Road Tests Real world tests of Agera vs Ariel Atom

0-60mph

Agera R
2.9 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s

Top speed

Agera R
260 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph

1/4 mile

Agera R
10.1 s
Atom V8 500
11.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Koenigsegg Agera

Reasons to consider the
Koenigsegg Agera R

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Faster top speed 260 mph vs 170 mph 90 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more torque 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM vs 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM More than 3.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM vs 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine
Much more expensive sticker price $1.40M vs $225k Around 6.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 10.1 s vs 11.2 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 65% bigger engine
Side view of Ariel Atom

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Ariel Atom V8 500

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Much lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 3,157 lb 2.6x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 60mph 2.3 s vs 2.9 s More than 20% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Agera  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Koenigsegg Ariel
Price 1,400,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.83 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,157 lb 1,210 lb

road tests

Agera  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 260 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 10.1 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 2.9 s 2.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/E-Diff 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Koenigsegg Agera R
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