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Koenigsegg “Ragnarok”: The Agera’s Rumored Successor

Koenigsegg “Ragnarok”: The Agera’s Rumored Successor

Rumors Spread on Successor of Agera

Recently, in the auto news industry, rumors are spreading about the successor of the Agera. The name is believed to be from a “reliable source close to Koenigsegg”, according to The Supercar Blog. This name is the Koenigsegg Ragnarok. Unrelating, this may strike a reminder to the Thor: Ragnarok film that hit theatres in 2017 with slightly over $850 million in worldwide revenue. Just a quick reminder, this is the film where Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in protecting against the destruction of the gods and world. Furthermore, the word “Ragnarok” translates to “the Doom of the Gods” in old Norse. During this event, the mythical cycle ends, and the cosmos is destroyed, then recreation takes place. So, with a name like this, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok should rattle the hypercar realm.

An Expectation of Performance Figures

“We’re talking 0 to 250 mph in 14 seconds or something like this. It’s like, black marks all the way up to 250 mph.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

Under the hood, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will most likely sport the twin-turbo V8 seen in the Agera RS, but even better. The horsepower range will be around 1,400, at least 40 over the Agera RS that could reach almost 278 mph at top speed. Now, prepare yourself to be taken back by the expected performance. Koenigsegg wants the Ragnarok to reach 250 mph in only 14 seconds, leaving rubber the entire way behind. With the combination of a V8, 23 psi boost from the turbo, and a ratio of 8.8:1 instead of 9.5:1, this car could feed 32 psi for an instant 600 horsepower boost. Phew! That’s one hell of a performance. Honestly, hopefully it will happen as it is true insanity for a production vehicle of any type. With this car, Koenigsegg hopes to hold back the Tesla Roadster’s advantages.

Targets Set on the Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster - Front Corner in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Tesla Roadster – Front Corner in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

“We kind of had our future mapped out, and then we heard about the new Tesla Roadster and its insane acceleration numbers, and we thought ‘damn, that’s put the gauntlet down. We thought, ‘this is not okay’”. – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

Recently, Christian von Koenigsegg, the CEO and founder of Koenigsegg, spoke to Top Gear about the Tesla Roadster. Initially, Koenigsegg didn’t truly believe the performance expectations for the Tesla. But, unfortunately, Elon Musk wasn’t lying when we spoke of the insane acceleration in the Roadster. Now, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will most likely be Koenigsegg’s attempt to strike back.

“We wondered whether it was possible, and yeah, it’s possible. Then we thought, ‘okay how do we deal with it? This is embarrassing.’ In two days we’d thought of a few things. The simplest way of putting it is like this: it’s combining direct drive with the hybridization we have in a different format with Freevalve engine technology, in a peculiar layout.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

After refocusing energy from the already planned future, to a new future, Koenigsegg believes to have found a way to do it. Koenigsegg plans to use a combustion engine, versus an electric setup, to compete with the Roadster. This doesn’t make it direct competition, but it is close enough being in the same hypercar class. Their goal is to use direct drive with hybridization. Next, it’ll include Freevalve engine tech in a specific layout. Not being extremely detailed, Koenigsegg teased at this during the interview as seen above. Now, it is somewhat an expectation that the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will be the new frontier.

Koenigsegg is “Just Scratching the Surface”

IN DEPTH: Koenigsegg Factory Tour with Christian von Koenigsegg – Shmee150 – YouTube

“What we see with our engines, we’ve noticed that we’re just scratching the surface of what we can achieve.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

According to Christian von Koenigsegg, the company is “just scratching the surface”. With the Koenigsegg Ragnarok, the auto industry will rattle from the wrath of power. Although nothing is truly known, the car will display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March of 2019. At this show, the world will see the future of the hypercar realm. If the power figures are true, this is an Earth car fit for Thor, maybe somewhat of what he’d expect in Asgard. In conclusion, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok’s name may, or may not, be correct, but the car will be a beast.

Note: There are no pictures of the “Ragnarok” currently available. The main picture for the post is of the Koenigsegg Regera. Thanks for understanding!

Koenigsegg Agera RS: World’s Fastest Car from 0 to 249 to 0 MPH

Koenigsegg Agera RS: World’s Fastest Car from 0 to 249 to 0 MPH

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Powerhouse Megacar

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the world’s fastest car from 0 to 249 to 0 mph in only 36.44 seconds. The Agera RS beat the Bugatti Chiron’s record by 5.52 seconds. This is no surprise as this megacar is a beastly machine. From the engine to the suspension, the Agera RS is a one-of-a-kind vehicle. With over 1,000 horsepower, obtaining this record was somewhat of an expectation.

5.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 with 1,160 Horsepower

The Koenigsegg Agera RS sports an aluminum 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This motor produces 1,160 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine has 4 valves per cylinder with double overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. Furthermore, the Agera RS puts out 232 bhp per liter with flawless reliability. From 0 to 60 mph, the Agera RS only takes 2.6 seconds. Not surprisingly, the Agera RS can complete a quarter mile in 9.4 seconds. The motor works in combination with a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission that includes an auto shift mode.

A Track Optimized Feat of Engineering

On the exterior, the Koenigsegg Agera RS in completely optimized for the track. First, there is an all-new front splitter as well front winglets and side skirts. Under the vehicle, there is an advanced dynamic underbody flap system. On the rear, there is a dynamically active rear spoiler for a downforce of 992 pounds at 155 mph. The RS version of the Agera has improved side air outlets behind the front wheels.

Advanced Technological Options for Chassis & More

The Koenigsegg Agera RS comes with a handful of high quality options as well. First, there is a Koenigsegg active and self-leveling chassis package. Next, there is a 3G connected Pre-Active chassis setup. Furthermore, the Agera can arrive with alternative aero packages as well as active sound cancelation, and more! Lastly, depending on the market, the RS can contain a configuration for E85 to increase power levels. For this, the engine management system allows the ability to adjust any fuel mix on-the-fly.

Top Quality Handling Technology

The final stretch of the Koenigsegg Agera RS is within the handling technology. First, the Koenigsegg Agera RS has a Koenigsegg Electronic Differential System (KED). Next, the vehicle has a Koenigsegg Gearbox Control Module (KGCM). For steering, there is a rack and pinion hydro-electric power assisted steering system. To put all this together, the Agera RS sports special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires for the track. For the street, the vehicle can wear Michelin Supersport tires. Lastly, another unique feature is the advanced lightweight sound insulation… but this doesn’t relate to handling.

The Agera RS is Now the 0-249-0 MPH Record Holder

In conclusion, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a beastly machine that now holds the record for the 0-249-0 MPH test. The Agera RS has an increased power and raised RPM limit compared to the base Agera. The technology within the vehicle is the cream of the crop when it comes to power and handling. This vehicle will be hard to compete with moving forward but that doesn’t mean it will hold the record forever. Overall, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a powerhouse of a megacar.