Koenigsegg Automotive can confirm that an Agera RS was at a track in Trollhattan, where the driver lost control in wet conditions. The car was undergoing shakedown testing, which is typical for a vehicle after the completion of manufacturing.

The testing was being performed at facilities owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS). Koenigsegg is using NEVS facilities for testing, test driving and to prepare its cars for the US market, in parallel with its own testing facilities in Ängelholm.

The driver and passenger were both assessed at a local hospital and released shortly thereafter.

The vehicle’s body work is damaged but from initial inspection, there does not appear to be any structural damage, nor has any technical fault been found.

12 comments

  1. Comment by Mallthus

    Mallthus May 12, 2017 at 05:25

    Good to hear no one was seriously injured. Cars, even Koenigseggs, can be fixed, but people are irreplaceable.

    • Comment by Nimalan S. R.

      Nimalan S. R. May 12, 2017 at 11:27

      I’ll second that, gladly!

  2. Comment by Nimalan S. R.

    Nimalan S. R. May 12, 2017 at 11:26

    Hey Mr. Wade!

    Ouch. That must not have been the best of days for the driver, passenger and you guys at Koenigsegg! But thank goodness that nothing serious has happened to the car other than it’s bodywork and more importantly, the driver and passenger. It can be hard to control a world-class hypercar, especially in wet conditions and I can sympathize with the driver for that. :/ Moreover, my sympathies to the owner who will now have to wait, seemingly a little longer for the delivery of his Koenigsegg.

    But the good new is that the car has proven again, that despite it’s intimidating performance figures, it is still quite safe, as we can see from the driver and passenger getting an early release from the hospital! Not to mention the fact that there weren’t any technical malfunctions. 🙂

    Hoping to see the car back on it’s wheels,
    Nimalan S. R.

  3. Comment by Han Klems

    Han Klems May 12, 2017 at 16:42

    Koenigegg ( RS ) are awesome and one of the best hypercars on the planet!

    But the driver makes the difference! 🙁 !

  4. Comment by Marco

    Marco May 12, 2017 at 17:48

    People all over Instagram are debating if the car that crashed is the Gryphon or not… please let us know!

  5. Comment by Andreas Roger Consitt

    Andreas Roger Consitt May 12, 2017 at 18:59

    Cars can be replaced but not the driver, glad to hear he was allright 👍 Keep up the good work Koenigsegg, best wishes from Andreas Consitt in Sweden.

  6. Comment by LuigiGalli

    LuigiGalli May 13, 2017 at 06:01

    Is this agerra rs the Gryphon showed last march in Geneva?

  7. Comment by Sagar Dhuri

    Sagar Dhuri May 13, 2017 at 08:43

    Accidents happen, but legends never stop.

    That’s the Spirit of Performance!

  8. Comment by Ali Mahfooz

    Ali Mahfooz May 13, 2017 at 16:07

    Good to know the occupants were fine. I don’t understand how a car with such superior TCS and ECU system managed to crash. :/

  9. Comment by David

    David May 18, 2017 at 08:59

    With this news I learned that NEVS (ex-SAAB) track in Trollhättan is still being used by a great manufacturer. Somehow I’m glad.

  10. Comment by cows

    cows May 18, 2017 at 19:06

    At least koenigsegg is being honest. Not many car manufactures would say something like that to the public. You have everyone’s support koenigsegg, you can do it. On a further note, it’s good that no one was hurt. 😉

  11. Comment by Danny

    Danny May 23, 2017 at 22:46

    I would love to have those damaged/destroyed fenders for my mancave.

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