Originally Featured In The Dallas Morning News on May 16, 2019
The $2.6 million Koenigsegg Agera RS and the $3 million Koenigsegg Jesko — two of the fastest cars in the world — were in Dallas Wednesday, the cars' only Texas stop on their worldwide tour.
The event was at the home of Ted and Shannon Skokos, Dallas philanthropists and car enthusiasts who are fans of the brand and have met Christian von Koenigsegg, who founded the Swedish company with a singular mission to create the perfect supercar.
The Jesko was unveiled in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. It sold out an hour after it was unveiled, said Carolyn Alvey, a Koenigsegg spokeswoman who helped introduce these super-fast and very glitzy cars to Dallas. Only 125 Jeskos will be produced.
The company will begin producing the Jesko at the end of 2020 and will make them at the rate of one per week.
The Agera RS, which was produced from 2015 to 2018, also sold out when it was introduced.
A Koenigsegg Agera RS set five world records for a production vehicle in 2017 in Nevada, including the highest top speed for a production vehicle (277.87 miles per hour) and the highest average speed achieved on a public road (284.55 mph).