Last Koenigsegg Agera R ever produced up for sale for a hefty $1.8 million

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 22, 2015

An Agera R has been put up for sale, providing a rare opportunity for car aficionados and collectors to acquire one of Koenigsegg’s most prominent automobiles. The car, labeled as Unit #105, is the last Agera R model ever produced. This means that the car is a recent specimen, and employs the latest technologies Koenigsegg has come up with for its hypercars.

These include the signature brake and ABS system, in addition to the ESP and TC systems found inside the car. Other revolutionary features are the Koenigsegg Aircore Carbon wheels and the new Koenigsegg/Sima gearbox.

The gearbox is noted for its excellent shifting and comfort in using. The paint in this particular specimen by the Agera R by Koenigsegg has openly been inspired by the Speed Racer theme.

It features a predominantly white finish, combined with a tailor-made Thule Roof Box as well as specially made Michelin tires for its wheels.

It also features a Black Bronze finish together with the white. Sitting out in the sun, Car #105 shimmers distinctively thanks to the Bronze Metal Flakes design integrated into the paint job.

Finally, the upholstery inside Car#105 is made out of natural Swedish leather. The seller is asking £1,225,000 ($1,894,000) + VAT, but the car can be sold NET of taxes of export.

The Koenigsegg Agera line first surfaced in 2010, when the company debuted an early prototype of what would become a Hypercar of the Year awardee by Top Gear, and would later on receive mostly positive and exceptional reviews from various members of the media who specialize in reviewing cars and other vehicles.

Thanks to its groundbreaking technology, the Agera R is one of those models that have succeeded in giving Koenigsegg’s customers a new experience every time they drive the units that belong to that line.

The Agera R excelled, and continues to excel, in both ordinary roads and in performance-demanding race tracks. Space management is also one aspect that the Koenigsegg hypercar’s design does so well in.

The space in its luggage trumps any other car’s luggage space. It also features a custom-made Koenigsegg door system, and a hardtop that one can simply detach and stow away when not needed. While the pre-production unit of the Agera impressed reviewers, the actual production versions did even better.

For instance, the final versions of the Agera had engine and gearbox configurations that differ significantly from the prototype that was reviewed by motoring journalists. Even the interiors of the final units included features that are different from the ones that were installed in the pre-production model.

The production versions also featured improved aerodynamics and chassis parts compared to the pre-manufacturing model. Minimalism is a main feature of the Koenigsegg Agera, which means that it is designed with a focus on functionality instead of aesthetics.

The car’s profile, for instance, is designed with an eye for ergonomics, dynamics and safety. People who are fond of flashy exteriors will be disappointed with the standard features of the Agera R – any extra features are designed mostly to comply with changes in local regulations and standards particularly in driver safety.

In other words, if Koenigsegg introduces new features in succeeding models, it is only to make sure that the new model keeps up with new regulations and standards. Because of that, you’ll find that the external profile of the Koenigsegg CC remains as a major design inspiration for the Agera 15 years after the CC came out.

The concept has proven itself to still be relevant up until today – the Agera’s body continues to remain as a good example in proportions, in compactness and in muscularity. However, despite unchanging exteriors, the Agera’s performance continues to evolve with every model released.

Powertrain

One more reason why Koenigsegg excels in its production models is because it does not outsource the design and development of its cars’ engine. It is one of the few companies that undertake the production of the engines under the hood of its automobiles.

There is considerable risk because it can be expensive and a company may be forced to incur massive costs. However, for Koenigsegg, the risk pays off. The result is a revolutionary new engine year after year. Koenigsegg’s engines have proven themselves as they have broken records and redefined classes with every version.

For instance, Koenigsegg has been credited for the creation of the lightest and most compact engine made for hypercars with a 197-kg engine. This weight rating includes the mated flywheel, clutch, dry sump system, and an Inconel exhaust manifold that have turbo capabilities.

Despite being lightweight, the Koenigsegg engine in the Agera breaks records in power and torque production – the V8 bi-turbo engine in the hypercar can produce 900 to 1100 horsepower depending on the fuel used.

The lower figure is produced using 95 octane regular fuel, while the E85 bio fuel produces the boosted hp. As for torque, the Agera outputs 1000 Nm at 2500 rpm, while the Agera R has a slightly higher torque at 1200 Nm at rpm’s above the 3300 range.

In addition, the engines output a Brake Mean Effective Pressure or BMEP of 28-30 bar on the engine’s cylinders when the car is running at full power. Considering that other engines from other manufacturers can only produce 22 bar of BMEP, this demonstrates the Koenigsegg’s engines performance in extreme conditions.

Of course, it all falls on the design and components. The combustion chamber, for instance, can resist extreme detonations. This is because of its unique shape.

The engine’s cylinders can also tolerate heavy loads on the head clamp. This feature allows the car’s engine to avoid failing due to combustion overpressure. The engine also employs a unique design to its connecting rods, which allows it to withstand extreme mean pressures.

RMP peak resonance and back pressure don’t affect the Agera engines as well; the exhaust manifold and intake plenum trumpets have a revolutionary design made to avoid exactly those problems.

Aerodynamics is preserved while the crankcase experiences lower pressure because of the ejector pump system. Koenigsegg has placed particular attention to optimize the system’s efficiency. Finally, the aluminum block in the engine is capable of further stiffening.

This is because of the tailor-made block design that the company’s designers came up with. Amazingly, despite the sheer power of the engine and its size, Koenigsegg managed to keep the CO2 emissions of the Agera engines within the acceptable limits. The engines emit only 310g of CO2 every kilometer.

They also have excellent fuel consumption capabilities, drinking up only 14.7 liters for every 100 kilometers! This is all made possible because of the capabilities of Koenigsegg’s in-house engine laboratory. The laboratory makes use of extensive simulations to test theoretical models for performance and safety.

Prototypes are rapidly produced by the machines in the laboratory, which also has engine and chassis dynamometers as well. The engines can be tested at the 1.7 kilometer track that sits right next to the factory, or at the Knutstorp Racetrack for more extreme conditions.

Koenigsegg’s in-house facilities ensure easy access to requisite testing and development technology, which also allows the company to develop its own effective technologies even though it is basically a small automobile company.

Source: SuperVettura

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