A friend of mine who knows me through our local Cars & Coffee works for Michelin. This week they had the very last One:1 (1 of 6 worldwide) in their North American Headquarters for three days. The One:1 is shod in custom Michelins, naturally. Specially developed Pilot Sport Cup 2s. Of course they’re specially…
Now that the speed limit on the Nürburgring has been lifted, Koenigsegg intends to take its 1,340 horsepower One:1 supercar around for a few laps. And hey, they aren’t trying to break the current record time of the Porsche 918, but if they do, that’s cool too.
Christian Von Koenigsegg is a lucky man. His unconventional ideas about automotive engineering—pioneering FlexFuel, camless engines and gearless transmissions—have made him and his small supercar company wildly successful. He’s lucky he didn’t try to start his business based on his theory of gravity, which he does not…
When Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac presented its first prototype, it had eight employees. Today, Rimac is a team of 150, with clients like world-beating hypercar company Koenigsegg, and products like the Concept One, a 1,088 horsepower electric supercar retailing for $1 million. Yet their confidential…
Koenigsegg, not to be upstaged by the new Bugatti Chiron, has finally revealed the production version of its extremely impressive Regera with over 1,500 hp and a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds. Damn!
I have such a fascination with this still-relatively-obscure car manufacturer; the engineering solutions in this car alone stand out in a world left sorely wanting of truly maniacal ingenuity. Many supremely fast and expensive vehicles exist nowadays with which to test the limits of road-car technology, or to cruise…
Dry weight, curb weight, gross weight, mass are all entirely different things, no matter what you might think. Koenigsegg is here to explain how different carmakers trick you into thinking their cars are lighter than they are, because it’s a confusing world out there.
There’s something so viscerally satisfying about this, and there’s important lesson as well. Look, if you’re going to lie on Twitter about having an absurdly exclusive supercar to drive around, best to not tag the only people in the world who know you’re lying. Like this guy did, with a black Koenigsegg One:1.
Here’s Christian von Koenigsegg playing a Regera exhaust like a trombone. That Aircore carbon fiber wheel wrapped in Michelin’s finest? $16,000. Photo credit: Koenigsegg.
If you think about it, $6 million plus a bit of change isn’t too bad for the fastest piece of automotive history that can also be registered under the Show and Display regulation in America. Interested in buying it? Talk to these guys.
Video has emerged of what looks to be a super-expensive Koenigsegg Agera R supercar crashing in China. Priced somewhere around $4,000,000 US, it’s likely one of the most—if not the most—expensive single-vehicle accident ever.
Koenigsegg completed only four of the 25 Agera RSs that will ever leave the factory so far, but the 11th car will be the first to be fully homologated and road-legal for the United States of America. And you can see how it gets there.
As if Christian Koenigsegg’s cars weren’t cool enough already, he’s now making robot cars way cooler than Michael Bay ever could.