No, Richard Hammond wasn't driving it.
Only 25 examples of the Koenigsegg Agera RS have been built. The Swedish hypercar sensation set the record for the world’s fastest production car achieving 0-249-0 mph in 41.96 seconds among other world records. Unfortunately, one of them recently crashed in Switzerland – and no, Richard Hammond wasn’t driving. A local news outlet sourced by Autoevolution reports that the Agera RS spun out of control on a narrow road in Nyon-St-Cergue-Morez before hitting some rocks on the side of a railway line.
Luckily, the driver wasn’t hurt, but the same can’t be said for the 1,160-hp hypercar worth $2 million which was severely damaged, as you can see in a photo taken at the scene of the accident. The train service was halted while emergency services removed the wreckage. Exactly what caused the accident is unknown, but the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a very stable car at extreme speed as we saw during its record run on a closed section of public road in Nevada. “This is a public road, not a silky smooth track,” the automaker wrote at the time. “The Agera RS remained very stable even at the highest speeds. Niklas only had to control the car. He never had to fight it.”
If we were to speculate, poor tires or adverse weather conditions reducing visibility may have been a factor as it looks foggy in the photo. Apparently, prior to the accident the Agera RS was part of a photoshoot in the Alps with a Bugatti Veyron – you can see the photos from the shoot in a Facebook post by Magazín ProDriver CZ. If you’re worried that this wounded Agera RS is terminally damaged, fear not. Koenigsegg has a reputation for rebuilds having brought back a One:1 from the dead after it crashed at the Nurburgring, so hopefully this Agera RS can still be salvaged. Another Agera RS was also wrecked on its way to its new owner last year but was replaced with a brand new model.