5.0 litre V8
dual clutch, RWD
Considering the rate at which mega-bucks hypercars have been
hitting the market, you wouldn't think that the world is currently
slowly staggering to its feet after a prolonged and painful
recession. Keen not to be left behind, the Swedish supercar
maker Koenigsegg has brought their latest car out to play.
Set to be unveiled at the 211 Geneva Motor Show, the Koenigsegg
Agera R is more than ready to do battle with the likes of Ferrari,
Lamborghini and even Bugatti.
Powering the Agera R is a 5.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, which
when fueled with E85 bioethanol, manages to produce an astounding
1,115 horsepower and 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. Fill the
Agera R up with regular 95-octane gasoline and it'll still offer
up 940 horsepower.
The Agera R's transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch setup which
somehow manages to channel the power to the rear wheels without
turning into metal soup.
Of course all that grunt means the Agera R isn't a slouch, and
it's helped by the lightweight construction which uses unreasonable
amounts of carbon fiber for both the body and monocoque chassis.
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