Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg cars

The Koenigsegg One:1 has gotten loads of press lately, and for good reason. It captured the elusive unicorn of the automotive world by hitting the 1 horsepower per kg rating, and it captured all of our hearts in the process. With 1,340 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet of torque flowing from its 5.0-liter V-8, it was only a matter of time before one of the car video games inserted the digital version of it, and that day is here.

Need For Speed Rivals is the first to insert the digital One:1 into its game by way of downloadable content. What’s more, the One:1 Pack is 100-percent free of charge. EA Games could have easily turned a profit by charging a few bucks for what’s likely to be one of the hottest DLCs of the year, but it instead decided to be fair to the game owners and give it away. That’s just good business there, folks.

The DLC first hit the Internet on March 4th, and is available for all major platforms: Xbox One , Xbox 360, PS4 , PS3 and PC. So snag it up in your system’s respective marketplace and have yourself a One:1 on EA Games’ dime — well, digitally that is...

Click past the jump to read more about the One:1 from Koenigsegg.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Selling cars worth well in excess of $1 million isn’t an easy thing to do. First and most important, you need to have a market, or at least a client base willing to shell that kind of money. Second, you need to be able to move the cars and find them these owners, which in some cases is the job of dealerships. And finally, you need to go to a market where these cars are going to be enjoyed to their fullest because it’s going to be pointless if you shell out the money only to let the car collect dust in the garage.

Koenigsegg is one of these exotic brands that need checkmarks to all three conditions before it decides to venture into a market. So the recent announcement that Koenigsegg is returning to the U.S. through the Manhattan Motorcars of New York City dealership seems to suggest that the Swedish supercar is ready to conquer America once again.

To its credit, Koenigsegg picked a very capable dealership to handle the job of offering its range of exotics to prospective American clients. After all, Manhattan Motorcars is renowned as an award-winning new and pre-owned retailer for a number of high-end performance brands, including, Bugatti , Rolls-Royce , Bentley , and Lamborghini .

Adding Koenigsegg to that mix not only establishes Manhattan Motorcars as the go-to-place for high-end exotics, but also gives the Swedish company a chance to once again turn some heads and stake some claim to the country’s high-end performance car segment.

As part of its deal, Manhattan Motorcars will be represent Koenigsegg at the New York International Auto Show with a display of the company’s newest model, the 2014 Agera R .

There is no mention as to when Manhattan Motorcars will start selling Koenissegg models, but we have reached out to them for additional information. Until then, we’re sure they’d love to speak to any prospective buyer, so feel free to call them at 1-866-325-1538 or you can visit their webpage HERE

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg Agera R.

Posted on by Simona  

Rumors about a possible Koenigsegg One:1 special edition started to surface on the Internet a long while back. Initially, the odd usage of the number one in its name was because it will be a one-off model, but as more details came out we found that this is actually because the car has one horsepower per kg — an almost unobtainable feat.

Unfortunately, the One:1 is not only fast, but it is also super-rare, as only six units will be released. On top of that, all six units have been sold for a handsome sum of about $2.4 million, with the majority of them heading to the Chinese market.

With its limited numbers and huge power output, the Koenigsegg One:1 will become an almost immediate legend in the supercar world.

Updated 2/28/14: Koenigsegg revealed the One:1 to the world to loads of ohhs and ahhs. You can see all of the details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the upcoming Koenigsegg One:1.

We have an even better look at the future of Koenigsegg , thanks to a new teaser video for the upcoming One:1 . So far, the video is exclusive to Drive, and the description says "coming soon to Drive." We aren’t sure if that means Drive has already been lucky enough to get some wheel time with the machine, or if they are being given the first exclusive test.

We have reached out to get more information, but have nothing to report yet.

Whatever the case, the video gives us the best look at the new car yet. Unsurprisingly the overall shape does not appeared to have changed that dramatically since the Agera . Of course, if it’s not broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it.

Things we can see in the video include acres of carbon fiber, carbon-ceramic brake discs, some super aggressive-looking aero bits, and then the video finishes with a sharp profile shadow. No new information about the car has been released yet, but Geneva is just a couple weeks away now, so all will be revealed soon.

We can’t wait.

If I told you that something fast, powerful and very light was going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show , you wouldn’t be surprised. But what if I told you that thing wasn’t a car, but was actually a laptop. That might get your attention.

Razer, purveyor of all things awesome for PC gamers has teamed up with Koenigsegg , creator of some of the fastest cars in the world, to create a special-edition version laptop. The laptop in question is a customized version of the Razer Blade.

Based on the design of the Koeingsegg Agera R , this special-edition Blade laptop has a black finish with bright green "fang" design surrounding a Koenigsegg shield logo. Aside from the looks, this is one of the most powerful laptops you can get on the market. It comes loaded with all the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia. Only fitting for a machine wearing the Koenigsegg name.

The Razer Blade is more than a powerful gaming machine, it has been designed with a focus on lightness and thinness. The Blade is actually the thinnest gaming laptop in the entire world. The entire machine is thinner than the diameter of a dime.

The laptop will not be for sale in any traditional manner, instead Razer will give away two of these special laptops to a pair of fans in celebration of the collaboration. Additionally, we are sure that certain Koenigsegg owners and "fans of Razer" will be given the machines.

If you’d like to enter to win the powerful laptop, you can enter here.

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg Agera R.

Koenigsegg Agera R BLT

I have come to know and love Tesla , though I try to keep our love affair under wraps for the most part. It’s not fair for myself — a journalist — to attest my love for a brand, but in this case, I feel I am in good enough company to let that little tidbit of information out.

The reason I feel so comfortable doing so is that Christian von Koenigsegg — yeah, the dude who some of the most bad-ass supercars in the world are named after — wears his love for the electric car manufacturer on his shoulder. Yup, he actually drives a Tesla Model S every day. Let that sink in for a second; the guy could drive any one of his hypercars to work, but he prefers his Model S.

He went on to say that he feels that about 80 percent of the cars sold by the year 2020 will be electric.

An added twist to this story is that when Koenigsegg was in the market to snatch up the now-defunct Saab , its intentions were to manufacture and sell all-electric cars. This may have led to Mr Koenigsegg singing a different tune had that gone through.

No matter what way you slice it, it is pretty cool to have him give Tesla the ol’ hat tip.

Click past the jump to read about the car he loves so much.

Posted on by Simona  

If you’re in the market for a hypercar that is a delicate balance of power and style, the Koenigsegg Agera R is likely near the top of your list. Of course, that’s only if you have a few million bucks in an off-shore account somewhere. Also \near the top of your list has to be the slightly more powerful Bugatti Veyron .

So, what if we take these two — a Veyron Vitesse and an Agera R — and we put them in a head-to-head, rolling-start race? Well, first of all, we would get to enjoy two mean-sounding hypercars, and we would also get to see which of the two is faster. Which do you think wins from a rolling start?

To help get a better idea of what we’re looking at, the Agera R is powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine with twin turbochargers and with a total output of 1,140 horsepower. On the other hand, the Veyron Vitesse gets a W-16 engine that produces an output of 1,200 horsepower.

These numbers are a little too close to really make an educated guess, so have a look at the above video to find out.

Posted on by Simona  
Koenigsegg CCR

If you want to buy a new Koenigsegg supercar , you’ll need to have prepared anywhere between $1,5 to $2 million, depending on the model and market. Even more, a special-edition Agera S recently sold for $5.3 million, so one can easily see that for ordinary people, these are no bargains.

But now that the company produced over 100 cars, it wants to introduce a "pre owned certification program," for those customers that can not afford a brand-new supercar, but opt for a previously owned one. For example a pre-owned CCR is listed at €400,000 (about $550,000 at the current exchange rates), which is considerable less than a brand-new Koenigsegg.

In order to be eligible as a certified pre-owned car, "it needs to undergo an arduous inspection process as well as be updated and refurbished according to criteria set by Koeningsegg Automotive AB." If approved, that vehicle will receive a two-year factory warranty and free service. Another condition of making the cut; the vehicle had to be originally purchased from an official Koenigsegg representative.

Click past the jump to read more about the latest and greatest Koenigsegg has to offer: the Agera R.

Posted on by Simona  
Koenigsegg One:1

People have been talking about the Koenigsegg One:1 for about a year now, but until now, we had no official details on the upcoming hypercar. In a recent interview with Business Week, Christian von Koenigsegg offered the first unofficial numbers on Koenigsegg’s upcoming halo car.

Koenigsegg named the next hypercar "One:1" because Koenigsegg hopes it to be the first model to achieve a one-to-one ratio of weight and horsepower: 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds) and 1,400 horsepower.

As you likely expected, these numbers will help it deliver incredible performance figures. According to von Koenigsegg, the One:1 will be the fastest Koenigsegg yet, with an estimated top speed of 450 km/h (279.6 mph). If this becomes a reality, the One:1 would also smash the much-disputed current world record held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport of 268 mph.

Next to this incredible top speed, the One:1 will also be the fastest car in the world from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph), from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) and from 0 to 400 (248.5 mph). Koenigsegg expects the One:1 to hit 400 km/h (248.5 mph) in just 20 seconds. To put that into perspective, the Bugatti Veyron needs a "pedestrian" 45 seconds to hit the same speed.

Koenigsegg hopes to offer a prototype version by the end of the year, and like the Veyron, he expects to lose money with each model sold.

Click past the jump to read more about the Koenigsegg One:1

Source: businessweek
Posted on by Simona  

We’ll start off by noting that if you ever find yourself with the opportunity to drive a supercar, like the Koenigsegg CCR, make sure you respect its power and ease yourself into it. Driving like a complete maniac the second you get behind the wheel is a recipe for disaster, as a group of spectators at Gran Turismo Polonia found out the hard way.

Apparently, a Norwegian driver found himself behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg CCR tried to impress the 60,000’s event spectators a little bit too much.

The details that are currently available allege that the driver switched off the
CCR’s traction control, which was his first mistake. It is evident by from the video that the CCR was too much for the driver to handle, let alone without traction control on, as he lost control of the car just circling to the starting line.

Well, despite the close call at the beginning, the driver chose to continue his asshat-style driving and launched from the starting line at full tilt on the slippery track without traction control. Then, just a few hundred feet later, the inevitable occurred, as he lost control of the CCR and plowed into bystanders, injuring 19 people in the process. Four of the bystanders suffered pretty serious injuries too.

We hope everyone recovers fully and that this driver learned a valuable lesson in the process.

Click past the jump for the video. Keep in mind it contains disturbing images.


Back to top