One would find it hard to believe that Swedish exotic carmaker Koenigsegg would somehow find a way to improve its magnificent machines, but that’s exactly whats happening to the 2013 Agera.
The updated Agera model is set to make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and with it will come eight new features that Koenigsegg has outlined for all of us to admire. Topping the list is the world’s first hollow, one-piece carbon fiber wheel that will be seen on the Agera R models.
The unique wheel is developed by Koenigsegg using a proprietary method called Aircore Technology. The new wheels will save 44 lbs in unsprung mass and the only metal part on the entire wheel is the tire valve.
Both the Agera and the Agera R will have the world’s first production engines with nano-surfaced cylinder sleeves. Other performance changes include a newly developed engine management system, a slight bump of the rev limiter from 7250-rpm to 7500-rpm, and a power increase from 940-hp to 960-hp on 93-octane fuel or 1115-hp to 1140-hp on E85.
For suspension, Koenigsegg has teamed back up with Öhlins Racing to turn Koenigsegg’s unique Triplex suspension into production, allowing it to become standard in the 2013 Agera. Koenigsegg Electronic Stability (KES) will also be standard on all Koenigsegg models.
Changes to further lighten up the exotic will be a new, lighter rear-exhaust section for the Agera R – that also helps improve the performance of the rear diffuser. Lastly, new front/side winglets will provide additional downforce for the Agera R, helping reduce drag.
We wouldn’t really call these changes or updates, but rather refinements when you’re already working with such an awesome platform such as the Agera.