What Caused This Koenigsegg To Suddenly Catch Fire In China?


It's sad to see such a beautiful car surrounded by a cloud of smoke.

The Koenigsegg Agera R is one of the fastest and most exclusive cars in the world. Each Koenigsegg is hand-built using only the finest materials, so there's no way that such an exquisite car could ever go wrong, right? Well, catching fire is a very serious issue that seems to be all too common in the realm of supercars. Footage has recently been shown of a Koenigsegg Agera R (believed to be chassis #85) that burned down in an explosion in China. The footage shows the car being sprayed with a fire extinguisher.

The first footage of the car came from a supercar spotting group called Global Car Wanted. There is some additional footage of the car going up in smoke on a privately owned Chinese YouTube channel.

You Might Also Like
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
8 Cars That Rocketed In Value After Leaving The Showroom
8 Cars That Rocketed In Value After Leaving The Showroom

The car appears to be pulled over safely, when an explosion occurs under the hood. It is believed that the battery was the component that exploded, and it is not known what caused it to fail. Koenigsegg uses a LiFePO4 battery, which has a lithium iron phosphate formula that's much safer than other lithium compounds. Unfortunately, this battery is not perfect and can still fail due to misuse. We hope to get more details about what went wrong here. It's sad to see such an expensive car go up in smoke.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews