Koenigsegg earns the spotlight with their Swedish Hypercars - Video

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Koenigsegg continues to make the news with their Hypercars both on the track and in auto shows worldwide. Christian von Koenigsegg was just a kid, not yet in his teens, when he wanted to create the perfect sports car. At the age of 22, his dream became a reality.

In 1994, he opened the doors to the company that bears his name. Today, the Koenigsegg headquarters contains a top-level engineers and designers. The first prototype with its unique monocoque chassis was designed by Koenigsegg, and built with a small staff. The CC8S went into production, and of course was fully homologated and passed the crash tests.

Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg

This year they are showcasing their latest models: 2013 Agera and its sportier package, the 2013 Agera R. The Swedish Hypercars came after the previous nine models that are still on the road today. Per Koenigsegg, the two new models show their “endless pursuit for perfection”, but no doubt the owner of the company that bears his name, and his staff, will continue their state-of-the-art technology for future models.

The Agera is the brainchild of Christian von Koenigsegg, and is the “only Roadster Hypercar with a detachable and stowable hardtop, bringing the best of two worlds.” Performance and usability were the goals for their newest model.

The name Agera in Sweden means “to take action”, and in Greek, the word means “ageless”. A perfect combination!

Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg Agera R

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Tags agera, hypercar, koenigsegg, roadster, sweden