Koenigsegg set an insane average speed of 277.9 mph in two runs of a stretch of highway in Nevada back in November, potentially making the Agera RS the fastest production car ever, and finally giving the company the opportunity to test at the limit in the real world. Here’s what they learned from that.
On Saturday, the mad Swedes at Koenigsegg did something truly remarkable: in an Agera RS, a factory driver achieved an average speed of 277.9 mph during two runs on Nevada’s Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. This may make the Agera RS the world’s fastest street legal production car. Now you can see what those…
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.
Qoros, the maker of cheap sedans and cheap SUVs Europeans can’t really buy just yet, likes Christian von Koenigsegg’s camless engine technology so much that they put it in one of their concepts. It’s supposed improve fuel economy, lower emissions, and save weight, all at the same time. In other words, it’s supposed to…
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.
We met Christian von Koenigsegg, the father of Sweden's hypercars, while he was hanging out at Spyker's stand at the Geneva Motor Show. He told us something quite juicy there — that in about 10 years or so, automobile engines won't have camshafts anymore. He's been working on his camless engines for a while.
Christian Von Koenigsegg once told Swedish online magazine Nyheter 24 that he invested all of his family's money in the car company he started at age 22 in Angleholm, working eight years without a salary and seven at a paltry sum. Such is the life of an über nerd with a dream.