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Old 03-29-2011, 10:26 AM
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:44 AM
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I like it but it doesn't seem any different-looking than the CCR.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:22 AM
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As I wrote in my article, Mr Koenigsegg believes in a concept of evolution taken directly from the 911. Even if the CCX was a new car compared to the CCR, with the Agera being an evolution of the CCX, he purposely designed a very similar and recognizable car.

Not sure if I like this philosophy in general and even more applied to supercars, but it makes sense.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:31 AM
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But the 911 is called the 911 throughout.

This has different names, giving the illusion of different cars. Which are actually an evolution of an all new car that looks the same as before.

Or something.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:52 AM
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I don't see a need to change anything about this car...except the colour scheme/trim on this 'version' looks nasty.
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Wow. You guys are THICK.

This one is built so you can put a Thule storage thing on the roof. (Duh.) Try strapping a snowboard to the roof of a CCX - watch what happens.

I seriously don't know how you could ever mistake it for a CCX.
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Wow. You guys are THICK.

This one is built so you can put a Thule storage thing on the roof. (Duh.) Try strapping a snowboard to the roof of a CCX - watch what happens.

I seriously don't know how you could ever mistake it for a CCX.
The Thule box is actually integrated into the roof, also for aerodynamics reasons. So if you buy the package, you get two roofs, standard and with the box.
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The Thule box is actually integrated into the roof, also for aerodynamics reasons. So if you buy the package, you get two roofs, standard and with the box.
Kinda hoped it was a kayak. Wanna get to those prime paddling spots NOW.
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Yes, as mentioned, it is most definitely an evolution rather than revolution, which is alright IMO, especially since Koenigsegg is such a low volume producer anyways.

And sometimes, its not necessarily better to immedately come up with a revolutionary redesign anyways.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:04 AM
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I love it to hear the Koenigsegg guy actual talk about a shiit-box....
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:54 AM
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and at 1'35" was it reference to how you feel as a passenger or jsut my Scots interpretation of Swedish ?

Swear it was "shits a brick"

no ?
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Koenigsegg Reinvents the Wheel

Koenigsegg reinvents the wheel and presents 7 other exciting features for the 2013 Agera range.

1. The 2013 Agera R features the world’s first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore™ Technology. The Aircore™ wheels save close to 20kg in unsprung mass, while providing great integrity and safety. The only metal part in the wheel is the tire valve – the rest is all once piece hollow carbon.

2. The Agera and the Agera R have the first production engines in the world to use nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves, from ANS, for reduced friction and fuel consumption.

3. New in-house developed engine management system, which provides added functionality whilst still meeting all OBD II regulations.

4. The rev limiter has been raised from 7250rpm to 7500rpm, raising power from 940 to 960hp on 98 Ron (93 din) fuel for the Agera and from 1115 to 1140hp for the Agera R on E85.

5. Koenigsegg reinstates its co-operation with Swedish shock manufacturer Öhlins Racing. Together they productionalized Koenigsegg´s unique Triplex suspension, that becomes standard on the 2013 Agera R.

6. KES (Koenigsegg Electronic Stability) is now standard on all Koenigsegg models.

7. A new, lighter rear exhaust section has been developed for the Agera R, which also improves the performance of the rear diffuser.

8. New front/side winglets for the Agera R provide 20kg more downforce at 250km/h, as well as reduced drag.

Innovative Car Configurator

The new configurator lets one choose any shade or color combination for the interior and exterior. As all Koenigsegg cars are made to order, allowing a high level of variation was the only feasible way of making the configurator true to life.

When a customer’s vehicle configuration is complete, they can then print a PDF brochure of their specific car, with color codes for both the exterior and interior. The configurator is available at Koenigsegg | Official website of the Swedish super sports car manufacuturer.



Recent Records

If you have any doubt as to which Hypercar is most Hyper…

- 0-300 km/h in 14.53 sec
- 300-0 km/h in 6.66 sec
- 0-200 mph in 17.68 sec
- 200-0 mph in 7.28 sec
- A top speed of approximately 440 km/h – 273 mph (yet to be verified)
- 1.6 G – Maximum lateral force on normal road tires (dedicated Michelin SuperSport)
- 1.2 kg/hp – 2.6 pounds/hp
- The Agera is the only Roadster Hypercar with a detachable and stowable hardtop
- 120 litres of luggage space
- Available in left or right hand drive
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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.

Please find more details about these features in the menu to the left.

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 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.

Front winglets

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.

Aero exhaust

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.
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