Koenigsegg updates the Agera hypercar

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 9, 2012

Koenigsegg launched the 2013 Agera at the Geneva Motor Show, unveiling eight new features that are simply awesome. The Agera R models of the Swedish exotic automaker use the world’s first hollow, one-piece carbon fiber wheel. Koenigsegg has developed this distinctive wheel via a proprietary method named Aircore Technology.

These new wheels will save 44 lbs in unsprung mass. Actually, the tire valve is the only metal part on the entire wheel. The world’s first production engines with nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves are offered in both the Agera and the Agera R.

The other modifications that enhance the performance changes include a newly developed engine management system, a slight increase for the rev limiter from 7250-rpm to 7500-rpm, and a power increase from 940-hp to 960-hp on 93-octane fuel or 1115-hp to 1140-hp on E85. For its suspension, Koenigsegg has partnered with Öhlins Racing again.

Another feature that will enter production is Koenigsegg’s unique Triplex suspension, enabling it to be performed apart before it becomes standard in the 2013 Agera. All Koenigsegg models will use the Koenigsegg Electronic Stability (KES) as standard later on.

The changes to further make this supercar even lighter are a new, lighter rear-exhaust section for the Agera R – that also helps improve the performance of the rear diffuser. Drag is reduced due to the new front/side winglets will provide additional downforce for the Agera R.

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