- Feb 26, 2010
Geneva Preview: 910-hp Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery
As if we didn't have enough to look forward to at next week's Geneva Motor Show, the exotic-obsessive folks over at GTSpirit have secured the first images of Koenigsegg's latest masterpiece ahead of its debut, and the Agera looks every bit as potent as its predecessors.
It's obvious that Koenigsegg didn't want to mess with a winning formula, so the Agera is more of an evolution of the CCXs that came before it, with a similar greenhouse and the same dimensions (169-inches long, 78.6-inches wide and 44.1-inches tall) as the outgoing supercar. The new front and rear fascias ditch some of the aging angularity of the previous iterations, and the new LED headlamps and hood are decidedly more racy.
Nestled within the carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb chassis lies the same 4.7-liter V8 as the CCX, but output has increased to 910 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque, allowing the 2,832-pound Agera to hit 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and top out at over 242 mph.
And as Koenigsegg has learned over the last 10 years, it's all about the little things. In addition to the bespoke sequential gearbox and carbon ceramic brakes, the exhaust is made entirely of Inconel, the fuel tanks are mounted on either side to optimize weight and balance, and the carbon fiber and kevlar body work, combined with the flat underbody tray, allow the Agera to produce 661 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. Oh, and there's custom luggage too.
According to GTSpirit, Koenigsegg only plans to produce 16-20 Ageras each year and orders will begin next week with deliveries starting later in 2010. We'll have more from the show floor in a few days, but in the meantime, check out the images below and hit up GTSpirit for more details.