Koenigsegg has nearly doubled its staff headcount in the last 12 months, and as they move towards having two completely different models on their line for the first time ever, one can only wonder when Freevalve becomes production ready as well.
Christian von Koenigsegg is a busy man. His company just announced that the direct drive and absolutely bonkers Regera will get a run of 80 units, and if you think about it, that’s a huge number for a high-end supercar company like Sweden’s finest. But as long as there are enough people out there looking for $2 million rides, all should be well in the automotive world.
Let’s not forget that it took Koenigsegg sixteen years to produce a hundred cars. After a bunch of ultra limited and ridiculously fast carbon fiber monsters, the company debuted the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra 100 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. You might see Ageras at car shows all the time, but the fact is that they only built 5 Agera Ss, 18 Agera Rs and 5 regular Ageras, and since they moved on by creating 6 One:1s and 25 Agera RSs, the Koenigsegg Agera’s story is finished. What comes after it is already under development, but that’s as far as I can go at this point.
In the meantime, the Regera offers something new. Cutting-edge technology mated with comfort instead of unreal performance at the track. One step back and two steps forward. It’s funny to realize that this is the past already:
Koenigsegg just hired Joachim Nordwall, a designer who’s been with them in a consulting capacity for some time but is now fully employed as part of the family.
From this point on, the only challenge is to deliver cars within a year or so, just like how Lamborghini gets it done. (Rich) people hate to wait.
And the camless stuff? They are working on it. Knowing Koenigsegg, that means it’s happening.
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