|Swedish Sportscar makers Koenigsegg has announced its latest variant in the Agera range: the 2013 Agera R. 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 tyre valve – the rest is all once piece hollow carbon.|
In addition, 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. The powertrain which utilizes in-house developed engine management system has the ability to output 20 extra hp from 940 to 980hp, while the rev limiter now exceeds by some 250rpm from 7250rpm to 7500rpm; that’s just for the regular Agera. The Agera R, meanwhile, goes from 1115 to 1140hp.
In cooperation with Ohlins Racing, the newest Agera R gets standard Triplex suspension, ensuring maximum race car-like handling precision and pin-point accuracy. With the standard Koenigsegg Electronic Stability (KES), the Agera R proves its grip rigidity when it comes to extreme fast corners and chicanes
A new, lighter rear exhaust section has been developed for the Agera R, which also improves the performance of the rear diffuser. At the same time, new front/side winglets for the Agera R provide 20kg more downforce at 250km/h, as well as reduced drag.
All Koenigsegg cars are made to order and thanks to the new customizable configurator, the individual are now able to choose any shade or color combination for the interior and exterior. The regular Agera roadster Hypercar, available in either left or right hand drive, comes complete with a detachable and stowable hardtop, yet still holds a 120-liter boot capacity.
Here are some records by the Roadster Hypercar that you’d might have missed out:
– 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 tyres (dedicated Michelin SuperSport)
– 1.2 kg/hp – 2.6 pounds/hp