October 31, 2014

Koenisgesgg Agera R BLT impounded by China’s customs

The one-off Koenigsegg Agera R BLT has been impounded by China’s customs officials as they believe it was being smuggled in to China.

Photo of Koenigsegg Agera R BLT being inspected by Chinese Customs


Just last month we reported that a one-off Koenigsegg – the Koenigsegg Agera R BLT – had been created by Christian and his boys for a deep-pocketed Chinese buyer. But it’s all gone a bit wrong.

When we reported the Agera R BLT had been created, we also noted that it was already crated up and on its way to China for the delight and delectation of its new owner. Unfortunately, it looks like China’s Customs officers read the same news and were ready and waiting for the one-off Agera.

Chinese customs official are convinced that the new owner of the Agera R BLT hadn’t paid the necessary import duty on his new toy – which can be 100 per cent plus in China for cars like the Koenigsegg – so they’ve grabbed his new car as it arrived in China.

It appears that although the owner has coughed up something in the region of £1.5 million for the Agera R BLT, he owes the Chinese government a similar amount if he wants to take delivery. Plus whatever fine he gets for trying to ‘Smuggle’ his car in to China.

It looks likely – once this mess has been unravelled – that the owner of this Koenigsegg Agera R will have the dubious distinction of owning the most expensive Koenigsegg…in the world

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT Photos >>

Source: Car News China (via Jalopnik)

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