Geneva International Motor Show runs from 5th – 15th March 2015, and the world`s biggest names in automotive excellence show off their latest machines. Many supercars will be showed in all their glories and Koenigsegg is one of them.
Koenigsegg managed to take the press by surprise by announcing the debut of a new model at 85th International Motor Show. The new model is Agera RS, which is more exclusive and faster than the Agera S model.
(Picture: Koenigsegg Agera RS)
Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg is the founder of the Swedish high-performance automotive manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB. He is born July 2, 1972, and he is running the company with his wife Halldora von Koenigsegg.
They are both active in the company`s management. Christian von Koenigsegg is a descendant of the mediatized German House of Königsegg.
Koenigsegg models try to make maximum comfort and straight-line speed. It uses a transversely-mounted shock-absorber that connects the two rear wheels, as well as independent suspension systems for each wheel.
Another innovation that the company is pursuing is free valve technology. This is a technology that uses electronics and air-pressure to actuate intake and exhaust valves with very high precision and unlimited control of timing.
Instead of the traditional camshaft technology for their cars, allowing for engines to be much more efficient by reducing weight and size of engines, while making each cylinder able to be controlled independently, allowing for more complete combustion. Although it is still in the research and development phase.
Koenigsegg is perfecting their cars by making them lighter, faster and in many other ways. They came out with their new model Agera in 2010, which is a mid-engined sports car. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb ‘agera’ which means «to act» or «to take action».
It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear magazine.
In early development the car was fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos, but it was replaced with a 5.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car, which produces 940 hp (701 kW) at 6900 rpm and 1.100 N m (810 Ib-ft) of torque at 4000 rpm.
Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 Ib) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminium construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters. It is the first dual clutch transmission to feature only one input shaft.
The second clutch slows down the input shaft during up shifts in order to reduce the time it takes to synchronize the next gear, resulting in faster shift times. Most notably, the transmission weighs only 81 kg (179 Ib).
Top speed for the production model is above 420 km/h (260 mph), and the engine goes from 0 – 300 km/h in 14,53 seconds.
World record is set on September 2, 2011. Agera R goes from 0 – 300 – 0 mph in 24,96 seconds.
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