One of the rarest and most expensive cars—the Koenigsegg Agera RS—crashed in Switzerland, taking serious damage.
The car, which can reportedly get up to 277 mph, spun out of control between Nyon and Trelex, Autoevolution reported. It then hit the rocks, causing considerable damage to the $2 million car.
Koenigsegg Agera RS that crashed in Switzerland today – driver OK pic.twitter.com/b1bGWZkSR0
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“The RS is limited to just 25 units, each with a price of around$2.1 million. Powered by a 5.0L V8 engine, the Agera RS produces 1,160BHP and is currently the world’s fastest production car,” DriveTribe reported.
It said, “Train lines were closed while the wreckage of the car was removed. A local prestige car dealership soon covered the expensive car from the public eye with a tarpaulin while the wreckage was removed.”
Images of the crash were being circulated across social media.
In November 2017, Bloomberg News reported that an Agera RS hit the highest speed ever for a production vehicle, averaging 277.87 mph across two runs in an 11-mile, closed off stretch of Highway 160 in Nevada.
“We are in a golden age of high-performance cars right now,” said Eric Schmedding, a manager of original equipment at Michelin, according to Bloomberg. “It took years to break the 200-mph mark, but now we are knocking on the door of 300 mph,” he said. “It’s a big game, with fierce competition, and it’s very fast moving.”
In November 2015, a drunk driver crashed a Koenigsegg Agera in the Chinese city of Chongqing, according to the Daily Mail. “I went outside to see what it was and a car had rotated 250 degrees right in front of the sidewalk. The right wheel was knocked off, left lying in the road,” said a witness.