This time next week we’ll be at the opening of the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow (#CIAS2018). One of the not-to-miss highlights is the World’s Fastest Car – the Koenigsegg Agera RS will be there, making its first appearance in Canada
While the Agera RS will have made its North American auto show debut a month earlier at Detroit, the Canadian International AutoShow is going it one better. As well as the car, Toronto has attracted the founder and CEO of the Swedish high-performance manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Christian von Koenigsegg, who will address reporters on Media Day Feb. 15 and introduce the bullet car to their new Canadian market.
“The growth of Koenigsegg Automotive (he founded the company in 1994) is a source of inspiration for many, not just my family and our employees in Sweden,” said Christian von Koenigsegg.
About coming to the Canadian International AutoShow, he added: “It is truly a pleasure for our company to make our Canadian debut this year, to share this wonderful car with our enthusiast community.”
“Thanks to our partners at Weissach Performance (the exclusive Canadian distributors for Koenigsegg), our first Canada-bound vehicles are nearing delivery and we look forward to seeing the first Koenigseggs on Canadian roads in the very near future.”
On Nov. 4, 2017, Koenigsegg AB took the Agera RS to the Nevada desert and smashed five existing production car speed records to smithereens. The new marks set that day include:
- The highest top speed achieved by a production vehicle (two-way average) – 447.19 km/h (277.87 miles an hour);
- Zero to 400 km/h – 33.29 seconds;
- Flying kilometre on a public road (two-way average) – 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph);
- Flying mile on a public road (two-way average) – 444.76 km/h (276.36 mph);
- Highest speed achieved on a public road (single direction) – 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph).
The Koenigsegg Agera RS follows on from Aston Martin’s North American reveal of their Valkyrie Supercar concept to lead-off 2017’s media day activities, and Ford’s presentation of their GT Supercar to open media day in 2015.
Canadian AutoShow attendees will be able to see the actual record setting car on display for the duration of the Show in Auto Exotica on the 100 Level of the convention centre’s North Building from February 16th to 25th.
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