Archive for the ‘Koenigsegg’ Category

2012 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 1

After a couple of days for press previews the doors to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are about to be opened to the public. Figuring you probably can’t make it we’re bringing you our biggest photo gallery ever. That’s right, there’ll be over 200 images from the floor of Geneva for you to enjoy. We’ve [...]

How fast is ‘bloody fast’?

21.19 seconds. Back in early September the spectacular 830kW/1418kg Koenigsegg Agera R grabbed headlines around the world for claiming a total of six world records. The claims centred around brutal acceleration as well as braking performance. The record for the fastest two-seat production car to go from 0–300–0km/h has now been ratified by Guinness World [...]

Koenigsegg Agera R claims six world records

The Koenigsegg Agera R hardly needs to prove to anyone that it’s a bloody fast car. A quick glance over its key stats will confirm that. It has an 830kW 5.0 litre V8 twin-turbo and weighs a relatively modest 1418kg. Surely, if you put 830kW into 1418kg you will get supersonic! Not quite, perhaps, but [...]

Geneva 2011: Koenigsegg Agera R

The creation you see before you is the Koenigsegg Agera R. Normally, we would be quite scornful of the Speed Racer theme Koenigsegg have adorned this car with, but, on this occasion, we’re willing to forgive them. There’s two reasons why. Firstly, the 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 produces a maximum of 1115hp—that’s an astonishing 830kW. [...]

AIMS 2010: Photo gallery

Here is the AUSmotive photo gallery from the Australian International Motor Show industry day. There are 128 photos in all and you can simply click on each thumbnail to access a 2000px super image. Highlights include a couple of track specials in the form of the awesome Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and the rear-engined V6 [...]

Koenigsegg drives away from Saab purchase

Koenigsegg have announced they are pulling out of their agreement with General Motors to purchase Saab. Months of negotiations have, ultimately, counted for nothing. “We regret that after six months of intense and determined work we have come to the painful and difficult conclusion that we are unable to complete the acquisition of SAAB Automobile,” [...]

This one’s gonna bruise

The New York owner of this Koenigsegg CCX has just lived through his worst nightmare. His car was crashed by somebody else. Y’know, it would be one thing if a thief stole the car and crashed it. You don’t tend to trust a thief all that much, so as difficult as it would be, you [...]

Aussie tourist wanders through Koenigsegg factory

How’s this for a great story, Aussie tourist Mark, decides to check out the small city of Ängelholm in Sweden’s deep south. It’s a small town known mainly for Skälderviken bay which is well known for wave sailors, wind surfers and the like. But, it is also the home town of Koenigsegg. So, Mark gets [...]