Take A Look At Koenigsegg Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
Incredible photo shoot with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad gets the Agera in all the right anglesby Kirby, on
Koenigseggs are some of the most beautiful cars on the planet, so imagine the possibilities if the Swedish automaker partners with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad for a stunning photo shoot. Well, don’t imagine it because it actually happened. Koenigsegg and Hasselblad went on locations in and around Ängelholm in the province of Skane in Sweden to partake in a photo shoot for the ages with a pair of Koenigsegg Ageras serving as the proverbial models.
The shooting took place as recently as May and June 2017, a time that Ming Thein, Hasselblad’s chief of strategy, described as ideal since the weather was more balanced and the natural distribution of light in the environment was more appropriate to the kind of stylized treatment the camera maker was going for. The results, as you might expect, are downright spectacular, a testament to the status of Hasselblad as one of the best in its fields. The production behind it certainly felt that way too, as Hasselblad pulled out all the stops to make sure the photo sessions were worth all the trouble, including using three drones from drone company DJI, one of which is considered the largest photographic drone available on the market today. Put all these pieces together and you have a photo shoot of a lifetime, as you can see from the incredible shots that we’re taken.
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Pictures do paint a thousand words, don’t they?
It’s a fascinating look at how the photo shoot came to life, complete with the stunning scenery in Sweden that really elevates the photos into works of art.
This is one of those times where we can just sit back and admire what Koenigsegg and Hasselblad have done. There’s a behind-the-scenes video on how the two companies managed to get the shots that they wanted. It’s a fascinating look at how the photo shoot came to life, complete with the stunning scenery in Sweden that really elevates the photos into works of art.
These photos are about as good as it’s going to get for a car that has the status of Koenigsegg
As an aside, those who aren’t familiar with Hasselblad as a camera maker will want to know this interesting fact about the company. Remember those images that were captured on the moon back in 1969? The camera that was used there was a Hasselblad, making it the only camera brand in history to have made it to the surface of the moon. Two years later, another mission to the moon came with another Hasselblad camera, the Hasselblad 500. It’s the only camera to have made it back to earth, which largely explains why it sold for $910,000 in an auction back in 2014.
If you think about it in those terms, a photo shoot with Koenigsegg seems inconsequential. But don’t let that rationale fool you; these photos are about as good as it’s going to get for a car that has the status of Koenigsegg.
Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’ Specifications
|Engine||twin turbo aluminum 5,0-liter V-8 with 1MW option|
|Horsepower||1,360 HP @ 7,800 RPM|
|Torque||1,011 LB-FT @ 2,700-6,170 RPM|
|Transmission||7-speed paddle-shift with auto shift mode|
|0 to 60 mph||< 2.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||250 mph (est.)|
Read our full review on theKoenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’.