Koenigsegg has only produced a paltry 155 model units in its entire history. However, the Swedish supercar manufacturer has gained a reputation for performance that is almost unparalleled in the automotive world. Despite the company’s histrionically small stature in terms of volume, we now have word they are ramping up.
Koenigsegg has announced plans to make an entry to the North American market. This comes by way of the luxury mega-dealer Manhattan Motorcars, which will sell a single specimen of the Koenigsegg One:1. However, the car will only be used for track and demonstration purposes, since the model is not US-approved. As far as a more long term expansion plan, Koenigsegg has announced plans for three additional North American dealers.
The preceding announcement foretells the expansion of the Koenigsegg model line to the US. In order to do this, the Swedish company will have to make a substantial investment in its Agera based supercars. However, this is where long-standing premonitions of a new model come in. Koenigsegg is allegedly planning on developing an entry level supercar, slotting in the approximately $650,000 range. It would stand to reason that this model will be developed in accordance with US specifications in mind. This includes implementing costly technologies, such as smart airbags.
Whether or not the Agera platform will be retrofitted to meet US specifications remains to be seen. If the Swedish manufacturer has been able to make the name for itself it has with a mere 115 cars, we can only wonder what they’ll do with increased production.