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Sunday, October 27, 2013

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R



PRICE : For 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R $1,611,000


The 2013 Agera R has all the features and functionality of previous year models, but also features new and unique solutions to enhance performance and visual appearance even further.
Examples of these enhancements include: visible carbon on the front bonnet and bumper, new front side winglets, revolutionary Aircore carbon fiber wheels, new Aero exhaust, increased power and a raised RPM limit.Koenigsegg was the first Hypercar manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007.

 The Agera R, based on the highly competitive Agera, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel.Among the many differences to the standard Agera, the Agera R has an upgraded fuel and engine management system with enough flow capacity to generate 1140hp and 1200Nm of torque on E85 and E100 biofuel. As there is less energy content per given volume in these biofuels compared to normal petrol, the fuel system has to manage a flow that is similar to a 2000hp petrol engine, which means that the 

Agera R’s return-less fuel system has the highest capacity of any car presently in production.
As the Agera R is a flexfuel car, it can also be run on normal petrol. As 95 octane fuel has less octane than ethanol E85, the power is reduced to 960hp with 1100Nm of torque due to the boost pressure and ignition timing being altered to match the fuel characteristics.
In order to give the Agera R maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery, Koenigsegg has implemented the latest technology when it comes to turbo materials and design. This reduces the inertia of the turbine wheel and axle and therefore gives improved response.


DESIGN





The Agera R is designed with a minimalistic “less is more” philosophy in mind. This philosophy dictates that the shape of the car has to be purely functional, with no added features except those needed to meet regulations, or enhance safety, ergonomics, practicality 
or aerodynamics. We believe that if this philosophy is followed, the car will be as beautiful as it is purposeful. A good analogy is the evolution of the dolphin, a species that has had to meet similar criteria in order to reach its present configuration through the evolution of nature.

The Agera R has handsome proportions. It´s compact and muscular. Its timeless, efficient and distinctive shape is a true testament to good design. The original shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created over 15 years ago, is still valid, fresh and highly competitive today. 

The Agera R manages to stay true to the philosophy, shape and size of the original CC. At the same time it looks, feels and performs like something belonging to the future.


EXTERIOR










 The Agera R comes standard with Koenigsegg´s latest carbon front winglets mounted on the radiator outlets. These winglets not only give 40kg more down force at 250km/h, but also reduce drag, making them a true win-win installation.

The 2013 Agera R comes equipped with a new one piece exhaust outlet. Not only is this outlet lighter, it is also shaped to improve underbody air release and work in conjunction with the Carbon air diffusors which flank the exhaust outlet.
Aircore Carbon fiber wheels design come up with a novel way of producing a one-piece hollow carbon construction, something much more complex than what has been allowed previously. The only metal part in the Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheel is the checkvalve for 
filling up the tire. Apart from this tiny part, the whole wheel is only made from carbon. Given its unique design, the wheel’s strength is much higher than any forged aluminium wheel, but at the same time it delivers a weight saving of around 40%.

The new dynamic rear wing changes its angle of attack, not with the help of hydraulics, but with the pressure of the wind. It is therefore dynamically controlled by the vehicle speed, or wind resistance, at any given moment in time and thus actually compensates for headwind 
or tailwind at the same given speed. This is an intelligent way of dealing with adaptive aerodynamics as the system becomes lighter, less complex and more intuitive compared to heavy and complex hydraulics systems.

The Agera R comes with the Triplex rear suspension system as standard and therefore has a shock absorber and spring connecting the right and left rear wheel. This system gives unique benefits as the two rear wheels can influence one another when desired.


INTERIOR





The interior of the Agera R is like no other car. Only those materials deemed worthy by Koenigsegg are allowed in the interior. The only materials you get to touch and see inside the Agera R are aluminium, carbon fibre, precious metals, alcantara and aniline leather. 

All switchgear is original and features wonderfully unique solutions.


For example, the Koenigsegg Ghost light, which makes solid aluminium buttons gleam with LED powered symbols that appear as if out of nowhere. It is a world first in the car industry. The illumination shines through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of almost 
invisible micro holes, creating excellent visibility of the symbols as well as a very clean and stylish appearance that is framed by an all-new carbon fibre centre console and tunnel assembly.The new, lightweight, full carbon airbag steering wheel incorporates many vital functions directly in front of the driver. As with the CCX, the shifting paddles are mounted directly on the steering wheel to enable shifting without taking your hands off the steering wheel during hard cornering. The central, high-definition touch screen infotainment system provides control for audio functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary functions such as performance meters and telemetric data.The exceptionally comfortable carbon seats are great for long journeys but also give excellent lateral support when needed. They can be 
heated as an option.

The Interior of the Agera R is truly minimalistic and efficient in the purest Swedish sense. There is nothing in the interior merely to add visual drama; everything is there for a functional purpose. This is the essence of beauty as it follows the same less-is-more philosophy that typifies every engineering aspect of the Agera R.

THE CHASSIS


The Agera R´s unique carbon fibre monocoque chassis is designed to achieve its maximum stiffness without a roof, as the roof is detachable and stow-able in the front of the car. This in itself is an unusual feature for such a compact hypercar.'

The Koenigsegg carbon monocoque chassis has an astonishing level of stiffness, measures at 65.000 Nm/deg. It weighs just 70kg, including the integrated fuel tanks.
The result of constant weight saving exercises is a dry weight of only 1330kg, making the Agera R the lightest, fully homologated hypercar presently in production.


TRANSMISSION


 The newly developed 7-speed gearbox for the Agera R features a world’s first dual clutch system for a single input shaft gearbox.In order to keep the gearbox light, compact, strong and reliable, Koenigsegg chose to develop a new gearbox type in partnership with Cima, one that enables the use of a combination of both a dry and wet clutch systems in order to get class-leading shift times.First, there is the normal twin-disc dry clutch that operates in a traditional fashion. Then there is a hydraulically operated wet clutch-brake inside the gearbox that is engaged during each upshift in order to slow down the input shaft as the gears are changed and prior to the normal synchronization. This cuts the synchronization time by two thirds as the gear is pre-synchronized. The result is a very sporty, smooth and extremely fast shift.
Compared to a traditional DCT system, this gearbox is lighter, smaller, has less moving parts and gives a more distinct shift feel with 
almost no interruption to acceleration. Furthermore, the electro-hydraulic shift mechanism actuates the shift forks directly with no intermediate mechanical parts. This brings down the inertia of the shift mechanism and any potential slack is minimized since the shortest 
possible path of engagement is achieved. The entire transmission weighs only 81kg, which is by far the lightest 7 speed hypercar transmission in the world. 

The transmission can also be set in full-auto mode.
The small size and very low weight, considering the longitudinal 7 speed layout, made it possible to maintain the shortest-in-class rear overhang, thereby giving an excellent central mass position and maintaining neutral behaviour in extreme conditions.

 ► Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch, 1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift.
 ► Electronic differential


SUSPENSION & BRAKE



The suspension geometry of the Agera R was designed to further enhance the award winning behaviour of the CCX. The Agera R’s track is wider at the front, compensating for the narrower front tires and giving the car a square stance of 2 meters in both the front and the rear.

In typical Koenigsegg tradition, the Agera R has the longest wishbones of all hypercars presently in production. Long wishbones have several advantages – for example: less track width deviation during wheel movement or cornering and improved geometry over a longer  wheel stroke. This is one of the reasons why F1 cars have very long wishbones. The wishbones are produced from seamless aeronautical chrome-molybdenum tubing in order to minimise weight while offering maximum strength and stiffness.
The extreely strong and light uprights are machined from 7075-T6 aeronautical grade aluminium, and contain 240mm SKF dual angle contact bearings, normally only found on LeMans prototype cars. The very large bearings contribute to the overall stiffness of the wheel 
assembly and therefore give better control, handling and comfort. The uprights have large 4.5″ diameter carbon fibre cooling ducts for the brake discs in order to maximise brake cooling.

Brakes


The Agera R is equipped with the absolute latest ABS technology, which is based on a lightweight, performance-oriented racing system. The system makes it possible for the ABS function to react differently, depending on the performance mode. Furthermore, the ABS braking system operates on massive 392×36mm and 380×34mm ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade, regardless of track or road condition.


ENGINE



Koenigsegg differs from other low volume hypercar manufacturers by the fact that we develop and produce our own engines in-house. Most observers and/or competitors consider this to be more or less impossible, or way too expensive to even consider. Koenigsegg has proved them wrong, year after year.Not only are the engines developed in-house, they also have class-leading characteristics in many important areas. They are the lightest and most compact hypercar engines in the world, weighing only 197kg complete with flywheel, clutch, dry sump system, Inconel exhaust manifold and turbo. The low engine weight is quite astonishing as the

Agera R engine also has class-leading power and torque characteristics. The Koenigsegg 5 litre V8 bi-turbo engine develops more than 960 hp on 95 octane regular fuel. The Agera R has over 1000 Nm of torque from 2500 rpm and 1100 nm from 3500 to 6000 rpm, showing great flexibility.
These are extraordinary numbers considering the size and reliability of the engine and they are obtained with no sacrifice of either drivability or flexibility. This is truly downsizing without compromise. These characteristics make it one of the most flexible and easy-to-use hypercar engines in the world.To give a hint of how different the Agera R engine is compared to other production car engines, it is easy to look at the Brake Mean

Effective Pressure value (BMEP) in the cylinders during maximum power output. The best production diesel and petrol engines from other leading manufacturers have a maximum BMEP of around 22 bar. The Agera R engine has a BMEP of 28 bar, when running on 95 octane fuel.


PERFORMANCE




 ► Power output                       - 1140 hp at 7100 rpm – redline @ 7500 rpm
 ► Torque                                 - Over 1000 Nm from 2700 to 7300 rpm
 ► Max torque                          - 1200 Nm at 4100 rpm
 ► Turbo                                   - 1.4 bar boost pressure, 0.5 bar boost pressure @ 2300 rpm, Full turbo @ 2700 rpm
 ► Acceleration                         - 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.8 sec,0-300-0 km/h 21,19 sec
 ► Braking distance                  - 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
 ► Lateral g-force                      - 1.6g
 ► Fuel consumption                 - Highway travel: 12.5 l/100km , Combined: 14,7/100km
 ► Weight-to-power ratio           - 1.19 kg/hp (dry weight)
 ► Weight distribution                - 44% front, 56% rear
 ► Emission levels                     - Euro V and lev 2


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