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One-Off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon Crashes For A Second Time

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The first accident happened a year ago almost to the day. Talk about bad luck.

Last year, you may remember when a test driver crashed a one-off Koenigsegg Agera RS "Gryphon." Commissioned by American car collector Manny Khoshbin, the hypercar crashed while undergoing standard pre-delivery testing on the Swedish automaker's Trollhattan track. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the accident and there was no structural damage, which meant the car could be fully rebuilt. Koenigsegg built a brand new replacement car for the customer and kept the rebuilt car as a demonstration model. Well guess what?

Nearly a year later almost to the day, it's happened again. That's right, the same bespoke Koenigsegg Agera RS has been involved in another accident. The cause of the accident isn't known, but according to Swedish publication Teknikens Värld this was the first time the car had been driven since its comprehensive rebuild. It even happened on a stretch of road next to the track where last year's accident occurred. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. From the photos published by the Swedish publication the damage looks relatively minor, so the car should be repairable. The Agera RS Gryphon is distinguished by its bare carbon exterior and gold accents, and packs a twin-turbocharged V8 producing 1,360 hp.

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Production for the Agera RS has now ended so that Koenigsegg can focus on the new Regera. A "more race-like" successor to the Agera is due to arrive in 2019 according to CEO Christian Von Koenigsegg. We should get a first glimpse of it next March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.