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2013 Koenigsegg Agera R updates revealed

Includes carbon fibre wheels, plus a rather fancy configurator...

For 2013 Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has decided to update the Agera range with some new features. The Agera isn’t the best known hypercar on the market, but with these new updates they certainly cement themselves as one of the most technologically advanced car makers.

The 2013 Agera R features the world's first hollow, one piece, super light carbon fibre wheel, using a proprietary method developed by Koenigsegg named Aircore Technology. The Aircore wheels save close to 20kg in unsprung mass, while providing great integrity and safety. The only metal part in the wheel is the tire valve - the rest is all one piece hollow carbon. This is an incredible development, as up until now carbon fibre wheels have always been thought of as too brittle for use for the entire wheel. The hollow core technology means they can be used just as a normal wheel, even more impressive on a vehicle designed to travel at well over 250 mph where the stresses are even greater.

The rev limiter has been raised from 7250rpm to 7500rpm, raising power from 928 to 947 bhp on 98 RON (Super Unleaded) fuel for the Agera and from 1100 to 1125 bhp for the Agera R on E85 bio-ethanol fuel. Koenigsegg is also working with Swedish shock manufacturer Öhlins Racing to produce their unique Triplex suspension, that becomes standard on the 2013 Agera R. KES (Koenigsegg Electronic Stability) is now standard on all models.

A new, lighter rear exhaust section has been developed for the Agera R, which also improves the performance of the rear diffuser, and new front/side winglets for the Agera R provide 20kg more downforce at 155 mph, as well as reducing drag.

Koenigsegg has also taken a moment to reminds us of the Agera R's hypercar status by providing some performance stats:

- 0-200 mph in 17.68 sec

- 200-0 mph in 7.28 sec

- A top speed of approximately 273 mph (yet to be independently verified)

Along with this announcement, Koenigsegg has also launched their new car configurator:

Koenigsegg Agera R 2013 Configurator

A very sophisticated development, you can tailor your Agera R to your every whim, changing body colour, pinstriping, interior leather colours and stitching. We doubt anyone willing to spend the £1m+ on an Agera will actually sit playing on the internet, but it’s a great bit of PR that lets us car fans play around with our dream spec. In the gallery above you can see our dream spec – an Agera R in traditional Gulf racing colours.

Images courtesy of Koenigsegg

 

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more