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GENEVA 2017 - Koenigsegg presents Agera RS Gryphon and customer Regera

Koenigsegg has issued the following press releases:

 

Koenigsegg Unveils Agera RS ‘Gryphon’ at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is proud to present the world premiere of the Agera RS Gryphon, a bespoke iteration of the iconic Koenigsegg Agera RS.

The Gryphon is named after its mythical namesake, a creature with the body and rear legs of a lion and the head, wings and front talons of an eagle. The gryphon was revered for its depiction of both strength and speed, and is the heraldic symbol used on the provincial flag in Skåne, where the Koenigsegg factory is located.

The Agera RS Gryphon is presented in clear carbon with highlights finished in 24-carat gold leaf. Gold leaf has been used for all external striping and badging, as well as the hood struts, engine badging and interior highlights. A custom made racing helmet in carbon fibre has also received decoration in gold leaf, applied by hand at the Koenigsegg factory in Ängelholm by Italian master craftsman, Ettore ‘Blaster’ Callegaro.

The Gryphon interior is a combination of black alcantara, polished carbon fibre and black anodised aluminium. The seats are finished in black alcantara with gold piping and a bespoke Gryphon motif embossed on the head rest. A customised ‘Gryphon’ text has been stitched into the alcantara dashboard in gold thread. The Koenigsegg central command centre has been prepared in optional black anodised aluminium, which with its near-invisible nano-drilled symbols in the command buttons, offers the ultimate in stealth (dis)appearance.

The Agera RS Gryphon has been ordered with the optional 1MW engine, taking Koenigsegg’s V8 twin-turbocharged engine to a staggering 1360hp. With a curb weight, including fluids, of just 1,395kg, the Agera RS Gryphon is within a hair of the magical 1:1 power to weight ratio, previously only achieved by the Koenigsegg One:1 - truly rarified air.

Despite these overwhelming performance credentials, the Agera RS Gryphon will be delivered with full compliance for driving on US roads and will feature a full complement of cabin comforts and driver aids. These include: a removable hardtop roof that can be stowed under the front hood of the car, ultralight sound deadening, G-sensor, wireless connectivity for vehicle updates via the Koenigsegg cloud, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, Koenigsegg Electronic Stability control, front/rear hydraulic lifting system, climate control, bluetooth phone and audio connection, Apple CarPlay, and a full digital warning and information system.

The end result is a regal vision of the Koenigsegg Agera RS. A car that is as elegant as it is aggressive; equally at home parked outside the world’s most glamorous opera houses or dominating the world’s racing circuits.

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Koenigsegg will use the Geneva Motor Show 2017 to celebrate the completion of the first two Koenigsegg Regeras for customer delivery.

This is a milestone achievement for Koenigsegg in many respects:

- The Regera is an all-new Koenigsegg, full of groundbreaking technology, including the world’s first Direct Drive system for a production vehicle.

- It marks the first time Koenigsegg will build two concurrent models in its Ängelholm production facility.

- It caps a year of vast expansion for Koenigsegg Automotive AB.

The Regera is a true technical tour-de-force. It is a rolling collection of world firsts and world bests.

It combines motorsport-grade battery cells, three powerful electric motors and Koenigsegg’s proven twin-turbo V8 engine to produce a prodigious 1500hp, which is sent to the rear wheels via the first direct drive system ever developed for a series production vehicle: Koenigsegg Direct Drive.

It features the first 800-volt electrical system to ever be used in a production vehicle. This is used to supply power to three electric motors, which, at 670hp, have the highest electric power output ever used in a production hybrid.

It is the first production vehicle in the world available with a fully robotised body and the first with a fully stowable, top-mounted rear spoiler for better aerodynamics.

The hybrid powertrain in the Regera will propel it from standstill to 300 km/h in 10 seconds - faster than even the extraordinary Koenigsegg One:1 - and on to 400km/h in just under 20 seconds, yet another world first for a production car. We would love to tell you it is the world’s first car with a removable roof capable of reaching 400 km/h, but that was actually the Koenigsegg CCXR. In 2008.

Such is the history of innovation at Koenigsegg.

The first Regera to be delivered is finished with a modern twist on a well known sports car livery. Reminiscent of classic British Racing Green, the green tinted clear coat allows the perfectly aligned carbon fibre weave to shine through. It is a constant reminder that the Regera is a thoroughbred performance car featuring only the latest, greatest technology. The interior is finished in rich Saddle Brown leather with a combination of basket weave and flat leather covering the seats, rear wall, steering wheel and doors.

The car is fitted with Koenigsegg’s new ‘Tresex’ hollow-core carbon fibre wheels, which reduce wheel mass by 40% compared to a lightweight alloy wheel of the same size. Fitment of Michelin’s brand new Pilot Sport 4S tyre is standard.

The second Regera wears a combination of candy apple red with a clear carbon centre section and candy apple red hood stripe. Air intakes along the side of the car are also finished in clear carbon. The interior is finished in black leather with highlights in Lingonberry. This Regera is also fitted with Koenigsegg’s new three spoke carbon fibre wheels.

These two customer Regeras feature a rich blend of luxury and blistering performance.

The Regera is available with 6-way electronically adjustable sport seats, full iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay (music, calls, messaging and maps), two induction phone charging points, Bird’s Eye View parking assistance, and Koenigsegg’s unique Autoskin system that allows the driver to open any of the doors or hoods with the touch of a button.

As with all Koenigseggs, the Regera features a detachable hardtop that can be stored under the front hood when not in use.

For driver safety, the Regera is equipped with a fully adjustable pedal box, smart airbag technology, active chassis technology, Koenigsegg electronic stability control with 3 modes available, Koenigsegg traction control, carbon ceramic brakes, sport ABS system, TPMS, fully adjustable active suspension, and a full digital warning and information system.

The Koenigsegg Regera powertrain consists of three electric motors (one on the crankshaft and one on each of the rear wheels) powered by a battery pack capable of extreme levels of discharge and recharge via the world’s first 800V electrical system in a production car. The electrical propulsion system works in concert with Koenigsegg’s proven twin-turbo V8 internal combustion engine to deliver 1500hp and over 2000Nm of torque.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via Koenigsegg Direct Drive, a system developed in-house by Koenigsegg that replaces the traditional gearbox and thereby avoids the weight penalties and efficiency losses inherent in a traditional driveline.

The Regera has immense, instant power and torque at standstill from the electric driveline, which is very quickly supplemented by the internal combustion engine. The result is rapid, smooth acceleration and a driving experience unlike any other - from 150 to 250 km/h in just over 3 seconds, and from 0 to 400 km/h in just under 20 seconds.

We are very excited at the prospect of delivering the Regera to eager customers in the coming months. A new chapter in the Koenigsegg story is quickly unfolding.

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