Geneva Auto Show: Koenigsegg Agera R

Tossed in among all of the well known automakers at the Geneva Motor Show are a mix of high performance luxury brands pricing well beyond the means of most mortal men. Koenigsegg Automotive from Sweden is one such niche player, showcasing at the event its forthcoming biofuel powered Agera R.

The Agera R, as the current production model is currently planned, is powered by E85 biofuel. This vehicle is truly a monster under the hood, having a 5 litre V8 bi-turbo engine that develops more than 1100 hp while producing a peak torque of 1200 Nm over a 3300 rpm rev range. It has a BMEP of 30 bar and a newly developed 7 speed gearbox said to feature the world’s first dual clutch system for a single input shaft gearbox.

Koenigsegg Agera R

image via Koenigsegg

For those who are curious Koenigsegg noted that the Agera R’s turbines are made from a material called Gamma-Ti, which is an inter metallic compound comprised of aluminium and titanium. This new material reportedly drastically reduces the inertia of the turbine wheel and axle and therefore gives improved response.

Koenigsegg Agera R

image via Koenigsegg

On the interior, which you can note above, materials that are used to convey this car’s luxury include aluminium, carbon fibre, precious metals, alcantara and aniline leather. A central high-definition touch screen infotainment system controls the audio functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary functions such as performance meters and car telemetrical data.

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