Siddharth Vinayak Patankar of NDTV Car&Bike Show, today updated his followers on Facebook that Konigsegg Agera will be officially launched in India on the 29th of March, 2011. The Swedish supercar maker has appointed InterGlobe Enterprises, (which is owned by the same person who owns Indigo airlines) as the official retailer for Konigsegg in India. The first Konigsegg to hit our country roads is the Agera is powered by 4.7 litre V8 engine that belts out a massive 910 bhp of peak power that propels the Agera from 0 – 100 kmph before you blink in just 3.1 seconds while reaching a top speed of a cool 400 kmph. That is as fast as you can get and with a price of a humble Rs. 10 crore, you are better off to start saving right away
The company’s decision to enter Indian market follows suit after Bugatti launched the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron at a shocking price of Rs. 17 crore. Besides, many luxury car brands are already being attracted by growth in the luxury car segment of the country and other sports car makers like Koenigsegg prefer not to be left behind in the dust.
The performance figures are almost close to what you can juice out from Bugatti Veyron. Koenigsegg says that the Agera is designed in such a manner that overhangs at both the front and the rear of the car are equal and hence, it gives a very good balance in the corners and reduces body roll to a minimum.
Koenigsegg has innovatively illuminated the interiors of the Agera using invisible nano tubes to highlight its aluminum buttons. Koenigsegg is planning to build 16 to 20 cars per annum and has begun to take orders since the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010, during the car’s public unveiling. The Agera features an all-new carbon fiber centre console and tunnel assembly. Koenigsegg claims that the traction control system in the Agera is the fastest reacting system in the world with manual settings and auto-adapt functions. The Agera has the ability to adapt to various driving conditions as well as different driving styles. The Agera boasts of adjustable ABS. The 392×36 and 380×34 ventilated and drilled ceramic discs offer unparalleled braking performance and low fade irrespective of the track or road conditions. Koenigsegg uses Michelin tyres on the Agera and hence one could expect Michelin to set new standards when it comes to overall performance of the tyres both in wet and dry road conditions.
Thanks to the “lower” price factor of Agera by which you can save Rs. 7 crore and still get a Veyron equivalent supercar. Watch this space as we bring in more updates on Koenigsegg Agera launch this year. It would be great to watch Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg and upcoming Spyker cars vrooming in Indian roads, a memorable scene isn’t it?
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Source – Car & Bike Show (Facebook Page)