Agera XS will be first sports hypercar of Swedish automaker Koenigsegg to race the streets of the United States. The 1,160 horsepower and twin-turbocharged rocket Agera XS is now road legal in the country.
Koenigsegg will display the Agera XS at the Jet Center Party, officially called Motorworks Revival, during Monterey Car Week. The event is hosted by Gordon McCall and is considered the unofficial kick-off for the week. Both exotic cars and private jets are displayed.
Agera models, successors to the CCX/CCXR, have been manufactured since 2011. The name comes from the Swedish verb ‘Agera’ which means “to act.” It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear Magazine.
After the original Agera, Koenigsegg launched the Agera R, Agera S, Agera One:1 and now the Agera XS. The vehicle was previously called Agera RS but changed at the request of CEO Christian von Koenigsegg. Last March, at the International Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg announced a final three car series of the model called Agera Final.
Koenigsegg finally living the American Dream
The orange and black XS, along with the Agera One:1, is an advanced version of the Agera R and S. It combines new technology with features of the One:1. Only 25 units of the car, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, will be manufactured by Koenigsegg.
Ten of them were pre-sold before the first showing.
Agera XS produces 450 kg of downforce at 250 km/h, and its twin-turbocharged 5.0 liter V8 engine generates 1,160 (865-kW) of horsepower on regular pump gasoline. The XS includes a usable luggage compartment and a detachable hardtop.
The enhanced model comes with advanced lightweight sound insulation, an all-new front splitter, front winglets, side skirts and an advanced dynamic underbody flap system. It also features improved side air outlets behind the front wheels, increased power and a raised rpm limit.
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Agera XS displayed alongside Regera
The Koenigsegg Regera will feature alongside the Agera XS in the automotive fest. The $1.9 million plug-in hybrid was also first revealed in Geneva. As with the Agera, the name Regera is a Swedish verb which means “to reign” or “to rule.” As of March 2016, Koenigsegg has sold 40 of the 80 units planned.
Unlike the rest of Koenigsegg’s race-like cars, the Regera was designed to be a luxury alternative. It combines a twin-turbo V8 combustion engine with a new transmission technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. The Regera can go from 150 to 250 km/h in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 400 km/h under 20 seconds.
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Source: Times of India