Koenigsegg reveals Agera R supercar specifications

Koenigsegg reveals Agera R supercar specifications

When Koenigsegg unveiled its brand new Agera R supercar at the recent Geneva Motor Show it received a lot of attention. With a flat white ‘Speed Racer’ style paint job and over 800kW on tap this is clearly a machine not for the feint-hearted. But the exotic Swedish automaker has only now released the full specifications, and they are suitably staggering.

Under the bonnet the Agera R is packing a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a massive 691kW on standard 95-octane gasoline, but fill the tank with an E85 bio-ethanol blend and you’re going to get a whopping 820kW. All the power is distributed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, that means a 2.9-second sprint to 100 kph.

The engine is a total beast but there is more to the Agera R than just straight line speed. The carbon-Kevlar body generates 300 kilos of downforce at 250 km/h helped by the car’s turbine wheels which are wrapped in specially-made Michelin rubber. According to Koenigsegg this supercar will also pull a neck-pulling 1.6 g around the skid pad – a figure that can’t be beaten by almost anything else on four wheels.

Check out images of the Koenigsegg Agera R in the gallery below.

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