The Koenigsegg Agera R is a machine of rare beauty and power. Since Christian Von Koenigsegg founded the Swedish company in 1994 , with the intention of producing a world-class supercar, we at Privé believe through the years Koenigsegg has continuously improved design and performance make an impressive statement on every new production, the Agera R is the result of many years of dedication and craftsmanship at the highest level of standards for a supercar.
The Agera R uses an in-house developed 5.0-liter V8 with twin turbo’s. It can make 1,115hp at 6,900 rpm and scream all the way up to 7,250 rpm. Torque output is in the range of 885 lb-ft. of torque at 4,100rpm. The specs for the car really start to get exciting when you see how fast it can accelerate and to what end. It makes the sprint from 0-60 in a mind blowing 2.9 seconds. In the time a normal high-performance car has gone through the quarter-mile, the Koenigsegg has gone from 0-124mph in 12.7 seconds.
One of the most surprising aspects of this car is that it is capable of running on multiple fuel types. E85 and E100 Bio-fuels provide the most horsepower for the car, even though the fuel system must deliver more of this gas to the engine than it does for regular petrol. For countries that do not offer the Bio-fuels, the Agera R is able to run on normal 95 octane fuels, but power output is cut by about 100hp and 100 lb-ft of torque.
The chassis and suspension setup on the Agera R are equally as important as any other aspect and the owner of the company personally helped developed this new system. Koenigsegg calls it the Triplex rear suspension; this means that a shock absorber and spring are connected to each rear wheel. Each wheel is capable of having an effect on the other and the extra spring works in series with the normal suspension and dampers that allow the car to be raised or lowered as needed.
Koenigsegg developed a dynamic rear wing. Many supercars use wings that lift automatically at high speeds, but the systems they use to do so are often cumbersome. The wing on the Agera R uses the pressure of the wind created at high speeds to force the wing downward and create wind resistance. The system is not only lighter than conventional hydraulics, but also smarter since it is able to compensate for headwind or tailwinds instantly. The design is thought out so well that even the pylons holding the wing up are useful. They are shaped in a way that helps to extract air from the engine bay towards the rear of the car.
The Koenigsegg Agera R only has one car in sight: the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Ever since the Veyron Super Sport set the record for fastest production car on the planet after setting an average top speed of 267 mph, we have been waiting for a car that can rightfully be called the Veyron Super Sport’s “kryptonite”. Well, folks, that car has finally arrived.
The top-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport shares the same 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine, but with larger turbos and bigger intercoolers to push power to 1,183bhp, a jump of 196bhp. Torque increases from 921lb ft to 1106lb ft. This all means that it can reach a reported 267mph and that is faster than an Agera R.
Considering that you will most likely never go as fast as these cars, let alone with another car next to you to race; it is sort of irrelevant at this speed. When you cross a football field in less than a second your mind is more focused on survival instead of beating the other super rich guy in the car next to you. Nonetheless, the Bugatti seems to have the Agera R beat on paper even in the 0-60mph category which it reaches in 2.5 seconds.
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