Is this the end of an era, or the beginning of a new one?
We've known this was coming so the official announcement is not exactly a big surprise. Koenigsegg has announced that production for its famed Agera RS has come to an end, also meaning its only model, for now, is the sold out Regera hybrid. Koenigsegg is currently putting the finishing touches on the final two Ageras, which are part of the three-car Agera Final collection. The Agera model line first appeared in 2010, while the Agera RS was first shown to the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
As we all know, it was an Agera RS that set a new record as the world's fastest production car last November on a barren stretch of Nevada highway, reaching an average top speed of 277.87 mph. With a total of 1,360 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque thanks to its twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8, the Agera RS was limited in production to a mere 25 examples. However, a total of 30 will be built in the end. Why? Because one of the original 25 planned units was totaled in a crash and Koenigsegg built its owner a replacement car. The three-car Final collection will top that number off at 29 examples, but Koenigsegg has yet to provide an official verification on that, but we're expecting that number fairly soon. So, what's next for Koenigsegg?
Don't assume for a moment that the Regera will be the only vehicle in the lineup. Christian von Koenigsegg has already announced the Agera RS successor will debut next year at Geneva. It'll have some mighty big shoes to fill, but given Koenigsegg's very successful track record, we have no doubt it'll be up for the task.