The Swedish company unveils the first U.S. homologated Agera

The Koenigsegg Agera was launched in 2010 as the company’s second nameplate after the CC, which spawned the CCR, CCX, and other limited-edition models. Built until 2013 in just seven units, the Agera received several updates. The Swedish brand launched the Agera R in 2011, the Agera S in 2012, and the One:1 "Megacar" in 2014. The latter is the most powerful Koenigsegg built to date and it also delivers the greatest power-to-weight ratio. However, the Agera saga continued into 2015 with the RS, built in 25 units, and in 2016 with the Agera Final. Although the Final was the last Agera-based supercar, Koenigsegg unveiled a new bespoke supercar at the Monterey Car Week.

Dubbed Agera XS, it’s a one-off vehicle with custom features inside and out, as well as the first Agera created specifically for a U.S. customer. Just like the RS it is based on, the XS is an evolution of the One:1 and incorporates much of the technology developed for the "Megacar."

“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 U.S. market is a watershed moment for our company and the Agera XS is the perfect car to emphasize this occasion," said Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg.

Keep reading to find out more about it and stay tuned for updates.

Updated 08/18/2016: Our guy Jonathan Lopez is present at the 2016 Monterey Car Week and he took a series of shots for the new Koenigsegg Agera XS. Check them out in the picture gallery.

Continue reading to learn more about the Koenigsegg Agera XS.

What makes the Koenigsegg Agera XS special

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Styling-wise, the XS appears to be identical to the Agera RS at first glance, but several custom features become visible upon closer inspection. Naturally, the first detail that catches the eye is the flashy new paint. Dubbed Karosserie Orange, it gives the supercar an intense orange finish with what Koenigsegg describes as a "diamond-dust metallic effect." Just like the Agera RS, the XS has a clear carbon center strip and thin black stripes on the sides.

Another feature that sets it apart is the bespoke aerodynamic package, which includes additional canards on the front bumper, a slightly revised front splitter, and a new rear wing. The latter looks similar to the one seen on the One:1 "Megacar," but a bit larger. This makes it the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Koenigsegg.

Other than that, the XS is largely an RS on the outside and includes the same removable lightweight hardtop. The top can be detached and reattached in minutes and is stored on-board, under the front hood of the car.

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Inside, the XS is again largely based on the RS, featuring the same sporty cockpit with loads of carbon-fiber and amazing craftsmanship. However, it features more creature comforts and practicality that other Koenigseggs, incorporating adjustable pedals and steering column, six-way electrically adjustable carbon sport seats, Apple CarPlay, USB connection and media player, climate control, digital warning and information system, G sensor, alarm, and a tire monitoring system. Everything that’s not clear-coated carbon-fiber is wrapped in black Alcantara with orange contrast stitching to match the exterior.

Under the hood, the XS has the familiar 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine motivating every Koenigsegg except the Regera. The powerful unit mates to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission, with the company’s in-house developed, integrated E-diff. There’s no word as to how much output hits the pavement, but Koenigsegg describes it as "one of the most powerful, fully homologated, street legal production cars on American roads with the best power to weight ratio." Chances are output is identical to the RS, which comes with 1,160 horsepower on tap. This would give the XS a tremendous power-to-weight ratio given that it tips the scales at only 3,075 including all fluids, despite the added comfort features.

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The supercar also features carbon-ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, KES (stability control), front and rear hydraulic lifting system, active shock absorbers, and active ride height.

Pricing is obviously a mystery, but given that the Agera RS costs around $2 million, the XS, likely to remain just a one-off, probably brought at least $3 million into the company’s coffers.

Koenigsegg Agera R

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Read our full review on the Koenigsegg Agera R here.

Press Release

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

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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 Ängelholm 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.

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.

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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.”

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