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Koenigsegg Jesko unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as a 1,600-hp hypercar

Move aside Koenigsegg Agera RS. The carmaker has introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show a new track-focus yet still road-legal car that would personify ultimate performance on the streets. The Koenigsegg Jesko is designed to impress not just in terms of speed, but also in terms of looks.

If you’re what wondering why this new hypercar is dubbed Jesko, then let it be known that it was named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and chief executive officer of the sports car maker. In fact, Jesko was as playing a vital role during the formative years Koenigsegg Automotive. The auto company’s hyper is homage to this man, who was also present when Koenigsegg unveiled in metal the new Jesko hypercar to the global public at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Serving as the core of the new Koenigsegg Jesko is a re-designed twin-turbo V8 engine that features a new 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, bigger turbochargers with air injection and a new intake. This V8 mill also boasts of a more precise pressure control. Because of its redesign, this V8 mill produces more power than the application on the Agera RS. According to Koenigsegg, the V8 unit inside the new Jesko hypercar can deliver up to 1280 hp of output when its tank is filled with regular gasoline.

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Two newly built Koenigsegg Agera Final Editions to appear at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Hearing the words “Koenigsegg Agera” immediately brings music to the ears of hypercar fans and enthusiasts. After all, Koenigsegg Agera has been lording it all over the world of hypercar for already around eight years. Now, Koenigsegg is marking the end of the Agera era with two new final examples – the Thor and the Vader.

Actually, Thor and Vader are part of a three-example Koenigsegg Agera Final Edition series. The Final Edition series designation was applied to the three last Agera models in March 2016, with permission from their respective owners. The first of the Agera Final Edition series has already been built and shipped to its owner, while Thor and Vader were just recently completed this by Koenigsegg’s expert team at the carmaker’s factory in Angelholm, Sweden. In a sense, Thor and Vader are the real final examples of the Koenigsegg Agera.

Both Thor and Vader Final Editions are based from the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Interestingly, all options that were availed by the owners of these final Agera models were provided at no extra costs and charges. Even the many aerodynamic elements installed in Thor and Vader were at no additional cost.

Read the entire article Two newly built Koenigsegg Agera Final Editions to appear at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Christian von Koenigsegg claims that 300 mph is possible for the Agera RS

Not that long ago, we witnessed the Koenigsegg’s Agera RS set the record as the fastest street-legal production car in the world. It took the title after proving itself on a long stretch of road in Nevada, with a two-way average speed of 277.9 miles per hour (444.6 kilometers per hour).

Another record it broke was the highest speed recorded on a public road, with 284.55 miles per hour (457.49 kilometers per hour). But would you believe the automaker if it claims that this vehicle could push itself even further - to 300 miles per hour (482.8 kilometers per hour)?

Currently, it would be the Agera RS’ tires that would be the biggest challenge for it to be able to hit 300 miles per hour. But with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that it was equipped with, the Agera RS was able to hit 284.55 miles per hour. This means to say that when fitted with regular tires that are meant to be used on the street and without the use of unique compounds or racing slicks, the Agera was able to perform outstandingly.

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Floyd Mayweather’s Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita sells in auction for $2.6 million

The 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is a very rare supercar. After all, while three examples were planned for this supercar model, only two examples were realized. Just recently, this rare Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita was sold in an auction supervised by Mecum Auctions. With an auction estimate of between $2.7 million and $3 million, Mecum Auctions was able to sell this rare supercar for $2.6 million.

Interestingly, the original owner of this rare supercar was no other than Floyd Mayweather, who is considered as one of the greatest in the sport of boxing. His love of the sports has allowed him to earn hundreds of millions of dollars. For those who don’t know Mayweather aside from him being a first-class professional boxer, the undefeated sportsman also has another love – cars. With hundreds of millions of dollars at his disposal, it is fairly easy for Mayweather to purchase exotic cars like those built Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Bugatti as well as a Koenigsegg.

Mayweather used to own this very rare supercar – the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. It cost him around $4.8 million to buy this supercar back then, making it ridiculously pricey and exotic. This price is fairly logical, considering the exclusiveness, level of craftsmanship, technology and design that went into the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.

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A product with a price tag of nearly $2 million could be a hard sell. But that isn’t necessarily true for every product in the market, especially if it concerns super-athletic cars or classic vehicles. At a price of around $1.9 million for each example, some would have thought that the Koenigsegg Regera megacar might be hard to hawk. But Swedish hypercar marque Koenigsegg has the last laugh, as it turned out that it already sold all 80 examples of its Regera hypercars.

This could be bad news for those are really considering buying a new Koenigsegg Regera. However, for Koenigsegg, this is delightful news as it signals the overwhelming success of the Regera hypercar. Koenigsegg has limited the production of the Regera to 80 examples. For the Swedish carmaker, this is already a big number, noting that the Regera program is so far the largest single vehicle series in its history.

Now that Koenigsegg has already sold out the Regera megacar, those who are still interested in buying a new one might think they don’t have a chance to acquire one anymore. However, Koenigsegg has posted in its Facebook account that interested buyers could contact their local dealer to see whether a Regera is still available. But we highly doubt that, after all, the Regera has several selling points that are hard to ignore.

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Koenignegg surprises us by revealing another model of the Agera. It has only been weeks ago that the Agera RS Gryphon was released at the Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the Agera RS1, this model is commissioned by an American owner and his son who have been intensely involved in the specifications and the design of the car.

The RS1 looks so gorgeous with its Arctic White exterior paint with carbon fiber accents all over - black side intakes and a black stripe that runs along the roof of the car, combined with blue canards, calipers and side strakes. The cabin is finished with the same shade of blue in alcantara which contrasts with the polished carbon fiber and black anodized aluminum. It also has aerodynamic features as you would see on a standard Agera RS. This includes the integrated front spoiler, the side skirts, and of course, the rear wing.

Similar to other Koegnisegg models, the RS1 comes with a removable roof that is lightweight and can be stowed in the luggage compartment under the hood of the car. Up to date with technology, this includes a digital entertainment system, a climate control, Bluetooth integration, electric carbon fibre sports seats and many more features.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg surprises New York with bespoke Agera RS1

The founder of Koenigsegg Automotive, Christian Von Koenigsegg, is now going to be designing his dream supercar, the Regera. The CEO gets his design inspiration from the Mazda MX-5 Miata. You didn’t expect that he would get his inspiration from a highly accessible sports car, did you?

But that’s not all. He also features the Swedish flag in his design as well by incorporating the colours of the flag on the Regera’s exterior paint. But instead of using the typical blue and yellow shades of the flag, he gave it a little more class - Koenigsegg combined blue-tinted carbon and gold leaf accents. So, are you imagining it more clearly now?

The Regera doesn’t only have gold leaf trim around its body. Koenigsegg adds the gold leaf finish onto the wheels as well, complementing the overall look of the car. Employees first apply the gold to the tires by hand before finishing it with a clear coat to ensure that the accent stays even as the car gets old. However, this is offered as an option for customers and does not come with the standard package.

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Four thousand, three hundred and sixty. Nope, it’s not just a number. Koenigsegg showed off all its rivals at this year’s Motor Show as its three cars have outputs that add up to a total horsepower of 4,360. That is equivalent to 3,251 kilowatts. It sure can light up a whole motor show!

Ok, so what are those three cars, you ask? After introducing the prototype last year, Koenigsegg showcased the first two customer Regeras, fresh from their factory in Angelholm, Sweden.

The first of the two sports an iconic green carbon fiber finish that represents the British Racing Green. Its interior, from the seats, the door panels, all the way to the dashboard is a basket-weave like leather in light Saddle Brown. The sleek design and the colour combination kind of gives it an ironic vintage-modern feel to it. Very unique, unlike your usual sports car.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg’s most powerful car yet seen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

On its own, the Koenigsegg Regera is already a masterpiece. One major reason is found under the hood -- the twin-turbo V8 engine capable of 1,500 hp (1,118 kW).

With its three electric motors, the Regera is guaranteed to offer the highest possible output for a production hybrid model.

Koenigsegg is upping the ante by offering two production versions of the Regera during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg to display two Regeras, Agera RS Gryphon at 2017 Geneva Show

A nude show can’t get any better than this. As we wait for Koenigsegg to launch the company’s official configurator online, several of its employees have already given us a taste of what’s to come. The latest naked carbon design is made by none other than Koenigsegg’s Facility manager with the first name Chrille.

Instead of using different contrasting color tints on his Regera (as what most clients love about Koenigsegg in the first place), Chrille has gone back to basics. By leaving the natural shade of the carbon fiber “as is”, the Regera turns out to be the most menacing one among all the other Koenigseggs modified by his colleagues in the last several months.

The bare carbon theme doesn’t stop at the exterior. Inside, most of the Regera’s cabin is made with the same carbon fiber composition which includes the center console, the steering wheel, the door panels and the A-pillars. To complete the basic look, Chrille’s naked Regera is fitted with carbon Tresex wheels and brake calipers in anthracite finish. As for the dashboard, Chrille has used an all-black Alcantara fiber to get rid of any reflections while the upholstery on the seats come in carbon/black with snow white inserts for a two tone effect.

Read the entire article Baring the naked truth: Koenigsegg employee configures a Regera in bare carbon fiber finish

Ever since the Regera premiered in 2016, Koenigsegg has been firm about increasing its coverage around the globe. Part of the idea was to ask its employees in Angelholm to customize the Regera and share the hybrid’s magnificence to everyone else.

To begin with, the Swedish supercar manufacturer gave them the freedom to configure a Regera according to their own taste. The designs that they are going to make are not real and also are not officially part of the series. It’s purely just for fun but Koenigsegg plans on coming up with an online configurator for everyone to enjoy. In the meantime, let’s see what the Angelholm guys have been doing in their free time.

According to Swedish automaker, this week belongs to the electrification big boss himself. To prove it, Jonas, Koenigsegg’s Electrification engineer had chosen a red and black combination for the 1,500 hp hybrid. Then it rotates every week so that every company executive gets the chance to showcase his specced Regera.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg Regera revealed in Red Carbon

How would you configure your own Regera? Koenigsegg is building more hype into its Regera by showing how customers could personalize their own 1,800-hp luxury megacar. And Koenigsegg thinks there is no better way to do this than to create personalized Regeras that are customized according to the taste of actual people – its own personnel.

With an aim of showing how far customers could go with their Regera megacars, Koenigsegg tasked a couple of employees to configure or create their own rides. So far, three creations have been made, and each of them is dynamically luxurious and sportily elegant in its own right.

The first one was created by Steven Wade, a member of Koenigsegg’s communications team and who also serves as a copywriter. His Regera creation features a purple carbon exterior finish. Wade’s choice of color is influenced by the fact that he is a great fan of Prince, the pop icon who passed away in April 2016 at the age of 57. Prince is massively identified for his hit song and album “Purple Rain.” Wade’s admiration of Prince simply didn’t die last year, and he intended to keep the singer’s memories through this Regera creation. Further exterior elements include ultra-light wheels in carbon fiber and white brake calipers.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg Regera gets its Battleship Grey coat

The foreign authorities have seized at least eight million dollars worth of supercars recently. According to reports, the Lamborghini Veneno roadster and the Koenigsegg One:1 held by the government was from the Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the Vice President of the oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, who also happens to be the son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, an African President and dictator.

How the police authorities seized the exotic supercars has not been disclosed but pictures of the cars lifted by a truck have already surfaced. SwissSupercars, an Instagram account from Switzerland, was able to upload a short video of the incident. We don’t know what’s the real reason behind all these, but the notorious playboy has allegedly used the government funds to maintain his lavish lifestyle.

The Swedish authorities confiscated the Veneno and the Koenigsegg One:1 including a Veyron. There are only 7 Koenigsegg One:1 models and 9 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster supercars in the world. Mangue’s Lamborghini Roadster comes in Avorio & Bianco Isis colour combo, the Koenigsegg in blue carbon fibre finish, while the Bugatti Veyron in bright blue. It was only last year when Mangue’s super exotics arrived in Geneva.

Read the entire article Equatorial Guinea’s VP in hot water: Koenigsegg One:1 and Lamborghini Veneno seized in Switzerland

Have you ever heard of the name Kris Singh? If you’re passionate about cars, you’ve probably come across this name at some point while you scour reports about the latest and the rarest supercars to be built. Kris Singh is actually an American businessman who works as a Managing Director for Tequesta Investments, a Florida-based investment firm. His net worth? Well, let’s just say it’s roughly around $200 million dollars. Amazed already? Wait ‘til we get to the juicy bits.

He’s basically filthy rich and what exactly do rich people like him do with their excess cash? Apparently, he has a keen eye for excellent rides and has a penchant for collecting cars. He used to be one of your typical car collectors but in January 2014, he made international headlines after he purchased one of four brand new ultra-rare Lamborghini Venenos.

The car is by far the most expensive production car to date but Singh and three others were lucky enough to get their hands on it. It was required for Kris and the other owners to pay for the car in 2012 before they even got the chance to see how it looked like; they bought the car for $4.11 million and were then flown out by Lamborghini on a private jet to the 2014 Geneva show where they finally laid their eyes on the Veneno. A few weeks after the event, the cars were then delivered to their rightful owners.

Read the entire article Supercar collector Kris Singh acquires one-off Koenigsegg Agera XS

Following the crash in 2015 that killed one spectator, the Nurburgring officials imposed speed limits around the circuit and lap records were officially banned. The tragedy on the North Loop or the Nordschleife has left a traumatic experience not only for drivers but for spectators as well. However, just recently, Nurburgring officials lifted the speed limits after several safety upgrades were installed in the track. This was certainly good news for several automakers on the hunt for fame and glory.

One of the manufacturers who took the opportunity to strut their stuff once again on the infamous race circuit is Swedish high-performance sports cars manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB. Once they received the go signal to gallop away at the Nurburgring, Koenigsegg released the Kraken – the $2.85 million hypercar One:1. The hypercar is one of the most expensive cars in the world and is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It can cough up a whopping 1,341 horsepower and launch from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. The One:1 is the Swedish automaker’s attempt in breaking the Porsche 918’s 6:57 lap time.

There are only seven Koenigsegg One:1’s in the face of the Earth which makes it one of the rarest cars in the world. However, this number has further decreased after one of its units crashed into a fence in one section of the Fuchsröhre track. Just after lifting the lap record ban and speed limits, it is unfortunate that another accident took place at the Nurburgring.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg One:1 sought top speed record but earned most expensive crash title instead

Everything starts from scratch. Even the tallest buildings or the sturdiest ships always come from something that was made and developed to become the grandeur that it is in the present. Even people, in a way, start small and eventually grow with lessons learned from life.

This growth also happens even to our four-wheeled friends. Cars start from a prototype and from then on, several changes and developments happen to its exterior and interior, making it better, faster, more efficient and of a better quality than its prototype.

Most often than not, it is the prototype that stir the public’s interest first even before the real thing is released to the public. For collectors, it is worth every dollar and penny to invest in these prototypes especially the rarest ones.

Read the entire article Top 5 Rarest and Most Sought-after Vehicle Prototypes in History

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is proud to reveal the "Agera Final," a bespoke limited edition. As the name implies, it will be the last version of the Agera model line and only three units will be made. All three have been sold even before it was announced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The Agera RS has been a major contributor of the company’s success and was first unveiled during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The 25 units, which were set for production, were sold within 10 months. This made the Agera RS the fastest selling model in the company’s history.

"Agera Final" celebrates this success and is a fitting end to the Agera model line. Under the Agera Final program, owners will be given the opportunity to provide input to the design and even the specifications of the customized parts.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg releases limited edition Agera Final, the One of 1

Koenigsegg Automotive AB has released a production version of the Koenigsegg Regera. Since its introduction during the 2015 Geneva Auto Show as a concept car, it has undergone an extreme phase that consisted of development, testing, and certification to be sold worldwide.

According to the company, more than 3,000 changes were implemented during the development stage in order to make the production version. One of the biggest changes is the reduction in weight as it now only weighs 1,590 kilograms while dry weight stands at 1,470. While the Regera received positive response during the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, it was also during this time that it received a number of orders from customers.

The orders have since continued as the Koenigsegg family learns more about the philosophy and technology that goes behind the Regera. 

Read the entire article Koenigsegg releases 1,500 hp Regera production model

Forza Motorsport 6 fans rejoice! You can now add seven great cars to your collection in this highly popular racing simulator, thanks to the Mobil 1 Car Pack. Regardless of what your preferences or favorite activities are, there is something for everyone in the new pack of Forza Motorsport 6 Among others, the Mobil 1 Car Pack brings you the extraordinary chance to pilot a Koenigsegg One:1, the car that breaks barriers in speeds and acceleration.

You also have the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe, a beast of sophistication and functionality. Aside from these two monster cars, the 1990 Chevrolet #30 Douglas Shierson Racing Lola T90/00, which made rounds during Indy 500 of that year, is here.

It also now has the 1991 Mazda #62 Motorsport RX-7 of IMSA Racing fame. If you own a Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pass, then you’re in luck. The seven cars in the Mobil 1 Car Pack are only part of the 42 cars that you’re going to get in total, in return for your purchase of the Pass.

Read the entire article Mobil 1 Car Pack brings the Koenigsegg One:1 and many more to Forza Motorsport 6

Teenage prodigy Jennarong Muengtaweepongsa has a bright future ahead of him. The 15 year old Thai boy has a gift for car design. Readers may recall his outstanding renderings that he named Legera, derived from the ‘baby’ Koenigsegg and the Aston Martin DB11.

His latest project is called ‘Utagera’ which is a Swedish work that means to ‘terminate’. N2A Motors, which is based in California, was so impressed with this latest piece of work, that they transformed it into a scale model.

The Thailand International Motor Expo proudly has it on display for all to see. It took the teenager just three months to complete this project. The vehicle has a 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Jennarong believes it would produce up to 1,000 hp without electrical assistance. The vehicle screams adrenaline whilst being seductive in its elegance. 

Read the entire article 15 years old designs the amazing Koenigsegg Utagera