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Koenigsegg Agera R Ready for Geneva

Confirmed as one of the exotic super cars that will be on display at the Geneva Auto Show next week, the Koenigsegg Agera R received today the official green light to take the center stage at the manufacturer's booth. And by official green light we mean a set of photos showing a model that looks too good to miss. The Agera R, the even more exotic version of the completely insane Swedish-built super car, is powered by a 5.0l twin-turbo V8 that manages to break nearly all records of power: the unit develops a troop which seems nearly too big for a car, 1,115 horsepower and, as an extra, 885 lb-ft of torque (the non-R version is rated at 898 horsepower at 6,850 rpm and 1,100 Nm of torque at 5,100 rpm). Keep in mind that these figures are achieved with an engine which can run on E85. In fact, the model is more powerful when using a biofuel mix. Without biofuel, the engine is a bit lazier, developing “only” 940 horses and 811 lb-ft. Somehow, Koenigsegg managed to convince a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to control the unit with enough force that it doesn't waste any drop of its power. So, for those of you planning a trip to Geneva to witness cars that you don't usually see on the roads in the city you live in, the Agera R is a perfect choice. autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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