No more having to work through brokers or call your people in Europe when you want to trade up to this year's Koenigsegg, now that the Swedish supercar syndicate has appointed New York's Manhattan Motorcars to be its first US dealer. Putting high priority on the company it keeps, this will put the Agera R in a Gotham classroom alongside pupils from Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce. All the better for it to get called on when it raises its hand for potential buyers.

Those buyers will need to get it out of the city, though, if they really want to use it. The twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 behind the Agera's cockpit is good for 960 horsepower on regular gas, or 1,140 when primed with E85. And we don't expect that those one-piece carbon fiber wheels will enjoy Manhattan's mean streets, even with the swanky Öhlins Racing Triplex suspension.

This is your cue to head down for a test drive with your trade-in and a Vuitton bag filled with roughly $1.5 million. Or you can take your time and start with the press release on the appointment below.
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Koenigsegg re-enter North American car market – Manhattan Motorcars

4 March, 2014 -- After a few years of absence in USA, it brings us great joy to introduce Manhattan Motorcars of New York City as our official dealer for the American northeast.

Manhattan Motorcars is an award winning New and Pre-owned retailer for Porsche, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Lotus located in New York City.

They are respected as one of the most successful luxury and performance automotive dealers in the world, and have set unmatched records in sales and service continuously from 1995 to present day.

The partnership between Koenigsegg Automotive and Manhattan Motorcars is effective as of today.

Manhattan Motorcars will represent Koenigsegg at the New York International Auto Show, displaying a 2014 Agera R model. The New York International Auto show is scheduled to run from the 18th to the 27th of April. For more details about the show, please visit their website http://www.autoshowny.com.

Christian von Koenigsegg - CEO & Founder Koenigsegg Automotive AB
We are truly delighted by the opportunity to work with such a passionate and well respected dealer like Manhattan Motorcars. We will do our outmost to support Manhattan Motorcars in the best possible way and are looking forward to a fruitful long-term relationship.

Brian Miller - President & Founder Manhattan Motorcars
I can't tell you how excited myself and my team are to be representing such an exciting and innovative automotive brand and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Christian and the team at Koenigsegg and putting these gorgeous cars on the road.

Jens G Sverdrup - Regional Director & Head Of Sales – Koenigsegg Automotive.
I couldn't be happier with the choice of partner. Since 1995 Brian Miller and his group have created a dealership with almost iconic status in the middle of New York City. Their friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable and down to earth attitude fit very well with our brand values, so it's the perfect match.

So, without further ado we wish Brian Miller and Manhattan Motorcars welcome to the Koenigsegg family.


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      Ryan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Sweet! I know where I am going shopping... For a hat. :-)
      Griffen W
      • 9 Months Ago
      If you got it, flaunt it. And an Agera definitely says "got it"
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 9 Months Ago
      I would take that blue Agera over any Veyron in a heartbeat.
      mix35
      • 9 Months Ago
      Chances are any one that buys one of these will have it at the Monticello Motorclub to really have fun with it. Might also see it out east (Hamptons) during the summer. No one in their right mind woul want to drive his on any road in Manhattan
        Anonymous
        • 9 Months Ago
        @mix35
        Bring it to Dallas Texas. Rent time at the TMS (Texas Motor Speedway) track. Hope you have the skills to handle a car that can do more than 150 miles an hour. Sadly, most wealthy people can barely outhandle a Toyota Corolla.
          Indubitably
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Anonymous
          At the end of the day we're all human and make mistakes. Despite that, super cars now have so many electronic aids and even lack an manual transmission (which makes it easier to drive and mainly for the sake off efficiency/speed) and people still wreck their super cars.
      Vwfanatic
      • 9 Months Ago
      Outstanding NYC, too bad Chris Christie makes selling super cars in New Jersey impossible without a large campaign donation to Elect Christie in 2016.
        Teleny411
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Vwfanatic
        I hope his evil reign of corruption comes to an end soon via a conviction.
      cbxweb
      • 9 Months Ago
      But if they open up their own store this will hurt the Chevy dealer in Utica! :(
      Agilis
      • 9 Months Ago
      I just want to see it in person.
      Alexander Stewart
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'll go here with my bro to check it out. He might even consider one lol a few years from now. S65 first.
      Teleny411
      • 9 Months Ago
      I can't imagine test driving that in the land of the deranged cabbies.
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