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Yep, they're still dealing with registration and presumably the car didnt get through under the previous exemption as Matt suggested it may have been able too. Unfortunate. Really don't need another angry US owner. But then again seems like Pagani may have pissed off even more people :D
 

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Yep, they're still dealing with registration and presumably the car didnt get through under the previous exemption as Matt suggested it may have been able too. Unfortunate. Really don't need another angry US owner. But then again seems like Pagani may have pissed off even more people :D
The only hitch I could figure would be if the NHTSA doesn't consider Koenigsegg's previous exemption valid for the Agera. If the CCX is veiwed as a separate model, and they want to be sticklers about it, then I guess they could say it doesn't count. But again my understanding for quite some time has been that this particular car was in the clear.

Golden opportunity here for Koenigsegg in the U.S., if the rumors are true about Huayra orders. That would really surprise me though, for Pagani fans residing in the U.S. I would think there would be reason to be patient. Then again, with the release of the latest wave of hybrid supercars from the bigs, maybe the Huayra is a little less special??
 

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Discussion Starter #45 (Edited)
I think the rear of #099 might be at final inspection/detailing (makes sense if the car is delivered soon). In any case they are not delaying it any more, working late a Saturday light it seems.. And I think the rear seen at the photo is from *102 (or *103 if the car I think is 103 is actually 102). I think 104 might have dry paint but absolutely not ready for traffic with rear lights and everything .. I think this rear is from the LHD car seen at Instagram last week (and I _think_ that is 102, Chinese? car?).
 

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Maybe, depends on when the race is, if #099 was detailed/inspected for delivery last week then probably not. I think the god-old #077 is the candidate, but maybe *101? Probably ready for race very soon?
 

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:D :D :D :D :D
Yea I hope they use #77, an Agera R vs SuperSport would be a better race than Agera S vs SuperSport, we already had Agera S vs 16.4.

This race should be closer... Agera R has 60 less hp instead of 30 more in the Agera S vs Veyron race... But obviously still the weight advantage.
 

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:D :D :D :D :D
Yea I hope they use #77, an Agera R vs SuperSport would be a better race than Agera S vs SuperSport, we already had Agera S vs 16.4.

This race should be closer... Agera R has 60 less hp instead of 30 more in the Agera S vs Veyron race... But obviously still the weight advantage.
With all the publicity this brings im sure 7077 will deliver more then 1140 hp this day..
 

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With all the publicity this brings im sure 7077 will deliver more then 1140 hp this day..
Hmm.. Yea maybe. I don't think the Agera S was making more than 1030hp when it raced the Veyron though, that race seemed pretty legitimate.
Unless they already have the One:1 engine in the #77, then it will be ridiculous.
 

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Where the hell is this car?

It has been in testing since June now,and was supposedly going to feature at Koenigsegg's unveiling w/the Emporio Motor Group this month,yet still no sign
 

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It will be ready when U.S registration is ready. It was supposed to be unveiled at Pebble this summer, but since the registration was delayed they decided to pull out and not do the same mistake as last year (and the same mistake Pagani did this year..).

Someone asked in a thread on teamspeed some weeks back, and the response from Jens was "we are working on it".
Very curious on what's holding them back since registration has been "almost" finished for a long time now.

Funny thing is that Koenigsegg are the ones themselves who decides when the car is compliant or not compliant. Matt knows a thing or two about that ;)

The photoshoot by Oskar Bakke is probally for the U.S unveiling at Emporio
 

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I shot Emporio an email asking when they would recieve the car a few days ago, never got a response. There's only a few days left in October though so if the original statements hold true, hopefully we'll see the car very soon! I don't understand why it has taken so long to get US registration.
 

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@Dave - :blink:

Another possibility -- maybe the EPA side of things is causing the delays, in terms of the emissions/fuel economy. The EPA and the NHTSA do not work together. Most cars are not actually tested by the EPA, but rather the manufacturers themselves or third party specialists. The test results are reviewed by the EPA and if they are satisfied that the procedures were done in accordance with EPA specification, then the stamp of approval is given.

The EPA does however test a small percentage of cars on its own, if it deems it necessary. With the recently issues with certain Hyundai and Ford hybrid vehicles not actually meeting their claimed MPG ratings, they might be looking a bit closer than they have in the past. Especially in the case of a small manufacturer, who has not been in the market in five years.

Not sure what the timing on all of this is, but one problem may be that the U.S. federal government was recently "shut down" for a few weeks due to political nonsense. Even if Koenigsegg had their results in hand, there would have been no one to submit them to! If the EPA were conducting the testing themselves, you would imagine a further delay.

Just guessing though. I'm sure Koengisegg and the customer are very keen to debut this car, more so than we are to see it!
 
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