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.
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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.
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?
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!!
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.
An Enzo doesn’t look too shabby in that sort of setting, either, come to think of it…..
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.
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.
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.
This orange RS – replica or not? – was also quite sweet to the eye…..
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.
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.
And the best of the rest……. click to enlarge.
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.