Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011 Koenigsegg Agera

2011-Koenigsegg-Agera-Front-SideKoenigsegg will surprise us with a new supercar next week at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. Called "AGERA"(which means "to act" in Swedish or "ageless"in Greek), the new supercar will be limited to 16-20 cars per year. The first orders will be taken at the Geneva Motor Show, while the first customers will receive their cars at the end of the year.

2011-Koenigsegg-Agera-FrontThe Agera is powered by the same 4.7-liter V8 that delivers 910hp at 6850rpm total-redline and a maximum torque of 1100nm at 5100rpm. The car only weights 2832 pounds and de0 sprints to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and 124 mph in 8.9 seconds. Top speed climbs to over 245 mph.

The Agera latest features in braking technology, integrating an adjustable system ABS, 392 × 36 × 34 and 380 drilled and ventilated ceramic discs. Also a first in the automotive industry is the interior illumination: the light Ghost. The light shines through the machined aluminum buttons and the surfaces of nanotubes by invisible, creating excellent visibility of symbols, as well as a very clean and elegant, surrounded by a carbon center fbre any new console and tunnel assembly.

Koenigsegg celebrate 15 years of making dream cars, by unleashing their latest jewel – the Koenigsegg Agera. A new supercar aimed to take the Koenigsegg experience to the next level, both on the road and the track.

Agera, the Swedish verb “to act”, has been chosen as the name for Koenigsegg´s latest super creation, as it symbolizes the Koenigsegg philosophy well. Koenigsegg is always striving forward, seeking challenges beyond limitations. The new supercar Agera is an outcome of that creative process and its functions respond very well to the given name.

When we believe in something, we do it. We act. the car also has to act, when commanded to unleash its performance, forcefully and fawlessly. The development of the Agera has been evolutionary, following the Koenigsegg tradition of continuous improvements, by honing and perfecting the end result, all based on previous experience and innovative mindsets. The focus when developing the Agera was to maximize, driving experience, cornering speed, braking and adaptability, says Christian von Koenigsegg.

Koenigsegg Agera Testament to Time

The Koenigsegg Agera is 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 still 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, with all new content.

Koenigsegg-Agera-Speed-TestA Supercar is not better than the tires it use, as it is the only link between the road and the car. Therefore Koenigsegg has a deep and long term collaboration with Michelin, when it comes to tire development. The Agera program will take this collaboration to the next level and is expected to set new standards when it comes to overall performance -wet as well as dry handling. The Agera is as wide at the front as in the rear of the car. This gives very good balance in corners and minimizes body roll.

2011-Koenigsegg-Agera-Back-SideThe Agera also features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392×36 and 380×34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade regardless of track or road condition.Thanks to optimized breathing and Twin Turbo, power is now 910 hp, running on regular petrol. Torque is maximum 1100 nm and is reached at 5100 rpm. There is over 1000 nm of torque available from 2680 to 6100 rpm.