• Mar 2, 2010
2010 Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Talk about a super way to kick off the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. And yes, we intend the pun. We all know and love the Koenigsegg CCX, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth, at least as far as supercars go. Introduced to the world at large at (no surprise) 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the Swedish rocket has wowed enthusiasts for the past five years. But that was then-and in the case of biofuled, 1,100 horsepower monster CCXR, then was a few months ago-the Agera is now.

Designed to stay ahead of the hypercar curve, the Agera can be thought of as an evolution of the CCX. If the previous Koenigsegg had any flaw, it was its slabby, just kinda... there looks. The Agera changes that, with a much more sculpted, almost pinched front end. We find it much more attractive than the CCX, but as always, judge for yourself. Other design highlights include the wheels that generate a vortex in order to better suck hot air away from the brakes. You've also got the oval doughnut taillights, the doughnut part meaning that hot air escapes the engine bay via holes in the taillights. Pretty cool, no?

Of course, what we really care about is what lies under the Agera's carbon fiber skin. It's the same 4.7-liter built-in-house Koenigsegg V8 from the CCX, but with a twist. Unlike the dual-superchargers found on the CCX, the Agera's engine gets twin-turbos. Power is typically bonkers, with 910 hp at 7,250 rpm. Though the real story might be the force-inducted torque. Are you sitting down? 738 pound-feet of the stuff is available from 2,680 rpm to 6,170 rpm, with a torque peak of 811 lb-ft. Also, we should point out that the Agera weighs 2,832 pounds.

The (manufacturer claimed) numbers are equally head spinning. Zero to sixty miles an hour takes 3.1 seconds, 0-124 mph happens in 13.7 seconds and the top speed is somewhere north of 245 miles per hour. The top speed might be (slightly) down from the CCXR (supposedly that beast can go faster than 250 mph) but check out the road-holding. Koenigsegg is claiming that the Agera can pull 1.6 g. Holy Swedish moly, man.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      The torque number isn't that big of a deal...you can get that much in the 2011 Ford Super Duty diesel.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Isn't the whole point of diesels to get more torque? You would be hard-pressed to find a supercar that has more torque than the Agera (only the Veyron comes to mind).
        • 4 Years Ago
        /sigh
      • 4 Years Ago
      According to the Tech Spec manual for the Agera, they are Twin Turbo Superchargers, which I have never heard of. Sounds like an integration of both technologies, most likely belt driven low RPM, and trubo takeover up top.

      It also explicitly states the method of forced induction for the CCX is twin centrifugal superchargers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it. Looks awesome, and with a V8, good sound should be there too..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Either that is a picture of the CCX engine or autoblog doesn't know the difference between a turbo and a supercharger.

      just because it looks like a turbo doesn't make it one.

      1) it's obviously not connected to the exhaust manifold
      2) it's obviously connected to pulleys

      It's called a centrifugal supercharger guys.

      Of course if you guys took a picture of the wrong engine then i take my comments back and please get a picture of the twin turbo setup to post.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is absolutely brilliant!


      I am so glad that there are people out there with the capacity and resources to build something like this crazy enough to actually build something like this. Wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Holy Swedish moly, BATman."

      Fixed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool, but not a supercar I'd ever lust to own regardless of my net worth. Guess the Koenigsegg design fails to do it for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is one of the few cars I would pick over a Ferrari. Just absolutely stunning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      but for the price they are chargin..

      but when you think abt it... anyone who can own cars in this segment arent worried abt price.. aiii hahaha... would i ever get that much money.. ever...
      • 4 Years Ago
      that's not twin-turbo, still using twin Rotrex superchargers like the CCX
      • 4 Years Ago
      Much better than their CC cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      72kg is how much the chassis weighs, and when your heavier than the cars chassis, you need to go on a diet.
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