Koenigsegg Agera RSEnlarge Photo
Koenigsegg is ready to deliver its first federalized car in the United States.
While there are a handful of the Swedish supercar marque’s cars already on these shores, including an uber-rare One:1, the cars don’t comply with local regulations meaning they were probably imported under special rules such as the infamous “Show or Display” clause.
In November 2015 Koenigsegg confirmed it had made the costly decision to get its cars federalized, with the first to be the Agera RS.
Work on the first U.S.-spec Agera RS commenced the following month. Since Koenigseggs take about 6 months to complete, it’s only now the company is ready to present it. The car will be on show at this week’s Monterey Car Week.
Koenigsegg Agera RS chassis #128 under construction - the first U.S.-spec KoenigseggEnlarge Photo
The car, which bears chassis number 128, has been badged an Agera XS to suit the wishes of its owner. It’s finished in a bright hue called Karosserie Orange and features a clear carbon fiber strip running down the center. The car also features bespoke aerodynamic elements, including the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Koenigsegg, once again according to the owner’s wishes.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 that delivers as much as 1,160 horsepower on regular pump gas (even more is possible when using ethanol-blended fuel). The engine is paired with a 7-speed sequential gearbox sourced from Italy’s CIMA and powers the rear wheels only, and the whole thing, with all fluids onboard, weighs just 3,075 pounds.
Sadly, Koenigsegg is building just 25 examples of the Agera RS, and all build slots are sold. The company’s next model is the Regera hybrid, which will be built in an 80-car run.
Both the Agera RS and Regera will be on show in Monterey, California. The first stop is McCall's Motorworks Revival on August 17 and then it’s The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering on August 19. For more of coverage on Monterey Car Week, head to our dedicated hub.
Koenigsegg Regera Live Photos, 2016 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo