Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concourse have always been significant events for Swedish hyper car maker Koenigsegg. They always reserve their most special debuts for this event. So following last year’s debut of the One:1, this year at Monterey they will introduce the new Koenigsegg Agera XS.
The latest one-off Agera will be on display alongside the company’s brand-new and yet-to-be-launched Regera which will flaunt its 1,500 horsepower hybrid power at Monetery to whet the appetite of U.S. customer prior to the car’s launch in early 2017. They are only making 80 Regeras.
As for what sets the Koenigsegg Agera XS apart from the other editions, the car showcases, above anything else, how much say the customer has in the building of his hyper car. The man who’s ordered this one got not only to name his car, the XS, he was also allowed to choose the size of his aero kit and naturally went for the biggest ever fitted to any Koenigsegg Agera ever.
The XS boasts a 5-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to a CIMA 7-speed paddle-shift transmission and the firm’s own electronic differential. Other highlights include 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.