Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches are all well and good, but there’s an air of exclusivity with small niche manufacturers that simply can’t be matched. A bright red 458 Speciale will always catch a gearhead’s wandering eye, but there’s now a Scandinavian company whose products will probably garner more ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as they roll down the strip.
That brand is Koenigsegg, an automaker based out of Ängelholm, Sweden. Simply put, its small smattering of supercars is like nothing else in the world.
Take the Regera (pictured), a 1,500-horsepower hybrid ‘megacar’ that costs a whopping $2.34 million. Not only does it look stunning, Koenigsegg calls it “the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.” With a 0 to 250 mph time of less than 20 seconds, the brand has a point.
If you live on the West Coast, we have good news! Koenigsegg has officially confirmed it will open a showroom in Walnut Creek, California in the second quarter of 2015. It will do so with the help of Momentum Autogroup, a group of dealers that serve The Golden State.
“We are really excited to finally reach the Californian market with our hand-built and bespoke cars,” said Christian von Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg CEO. “We are also very pleased in finding such a good partner as Momentum for one of my favorite places — the Bay Area. We have invested heavily into making this happen and are truly looking forward to shipping the first cars to anticipating customers.”
“I am excited to be part of the Koenigsegg family and I am looking forward to being a major player in the ultra highline segment,” continued Rahim Hassanally, CEO of Momentum Autogroup. “With two new models and California certification coming we couldn’t have picked a better time to be a Koenigsegg dealer.”
Koenigsegg opened its first U.S. dealership in New York last year, operated by Manhattan Motorcars.