Koenigsegg Agera RS commissioned by US buyer crashed during testing

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A Koenigsegg Agera RS ended up in a ditch on Thursday after its driver lost control in wet conditions.

The accident happened on a test track in Trollhättan, Sweden and didn’t cause any injuries. The driver and a passenger were assessed at a local hospital and released shortly after.

A photo of the wreck, posted to Swedish website Expressen, shows a design similar to the “Gryphon” Agera RS commissioned by Manny Khoshbin.

The American supercar collector has since confirmed via Instagram that the car is in fact the one he commissioned.

Sadly for him, a painfully long wait for delivery just became longer. There is a silver lining, though. In his post, he hinted that some further upgrades might be made to the car.

Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’

Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’

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"My Gryphon crashed but new bigger and better to come!," Khoshbin's post read.

In a statement, Koenigsegg said the car was undergoing shakedown tests prior to delivery to its owner. The company says that no technical fault has been found, suggesting the cause of the accident is simply due to driver error.

Although the exterior is badly damaged, Koenigsegg says that based on its initial inspection the car’s internal structure looks to be sound. That means the car should be back on the road, eventually.

That's a good thing because Koenigsegg is only building 25 examples of the Agera RS—and all build slots are sold. The car is certified for sale in the United States and in its most powerful setting generates a massive 1,360 horsepower from a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8.

Incidentally, the test track where the accident occurred previously belonged to Saab. The site is now owned by NEVS but Koenigsegg has permission to use it. It’s where the Swedish supercar marque prepares its cars for the U.S. market.

The original article posted on May 12, 2017 has been updated with confirmation from Manny Khoshbin that the crashed car is the Koenigsegg Agera RS “Gryphon” he commissioned.

 
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