Hooray! Koenigsegg Bringing Two Models to US in 2015
Exclusivity is king. Let’s face it, with 450 Bugatti Veyrons built over a span of nearly a decade, the world’s most talked about supercar is…well…popular. If you desire speed of a more rarified or Swedish disposition, look no further than Koenigsegg, of which only 115 were built during the firm's first 11 years. If you’re serious about buying one in the US, twiddle your thumbs until 2015. The Scandinavian supercar builder has previously confirmed Manhattan Motorcars of New York City as its first official US dealer for 2015, which will hawk a singular One:1, Koenigsegg’s 1,340-horsepower megacar. But according to the folks over at Car and Driver, another three North American dealers are on the way…as is a US-spec Agera and an all-new supercar. RELATED: Check out photos of the incredible 1,340 horsepower Koenigsegg One:1
Details lack on the next-generation offering from Koenigsegg, but rumors of a lower priced base model have begun to circulate. The new model will likely be designed with US regulations in mind, while the $1,650,000 Agera will need to undergo the knife and don more advanced airbags in order to pass the strict US road safety measures. As for that lonely One:1, it will import under a stringent ‘show and display’ clause.
With the Northeast covered, California, Florida and the Midwest look to be the likely locales for the trio of remaining Koenigsegg retailers, with Canada a definite possibility for the third and final dealership. Ensuring that Koenigsegg can deliver enough cars to fill these showrooms, C/D affirms that the brand will ramp up annual production to 22-24 cars within the next year. Break out your checkbook.
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