Electric Control Central. The
ECC controls most of the electronic functions in the car. Most
physical fuses or relays have been replaced by software controlled
semiconductors which are configurable in function and enable
monitoring all power and threshold values. The ECC communicates via
CAN with the infotainment system in order to display necessary
information to the driver. For example if a door is open, a lamp is
or not all roof locks are tight in place, information will appear on
the instruments as all electrical functions are controlled and
monitored by the ECC.
Intelligent Lifepo4 Battery – ILB
The Agera is the first
combustion engine powered production car in the world, with an
intelligent Lithium Iron battery as standard equipment. First of
all, this battery type saves significant weight and is more compact
compared to traditional led acid batteries. Secondly lithium iron
cells cannot reach thermal runway, unlike Li-ion batteries, which
makes them very safe for automotive use.
Furthermore, the ILB
carries many intelligent functions, developed by Koenigsegg together
with the battery supplier. Hypercars tend to be parked long
periods of time and therefore their batteries can be drained if the
car is not hooked up to a trickle charger. Even though all
Koenigsegg cars come as standard with a trickle charger it is not
always easy to remember, or even possible depending on location, to
use it. It is also possible that a driver sometime forgets to turn
off all consumers, like
parking lights etc causing early battery drainage.
Koenigsegg has therefore
implemented a minimum current protection mode, to make the above
issues something of the past. The new ILB therefore has an
intelligent circuit built into it, so if the car is left on or
standing for a long time, the battery shuts down when the voltage
drops below a certain threshold. The shut down does not occur sooner
than a traditional battery would have been left depleted and
useless, so it does not take away any expected battery capacity.
Then, if any essential buttons or a door knob is touched, the
battery kicks back into life for 5 minutes and has enough power to
operate all the functionalities in the car and start the engine and
thereby giving charge back to the battery.
Given this strategy,
battery concerns are a thing of the past. No matter of the behaviour
of the car user. To prove a point you can leave the car with the
high beam on and the stereo at full blast in the evening, without
the engine running. Wake up in the morning, open the car door, start
the engine and drive away. Alternatively, leave the car for a couple
of months, open the door, start the car and drive away.
developed, aluminium/carbon fibre, dry sump, 32 valve, Twin
Turbo, V8 engine
- Torque: 1100 - 1200Nm – depending on version and fuel
- Displ: 5.035 L. Bore: 90.7mm. Stroke: 95.25 mm. Compression
ratio: 9.0:1. Max rpm: 7250
- Power: 940-1115hp – depending on version and fuel
- 7-speed, dual clutch, single input shaft, AMT Transmission
- Frontal Area: 1.873 m2
- CD 0.30(no rear wing) – 0.33 (fixed normal Agera rear wing) –
0.33 to 0.37(adaptable wing)
- Luggage space: 120 litres
- Dry weight: 1330 kg
- Curb weight 1418 kg (all fluids plus 50% fuel)
- Maximum laden weight: 1600 kg(full tank, two passengers, full
- Length: 4296 mm. Width: 1998 mm. Wheelbase: 2662 mm. Front
Track: 1700 mm. Rear Track: 1650 mm. Front overhang: 885mm Rear
overhang: 752mm Height: 1120 mm
Published Independent Test Drive
Reports Pre-Production version of the Koenigsegg Agera
0-60 mag USA by Matt
Grip is nothing short of epoxy like. Then as we head out to regular
B-roads, the Agera composes itself perfectly. It’s docile even. You
could easily daily drive it in comfort. The spring and damper rates
offer a firm, yet not crashing ride, ride over most imperfections,
and assuming you can find a bit of a dry pavement in a corner, the
sheer amount of mechanical grip-out back will slingshot you through
the apex before you are aware that you have arrived at the next.
Top Gear Mag by Bill
It rides beautifully, almost softly, breathing deeply over harsh
bumps, and longer undulations, and combining that with body control
and cornering agility from the very top drawer. I couldn´t give
higher praise. I absolutely love it. The most exciting supercar on
earth, bar none.
driven to the limit on the Dubai Autodrome:
Is it time to have fear? No, the Agera is by no means a motorized
cannonball. Dis-ingenuousness is not its thing. Despite the slightly
rear-heavy weight distribution (45 to 55 percent) the car shines on
the first fast track kilometres with neutral handling. While the
Michelin tires slip slightly at the front axle during tight turns,
they shine on the rear axle also with forced gas use from the apex
with good traction. The Agera is truly a good-natured racing machine
that easily swallows load changes. Click, click, click. The new
seven-speed sequential gearbox works faster and thanks to
co-rotating shift paddles behind the steering wheel, it is less
complicated than the semi-sequential gear lever predecessor.
Sportauto France by
The build quality and pure sensations of the Agera truly makes it
belong to the Elite of the supercar world. With AP Racing 15.7-in.
ceramic discs up front and well-calibrated ABS, the Koenigsegg
simply stops. Dead. My passenger is laughing hard. Welcome to Planet
Koenigsegg. Koenigsegg’s cars are not only beautifully finished.
They’re astonishing fast. Inside, the Agera resembles a Business
Class space capsule. After clambering in -- which requires a few
contortions -- you discover a workspace plusher than that of a
Pagani. With its doors covered in leather, and its thick bucket
seats and roof lined in Alcantara, the Koenigsegg feels more like a
GT. “Our cars are also built to travel two-up,” says Koenigsegg.
“There is a proper boot trunk, and even a space at the front in
which to store the hardtop.” Like all other Koenigsegg’s, the Agera
can of course be driven with the roof off. So, the million-dollarplus
question: Bugatti or Koenigsegg? In terms of technology and control
over the power, the Veyron. But for pure, visceral sensory overload,
there’s nothing quite like the Koenigsegg Agera.
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Hall. Agera Driven to the limit on the Dubai Autodrome:
I can feel the car tugging to
the outside of the circuit, under steering ever so slightly on a
constant throttle. Of course you can balance the rear slip angle
with a delicate right foot or push straight through into lairy,
sliding oversteer with a hefty application of throttle, with the
traction control switched off. But then with a turbo-powered car it
makes sense to make it nose heavy. The brakes, meanwhile, are
pin-sharp ceramics mated to six piston callipers and the car’s
stability under heavy deceleration is a testament to the engineering
throughout. The Veyron and this are two of the only cars that brake
in a perfectly straight line without a hand on the wheel. The
Koenigsegg doesn’t only fit the roof in that front end, it can even
take golf clubs, a feat not matched by the Bugatti Grand Sport. It
wins the practicality war by a mile.