The engines in supercars are notoriously fragile and short-lived. Mercedes’ upcoming engine may last a scant 31,000 miles, for instance. Koenigsegg, however, builds its engines so stout and so powerful that they could last for literal centuries.
Mad genius and gravity skeptic Christian von Koenigsegg takes special pride in his cars. So much so that he is able to track the whereabouts of almost every one of them with his smartphone, because it allows him to have a personal connection with each customer to optimize their ownership experience.
I’m in an unusually good mood today and it’s not because I got to pet my neighbor’s dogs in the elevator this morning. It’s because the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is going on and it is hands down my favorite show. Here’s why.
Koenigseggs today are alien machines, unearthly in design and engineering wizardry made by a man from the future who builds cars until they are fast enough to take him home. But the first-ever Koenigsegg prototype was not that at all. It was a shoddy thing, looking like it came out of a shed in the 1990s, which it…
There are certain little weird bits of knowledge that float around the collective unconscious of gearhead-dom that we just assume everyone knows about. Like how there’s a snake eating what might be a baby on the Alfa Romeo badge, or that Trabants were made from old Soviet underpants. Sometimes, though, it’s worth…
My obsession with Subaru’s failed F1 engine, a flat-12, has gone on for years, and I had often heard that the motor nearly went on to power Koenigsegg’s first supercar. Now I’ve finally heard the full story.
Koenigsegg is a Swedish car company run by a pioneering (possibly time-traveling, who can say) genius who thinks gravity is backwards, and that means it follows Swedish traditional holidays. Among these holidays is Saint Lucy’s Day, which, Koenigsegg is keen to remind you, does not involve the KKK. Even if it looks…
Camshafts are great because they’re simple and mechanical and well-proven after many, many, many, many, many, many years of engine production. But there’s a better, newer way that runs an engine without them, and here’s how it works.
A bespoke Koenigsegg CCX supercar recently listed for sale at a Texas dealer was completely torn apart after rolling at high speed just a few miles into Mexico earlier this week, according to local reports.
Ever since we heard whispers about the Koenigsegg Regera about a year ago, we knew it was going to be something special. Since then, those whispers have become shouts—bellows of a 1,000-plus-HP hypercar with no gearbox.
What do you do when you have a Koenigsegg Agera RS, with its 1,160 horsepower, active aerodynamics, and airbags, but want a little more exclusivity? Easy. You give it a new, made-up name. This is the fully road-legal-in-the-United-States Koenigsegg Agera XS.
APEX: The Story Of The Hypercar is a fascinating documentary that follows the ideology and innovation behind the world’s current crop of performance heavyweights from Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Koenigsegg and Pagani as it attempts to define them. But there’s one spoken line in the first two minutes of the film that…
Look folks, Koenigsegg gets it. ‘It’ being our collective unspoken desire to see the new 1,500 horsepower Regera laying rubber and providing smoke cover.
Koenigsegg just released an exhaustive analysis of what went wrong when the One:1 they were preparing to set a record lap on the Nürburgring crashed in testing. After studying the onboard telemetry as well as the car itself, it was all caused by a fault in the front left anti-lock braking system wheel sensor signal.
One of the rarest, priciest cars in the world just crashed on the Nürburgring while testing in preparation for a lap record attempt. The $3.1 million, 1,341 hp, one-of-seven Koenigsegg Agera One:1 locked up its wheels and crashed into a barrier. Its skidmarks suggest a failure occurred under braking.
It looks like Koenigsegg crashed the hell out of a One:1 on the Nürburgring. Check out the photos from a maybe record run over here at MotorAuthority.
When you’re an employee at a company that builds supercars, everyone will be paying attention to what you drive. Koenigsegg’s employees must be aware of this, because their car choices seem inspired. Oh, and at least one of them has the best cheap car carpeting solution I’ve ever seen.
Our own Mike Ballaban is at the wheel of a virtual reality simulator. Koenigsegg’s new development driver is standing next to him. Watch him narrate our driving (of an Aston Martin Vulcan) and, almost inevitably, our crashing.