Saturday, September 10, 2011

Agera R - the best of Sweden

If you ever wondered which hypercar is the most hyper, Koenigsegg's got an answer - Agera R. Let me show you some figures to prove my point. This beast has, and there is no other way of saying it, 1115 horsepower (using bioethanol E85) and over 1200 torques! All of them powering the 345/30 R20 rear tires, 345!!! Those tires are so wide you could park another car on them. But wait, Bugatti have made an 8-liter W16 engine to produce those figures, how could Koenigsegg make such an engine? Well, they started from scratch, this one is powered by Koenigsegg's own alluminium twin-turbocharged 5-liter V8. And here's some more - Agera R just set some new records:
  • 0-300 km/h = 14.53 s
  • 0-200 mph = 17.68 s
  • 300-0 km/h = 6.66 s
  • 200-0 mph = 7.28 s
  • 0-300-0 km/h = 21.19 s
  • 0-200-0 mph = 24.96 s

Would you just look at this sweet design.

I'm telling you - if this car was any faster, it would travel in time! You get basically the same performance as Bugatti Veyron SS (0-100 km/h is 0.4 second slower - 2.9s), stunning looks, more fun and it costs half the price of an SS. So this is the car to buy if you've got 1 million euros. Or is it?

   If you are the type of a person that loves the smell of a proper V8 in the morning, eats tires and drinks petrol, you should consider buying something a bit crazier, something even faster, something American. Hennessey have gone completely mad - they've used Lotus Exige's bodywork, pumped it up a little bit, ditched the 1.8-liter engine and put some Corvette engine back in. And turbocharged it, a lot! Thus the Venom GT was born. The V8 now produces up to 1200 horsepower!!! In a car that weighs just a bit over 1000 kilos. Top speed of this car is 440 km/h, oh my god! They are only making ten GTs, so you better hurry up and prepare one million dollars as well.

Venom GT - the craziest car around


Anyway, I'd like to apologize for not updating my blog during this week, I had an all-week-long houseparty. So I'm resuming to my usual 2 posts per 3 days :-)

8 comments:

  1. Great pictures within the post! Excellent to look at! Keep up the great work because you're excellent at it!

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  2. 1115 horsepower (using bioethanol E85)wow that is a beast. I've always been a fan of the Lotus design - even if it is a 4 cylinder. But I do love my gas guzzling V8 360.

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  3. wow a week long house party, very nice!

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  4. Thanks for the positive feedback, this really keeps me going :-)

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  5. Yeah, no way I could ever afford either of these. :P

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  6. Who wouldn't like this beast, I know I would :), hopefully my future will allow something like this. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for the stats too, looks sick.

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  7. I wouldn't even know what to do with a car that fast...

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