One-Off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon Crashed For The Second Time

The one-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon has been crashed and damaged for the second time in 12 months.

The all-carbon Gryphon was unveiled to the world at 2017’s Geneva Motor Show and commissioned by U.S. car collector Manny Khoshbin. However, during pre-delivery tests carried out on May 11, 2017, the Swedish hypercar was destroyed and Khoshbin was offered a replacement. The Gryphon would be repaired and used as a test mule by the automaker.

Sadly, the car has taken an unwanted journey off-road in Trollhattan, Sweden, very near the facilities of electric automaker NEVS. While only a single image of the hypercar has been published by Teknikensvarld, damage appears extensive.

In a cruel twist of fate, local media claims that this was the first time the Gryphon had been testing in public since the first crash 12 months ago.

It remains to be seen if Koenigsegg was testing any new components with the car but its rear wing does appear to have been removed. Fortunately, neither the driver or passenger suffered any injuries.

As mentioned, the Gryphon is a factory car so if there’s anything good to come out of this crash, it’s the fact that the car isn’t owned by a Koenigsegg customer. Repairing it for the second time in 12 months will certainly be an annoyance for the brand, however.

  • Jds65

    RWD, 1300+hp , Nearly 1:1 power to weight and to top it all off no wing.Modern day widow-maker?

    • Kaisuke971

      It does have a wing, the Agera RS is the Agera with the most downforce by quite a margin if i remember correctly. But by the time it’s going fast enough for the aero to really work you’re probably in the tree already. Which is not very long since it’s so fast… I’m a big fan of Koenigsegg but their cars are basically unusable on public roads

      • Jay D

        I know it has a wing lol. I thought i read in the article that they were testing this one without the wing when it crashed.

  • kimbentsen

    very unsafe car.

  • LeStori

    Anyone seems to be able to make an exptemely fast car these days. Stopping it from crashing seems to be the difficulty. Now If I wanted a statement that these cars attempt, it would be in an Alfa Romeo 8C . A work of art. Not really fast. Not a great handler. Just a CAR.

  • Second crash with the same chassis, should they check if this car is cursed?

    • LeStori

      Don’t think a curse is the problem. It is the nut behind the wheel that is the problem

      • Well honestly, it doesn’t meant to be taken literally *hold up garlic and voodoo dolls*

  • Paul

    They keep crashing it and it may become a none-off instead of a one-off..

  • MG force.

    yet another confirmation of a car without history and dynamic qualities. there is no sudden hypercar builder, no one takes it into consideration in specialized magazines. a brand without history creates cars like this that do not know how to go straight on the road !.

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