2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2011 Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg is celebrating 15 years of manufacturing exclusive speeders with the unveiling of the new Agera supercar, which is destined to make its world debut next week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The new model is based on the regular CC but infused with new design elements and an uprated powertrain. Its name, Agera, in Swedish translates to the verb "to act" and was picked because it symbolizes the Koenigsegg philosophy--that is, always improving its cars and pushing its designs to the limits.

Taking the basic Agera body, Koenigsegg’s designers have made the front of the car as wide as the rear to improve balance and minimize body roll during cornering. The car has also been fitted with new ventilated and cross-drilled ceramic brakes and a special traction control system with an auto adapt functionality for different road conditions and driving styles.

The big question remains: how much power is lurking under the Agera’s carbon-fiber hood? Thanks to optimized breathing and more boost pressure from the engine’s forced induction system, power is now rated at 910 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. Best of all, there's more than 737 pound-feet of torque from as low as 2,680 rpm and this is sustained all the way up to 6,100 rpm.

The interior of the CC has also been completely redesigned for application in the Agera. One of the highlights is a new type of ambient lighting called “Ghost Lights” where illumination shines through the car’s billet aluminum buttons and surfaces by way of invisible nanotubes. There’s also a new carbon-fiber center console with a multi-info cluster and single dial controller for everything from basic functionality, a G force meter, power meters, navigation, music, lap-timer or compasses.

The Agera on show in Geneva next week will be a pre-production model. Development and testing will continue for a further six months and will include the efforts of tire manufacturer Michelin, which is working on a specific tire design for the car.


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Comments (6)
  1. Koenigsegg uses an inhouse developed engine. The early models used an engine that was based on a ford racing block, which has been replaced by their own block. Also the engine is probably supercharged, the CCX uses twin lysholm superchargers.

  2. Koenigsegg never used Audi engines, they used Ford engines like hasse_04 said, and to compare a Koenigsegg to an LFA is more or less like comparing apples and oranges. The Koenigseggs are among the best supercars today, they should be compared with Enzos and Veyrons while the LFA is "entry-level" supercar (för the lack of a better word) which should be copmpared with Murcielagos and 360's. You say (which i doubt) that Lexus uses an inhouse produced woven CF clothes, well Koenigsegg buys their woven cloths from a supplier, so not much of a difference there. The CF both companies use is a high quality twill cloth and they use pretty much the same process to make parts from it, namely curing in a high temperature, high pressure oven.
    Now this is a car I would buy if I had the money. Compared to their recent Trevita model this is much more visually pleasing, if you remove the blueish paintjob at the front lid. They still need to redesign the interior though!

  3. I'm glad they didn't change it up too much. It definitely looks different, more sensual in a way, but it's instantly recognizable as a Koenigsegg.

  4. It is still recognisable instantly as a Koenigsegg. The futuristic looks complement the recognisable shape quite nicely. The engine is bound to be a monster.

  5. The car is not supercharged but twin-turbocharged, you can see this car as an evolution of the CCX that used superchargers.

  6. It seems to me that the big story with the Agera is the new transmission. The video shows that Koenigsegg now offers a manumatic transmission vs. their signature manual shifter.

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