Koenigsegg returns to the U.S market, naming Manhattan Motorcars as its Northeast dealer today at the New York International Auto Show.
The “beyond bespoke” 2014 Agera R is the result of Christian von Koenigsegg’s, right, endless pursuit of perfection and has an incredible top sped of 273 mph! With Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels, upgraded power and enhanced aerodynamics, the Agera R can accelerate from a standing start to 186 mph in 14.53 seconds and decelerate from 186 mph to 0 in 6.66 seconds. Sprinting from 0 to 200 mph takes 17.68 seconds and back to 0 in just 7.28 seconds!

Available in left or right-hand drive, the Agera R is the only Hypercar roadster with an easily detachable and stowable hardtop, thereby offering the best of both worlds. This, in combination with a fair amount luggage space, truly delivers extreme performance with everyday usability. This is a car that’s been built for real world driving

Koenigsegg differs from other low-volume Hypercar manufacturers because it develops and produces its own engines in-house. Not only are the engines developed in-house, they also have class-leading characteristics in many important areas. They are the lightest and most compact Hypercar engines in the world, weighing only 435 pounds complete with flywheel, clutch, dry sump system, Inconel exhaust manifolds and turbos. The low engine weight is quite astonishing as the Agera R engine also has class-leading power and torque characteristics.

The Koenigsegg 5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine, above, develops more than 960 horsepower on 95-octane gasoline. It delivers in excess of 738 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 rpm and 811 pound-feet from 3,500 to 6,000 rpm, showing great real world flexibility with no sacrifice of drivability.

The 2014 Agera R has all the features and functionality of previous year models, but also features new and unique performance and appearance enhancements: visible carbon fiber on the front hood and bumper, new front side winglets, revolutionary Aircore carbon fiber wheels, new Aero exhaust, increased power and a raised rev limit.

Koenigsegg was the first Hypercar manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The Agera R, based on the highly competitive Agera, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel. The R-model has an upgraded fuel and engine management system with enough flow capacity to generate 1,140 horsepower and 885 pound-feet torque on E85 and E100 biofuel. As there is less energy content per given volume in these biofuels compared to normal gasoline, the fuel system has to manage a flow that is similar to a
2,000 horsepower gas engine. This means that the Agera R’s return-less fuel system has
the highest capacity of any car presently in production.

“We are truly delighted by the opportunity to work with such a passionate and well respected dealer like Manhattan Motorcars. We will do our outmost to support Manhattan Motorcars in the best possible way and are looking forward to a fruitful long-term relationship,” said Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO & Founder Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Sweden.

Manhattan Motorcars is an award winning New and Pre-owned retailer for Porsche, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Lotus, located in New York City and representing Koenigsegg at the New York International Auto Show, displaying a 2014 Agera R model. The NYIAS is scheduled to run from the 18th to the 27th of April. For more details about the show, please visit http://www.autoshowny.com.

“I can’t tell you how excited myself and my team are to be representing such an exciting and innovative automotive brand and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Christian and the team at Koenigsegg. And, putting these spectacular cars on the road,” said Brian Miller, President & founder, Manhattan Motorcars, at today’s announcement.

For more information about Koenigsegg Hypercar availability, please contact Brian Miller, (001) 212.594.6200, bm@manhattanmotorcars.com  http://www.manhattanmotorcars.com/

Special thanks to John Resnick, GM, Manhattan Motorcars, for getting us private time with Mr. Koenigseeg and his magnificent Agera R.

For more information about the latest Hypercars from Koenigsegg, please visit http://www.koenigsegg.com/

Technical specifications of Agera R, http://www.koenigsegg.com/models/agera-r/