Las Vegas is a difficult place to make heads turn. What with the flashing lights, the gambling, and the lasciviousness, the average person's id explodes upon touchdown at McCarran Airport. It takes something really special to distract people in Sin City away from their base desires, which may be the reason why the only Koenigsegg dealership in America is based at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Touching down on American soil for the first time last year at the same place where the late Evel Knievel wiped out while trying to jump monolithic fountains on a motorcycle, a U.S. spec Koenigsegg CCX was received by Exotic Cars at Caesars over the weekend.
Employees at the dealership were so excited to finally get the CCX after over a year waiting, that they flocked to the showroom floor on Saturday just to take a look. "It is beautiful," said one employee, making the understatement of the year.
At $935,000, hopefully the new owner will have some more positive things to say about the car. The Swedish automaker's first American customer will pick up the supercar in the coming weeks.
More than 10 vehicles have been ordered. New customers will have to wait to own the CCX for about a year. With a top speed of 245 mph, the CCX goes 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and hits 100 mph in 7.7 seconds.