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Koenigsegg’s second event at Monterey Car Week was The Quail – A Motorsport Gathering, held at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club. It’s a splendid setting for showing a collection of truly amazing cars, which are spread over the manicured fairways of this prestigious golf resort.

The Koenigsegg Stand

The Quail is our main event at Monterey Car Week. The space it affords and the number of people it draws means the Koenigsegg crew is kept busy all day entertaining clients and fielding enquiries from the general public.

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There were plenty of people inspecting both the Agera XS and the production spec Regera all day. Prominent car collector, US-based businessman and Agera XS owner, Kris, was especially happy with the presentation of his car.

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Given that the Agera XS is a customer vehicle, seating opportunities were restricted to the company-owned vehicle, the Regera. And plenty of people jumped at the chance….

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One thing that was notable this year was the increased awareness about Koenigsegg amongst the visitors to our stand. The 2015 crowd asked a lot of basic questions about who we were, where we are based, etc. This year, the questions were more about the technical details of the cars, especially the Regera. It’s nice to see people are more familiar with who we are and what we do.

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Lamborghini Miura

2016 saw the 50th anniversary of one of the most beautiful sports cars ever designed – the Lamborghini Miura. The lime green S below was a prize winner on the day.

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Who can resist a group photo when you’ve got so many Miuras in one place? It’s like a giant bag of beautiful Skittles.

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If you’ve ever wondered what the Miura looks like inside and underneath, here you go…..

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Maserati MC12

There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the beauty of the Maserati MC12. The MC12 is, of course, the slightly less famous but even more exclusive sibling to the Ferrari Enzo. Most examples are painted in white and blue, but this MC12 in black looks positively sinister.

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McLaren F1

This was quite possibly the world’s first true hypercar. The McLaren F1 is a rare beast so when one is available, you have to get some photos. The F1 is the car the Koenigsegg CC8S replaced as the Guinness record-holder for having the world’s most powerful production engine. The Koenigsegg CCR later took the F1’s top speed record, which McLaren had held for an incredible 9 years. The McLaren F1 is a car that we pay great respect to.

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Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

We featured the Disco Volante in our gallery from McCalls but it’s worth showing again here a) because it’s a nice shot with the Regera, and b) we have an interior shot as well, this time…..

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Singer

Singer is part of our ‘mutual admiration collective’. We love people who do amazing fabrication and the guys at Singer are seriously good at it.

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The best of the rest

While we’re on a Porsche theme, this 356 was a treat and the (tailored) luggage looked very period correct.

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Two 911 Carerra RS’s. One a replica, one real. Can you tell which one is which?

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Answer: the white one is the real deal.

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The BMW 507 is an extremely elegant car.

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There was a significant focus on BMW at this year’s events at Monterey and some of the early cars like this CSL remind us that BMW’s success, perceived to have been built on the back of the E30, actually had its roots much earlier.

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A trio of Lancias, including the legendary and quite tiny Stratos, an Aurelia Spider and a chopped, customised ‘Outlaw’ B20.

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I don’t know much about the 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Prototipo, except that it’s absolutely stunning. One of the prettiest cars on the green at The Quail.

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The rest…. including Jaguar, Aston Martin, an Iso Grifo, Renault Alpine and more….. Click to enlarge.

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The Quail is a full day’s work but it’s spectacular in both its scale and content; it’s a genuine feast for all car lovers.

At the end of the day……

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5 comments

  1. Comment by Kristofer

    Kristofer August 31, 2016 at 22:14

    Are you sure that the lime green miura is an SV? If I remember correctly the SV doesn’t have the eyelashes around the headlights and the rear wheel looks way to skinny. Look at the yellow miura in the picture below the green one. That is an SV.

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade August 31, 2016 at 22:22

      Right you are. I knew I’d seen an S on the back and my memory told me it was an SV. Double checked and it’s an S. Well spotted.

  2. Comment by Michael B

    Michael B September 1, 2016 at 01:27

    Mr. Wade, I’m a huge fan, as Oscar’s email inbox knows well at this point, and I was wondering if you could do a blog of your next employee car show. I live on the east coast of the USA, but hopefully I will be able to get to Monterey car week some point in the future. I am even prouder now that I own a signed Agera RS poster, a scale model of the One:1 and am saving up for one of the One:1 engine and one of the Naraya if FrontiArt makes one. I love you guys as a company and maybe I’ll be part of it in 10- 15 years time. If not, I will hopefully be working at Ford. I’m only 14 years old, as of tomorrow, (today in Sweden) but I am a huge fan of your cars and innovations. I never thought that a catalytic converter innovation could add 300 horsepower. Even my mailbox is painted with Koenigsegg logos and symbols. It is incredible what you as a company have accomplished in such a short time, and I hope to own a full sized, not 1:18 scale Koenigsegg and the future. You guys truly make the best cars in the world, and you don’t compromise on anything, especially safety, as we learned recently. I wish you guys the best of luck in future record attempts, and the owners of your cars are the luckiest people in the world.

    You guys are great,
    Michael Beisner

  3. Comment by Robert

    Robert September 4, 2016 at 13:21

    Kris’ sunglasses match the colour of his xs☺
    Btw I’m still waiting for a Koenigsegg with mclaren f1’s seat layout
    Or one with 4 seats

  4. Comment by Chris Catto

    Chris Catto September 11, 2016 at 10:37

    Robert, if you search the web for “McLaren hyper gt” you will find some Autocar renderings of what may be on offer in future. Making a car with 3 seats is certaintly beneficial for a driver and 2 passengers, but opinions differ amongs manufacturers. Even for the P1 they dropped the idea because 1+1 is still seen as more sociable and legislation friendly, even though admittedly you do not get the same view of the road, the same dynamic feeling, the same purity as sitting centrally.

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