The 1000+ hp Koenigsegg Agera S is really a bonafide Super Sports machine that came from an impressive list of Koenigseggs, including the CCR and CCX. The brainchild of its founder Christian Koenigsegg, the Agera S variant stems from the Agera (2010) and Agera R variants; Agera literally means ‘to take action’ in Swedish tongue.
Koenigsegg Agera S shares semblance of the Agera 2010 and Agera R 2012
In looks, you’d expect the Agera S to share close semblance to the R version of 2012, even the first-generation Agera. As a functional Super Sports, the Agera S is deemed an evolution of the dolphin, due to its purposeful angular shape and compact rear. It resembles the original shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created over 15 years ago. At first glance, you’d notice the Agera S’ front winglets, dynamic rear wing and aero exhaust. Michelin 19-inch fronts (265/35,Y) and 20-inch rears (345/30,Y) are utilized for this latest Koenigsegg.
Weight management is core in the Agera S’s development. The engine package, complete with the clutch, flywheel, dry sump system, and Inconel manifold system with two turbochargers weighs just 197kg while the transmission weighs a mere 81kg. These, coupled with the lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar body add up to a trim kerb weight of 1,415kg.
In addition, Koenigsegg’s use of the latest in turbocharging materials and design technology gives the Agera S maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery. The reduced inertia of the turbine wheel and axle provides a much improved response. To be specific, the Agera S’ 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant that’s paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch pounces 1,030hp at 7,100rpm and up to 1,100Nm of torque at 4,100rpm. The Super sports’ transmission consists of a quick-reacting electronic differential with paddleshifters that’s packed in a single input shaft gearbox–combo. Impressive sprint and top speed figures include 0 – 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 400 km/h (if ya ever go that far up). Its 80-liter fuel tank is claimed to offer up to 500 km based on a frugal 14.7l/100km read.
With great acceleration comes greater stopping power, the Agera S is guaranteed to stop dead on its tracks thanks to 6 ceramic pistons 392×40mm ventilated and drilled ceramic discs at the front and 4-piston calipers with 380×34mm discs at the rear (works in tandem with the ABS). Optimum handling at high-speeds is achieved with a Triplex rear suspension system, the first system of its kind in the world. The Triplex system, made up of a shock absorber and spring at the rear, encourages effective spring and damping rates.
As a purposeful hand-built Super sports, you’d expect race bucket-type seats and plenty of unique racing cars inspired elements such as a double-spoke steering, simplified dashboard and center console, as well as everything else of lightweight. The Super sports’ headliner and carpet takes on these materials: carbon-fiber, alcantara, precious metals, billet aluminium and aniline leather. A 120 liters boot space is even included for good measures.
The estimated pre-tax price listing for the Koenigsegg Agera S runs from just under RM 5 million.
2014 Koenigsegg Agera S specifications
Length: 4293 mm (169”)
Width: 1996 mm (78.6”)
Height: 1120 mm (44.1”)
Ground clearance: Rear: 100 mm, Front: 100 mm
Wheelbase: 2662 mm.
Front/Rear track: 1700 mm/ 1650 mm.
Front/Rear overhang: 885mm/ 752mm
Dry/Curb/Laden weight: 1330 kg/1415 kg (all fluids plus 50% fuel)/ 1650 kg (full tank, two passengers, full luggage)
Type: Koenigsegg aluminum 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, Twin-turbo Superchargers, 1.4 bar
Bore: 91.7 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Weight: 197 kg
Transmission: Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch
Power output: 1030 hp at 7100 rpm, redline @ 8250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm, Max 1100 Nm at 4100 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 sec, 0-200 km/h 7,9 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 12.8 sec, 0-300-0 km/h 22.7 sec
Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.6 g
Fuel consumption: 14,7/100km (combined)
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.24 kg/hp (dry weight)
Weight distribution: 44% front, 56% rear
Cd (co-efficient drag): 0.33 to 0.37 with adaptable rear wings
Downforce at 250 km/h: 300 kg
Chassis: Carbon fiber with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks
Suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable gas-hydraulic absorbers, pushrod, Triplex damper
- Electronically adjustable ride height
- Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members at the front and Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts at the rear
- 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
Steering: Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle: 11 m.
Brakes front/rear: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 397 mm, 40 mm wide, 6-piston calipers/ Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide, 4-piston callipers
Traction Control: F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes
Wheels: Koenigsegg AicoreTM carbon wheels with center locking; 19” x 9.5” front and 20” x 12.5” rear.