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Koenigsegg Agera RS History
The Koenigsegg Agera RS has just been announced as of the 4th of November, 2017, to be the newest fastest car in production in the world.
The history of Koenigsegg starts way back in 1994 when the company was formed. After all the brand wasn’t always associated with being one of the best luxury car manufactures. A Swedish man named Christian von koenigsegg. His goal was to create the worlds fastest car in the world, and as you can see, he succeeded. However, He underwent several years of research and prototypes before his very first hyper car came out.
By 2000 Koenigsegg had made bounds of progress with the Koenigsegg CC8S. Using revolutionary technologies the company was able to produce vehicles like the CCR, CCGT, CCX, CCXR, CCXR Special Edition, Quant, Trevita, CCR Evolution, Agera and the Agera R and RS
In 2006 Koenigsegg began production of the CCX, which uses an engine created in-house especially for that vehicle. The CCX is street-legal in most countries.
Apart from developing, manufacturing and selling the Koenigsegg line of super cars, Koenigsegg is also involved in “green technology” development programs beginning with the CCXR flexfuel super-car and continuing through the present with the Agera R. Koenigsegg is also active in development programs when it comes to plug-in electric cars’ systems and next-generation reciprocating engine technologies.
Koenigsegg was about maintaining perfection. Even though each car is full of insane amounts of power, they are quite durable and incredibly safe at the same time. Additionally, each vehicle manufactured from 2000 on was created using carbon fiber. Carbon fiber a high strength yet lightweight material. A lot of attention was placed on performance during the development of the letter series put into development.
The company gained multiple awards for their superior cars including,
- Top Speed record by Sport Auto
- Import of the year 2007-2008 by Powercar
- Top Speed record by Top Gear
- Hyper-car of the Year by BBC’s Top Gear
- Top Speed record by Nurburgrin
- The Award for Superior Design by Red Dot
- Top Speed record by Nardo
cementing the reputation of being the fastest car
recent world records
The Koenigsegg Agera RS recording an average speed of 277.9 mph. The car reached a speed of 284.6 (447.19 km/h)mph during its initial run and 271.19 mph during its return run. This is about ten miles an hour faster than the former record holder, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, reached a top speed of 277.87 miles per hour (431.072 km/h) in 2010.
Pictured above is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Before that, Bugatti dominated again. The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 had a top speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h) in 2005
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is indeed street legal has a fuel capacity equal to 21.6 gallons (82 litres).
- Total engine weight: 189 kg
- Koenigsegg twin turbo aluminum engine 5,0L V8,
- 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead
- dual knock sensors and back pressure
- control, twin ceramic ball bearing turbo chargers
- Dry sump lubrication. Carbon fiber intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
- Tig-welded ceramic coated 0.8 mm wall
- Power output – gasoline – 865 kW (1160Hp)
- at 7800 rpm – redline at 8250 rpm
- Torque: 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
- Max torque – 1280 Nm at 4100 rpm
- 1MW engine option available
- Carbon fiber with honeycomb fuel tank
- Weight: 70 kg (including tanks)
- Front and rear suspension – double wishbones, carbon fiber rear upper wish-bones
- gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, and pushrod operated Triplex damper in the rear
- Electronically adjustable ride height, and fully independent per wheel
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- Dual airbags
- detachable hardtop with lightweight roof
- power windows
- adjustable pedals and steering column
- leather interior with Agera style stitching
- bucket carbon sport seats with memory foam
- carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, KES (stability)
- front/rear hydraulic lifting system
- power steering and power brakes
- climate control
- digital warning and info system
- G sensors
- tire monitoring system
- Koenigsegg shield alarm fob
- leather carpets
- roof storage bag
- car cover
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