For Koenigsegg as a company, Monterey is all about meeting our clients and showing them our latest cars.

For visitors to Monterey Car Week, however, the cars are the only things that matter.

We’re car fans here at Koenigsegg (our employee car show is testament enough to that) so it’s fitting that we bring you our favourite cars from McCalls and The Quail, our two events during Monterey Car Week.

Click the images to enlarge and enjoy.

The Koenigsegg Stand

We’ll kick off with another look at the Agera XS and Regera as presented at Monterey this year.

The Agera XS is important in that it will be the first of the Agera RS series cars to be homolagated for American roads. It will be registered for full-time use, just like your neighbour’s Toyota Camry.

It should be noted that the Regera will also be fully homologated for the US and a number of Regeras have already been ordered by US-based customers.

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The Agera XS and Regera were ably supported at the McCalls event by customer-owned cars in the CCX and Agera R. Who would have thought that a tiny company from Sweden that’s made only 125 or so cars in its history would be one of the best represented brands at this wonderful show?

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The best of McCalls…..

……included this amazing DeTomaso Pantera with a Group IV body kit. The detail work on this car was absolutely stunning and a credit to its owner. Check out that engine bay!!

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Cars and planes were shown together at McCalls and somehow the Jaguar E-Type seems to fit particularly well with the romantic notion of a magic trip away somewhere.

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An Enzo doesn’t look too shabby in that sort of setting, either, come to think of it…..

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I only spotted two Renault-Alpine A110’s over the weekend, which means that at least two owners at Monterey were a cut above in terms of taste and discretion. It’s relatively easy to turn up at Monterey in a Ferrari. Turning up in a Renault requires an extra dose of testicular fortitude.

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If you’re going to bring a knife to a gun fight, this is the kind of knife to have. This little pocket-sized frogrocket is a proper little legend and deserves its place among the better-known marques.

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Porsche 911s were not so prominent this year. The prominence award goes to BMW – see below. There were still some impressive 911s on display, however; none more impressive than this beautiful creation from Singer.

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This orange RS – replica or not? – was also quite sweet to the eye…..

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It was great to see the Disco Volante roadster from Touring Superleggera at Monterey. I hope the photos do this masterpiece justice. The Disco Volante is a modern interpretation of an Alfa classic, built on the bones of the Alfa Romeo 8C from a few years ago.

Some say it’s a shame to break up an 8C to build this but if doing so is the only way to get the Disco Volante, then I say it’s worth it. But only for a few of them.

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The BMW’s – there were some special BMW events at Monterey this year. A procession of Z8’s was interesting to see. At McCalls, there was a large contingent of E9’s on display, looking very elegant in the fading light.

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And the best of the rest……. click to enlarge.

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We will be back with a gallery from The Quail in the coming days.

What was your favourite from this showing at McCalls? Let us know in the comments section below.

9 comments

  1. Comment by turbin

    turbin August 24, 2016 at 05:00

    That Delahaye(?) is nuts, as usual.

    Beautiful work Swadey

  2. Comment by Nathan Jones

    Nathan Jones August 24, 2016 at 05:51

    I fully expect to see Koenigsegg represented in the Concours in 40-ish years; you guys have certainly earned it!

  3. Comment by Elias

    Elias August 24, 2016 at 12:08

    I have a massive soft spot for the Ford GT40 and 1960-70 Ferrari race cars in general, with their raw and well exposed internals. I love the rudimentary thinking of old time racing engineers, where they went like

    Bob: damn, we need more grip.
    Bud: well put wider tires on it!

    It’s sort of the same appeal that Viper embodied all the way til the end and I kinda miss it..

  4. Comment by Erik Tomlinson

    Erik Tomlinson August 25, 2016 at 18:27

    Wow, that Disco Volante is something *special*. A jewel. And that A110, wow.

  5. Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

    Nimalan Rajagopalan August 27, 2016 at 11:16

    Hey Mr. Wade!

    Man! When we asked for the full collection of images from Monterey, you sure didn’t disappoint us! And congratulations, might I add, for becoming one of the most represented brands at Monterey. I don’t think it’s easy to gain that sort of status in the short time span in which you guys have been represented at the car shows!

    Starting off this great collection of photos of course has to be the one-and-only DeTomaso Pantera, because how could we not? And with a 5.0 liter Ford V-8 producing about 400 HP in its trademark gloss red paint, I agree that it’s owner deserves credit. But I wonder why this one does not have its bespoke arrow-shaped wing? Weird…..
    Next of course is the Jaguar E-Type with a V-12 engine looking fantastic even in the shadow of the wing of that aircraft.
    But I think I would grab the Enzo if I was going on a magical getaway trip Mr. Wade! 🙂
    And I agree with what you said about the Renault Mr. Wade. With a pocket-rocket like that and with a superbly stiff ride you need to be quite the sucker for pain! :D:D:D
    The classic 911 is also a beauty to behold and with bodywork like that, I think we ought to confer a special honor on it’s owner. Anyone could use it for mirror if they needed….
    A procession of Z8s is quite a sight to see of course and I very nearly fell out of my seat when I noticed the picture that was the third down and second from the left…..isn’t that a W Motors Lykan Hypersport and next to it, its successor, the Fenyr Hypersport? Well, I know what I’m doing next year…..:D

    Waiting for the photo set from the quail,
    Nimalan S. R.

    Question:- Is it true that a ticket to the Quail costs 800 dollars Mr. Wade? And please answer my questions on the previous post, will you Mr.Wade? Pretty please?

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade August 30, 2016 at 06:37

      I’m not sure of the exact cost (we attend as a stand holder, so tickets included) but I’ve heard figures in that region. It’s very expensive, obviously, but it’s a damn good show.

      • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

        Nimalan Rajagopalan August 30, 2016 at 15:32

        Yup, the show is indeed a damn good one Mr. Wade!

        But I personally think paying that amount just to get in is rather ludicrous…..anyone might think the Quail is just for elite people…..but thanks for letting me know Mr. Wade!

        Thanks!
        Nimalan S. R.

  6. Comment by leo vomend

    leo vomend August 30, 2016 at 17:41

    only a company like koenigsegg would post this on their website.amazing, just a lot more respect from me now. i have to disagree with the w motors lykan on the list tho, but thats just my opinion.

  7. Comment by Chris Catto

    Chris Catto September 11, 2016 at 11:01

    I’ve seen worse offenders than the Lykan. Its styling is probably a bit more controversial, like that of the Zenvo. The engine is certainly quite a nice package and I would say a sensible one from an engineering point of view. Good for RUF to build more engines.

    I hope they carry on, and perhaps some of the finesse of Regera and 918 will rub off on to this new manufacturer and they will produce something that is less about aggression and more about the all important dynamics, fun of driving, styling purity.

    There is space for everyone in the market, it’s a question of pursuing the basics correctly, which is where new startups typically get carried away. The Gumpert Apollo was arguably hampered by quirky looks and overly race-car oriented driving experience; otherwise it was a well engineered package. There used to be a time when the only choice one had was say between 911 Turbo and Testarossa.

    Although I don’t particularly adore the Chiron for example (a bit too much of a giant for my taste), it’s been nice to see Loris Bicocchi driving and developing their cars, they sound really good! I wish I could go to my local track (Brands Hatch) and see more visitors turn up in jeans and Converse All Stars with one of their hypercars and park anywhere. Instead of being too concerned about the whole diamonds in the headlights, which is a waste of time frankly. I always have a chat when anybody stops for fuel in an F40 or a Diablo: they’re cars, they leak a bit of oil, drink fuel, the windows get misted up etc. The owners will always let slip how some new bit requires some attention this week! Let’s see more hypercars and fewer Camry’s on the road 😉

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