A Koenigsegg Agera RS destined for personal sale was reinstated after a second severe accident. Nicknamed "Gryphon", the rattling Agera RS was initially commissioned by an American collector, however suffered its first main crash in pre-delivery exams in 2017.
The reconstructed Gryphon was noticed close to Koenigsegg HQ by an Instagram consumer, photochristofferf. Aside from the adhesive tape protecting its golden accents, the Agera RS, altogether two instances extra lovely, additionally appears new.
Gryphon was first accidented throughout pre-delivery testing, in Might 2017. Koenigsegg attributed the accident to a driver error and instantly provided to construct a brand new automobile for his consumer, entrepreneur and investor Manny Khoshbin. Khoshbin solely owned the brand new automobile (nicknamed "Phoenix") for 5 months earlier than being tackled by one other collector, who lastly provided him almost $ 2 million greater than he did. had paid. It was the most recent mannequin of a sequence of 25 copies of the uncommon supercar.
Sarcastically, it's Gryphon, not Phoenix, who got here out of his ashes – twice. Koenigsegg repaired Gryphon and saved it as a growth mule and demonstration automobile. A yr after the primary accident, it nonetheless occurred. And Koenigsegg repaired it. Once more.
At this level, it’s probably that Koenigsegg is utilizing Gryphon as a mule for the powertrain parts related together with his newest masterpiece, the Jesko, or is solely contemplating promoting it to proceed. His story may make promoting a difficult proposition, however once more, with such vehicles, you by no means actually know.