The United States of America has never been a key market for Koenigsegg, thanks in part to stringent homologation requirements that are as complicated as they are expensive. But now, the Swedish automaker is finally ready to take the first step in becoming a player in the U.S. market, and it’s doing it in grand style. According to a post on its official website, Koenigsegg will officially begin production of the first fully homologated and road-legal Agera RS for the U.S. market.
The car, specifically identified as chassis #128, is being built for a U.S.-based customer. To make the whole building process more special, Koenigsegg will spend the entire duration of the car’s production documenting the entire build from start to finish. Considering how every Koenigsegg car is hand-made in its factory in Ängelholm, Sweden, the documentation of this build is going to take at least six months. The company didn’t say how much of the process will be shown to the public, but rest assured, it’s going to be the closest we’ll ever get to seeing how one of the world’s fastest and most powerful cars in the world is manufactured from the ground-up.
In the long term, the company appears to be optimistic that it can build a stronger presence in the U.S. market. It’s still subject to a lot of wheeling and dealing to get the cars up to homologation standards in the market, but if the automaker is as serious about finally going to the U.S. as it’s saying it is, then we can be optimistic to see Koenigsegg begin terrorizing the roads in America.
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