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  • Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage

    After announcing his intentions to build a more affordable "entry-level" supercar in February, Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg dished out some new details on the car coming to life via a partnership with Chinese-backed Swedish electric car startup NEVS. The debut will happen in the first half of 2020, most likely at the Geneva International Motor Show, and production will follow shortly after, von Koenigsegg revealed to Autocar in an interview published Thursday. The Koenigsegg boss has been hinting at a more affordable, higher volume model since as early as 2014. However...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko world tour
    The Koenigsegg Jesko has embarked on a world tour

    Koenigsegg's Jesko is going on tour. Following its world debut in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Jesko will now be taken by the Swedish hypercar company to several continents for fans to drool over. The best news is for you, dear American readers. The Jesko will make several...

  • Crash testing $2M Koenigsegg supercar
    How to crash test a $2 million Koenigsegg hypercar

    Automakers work extensively to ensure occupant safety, and that means crash testing several cars. In the case of supercars, a company like Koenigsegg needs to do things a little differently. Apex One published a video to YouTube on Friday that detailed the process that goes into crash testing the...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko, photo by Keno Zache
    Super fast in every way, $3M Koenigsegg Jesko supercar officially sold out

    Five days after the Koenigsegg Jesko made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show, each supercar is spoken for. The Swedish supercar maker announced Tuesday that all 125 cars have been sold to buyers for around $3 million. The supercar will be homologated for roads around the world...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko
    Koenigsegg Jesko deep dive: 7 clutches, 1,600 hp, $3M

    When you're developing a replacement for the fastest car on the planet, a typical update isn't going to cut the mustard. Fortunately, that wasn't an issue for Koenigsegg, as nothing the Swedish performance marque does is what you'd call typical. That's clearly evident in Koenigsegg's Jesko, which...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko
    Koenigsegg Jesko rocks Geneva as the ultimate in Swedish speed

    Koenigsegg dropped the mic at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The Swedish supercar maker revealed the Koenigsegg Jesko, which replaces the famed Agera supercar with technology and specifications that require a double take. The Jesko implements a few core improvements over the...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS1

    Koenigsegg may have the hardware to compete with heavyweights such as Ferrari or Lamborghini, but the Swedish automaker remains a low-scale operation. In the years to come, that appears set to change. CEO and founder Cristian von Koenigsegg told Bloomberg in a report last Friday that after 2022, he has plans to build thousands of cars per year. The goal would place his company in striking distance of Ferrari and Lamborghini, which both build fewer than 10,000 cars annually today. In the near-term, von Koenigsegg plans to increase production from around a dozen supercars per year to a few...

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader
    New "entry-level" Koenigsegg supercar in the works with camless engine

    Koenigsegg is hardly a budget brand, but the Swedish supercar maker has plans for what could be considered an "entry-level" supercar. And it's going to be a hybrid. Top Gear spoke with founder and CEO Cristian von Koenigsegg, who said the latest deal with China's NEVS will pave the way for a new...

  • NEVS 9-3 concept, 2017 CES Asia
    Saab's Chinese owner partners with Koenigsegg, purchases 20-percent stake in supercar maker

    China's NEVS purchased the remnants of Saab years ago, and now the company has taken a stake in another Swedish automaker. NEVS announced it has purchased a 20-percent stake in Koenigsegg and partnered to create a new joint venture between the two companies. In the Tuesday announcement, the Chinese...

  • Koenigsegg Agera successor teaser
    Koenigsegg Agera successor reportedly limited to 125 units, won't be called Ragnarok

    We've known Koenigsegg has an Agera successor in the works, but now we have a few new details on the hypercar. Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri reported last Wednesday the Agera successor, which will debut in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, will not wear the rumored Ragnarok...

  • Koenigsegg Regera in bare carbon fiber - Image via Keno Zache Photography/Carage
    No paint, no clear: Koenigsegg crafts Regera wearing "naked" carbon fiber

    Koenigsegg is an expert when it comes to carbon fiber. After all, the small Swedish company was the first to offer carbon fiber wheels straight from the factory. Now it's ventured into a new realm concerning the light yet sturdy material: Koenigsegg Naked Carbon. Shown here on a Regera, Koenigsegg...

  • Christian von Koenigsegg with the Koenigsegg Agera RS and Regera at Jay Leno's Garage
    Christian von Koenigsegg brings the Regera to Jay Leno's Garage

    The Koenigsegg Regera is a high-tech piece of machinery, and there's probably no one on the planet better suited to explaining all of its gadgetry than the man who founded the company, Christian von Koenigsegg. He recently visited Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the Regera. Unveiled at the 2015...

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader

    Koenigsegg currently produces the world's fastest production car in the Agera RS, but the company isn't stopping there. Especially not after learning how quickly the 2020 Tesla Roadster will accelerate. Speaking to Top Gear in a Friday report, founder and namesake, Christian von Koenigsegg, told his employees Tesla "put the gauntlet down" when it declared its electric sports car would do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. That figure took Koenigsegg back to the drawing board to outdo the electric-car maker. After calculating whether the acceleration time was even doable—engineers agreed it...

  • 2018 Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Koenigsegg yet to deliver any engines to Spyker

    Dutch sports car marque Spyker announced in March 2017 that it will start using V-8 engines for its flagship C8 line sourced from Sweden's Koenigsegg, instead of the aging Audi units that have powered the C8 since the nameplate's launch in 2000. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to have been any...

  • Koenigsegg Agera successor teaser
    Koenigsegg Agera successor reportedly named Ragnarok, will have 1,440 hp

    Koenigsegg may have a name for its Agera successor in "Ragnarok." According to a source close to the manufacturer told The Supercar Blog that the name should grace the car when it debuts at the 2019 Geneva motor show. And that the Koenigsegg Ragnarok may also have 1,440 horsepower. The power figure...

  • 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT race car prototype
    Koenigsegg might race in Le Mans' new Hypercar class

    Koenigsegg may be among the automakers fielding a car in the new Hypercar class set to be introduced in the 2020/2021 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose final round will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In an interview with Top Gear magazine published Wednesday, Koenigsegg CEO and founder...

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader
    Final Koenigsegg Ageras named Thor and Vader

    This marks the end of the Agera era for Koenigsegg. The Swedish automaker has built its final two Agera hypercars, and the pair have been dubbed Thor and Vader. For Koenigsegg, the Agera represents the longest model name in production since the company was founded back in 1994. While Koenigsegg...

  • Koenigsegg Agera successor teaser
    Koenigsegg shows off sketch of Agera RS successor

    All good things must come to an end, and the Koenigsegg Agera is now a supercar for the history books. But, the Swedish supercar maker obviously has a successor in the works. During the opening of Lorbek Luxury Cars in Melbourne, Australia, last Thursday, the brand showed off a sketch of its next...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS “Gryphon” crash on May 17, 2018 - Image via Teknikens Värld

    On May 11, 2017, a Koenigsegg Agera RS commissioned by American collector Manny Khoshbin crashed at the hands of a Koenigsegg test driver during routine pre-delivery testing at a track in Trollhättan, Sweden. A year later, almost to the day, the same car has crashed again—on a stretch of road next to the same track where last year's crash happened. Photos of the wrecked car have been posted to Teknikens Värld. From what we can tell, the damage looks relatively mild so the car should be repairable. According to the Swedish publication, the latest crash occurred on May 17 and it...

  • Final Koenigsegg Agera RS during Vmax200 event in April, 2018
    Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 242 MPH in just 1.3 miles

    Koenigsegg's Agera RS is now out of production but the car is still obliterating records. On Saturday, the very last Agera RS ever built, a blue example owned by Neil Miller, hit 242 mph over a set distance of 1.3 miles at a Vmax200 event near Leicester in the United Kingdom. Vmax200 is similar to...

  • Koenigsegg Agera Final, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Koenigsegg building its final Ageras

    Koenigsegg on Wednesday announced that it is in the process of building its last two Agera hypercars, after which the company's sole product will be the Regera hybrid. The last Ageras are the two remaining examples of the three-car Agera Final collection announced in 2016. Koenigsegg presented the...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS during 2017 production car land speed record attempt
    Koenigsegg Agera RS owner encouraged top speed run

    Many of the automotive industry's records and accolades are specifically sought after by the companies themselves. Not so for the Koenigsegg Agera RS' top speed record run. Actually, the owner of the car came up with the idea. Koenigsegg's founder, CEO and namesake, Christian von Koenigsegg, told...

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    Koenigsegg CEO loves the Aston Martin Valkryie, not so the AMG Project One and McLaren Senna

    Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg is an unashamed car nut, so naturally he had plenty of things to say about the cars on display at this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. And unlike many other senior people in the automotive world, von Koenigsegg is more than happy to...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS during 2017 production car land speed record attempt
    Koenigsegg to replace Agera RS at 2019 Geneva auto show

    The Koenigsegg Agera RS is a mighty machine. It's one of the few cars on the planet that can legitimately skip over the name supercar and jump straight to hypercar. It's also a car that's been around since 2011, and Koenigsegg is getting ready to replace it. That won't happen at this year's Geneva...

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