As Supercar companies go, one might expect decades of experience to be well recognised and renowned. Such is not the case with Koenigsegg that began its automotive story as recent as 1994 with the creation of the Koenigsegg CC.
Given its recent inception and the fact they build bespoke hypercars, few models have been created, however with many variants. The Koenigsegg CC series has multiple editions to its name and guinness records in terms of engine power and speed.
The CC was succeeded by the Agera, again in multiple variants including the Agera S that was the first Koenigsegg to cross 1,000 bhp on regular 95 octane fuel. The Agera S also saw the debut of Koenigsegg’s AirCore hollow carbon fibre wheels. These revolutionary news wheels weighed 40% less than regular alloy wheels.
In 2014, Koenigsegg achieved the impressive feat of a theoretical optimum 1:1 power to weight ratio. The One:1 produced 1360 hp and weighed 1360 kilograms.
Koenigsegg’s debuted the Regera model in 2015 with an output in excess of 1500 hp. This was possible with the addition of three electric motors added to its twin turbo V8 engine. Also offered is Koenigsegg’s very own direct drive system that replaces a traditional transmission allowing for reduced inefficiencies and energy loss.
2017 produces 5 speed records with the help of the Agera RS variant including highest top speed for a production car recorded at 447.19 km/h.