First Impressions from Geneva 2010: Koenigsegg Agera

The new Koenigsegg’s creation Agera debuting in Geneva 2010 was designed as the evolution of the Koenigsegg CCX. The Agera features a much more sculpted, almost pinched front end.


The new Koenigsegg’s creation Agera debuting in Geneva 2010 was designed as the evolution of the Koenigsegg CCX. The Agera features a much more sculpted, almost pinched front end. Other design highlights include the wheels that generate a vortex in order to better suck hot air away from the brakes. You’ve also got the oval doughnut taillights, the doughnut part meaning that hot air escapes the engine bay via holes in the taillights.

But, of course, it’s more important what lies under the Agera’s carbon fiber body. It’s the same 4.7-liter built-in-house Koenigsegg V8 from the CCX, but with a twist. Unlike the dual-superchargers found on the CCX, the Agera’s engine gets twin-turbos. Power is typically bonkers, with 910 hp at 7,250 rpm. The Agera weighs 2,832 pounds.

And here’re the ‘numbers’ according to manufacturer:  from zero to sixty miles an hour takes 3.1 seconds, 0-124 mph happens in 13.7 seconds and the top speed is somewhere north of 245 miles per hour. The top speed might be (slightly) down from the CCXR (supposedly that beast can go faster than 250 mph) but check out the road-holding. Amazing result, Koenigsegg.

Check out some live high-res photos of the Koenigsegg Agera from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. [via AutoBlog]

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