Koenigsegg

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader

    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 supercar to increase the company's volume into the hundreds. Today, Koenigsegg builds about 20 cars per year with multi-year waiting lists. The new car will not replace the Agera or Regera, and a proper successor to the former is on the way. It could show up at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. "Our brand...

  • 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
    Spurred by Tesla, Koenigsegg aiming for 250 mph in 14 seconds

    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...

  • 2018 Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder, 2017 Geneva auto show

    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 progress beyond the original announcement, which was made by Spyker CEO Victor Muller and Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The exact reasons are unclear but Koenigsegg spokesman Steven Wade shed some light when he told Autovisie in an interview...

  • 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
    Koenigsegg Agera RS “Gryphon” crashed...again

    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...

  • Final Koenigsegg Agera RS during Vmax200 event in April, 2018

    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 the standing mile events run here, but each Vmax200 event is hard to directly compare because the set distances often vary. Miller's Agera RS broke the previous Vmax200 record of 240 mph over a set distance of 1.4 miles achieved by a Koenigsegg One:1 in 2016. Miller wasn't doing the driving...

  • 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...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    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...

  • Koenigsegg Regera with Ghost high-downforce package
    Koenigsegg Regera gets Ghost high-downforce package

    Koenigsegg's Regera hypercar has received a high-downforce package just in time for this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Called the Ghost package, the package adds a new lip spoiler and flics at the front of the car as well as a pair of winglets at the rear similar to the design we...

  • 2006 Koenigsegg CCX

    The wait time on a new Koenigsegg literally spans years. But people with seven figures to drop on a car aren't used to waiting, so to keep potential buyers enticed Koenigsegg is launching a certified pre-owned program for its older cars. The new program, which will be formally introduced on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, is known as Certified Legends, and it alleviates any doubt when buying a Koenigsegg with anything more than the delivery miles on it. To be qualified under the Certified Legends program, a Koenigsegg needs to pass a comprehensive inspection and service...

  • Koenigsegg Regera and first U.S.-spec Agera RS, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    An electric Koenigsegg could be in the brand's future

    Koenigsegg CEO and namesake Christian von Koenigsegg has peered into his company's future and an electric supercar could be part of it. The CEO, whose daily driver is a Tesla Model S, told AutoGuide in an interview published Friday that his company is incredibly interested in electrified...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS goes from 0-250-0 MPH in 37 seconds
    300 mph in the Koenigsegg Agera RS? It's doable

    The Koenigsegg Agera RS claimed the production-car top speed record last November with a 277.9 mph run, but the company said higher speeds aren't out of the question—they're just not a priority. Christian von Koenigsegg and Michelin product manager Eric Schmedding spoke with The Drive in a...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS during 2017 production car land speed record attempt
    World's fastest car headed to Detroit

    A Koenigsegg Agera RS was driven to a top speed of 277.9 mph on a closed-off section of Nevada's Highway 160 on November 4, 2017, and in the process was entered into the record books as the fastest production car in history. The car happens to be owned by a customer in the United States and he's...

  • Koenigsegg Regera safety test
    You’ll be shocked by what a Koenigsegg Regera can withstand

    Koenigsegg’s latest models are fully federalized in the United States, which means they can be legally owned here without having to resort to shaky “Show or Display” rules. That’s no easy task for an automaker which has built fewer than 200 cars in its entire history, but...

  • Ride along in a Koenigsegg Agera RS to 284 miles per hour
    Ride along in a Koenigsegg Agera RS to 284 mph

    What's the fastest you've ever gone in a car or on a motorcycle? It actually doesn't matter what your answer is, because it's nowhere near as fast as Niklas Lilja has gone. He's the Koenigsegg test driver who recently got to push an Agera RS to its limits. At the end of his driving day, Lilja and...

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