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The Swedish Company, offering us many a beautiful and powerful cars, decided that it is not enough to have the Regera in its line of production, but went on with a more powerful, more exciting, more exquisite model. They decided to call it : The Jesko which means for a male name : The brave one or the Soldierly one. What it represents for Koenigsegg is the name of the CEO and founder : Jesko Von Koenigsegg

Bravery comes at the form of the revised V8 5.0l that is the heart of the car, it develops 1280 bhp on regular fuel, but if one wants excitement, and more craze from the car, he can only use E85 biofuel to reach 1600 bhp. It is a continuation to the power achievements realized by its older, no less crazier sister, the Agera RS, and Agera One. The power is transmitted to the four wheels through a, strictly reserved to house Koenigsegg, 9-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST) Gearbox. While at its top speed, announced to be around 300 mph, the car carries 1400 kg of downforce. The maximum torque of 1500 Nm is reached @ 5100 Nm.

To achieve a high speed like that, Koenigsegg Jesko uses active aerodynamics, a double- profile rear wing, that was placed to rear maximum to reach higher control and maximum downforce. In addition to that, it was top mounted, to avoid any disturbance, and shaped like a boomerang, to ensure that the aerodynamic surface is maximized, that being able to attain better results. In the front, the car is fitted with what is thought to be the deepest, and the longest splitter ever used on a Koenigsegg, and uses integrated active flaps underneath.

Combine all this power, and all the aerodynamics new features, with the mind used at Koenigsegg and the result is more than staggering, it catches the hearts and eyes, it is a monster, but wearing a suite, it is ravishing and in the same time dangerous.

 

Koenigsegg Agera RSR

Posted: September 6, 2016 in Agera, Hypercars, Koenigsegg
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A few days ago, at the Salon Privé Concours d’élégance, Koenigsegg revealed chassis #127 dubbed the Agera RS Naraya, a special Agera made for Pasin Lathouras. In Japan, Koenigsegg announces 3 more special edition cars and they prefer to call them the RSR.

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The RSR was revealed in Japan, where it is marketed, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. It is part of the Agera RS 25 cars program. 3 of them are destined to Japan. Only two were revealed. Chassis #122 and chassis #123 were presented. #chassis #122 was painted in turquoise blue, chassis #123  in pure black and chassis #124 was in white with black stripe. The RSR is distinguished by a new roof scoop similar to which fitted to the One:1, and a new special rear wing. The rear wing comes as an option to all the Agera RS, but for the RSR it comes as standard.

Koenigsegg Agera RSR chassis #124 – Photo by @photochristofferf on IG

Koenigsegg Agera RSR chassis #124 – Photo by @photochristofferf on IG

The engine is the same found in all Ageras, a 5.0L v8 twin-turbocharged, producing 1160 bhp, although, the engine mounted on the RSR will go close to the 1 MW in the Koenigsegg One:1.

Koenigsegg Agera RS Nayara

Only a day or so separate us from the Salon Privé Concours d’Élégance, and the big revealing of the chassis #127 Koenigsegg : The Agera RS Naraya. Naraya name was chosen from the owner : Blancpain GT Series driver Pasin Lathouras, and it is a name closely associated to his family.

Under the hood is the same engine powering all the Agera RS; a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 1160hp and 1280Nm of torque, power is transmitted to the 4 wheels via a CIMA 7-speed paddle-shift transmission, a Koenigsegg E-differential and Koenigsegg’s own traction and stability control systems.

As you can see, the car is finished in blue carbon-fiber body. Gold finishing of the leaf are made by a craftsman from Italy named Ettore ‘Blaster’ Callegaro, by hand, in Koenigsegg factory in Sweden. The whole process took two full weeks, working 12 hour days, six days per week. Interior features blue Alcantara with gold stitching. There is 18 carat Naraya name plate with 155 cultured diamonds created by Ada Diamonds in California encrusted to the dashboard.

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The record finally belongs to the mighty Koenigsegg One:1. After last years inconclusive attempt, the Swedish car maker has brought its best to beat the world record by a production car. Just a few weeks back, the Koenigsegg One broke the 0 to 300 kph and back to 0 world record, but it seems not enough, what will be next??

Figures about the Koenigsegg One:1 :

Year of production : 2014
Units made : 7
Engine : 5.0 L V8
Power output : 1350 bhp = 1MW @7500 Rpm
Torque : 1000 Nm @3000 to 8000 Rpm
Max Torque : 1360 @6000 Rpm
Car weight : 1360 kg
power to weight ration : 1:1
Transmission : 7-speed dual-clutch
Weight distribution : 44 % to the front, 56% to the rear

Koenigsegg people (engineers and test drivers) said the record set 2:32:14 could be beaten, so would the coming days bring us another world record??

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