Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar front


Koenigsegg took the opportunity of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show to launch their new Agera supercar

Koenigsegg’s CC’s have a fantastic record in trumping other manufacturers’ when it comes to performance. So the world better take note when they launch a new model. Agera is it’s name, and Christian Koenigsegg is gonna make damn sure it stays at the top. To that end, there are a whole host of incremental upgrades, and a fresh look for the now, 15 year old design it’s based on. How about 910 bhp to start with? Thumping torque? Byzantine braking? All that, with the almost unique ability to detach the roof panel; so no need to make that agonizing decision to go for soft or hard top. Inside, the model gains new instrument lighting, multi functional screen, and strangely cuddly-IKEA-like dashboard materials and colours. Outside it gains the now mandatory daytime LED running lights, new rear LED tail-lights, reprofiled exhaust outlet, additional front venting ducts, “gills” just aft of the front wheels. In sum an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary design or what mainstream manufacturers would call a mid-cycle makeover rather than a ground-up redesign. There were quite a few more outlandishly styled cars at the Geneva show, but the Agera keeps Koenigsegg’s neat, but assertive house stance: more Arnold Schwartzenegger in a sharp suit, than Claude Van Damme in beachwear!


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Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar interior


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Geneva Motor Show 2010 – The new Koenigsegg Agera
Koenigsegg is celebrating 15 years of outstanding performance by unleashing their latest creation  – The Agera. Koenigsegg celebrate 15 years of making dream cars, by unleashing their latest jewel – the Koenigsegg Agera. A new supercar aimed to take the Koenigsegg experience to the next level, both on the road and the track.

Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar back wheel and badge

Agera, the Swedish verb “to act”, has been chosen as the name for Koenigsegg´s latest super creation, as it symbolizes the Koenigsegg philosophy well. Koenigsegg is always striving forward, seeking challenges beyond limitations. The new supercar Agera is an outcome of that creative process and its functions respond very well to the given name. When we believe in something, we do it. We act.  the car also has to act, when commanded to unleash its performance, forcefully and fawlessly.  The development of the Agera has been evolutionary, following the Koenigsegg tradition of continuous improvements, by honing and perfecting the end result, all based on previous experience and innovative mindsets. The focus when developing the Agera was to maximize, driving experience, cornering speed, braking and adaptability, says Christian von Koenigsegg.

A testament to time
The Koenigsegg Agera is a testament to time. The original shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created 15 years ago, is still valid, fresh and highly competitive today. The Agera still stay true to the original philosophy, shape and size of the original CC.  At the same time, it looks, feels and performs like something belonging to the future, with all new content.
 

Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar

A Supercar is not better than the tires it use, as it is the only link between the road and the car. Therefore Koenigsegg has a deep and long term collaboration with Michelin, when it comes to tire development. The Agera program will take this collaboration to the next level and is expected to set new standards when it comes to overall performance -wet as well as dry handling. The Agera is as wide at the front as in the rear of the car. This gives very good balance in corners and minimizes body roll.
 
The Agera also features the latest in braking technology, incorporating an adjustable ABS system, 392×36 and 380×34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs, for unparalleled braking performance and zero fade regardless of track or road condition.Thanks to optimized breathing and Twin Turbo, power is now 910 hp, running on regular petrol. Torque is maximum 1100 nm and is reached at 5100 rpm. There is over 1000 nm of torque available from 2680 to 6100 rpm.
 
The new traction control is the fastest reacting in the industry, with auto adapt functionality for different road conditions and driving styles as well as several manual settings.  
 
Koenigsegg has also developed a new type of interior illumination, which is a worlds first in the car industry – Ghost light. The illumination shines through the billet aluminium buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes, creating excellent visibility of the symbols, as well as a very clean and stylish appearance, framed by an all-new carbon fibre centre console and tunnel assembly.

Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar rear spoiler

Furthermore, the driver can easily select the information he wants displayed in front of him, on the all new multi-info cluster combined with the upgraded infotainment display, ranging from basic functionality, to G force meter, power meters, Sat-nav, music, lap-timer or compasses – to best suit the current driving conditions, be it highway cruising, touring country roads, city navigation or serious track driving. Furthermore the interior features the new Agera stitching and seams, which gives an beautiful  fluidity to the interior.
 
All in all the Agera is created to maintain Koenigsegg’s position as one of the most engaging and top performing cars on the road, on the track -on the planet. Still, maintaining the largest luggage space in the industry and the novel Koenigsegg doors and detachable/stow able hardtop, that really makes all Koenigsegg cars stand out.

The Agera will be produced in parallel to the Award winning CCX and CCXR models. This gives Koenigsegg the ability to live up to our customers varying wishes and demands. The Agera is on display at the 80th Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva. The pre-production show car will be put through its phases for the coming six month prior to the production car launch of the Agera. Finally, Agera is also short for the Greek word Ageratos, which in ancient Greek means “ageless”.  


Geneva Motor Show 2010 - New Koenigsegg Agera supercar rear 3/4

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