When it comes to supercars, the Koenigsegg is a respectable brand. The well-designed cars have huge amounts of power and speed. And the automaker’s small production numbers make them even more special to own. Getting behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg Agera is an experience to behold — if you can get your hands on one.
Aside from their high price, another issue may be in the way. Is the Koenigsegg Agera legal in the U.S.? Let’s look at why car enthusiasts love this vehicle, and if Americans can buy a Koenigsegg Agera.
The supercar’s performance
Built in Sweden to mark the automaker’s 15th anniversary, the Agera — whose name is derived from Swedish verb ‘act’ — was built for speed. Debuting at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, it has a fast-reacting traction-control system. The Agera’s engine, positioned behind the driver, is a 4.7-liter turbocharged V8 with 910 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque.
The car can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds, hitting 124 miles per hour in only eight seconds. With top speeds of 245 miles per hour, the Koenigsegg Agera is one of the fastest vehicles in the world.
The car also has superior braking technology. It can go from 0 to 124 miles per hour and back to 0 again in 13.5 seconds. The technology incorporates drilled, ventilated ceramic discs, as well as an adjustable ABS system. Added performance features include specially developed Michelin tires and advanced traction control.
Koenigsegg Agera’s exterior and interior
The two-seater Agera’s body is built with pre-impregnated carbon fiber that incorporates lightweight reinforcements. The car’s chassis also makes use of carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb. This includes an integrated fuel tanks meant for safety and weight distribution.
Inspired by Koenigsegg CC, the car’s swooping aerodynamic design enables the car to be as powerful and fast as possible. It features aluminum 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with central locking.
The vehicle’s ghost-light interior illumination utilizes invisible nanotubes to illuminate buttons and surfaces. Framed by a carbon fiber console and tunnel assembly, the lighting creates a stylish interior appearance.
The Koenigsegg Agera’s interior features power windows, dual airbags, a hydraulic lifting system, LifePo4 battery, and an adjustable steering column and pedals. It also has climate control, 4-point seat belts, a digital info and warning system, USB connection, MP3 player, SatNav, power brakes and steering, a system to monitor tires, a roof storage bag, and leather carpets.
Availability in the United States
Due to the car’s design and limited production numbers, the Koenigsegg Agera has a retail price of $1.5 million. So, is the Koenigsegg Agera legal in America?
The short answer is no, unfortunately. While owning an Agera in the U.S. is not illegal, the car does not meet certain federal standards. This makes it illegal to drive on American streets. However, other Koenigsegg models can be driven on American roads, but you’ll have to part with a lot of money to do so.