Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster vs Agera

0-60mph

Agera R
2.9 s

Top speed

Roadster Base
119 mph
Agera R
260 mph

1/4 mile

Roadster Base
12.7 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Roadster

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Base

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Lighter curb weight 2,500 lb vs 3,157 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Koenigsegg Agera

Reasons to consider the
Koenigsegg Agera R

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Faster top speed 260 mph vs 119 mph 141 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM vs 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 4x stronger engine
Much more torque 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM vs 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM Around 4.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more expensive sticker price $1.40M vs $109k More than 12.8x more expensive harder to own
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.1 s vs 12.7 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster to 60mph 2.9 s vs 3.7 s More than 20% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster  vs
Agera 
Brand Tesla Koenigsegg
Price 109,000 1,400,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 2.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM
Maximum torque 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain Unknown DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,500 lb 3,157 lb
Width 73.7 in 78.7 in
Height 44.4 in 44.1 in
Length 155.4 in 169.1 in
Front track width 57.6 in 66.9 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 104.8 in

road tests

Roadster  vs
Agera 
Top speed 119 mph 260 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 10.1 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.3

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/E-Diff
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 2 7
Gear ratios
1: 2.65:1
2: 2.88:1
3: 1.77:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.83:1
7: 0.71:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 175/55 16 483/? 241
Rear wheels 406/? 152 508/? 318
Tesla Roadster Base
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