In Sweden there is a single brand of vehicles called Koenigsegg, founded in 1994 this company is dedicated to manufacturing only vehicles “Hyper Sports”, for 2010 launched its model the Agera, a beautiful beast capable of generating 900 HP and 811 lb-ft. of Torque, But with everything and that for its creator the engineer Christian von Koenigsegg was not enough and decided to go further, creating the Agera “R”.
During the Geneva show of 2011 Agera “R” debuts a more radical and extreme model, for it Koenigsegg was inspired by the series “Speed Racer” at the request of the owner, The Agera “R” is one of the most expensive Supercars, fast and exclusive of the world, its design was based on clean, modern and striking design lines that together make the car more attractive and at the same time remind the first model of the brand the “CC” in the year 2000.
In the mechanical aspect, Koenigsegg designed and developed its own 5-liter Biturbo V8 engine without a camshaft and it is also Hybrid (since it works with Petrol or Ethanol) capable of developing 1,125 HP with E85 and 950 HP with 95-octane gasoline. All this power is controlled through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox with paddle-type changes on the steering wheel. It also incorporates a rear differential similar to that used by the Ferrari 458 Italia called “E-diff” which is responsible for monitoring movements such as the position of the accelerator, the turns on the steering wheel, the “G” forces to offer the driver as much traction as possible on the asphalt. Its benefits are infarct as the Agera “R” Starts from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of 271 mph. (437 Km/h), It is also the officially fastest vehicle to start from 0 to 186 and again at 0 mph. (0-300-0 km/h) in 21.19 seconds.
The Chassis of the Koenigsegg Agera “R” is based on a body of Kevlar and Carbon Fiber, this makes it very resistant, durable and very light since it weighs only 2,932 pounds (1,330 kg) and is considered the lightest of its category, The suspension was also improved with Öhlins Shock Absorbers, Ceramic Carbon Brakes and the impressive Wheels were also made in Carbon Fiber to maintain their low weight. Use Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires 19 inches forward and 20 inches behind Designed exclusively for this model. There are also optional accessories for the most demanding customers, such as a ski rack that with them you can drive with a maximum speed of 186 mph. (300 km/h), luggage bags, removable roof, rear view camera, heated seats, special seats upholstered in leather, etc. If you want to buy an Agera “R” Today is a bit difficult because they are all sold. However, in the used car market beautiful specimens worth between 1,200,000 and 1,500,000 dollars (USD) have been sold.