Koenigsegg Automotive AB is pleased to attend the prestigious Monterey Car Week once again during August 2016.

Last year, Koenigsegg brought the world’s first Megacar – the limited edition Koenigsegg One:1 – to Monterey.

In 2016, Koenigsegg will present not one, but two groundbreaking cars – Koenigsegg Agera XS and Regera – which will be flown directly from ร„ngelholm for display at both McCall’s Motorworks Revival and The Quail Motorsport Gathering during Monterey Car Week.

Agera XS

The Megacar revolution is about to land on US roads. The Koenigsegg Agera RS showing at Monterey 2016 – badged as ‘Agera XS’ according to the wishes of its owner – will be the first Koenigsegg Agera RS in the United States and will be one of the most powerful, fully homologated, street legal production cars on American roads with the best power to weight ratio.

The Agera XS is presented in Karosserie Orange – an intense orange finish with diamond-dust metallic effect – and a clear carbon centre strip. The interior features black alcantara with orange contrast stitching to match the exterior. The Agera XS also comes with bespoke aerodynamics, including the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Koenigsegg, specifically designed to the owner’s wishes.

Koenigsegg Agera XS

The Agera XS – as with every Koenigsegg ever made – has a removable lightweight hardtop that can be detached and/or reattached in minutes and is stored on-board, under the front hood of the car.

The Agera RS model is an evolution of the Koenigsegg One:1 and incorporates much of the technology developed during the creation of the Koenigsegg’s first ever Megacar, but with more creature comforts and practicality. It has a 5-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to a CIMA 7-speed paddle-shift transmission, with Koenigsegg’s in-house developed, integrated E-diff.

The Agera RS includes all modern electronic aids and conveniences – smart airbags, detachable hardtop with lightweight roof, adjustable pedals and steering column, 6 way electrically adjustable carbon sport seats, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, KES (stability control) , front/rear hydraulic lifting system, active shock absorbers, active ride height, active front and rear aerodynamics, LifePo4 battery, Apple CarPlay, USB connection and media player, climate control, digital warning and information system, G sensor, alarm and tire monitoring system.

Despite all of this equipment, the Agera RS still weighs just 3,075 lbs including all fluids, ready to drive.

Christian von Koenigsegg: “It is a true pleasure for us to present the Agera XS at this year’s Monterey Car Week, especially as this is the first Agera RS that will be fully homologated for use on American roads. Our re-entry into the US market a watershed moment for our company and the Agera XS is the perfect car to emphasise this occasion.

The response to the Agera RS and the Regera in the USA has been overwhelming and we look forward to delivering the ultimate in automotive performance to our American customers in the very near future.”

Photos: Arnaud Taquet

Koenigsegg Agera XS

Koenigsegg Agera XS

Koenigsegg Agera XS

Koenigsegg Agera XS

Koenigsegg Agera XS


The Koenigsegg Regera was first shown in production form at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. As with the Agera RS, the Regera will be fully homologated for the US market and construction has already begun on the first customer cars, due for delivery in early 2017.

The Regera features a hybrid powertrain comprising a twin-turbo V8 combustion engine combined with three electric motors. The combined effective output is 1,500 hp, with a staggering 1,475 lb ft of torque. All of this power and torque is sent to the rear wheels via Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This single-gear technology removes the dead weight and efficiency losses of the transmission, providing an exhilarating driving experience like no other car.

Acceleration from 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) is blistering at 10 seconds, with 249mph (400 km/h) reached in a mere 20 seconds.

The Regera can be fitted with a fully robotised body, allowing both the doors and front/rear hoods to be opened at the touch of a button. Proximity sensors fitted to the body of the Regera work to protect the openings from collision against curbs etc.

The Regera will be produced in a quantity of just 80 units.

Photos: Martin Juul






  1. Comment by JohnB

    JohnB August 15, 2016 at 12:41

    Out of the production series of 80, are there any Regeras still available to order? I remember 40 were sold at the Geneva motor show. – Good Luck at Monterey!

  2. Comment by Prashanth Swaminathan

    Prashanth Swaminathan August 15, 2016 at 12:42

    Hello Steven Wade,

    Yet another sublime write up as usual with wonderful photos!

    Just a small correction from my end, the Regera was first shown at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The Candy Apple Red one though was shown in 2016 as you have stated! I point this out to avoid confusion :^)

    Prashanth Swaminathan

    • Comment by Jimmy

      Jimmy August 15, 2016 at 13:17

      I believe the distinction between the two was the example at the 2016 auto show was the full production ready model- whereas the 2015 was more of a concept design.

  3. Comment by Kris Singh

    Kris Singh August 15, 2016 at 13:03

    Huge Thanks to everyone at Koenigsegg Automotive! They are an amazing group of people who work very hard to make insane customers like myself very happy. I cannot sing their praises enough – or squeal the praises of the car – because with over 1300hp that’s what I’ll be doing! (Insert shocked emoji)

    I look forward to driving many miles all over the globe in the Agera XS and sharing my journeys with all of my fellow enthusiasts via Instagram and possibly YouTube! I hope all of you Koenigsegg lovers get to own a Koenigsegg someday – the experience is far beyond the fantasy!

    Kris Singh

    • Comment by BCsr

      BCsr August 15, 2016 at 13:34

      You just dropped a nuke on this whole car game!! Sheeesh, she is a monster!

      • Comment by Bon Appetit

        Bon Appetit August 16, 2016 at 10:23

        Congrats, Kris Singh, Agera XS is as special as all Koenigseggs made till date. Your Imagination and Koenigsegg’s hardwork have created one more masterpiece, which we all know, is pretty splendiferous. congrats once again bruv. have a safe and exhilarating journeys ahead.

    • Comment by Bon Appetit

      Bon Appetit August 16, 2016 at 10:25

      Congrats, Kris Singh, Agera XS is as special as all Koenigseggs made till date. Your Imagination and Koenigseggโ€™s hardwork have created one more masterpiece, which we all know, is pretty splendiferous. congrats once again bruv. have a safe and exhilarating journeys ahead.

    • Comment by Luqman Hakim Yussof

      Luqman Hakim Yussof August 17, 2016 at 00:51

      Congradulations Kris! She is a beauty to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comment by James Barnett Lyons

      James Barnett Lyons August 17, 2016 at 16:54

      Awesome spec and I love the color that’s exactly the same color I wished mine too be when I’m older ๐Ÿ˜‚ but awesome ,congrats and enjoy the car for all koenigsegg fans

    • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

      Nimalan Rajagopalan August 18, 2016 at 13:29

      Congatulations Kris!

      You are now an official member of the Koenigsegg club! It’s a real pity you did not join the club before July 29th, 2016, or you could have joined the first-ever 2016 Koenigsegg Owners’ Event, but make sure to do so next year and tell us all about it!

      It really is a real honour to own a work of art like a Koenigsegg and I hope you have a fun, safe and memorable experience with the Koenigsegg Agera XS!

      Congratulations once again,
      Nimalan S. R.

  4. Comment by The Brinck Advisors

    The Brinck Advisors August 15, 2016 at 13:47

    I only wish these pictures were in full hd, they are so beautiful!

  5. Comment by Ces

    Ces August 15, 2016 at 14:28

    Great news, finally the Agera RS is homologate for the US. I have 2 questions:
    1. The Agera XS is the #Build128?
    2. Since the rear wing is bigger than “normal” Agera RS is not dangerous due to the stall effect? How did Koenigsegg counter that?

    • Comment by Emil

      Emil August 15, 2016 at 17:34

      According to the buyer, Kris Singh, they have had to redesign some systems, like the active aero under the car, to adjust to the bigger wing. The necessity of the wing is another question though… but it sure does look stunning. If the “XS” is chassis #128, I’m not certain. If you look at some of the pictures of the latest build log, the chassis seems orange. As there are no Agera RS in orange and they posted the pictures of the car being painted in black and white. I’d take a wild guess it is ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s amazing how dedicated Singh was to keep it a secret, as the car hasn’t even been tested out of fear of spyshots ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Comment by Manny Khoshbin

    Manny Khoshbin August 15, 2016 at 14:33

    Congrats Kris and to all of the Koenigsegg family! See you all at the Quail

  7. Comment by Nate J.

    Nate J. August 15, 2016 at 16:58

    Will you be displaying the cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca again this year?

  8. Comment by Mian Akbar Shah

    Mian Akbar Shah August 15, 2016 at 18:04

    Please make a video of 0-300 for the Regera! 10 seconds is mindblowing!

  9. Comment by Illidan

    Illidan August 16, 2016 at 10:23

    Agera XS is one of the three (actually the second of the three) Agera Final or just heavily personalized Agera RS?

  10. Comment by Andrew Guirguis

    Andrew Guirguis August 16, 2016 at 12:49

    When are we going to see a regera or agera in Australia?! ๐Ÿ™

  11. Comment by Johan

    Johan August 16, 2016 at 13:37

    Really nice work at Koenigsegg, as usual!
    It would be nice with clearer info about which car models are new and can be ordered from Koenigsegg. On the company website the Cars menu now has five top selections: Regera, Agera RS, One:1, historic models and certified legends. This is a bit confusing! In January 2016 Koenigsegg issued a press release informing that all 25 Agera RS had been sold, even faster the 6 One:1 sold where out. So is there “only” some of the 80 planned Regeras left? And then a Agera XS?

  12. Comment by Anton Matti

    Anton Matti August 16, 2016 at 13:45

    This statement made me wonder: “The Agera XS โ€“ as with every Koenigsegg ever made โ€“ has a removable lightweight hardtop”, Does’t the One:1 have a fixed roof? Hence not all Koenigsegg have a removable hardtop or have i missed that the One:1 can remove the roof?

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade August 16, 2016 at 15:17

      The One:1 roof is removable, as is every Koenigsegg roof. The only difference with the One:1 is that it cannot be stowed in the front of the car due to aerodynamic ducts being located in that front section.

  13. Comment by Menno M

    Menno M August 16, 2016 at 23:52

    Hey mr. Wade,
    a completely random and off-topic question just came to mind, I hope you can find an answer.
    As any ‘Koenigsegg fan’ I dream of owning a Koenigsegg in the future. As I am quite tall (2.06m) I wonder if i’d even comfortably fit in the car. Do you have any idea about this? Or are problems like these dealt with while customizing the car to the buyers needs and wishes? Has it ever been a problem before?

  14. Comment by jsjsjs

    jsjsjs August 17, 2016 at 00:37

    You can upload all your images๏ผŸ Thank you๏ผ๏ผ

  15. Comment by Stephen Johnson

    Stephen Johnson August 17, 2016 at 05:11

    Couldn’t do one in Red, White & Blue?
    This is for Ug

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade August 18, 2016 at 14:17

      You’re an idiot, Johnno ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

      Nimalan Rajagopalan August 21, 2016 at 10:46

      Hmmm…..let me guess…..you want to buy one as an election present for Hillary Clinton, when she gets elected?

      Well……no one thought of that before! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
      (Sorry Mr. Wade, cound’t resist!)

  16. Comment by Vess

    Vess August 19, 2016 at 02:20

    Congrats Kris, I don’t know you at all outside of what the internet has on you, but I’m still super excited for you!

    Best wishes.

  17. Comment by Dav

    Dav August 19, 2016 at 20:59

    Massive congratulations to all the Koenigsegg family for these two amazing works of art!

    Steven, I would have a question for you (if it is possible for you to answer me of course): which car makes more downforce, out of each of its bespoke aero packages, between the XS and the One of 1?

    Best regards.


  18. Comment by Cloxxki

    Cloxxki August 21, 2016 at 23:23

    Kris, congratulations on getting the Egg to the US!
    And such a unique example at that…

    I hope you’ll be brave enough to share the wheel with a pro driver to have itt establish some laptimes around your continent. It needs to be shown that Koenigsegg is not even in the same league as the hyper trio ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’d be forever grateful if you contributed to what millions of car fans would love to see, a Koenigsegg really going at it against the 918, ideally on tracks that should suit each.


    Koenigsegg collector on training wheels.

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