Saturday, April 26, 2014

Koenigsegg , Less Expensive Supercar?

In the 10 years that Koenigsegg has been manufacturing supercars, the company has only ever had a single model in production at any point during that time, although many of these came in a handful of variants
The company was founded in 1994 in Sweden by Christian von Koenigsegg, with the intention of producing a world-class supercar. Many years of development and prototyping led to the company's first street-legal production car delivery in 2002.
Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a non-listed free traded Swedish Public Company. The Company has around 90 shareholders. As the company is free trading the number of shareholders can vary. Christian von Koenigsegg is the CEO and a major shareholder.

In 2006 Koenigsegg began production of the CCX, which uses an engine created in-house especially for that vehicle. The CCX is street-legal in most countries.
Apart from developing, manufacturing and selling the Koenigsegg line of supercars, 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. Koenigsegg is also active in development programs when it comes to plug-in electric cars' systems and next-generation reciprocating engine technologies.
The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Koenigsegg will build 6 cars apart from the car presented on the Geneva Motor Show. All the cars have already been sold.
The name One:1 comes from the power (1360 PS) to weight (1360 kg) ratio giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg weight. The 1360 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg is claiming makes the One:1 the ‘world’s first megacar’.
The car is more focused as a track car than the previous cars made by Koenigsegg. Koenigsegg had to sacrifice a few things to be able to achieve their goal with the car
There is an airscoop on the removable roof, so it would not have been possible to stow the roof in the trunk like previous models. As such, Koenigsegg have taken advantage of this and modeled the front to create more downforce, which reduces trunk capacity by 40%
The Koenigsegg One:1 is fitted with a variant of the same 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine used in all Ageras. It produces 1,360 PS (1,000 kW) at 7500 rpm and 1,371 N·m (1,011 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm
Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminum construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch paddle shifters.
In September 2011 the Koenigsegg Agera R broke the Guinness World Record - 0-300 km/h with a time of just 14.53 seconds
Speaking with Motoring at the recent 2014 New York Auto Show, Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg revealed that his company is looking to introduce a model costing between $600k and $700k to its lineup. That’s approximately half what it costs to purchase Koenigsegg’s Agera-based models and a bargain compared to the limited edition One:1, which the Koenigsegg boss revealed cost each of its six lucky customers a staggering $2.85 million.