Koenigsegg

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Koenigsegg Automotive AB

Type

Aktiebolag

Industry

Automotive

Founded

1994[1]

Founder(s)

Christian von Koenigsegg

Headquarters

Ängelholm, Scania, Sweden

Key people

Christian von Koenigsegg Bård Eker

Products

Sports cars

Website

koenigsegg.com

Koenigsegg Automotive AB (/ˈkʌnɪɡsɛɡ/; Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkøːnɪɡsɛɡ] ( manufacturer of high-performance sports cars based in Ängelholm.

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1 Company 2 History o o 2.1 Prototypes and production 2.2 Attempted purchase of Saab

[2] In December 2010 the Koenigsegg Agera won the BBC Top Gear Hypercar of the Year Award. manufacturing and selling the Koenigsegg line of supercars. The CCX is street-legal in most countries. Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a non-listed free traded Swedish Public Company. Apart from developing. In 2006 Koenigsegg began production of the CCX. In March 2009 the Koenigsegg CCXR was chosen by Forbes to be one of the ten most beautiful cars in history. Christian von Koenigsegg is the CEO and a major shareholder. Koenigsegg is also involved in "green technology" development programmes beginning with the CCXR ("Flower Power") flexfuel supercar and continuing through the present with the Agera R. with the intention of producing a world-class supercar. History[edit source] Prototypes and production[edit source] . The Company has around 90 shareholders. Koenigsegg is also active in development programs when it comes to plug-in electric cars' systems and next-generation reciprocating engine technologies. Many years of development and prototyping led to the company's first street-legal production car delivery in 2002. which uses an engine created in-house especially for that vehicle. 3 Models o 3.1 List of models      4 Records 5 Awards 6 See also 7 References 8 External links Company[edit source] Koenigsegg CCX The company was founded in 1994 in Sweden by Christian von Koenigsegg. As the company is free trading the number of shareholders can vary.

[4] The deal. Since the factory is located on the still-active Ängelholm airport. included US$600 million in financing from the European Investment Bank. In 1997 the company needed larger facilities and moved to Margretetorp. Sweden. Attempted purchase of Saab[edit source] On 11 June 2009 the media reported that Koenigsegg Group. The shield has been the family's coat-of-arms since the 12th century when a family member was knighted by the German-based Holy Roman Empire. General Motors confirmed on June 16 that they had chosen Koenigsegg Group as the buyer of Saab Automobile. guaranteed by the Swedish . Furthermore. However. consisting of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. Initially. Alpraaz exported food from Europe to the developing world. The phantom insignia on the Koenigsegg's rear window is a tribute to the first squadron ("Johan Röd") from the now closed Swedish air force wing F 10 Ängelholm. During the next years the prototype went through extensive testing and several new prototypes were built. set to close 30 September 2009. Koenigsegg controls and uses the former military runway for shakedown runs of production cars and high speed testing. on 22 February 2003. Koenigsegg Automotive was based in Olofström.Koenigsegg Geneva Auto Show 2011 The initial design of the Koenigsegg CC was drawn by Christian von Koenigsegg. From 2003 and on Koenigsegg has converted two large fighter-jet hangars and an office building into a car factory. Christian von Koenigsegg. The success of this venture gave von Koenigsegg the necessary financial standing to launch his chosen career as a car manufacturer. Bård Eker and a group of investors had signed a letter of intent with Saab to take over the brand from General Motors. which had the ghost as its emblem. based on the shield of the Koenigsegg family. He then took his sketches to Industrial Designer David Crafoord in order for him to realize the sketches into a 1:5 scale model.[3] However. just outside of Ängelholm. David then laid his personal touch to the design brief and finished the model. he took his first steps in the world of business in his early 20's running a trading company called Alpraaz in Stockholm. one of the production facilities caught fire and was badly damaged. Von Koenigsegg got the idea to build his own car after watching the Norwegian stop-motion animated movie Pinchcliffe Grand Prix in his youth. This model was later scaled up in order to create the base plug for the initial Koenigsegg prototype that was finished in 1996. clients can arrive by private jet next to the factory. The Koenigsegg badge was designed in 1994 by Jacob Låftman.

Koenigsegg announced that BAIC was going to join as a minority stakeholder in Koenigsegg. Saab employed 3. This meant the cars had to go through extensive development in order to reach the latest and most stringent safety and emission standards that the world's authorities demanded. By comparison.000 cars.government. The timing uncertainty of finalization of the take over was the reason Koenigsegg stated for leaving the deal. and at the end of November it was clear that the deal still had some time left before it could be concluded. the test requirement was deemed too complicated for low-volume manufacturers to cope with. [5] General Motors announced on August 18 that the deal had been signed although certain financing details remained to be completed. Koenigsegg had to. In 2004 the new CCR was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.400 workers and made more than 93. 2009. develop their own engines and other related technologies. for example. The car features a modified engine. a new model. in 2008 Koenigsegg with its staff of 45 produced 18 cars at an average price of US$1 million each. Furthermore. fuel system.[7] Models[edit source] Koenigsegg CCGT A Koenigsegg CC prototype was first publicized in 1996.000 cars annually a single model. and in any mixture between these two fuels. On 9 September 9. a biofuel/flexfuel version of the CCX. Ethanol has a higher octane rating compared to . that was created in order to meet worldwide regulations for road use.[6] In November 2009 Koenigsegg decided not to finalize the purchase of Saab and therefore left the negotiations. In 2007 Koenigsegg premiered the CCXR. In 2006 Koenigsegg introduced the CCX. only 14 were ever made. Koenigsegg is the only supercar and low-volume manufacturer to pass the new European pedestrian impact tests. while the full carbon fiberproduction prototype was finally unveiled at the 2000 Paris Motor Show. The reason for the withdrawal was that the take over was planned to have been finalized in early Autumn. Just after Koenigsegg passed this test. Koenigsegg was established in Asia later that year with a premiere at the Seoul Auto Show. and engine management system that enables the car to run on regular gas or ethanol. So it is now not necessary to meet these regulations if the production volume is less than 10. The first customer took delivery of a red CC8S in 2002 at the Geneva Auto Show and four more cars were built that year.

coupled to a newly developed 7speed gearbox. which allows increased performance. and therefore produces 1. The Agera features a Koenigsegg developed 5. and a new interior. including a new lighting technique they call "Ghost Light. new styling and aero features. which translates into English as "three whites".[8] Sound of Koenigsegg Agera MENU 0:00 The Koenigsegg Agera at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Problems playing this file? See media help. The Agera's design follows a clear lineage from the previous Koenigsegg supercars. The Agera has been in production since late 2010. such as a wider front track.regular fuel and has an internal cooling effect on the combustion chamber. which translates into English as "take action/act".018 hp (759 kW) when running on biofuel. In 2009 Koenigsegg released information about a special edition car called the "Trevita". but adds many special new features. of which only three will be made. The Trevita is based on the CCXR. which then shines through what appeares to be solid aluminium.[9][10] List of models[edit source]        CC8S (2002–2004) CCR (2004–2006) CCX (2006-2010) CCXR (2007-2010) Trevita (2009-2010) Agera (2010–2013) Koenigsegg Agera R (2011–present) . has a body made entirely of Koenigsegg's proprietary material consisting of diamond-coated carbon fiber. In 2010 Koenigsegg released information at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show on a new model called the Agera. The Trevita.0litre variable geometry twin-turbo V8 engine capable of 910 hp (679 kW)." which consists of microscopic holes to hide the interior lighting until it's turned on.

Italy.Utmärkt Svensk Form Entrepreneur of the Year Nomination . Awards[edit source]  Top Gear . beating cars such as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport      Red Dot .speed record .6 miles (9.2 s.87 km/h) on the Nardò Ring (a circular track of 7.Award 2010 . proven by Car and Driver and BBC Top Gear.0 km) straight.[16] In September 2011 the Koenigsegg Agera R broke the Guinness World Record .[14] This allegedly occurred in May 2003 in west Texas on the San Francisco to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally.Germany Nürburgring .Företagarna Sweden Powercar .81 mph (408. in Nardò.0-300 km/h with a time of just 14.8 mi (12. which was supposedly for 242 mph (389 km/h) in a 75 mph (121 km/h) zone.63 mph (388.53 seconds. Koenigsegg Agera S (2013–present) Records[edit source] Koenigsegg CCR at Broughtons. having attained 241.6 km) circumference). at 12:08 hrs local time. the CCR broke the Guinness record for the fastest production car in the world.[11] [12] The record was held until September 2005 when the long awaited Bugatti Veyron broke the record again at 253. Berkshire.47 km/h).Award for excellent Design National Swedish Design Prize .3 kg)/hp. which features a 5. UK On 28 February 2005. BBC television program Top Gear reported that the Koenigsegg CCR holds the fastest speeding ticket in the United States. In 2008 the German magazine sport auto conducted a 0–300–0 km/h (0–190–0 mph) test for production cars.[13] During its review of the CCX.9 lb (1.[15] The Koenigsegg CCXR holds the power-to-weight ratio record for production cars.The Agera becomes BBCs Top Gear Hypercar of the Year. breaking the record previously held by the McLaren F1.Superexotic import of the year 2007 and 2008 . Bugatti's record was set on Volkswagen's own test-track Ehra-Lessien. with a power-to-weight ratio of 2. with the CCX winning the event in a total time of 29.

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1.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twinturbocharged1. Sweden Designer Christian von Koenigsegg Body and chassis Class Sports car Body style 2-door targa top Layout Rear mid-engine. 927 bhp) Agera R: 5.140 PS (838 kW.124 bhp) Agera S: .Koenigsegg Agera Overview Manufacturer Koenigsegg Production 2011–present Assembly Ängelholm. rear-wheel drive Powertrain Engine Standard: 5.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twinturbocharged940 PS (691 kW.

5.120 mm (44. It is a successor to the KoenigseggCCX/CCXR.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Specifications and performance o o 1.2 Engine and transmission      2 Exterior and interior 3 Koenigsegg Agera R 4 Koenigsegg Agera S 5 World Record 6 References Specifications and performance[edit source] .0 in) Width 1. 1.996 mm (78. It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear Magazine.1 2009 .1 in) Curb weight 1.164 lb) [1] Chronology Predecessor Koenigsegg CCX The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg as of 2011.6 in) Height 1.030 PS (758 kW.016 bhp) Transmission 6-speed manual (prototype only) 7-speed dual clutch Dimensions Length 4.Agera 1.293 mm (169.0 L (305 cu in) V8 twinturbocharged1. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act‖ or "to take action".435 kg (3.

Exterior and interior[edit source] The Agera has a body made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar with lightweight reinforcements. Engine and transmission[edit source] The Agera is powered by an in-house developed 5. [5] The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch with paddle shifters. Most notably. 0–200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.2009 .7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos.[5] Dynamic   0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.100 N·m (810 lb·ft) oftorque at 4000 rpm. the transmission weighs only 81 kg (179 lb). 400 km/h (249 mph) for standard Agera. a new traction control system. The second clutch slows down the input shaft during up shifts in order to reduce the time it takes to synchronize the next gear. The chassis is also made out of carbon fiber with an aluminum honeycomb that comes with integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety. The rear wing is electronically adjustable with auto setting or manual control in order to have as little compromise as possible between low drag and down force.1 seconds 0–200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine for the production version of the car. Other highlights include the trademark Koenigsegg doors. depending on situation and mood. blue hood stripes that continue on through the cockpit of the car and a custom interior with a new ―Ghost light‖ lighting system. [6] The Agera comes with forged aluminum wheels with center locking. which uses carbon nanotubes in a unique configuration to shine through the car's aluminum buttons. measuring 19" on the front and 20" on the back and wrapped in a set of Michelin Super Sport tires that can be used with speeds of up to 260 mph (420 km/h).0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 hp (701 kW) at 6900 rpm and 1.[3] but it was replaced with a 5.0 sec.0 sec.9 seconds. The first Agera could do 395 km/h (245 mph). LED lighting.Agera[edit source] In early development the car was fitted with a 4. resulting in faster shift times. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminum construction.[7] Koenigsegg Agera R[edit source] .[4] Maximum speed for the production model is 400 km/h (250 mph). Dynamic   0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.[4] Maximum speed 418 km/h (260 mph) for the Agera R. It is the first dual clutch transmission to feature only one input shaft. The car's hardtop roof is stowable under the front hood lid.

[4] On 2 September during test sessions in Ängelholm the Agera R broke six world land speed records for a production car.[12] In 2013 one Agera S was the 100th Koenigsegg ever produced. [13] Recently. The 2013 version of Agera R premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[11] Koenigsegg Agera S[edit source] In 2013 Koenigsegg presented the 2014 Agera S model. 2013.53 seconds.6 seconds set by the Bugatti Veyron. celebrated by a special built car with gold leaf inlays named "Hundra" (Swedish for hundred). 960 hp running on low octane gas. rather than petrol.[8] It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.[citation needed]The record is now held by the Hennessey Venom GT.The Agera R made its debut at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show — with a ‗Speed Racer' livery theme. including 0–300 km/h (0–186. [14] World Record[edit source] World records set September 2. 2011 [15] Record Time 0-300 km/h 14.9 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of 443km/h (273 mph).[9][10] The wing on the Agera R differs from the other supercars in that it is not electronically controlled. which did 0-186 mph in 13. It is in essence a special edition Agera. but also smarter since it is able to compensate for headwind or tailwinds instantly. enhanced aerodynamics and upgraded engine producing 1140 hp when running on E85 biofuel. Running on bio fuel the Agera R is still more powerful. The design is thought out so well that even the pylons holding the wing up are useful.7 million.2 million (SGD 5. surpassing the previous record of 14. producing 1140 hp and 1200 Nm. an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of USD 4. special Michelin tires and a Thule Roof Box – although its existence as a production car was already announced prior to this.63 seconds on April 6.4 mph) in 14. The Agera R can produce lateral cornering forces of 1. It has upgraded carbon fiber wheels. The system is not only lighter than conventional hydraulics.53 sec . which runs on biofuel. thanks to grip from the Michelin Super Sports and a special setup focused on cornering speed. The Agera R is one of the world's most expensive cars.6 g.[citation needed] They are shaped in a way that helps to extract air from the engine bay towards the rear of the car. Built for markets lacking E85 biofuel the Agera S has most of the upgrades of the Agera R compared to the normal Agera including the dynamic wing.3 million). but is optimized for running on low octane gas producing 1030 hp / 1100 Nm compared to the 960 hp/1100 Nm an Agera R running on the same fuel. but instead uses the pressure of the wind created at high speeds to force the wing downward and reduce wind resistance. with a price tag of $1.6-$1.

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