In the last 15 years we have not seen many cars from Koenigsegg. However, whenever they have released one it has been noticed and that car instantly becomes the standard benchmark in the supercar industry. We saw Koenigsegg do exactly that with the CCX and the CCXR and now we are seeing them do it again with the Agera.
The Agera, from the Swedish verb meaning “to act”, has been developed parallel to the CCX and CCXR to meet further demands by clients and offer a more diverse range. The main focus, as with all the models, is on weight, cornering speed, breaking and aerodynamics; although outright performance seems to be achieved naturally by Koenigsegg.
The Koenigsegg Agera’s road holding and stopping comes down to 19” and 20” aluminium wheels with 392mm and 380mm discs and 6-pot callipers doing the stopping. They are both put through their paces with the new twin-turbo motor pushing out 910hp at 6850RPM and 1100Nm of torque at 5100RPM. These combinations allow for a top speed of 390+km/ hour, 0 – 100km/ hour in 3.1 seconds, and an even more exciting figure of 0-200km/ hour in 13.7 seconds.
It does seem as though the Agera is designed for the easy drive, with focus on design rather than performance although, as we said, performance is a given with any Koenigsegg. Amongst the design elements is a new interior illumination and a whole new “instrument cluster”, or we should call it an “infotainment display”.
All in all the Agera is a Koenigsegg through and through and it will both turn heads in the city and lap fast on the track. We can expect it in 2011.