If you believed a series of social media posts yesterday, then there are suddenly two incredible hypercars in the Philippines: a Bugatti Chiron and a Koenigsegg Agera S.
We really shouldn’t be surprised considering Pagani Automobili is already in the country, which shows that there is a market for hypercars. But of all the days for these cars to surface locally, it had to be on April 1.
So the question now is this: Did a Bugatti Chiron and a Koenigsegg Agera S really arrive in the Philippines?
Starting with the Bugatti, there are two photos of the Chiron which shows it parked beside a truck. At first glance, it may seem real, but try to take a closer look especially at the rear quarter photo. The background is certainly somewhere in the Philippines. However, the Chiron appears to have been edited in. That said, credit where credit is due. Whoever edited the photo did a good job; they even adjusted the lighting and shadows to make it seem legit. But unfortunately, there is no Bugatti Chiron in the Philippines just yet, at least none that we know of.
As for the Koenigsegg Agera S, we can say that the photos are definitely real. The question now is whether it is parked in a garage locally or somewhere else. A source of ours who actually follows Koenigsegg builds told AutoIndustriya that this specific Agera S is not in the Philippines but is in Singapore. Don’t let that one photo of an Aston Martin with a conduction sticker fool you as well, it is not in the same garage.
The Aston Martin garage, while similar in appearance, is actually located in a dealership building in Pasong Tamo, but look at the windows behind the Koenigsegg; you can see several high rise apartments that you wouldn’t see from the Aston Martin garage in Makati. Looking up the vehicle on the Koenigsegg Registry, it is chassis #098 and was built in right-hand drive configuration; definitely not in the Philippines.
Sorry to burst the bubble, but these limited-run hypercars didn’t arrive in the Philippines. But if you do look hard enough, you will find some rare gems that are actually here.