2011 Koenigsegg Agera R

It is common knowledge that Koenigsegg makes some of the fastest supercars around. And the latest import from Sweden, the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera R is no exception.

Just how fast is this exotic two-door hyper-machine? Well, suffice it to say that the Agera R is hot on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s tail clocking in at a blisteringly fast 0-168 mph in just 14.53 seconds. Although not yet completely verified, this performance proves that it won’t be long before Koenigsegg overtakes Bugatti and claim for itself the title of being the world’s fastest supercar.

This new car which only debuted at the Geneva Motor Show is so hot that the Royal Family of Oman snatched one up even before it was revealed at the said show. If this is any indication of the kind of future the Agera R will have in the world of supercars, then surely the renowned Bugatti Veyron Super Sport may soon relinquish its throne in favor of the Agera R.

So what makes the Koenigsegg Agera R sizzle?

Performance

Powering the Agera R is a Koenigsegg-developed 5.0L V8 Twin Turbo engine. This robust behemoth generates a mind-blowing 1,115hp at 6,900 rpm all the way to 7,250 rpm. All this power is coupled with an impressive 885lb-ft of torque at 4100rpm. All this impeccable figures translates to a demonic 0-60mph acceleration of just 2.9 seconds!

And the wonders of this car do not stop at the engine specifications alone.

For instance, the Agera R can run on multiple fuel types such as E85 and E100 bio-fuels, as well as regular 95 octane gas. The bio-fuels gives the car maximum horsepower as power output is reduced by about 100hp and 100lb-ft torque when regular fuel is used. Still, that feature is quite surprising by any standards.

Another note-worthy feature of the car is its suspension system. Koenigsegg names it the Triplex rear suspension. This ingenious suspension set up connects a shock absorber and coil spring to each rear wheel. This configuration enables the car to be raised or lowered on demand because each wheel can affect the other as the extra spring partners in series with the normal suspension and dampers to achieve the desired height.

The Agera R is such a unique and powerful supercar that Koenigsegg had to design the wheels and tires specifically for it. The geniuses at Koenigsegg made wheels that act as air-turbines to keep the brakes cool. The tires were made by Michelin specifically for the Agera R to slay the Veyron SS as each tire is capable of reaching 260 mph.

Exterior & Interior

If the beast that powers the Agera R is not enough to make your heart goes racing, then surely its interior and jaw-dropping exterior surely will. Let’s start with the car’s over-all look. The Agera R as shown at the Geneva show reminds one of a cross between the Lotus driven by James Bond as he cruised the Swiss Alps and another movie icon, Speed Racer.

The Agera R is equipped with an intelligently designed and dynamic rear wing. Unlike other wings that lift automatically at high speeds, the Agera R’s wing uses the wind pressure created at high speed to force the wing downward to create wind resistance. Through this, Koenigsegg was able to come up with a smarter and lighter wing that instantly compensates for headwind or tailwind.

Luxury is paramount at the Agera R’s interiors. Satnav, MP3/USB compatibility, climate control, plush leather etc. and more come standard on the Agera R. Quite notable though is its “Top Speed” mode accessible via the infotainment system. Although not a separate key as what is found in the Bugatti, it still provides the driver direct access to unlock the true potential of the Agera R.
You like the Agera R, don’t you? If you have $1.6M to spare, you can have one of the best rides of your life.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Base Price: $1,600,000.00
Dimensions
Length: 169 in. (429 cm) Width: 78.6 in. (199 cm)
Height: 44.1 in. (112 cm) Wheel Base: 104.8 in. (266 cm)
Curb Weight: 3163 lbs (1435 kg) Ground Clearance: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 5.0 liter Twin Turbo V8 Compression Ratio: 9.0: 1
Horsepower: 1115 HP Max RPM: 6900 RPM
Torque: 885 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Dual clutch
0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds Top Speed: 260 mph

  • bhuvan

    nice

  • Thomas Hayes

    IF y’all was smart enough y’all will look it up and the fastest cat is the Hennessey Venom Gt

  • Katee Miezejeski

    Wow… I feel speechless….

  • Aissa

    I want to try it
    Is there any way ?
    it will be very exciting to drive a car like this

    • Rickster60

      Do you want to drive it just because you want to drive it, or do you have the means and interest to buy one?

  • That my car Is Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool it go pretty Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast

  • Big DreDre

    every body the 2013 model is out march 6th

  • angel

    It says it tied moosa isaac so look again hahahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhaahahahahhahaahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaahahhaahhhhhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahhahahahhaahahahahahahahahahah ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllldddddddddddddddd uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Big DreDre

    ok all my koenigsegg lovers and haters 😉
    im proud to announce that koenigsegg was working with CTEK to make a good battery charging system and tested the top speed on the Agera R and we have beat the record by a long shot….
    The agera r is the fastest production car in the world at 275 mph!!!
    look on the koenigsegg website for details 🙂

  • this car might be good looking nd to close to beat bugati,but butati is the best of all thats the truth,its not good lookng becouse its a speed killer the fastest…of all

  • My 3rd favorite car!!! It’s awesome!!!! 🙂

    • Me

      wow!!!!! u actually said a comment dat wasent about bugatti

  • DRAGON

    a true beauty of a magnificent car!!

  • Koenigsegg, beat Bugatti. Koenigsegg and Hennessey are just wow.
    😀

  • malik

    the Koenigsegg should be the fastest car in the world soon

  • Tomo

    i think i’ll wait for the hybrid version 😉

  • chewbacca

    most beautiful car ive ever seen 🙂

  • Khalfan

    How do I buy this car online?

    • Rickster60

      Are you serious about wanting to buy a Koenigsegg Agera? Let me know..

  • anguzzu

    wow that is just wow

  • Big DreDre

    im so happy theres no veyron loving koenigsegg haters on here 🙂
    They dont know what they are saying half the time

  • Johnny

    oh my god that car is just…wow

  • Big DreDre

    go on the website for koenigsegg
    it tells you everything

  • Hello, my name is Jack A., i would like to know where the closest dealer for this car is from Temeccula Ca. I would be intereseted in test driving it, and want to know if they require a deposit or Insurance, and if insurance would be transferable and cover all costs if an accident did occur on my test drive. would my test drive be chaperoned or are we allowed to drive it by ourselves. Thank you , please reply. Have a good day. Respectfully, Jack A.

    • admin

      Sorry Jack. This article is to inform you about the car and NOTHING elser. Hope you find what you are looking for.

    • Rickster60

      Jack, if the site administrator will allow you to contact me, I can put you in contact with the right people who can speak to you about this..

  • car lover2

    yeah .it has the looks and power.i think this car should replace the bugatti veyron!!

  • Yuri

    i think this car looks better than buggati if it says it can be unlocked to 270 than this car should be #1 in worlds fastes car “my thoughts”

  • Best car I think I’ve ever seen

  • Jokks

    And its a swedish car 🙂

  • Philip

    Just gorgeous.
    This is a perfect example of an automobile being an art form.

  • Richard

    Such a nice car, and even faster than the Veyron;)

  • John

    The koeingsegg is so much nicer looking than the veyron.

  • Liz

    No Eric, just no, you are wrong. Also their cars are very ugly compared to Koenigseggs.

  • Gurjeet

    one day Koenigsegg will do this against Veyron bt i can’t say anything bout SSC and any other car by the way its beauty and fast i wanna buy one

  • Peeeeeej

    To #1- the new bugatti you are saying is going to be released soon is really only a concept car, and has not even been made past a computer design, so shut up and do your homework before you badmouth something thats better.

  • fre

    the fastest car in the world is a zonda r road goin version

  • Someone Haha

    Herr General have you seen the Bugatti Renaissance that they will probably release soon? Its sick. Dont go bad mouthing the Bugatti just cause you think its “bad” cause its not. Its one of the fastest cars in the world for a reason. ANd it isnt around solely for the Veyron which is why they made other cars. Uh duh.

  • Eric

    SSC is the Fastest and the best

  • koenigseggspwn

    i forgot that koenigsegg has 2 gs at the end

  • koenigsegspwn

    it sucks that V W wont let koengiseg use the track its probably cause they dont want to lose the worlds fastest car

  • blorpblorp

    omg this is going to throw the veryon from its thrown

  • mr.cars i know all about them

    haley thats not true because the scc WAS the fastest car but is not know…. such a liar

  • Herr General

    kenneth, Koenigsegg are not newbies- they’ve been around since the mid-90s, unlike the current company with the Bugatti name which has been around solely for the Veyron. And honestly, Koenigsegg makes much better cars that actually look good.

  • haley

    well they are counting in how many seconds and the speed but the fastest car in the whole world is the Ssc if you go on you tube and type in Ssc ultimate Aero the fastest car in the world there are some awesome videos ! and the ssc actually goes 276 mph so what ever was on the site for this is wrong .the Buggati Veyron is supposed to be in second place after the Ssc . So that means that the ssc is the fastest car ever made so far they will maby come out with some different cars that will beat all the cars that were shown so if you dont believe me then okay that is fine ..!!!

    Go SSC :)))

  • awesomeness

    apparently, this koenigsegg model is faster than the original veyron but just slower than the new bugatti veyron supersport

  • Nick

    It’s ok Joice, I drive an ’88 Volkswagon Fox. Top speed of around 95 MPH

  • levi

    has what it takes top speed is confirmed to be over 260 mph

  • Good Stuff

    That one is my favorite car.

  • Epic Fred

    How fast is it?

  • david spec v

    looks better than the veyron

  • Wanna buy one.

  • Dj nutella

    it’s probably faster than the Bugatti veyron