Singh is also the owner of the $4.1 million Lamborghini Veneno.
NEW YORK: Florida-based Indian American businessman Kris Singh, who made headlines around the world for being one of only three owners of the ultra-rare $4 million plus Lamborghini Veneno, in 2014, has now made another exceptional purchase to his burgeoning car collection: the Agera XS by the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. And this time’s around, he’s the only owner in the world of the car commissioned especially for him.
Koenigsegg turned up to last week’s Monterey Car Week with the first federalized example of the Agera RS, dubbed XS, which was commissioned as a one-off for the roads in the US, reported Motor Authority.
Singh took delivery of the car in Monterey, so it was the first time that he had seen it after commissioning its build more than a year ago. According to Koenigsegg, Singh was involved in every step of this car’s custom design and development.
The particular orange used on the car is called Karosserie Orange. This is contrasted by a strip of clear carbon fiber running down the center. The car also features bespoke aerodynamic elements, including the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Koenigsegg.
Power in all Agera RS supercars comes from a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 that delivers as much as 1,160 horsepower on regular pump gas (even more is possible when using ethanol-blended fuel). The engine is paired with a 7-speed sequential gearbox sourced from Italy’s CIMA and powers the rear wheels only. The curb weight, with all fluids onboard, is just 3,075 pounds.
According to Top Speed, the Koenigsegg Agera was launched in 2010 as the company’s second nameplate after the CC, which spawned the CCR, CCX, and other limited-edition models. Built until 2013 in just seven units, the Agera received several updates. The Swedish brand launched the Agera R in 2011, the Agera S in 2012, and the One:1 “Megacar” in 2014. The latter is the most powerful Koenigsegg built to date and it also delivers the greatest power-to-weight ratio. However, the Agera saga continued into 2015 with the RS, built in 25 units, and in 2016 with the Agera Final. Although the Final was the last Agera-based supercar, Koenigsegg unveiled a new bespoke supercar XS at the Monterey Car Week.
The entire combination can lead the car to reach 186 mph within 14 seconds, and 250 mph in the next six seconds. Comparing to other supercar today, this performance is smoking hot. It should make a competitive rival for other brands’ supercar.
Pricing is obviously a mystery, but given that the Agera RS costs around $2 million, the XS, likely to remain just a one-off, probably brought at least $3 million into the company’s coffers, noted Top Speed.
“It is a true pleasure for us to present the Agera XS at this year’s Monterey Car Week, especially as this is the first Agera RS that will be fully homologated for use on American roads. Our re-entry into the U.S. market is a watershed moment for our company and the Agera XS is the perfect car to emphasize this occasion,” said Koenigsegg boss Christian von Koenigsegg, in a statement.
Celebrity Net Worth reported that Singh’s net worth is $200 million dollars. He earned his wealth as the Managing Director of a Florida-based investment firm called Tequesta Investments.
Singh’s Lamborghini Veneno is the most expensive production car in the world today. The car features a 6.5 Liter V-12 engine that is capable of producing 740 horsepower. In order to reserve his Veneno, all three buyers had to be well known by the executives at Lamborghini. Kris and the other owners were also required to plunk down the car’s full purchase price in 2012. That purchase price was $4.106 million. In fact, he did not even see what the car looked like until it was unveiled for the world for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.