Koenigsegg


May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on January 18, 2016

Koenigsegg LogoBrief History About Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg was founded in 1994 in Sweden by Christian von Koenigsegg, he was just 22 years old. The logo is based on the Koenigsegg family heraldic coat of arms.

Like many other supercar start up companies, Christian wanted to build a car to rival and even beat the best.

Sketches were made by Christian and taken to designer David Crafoord for modelling and final touches, with the first prototype built in 1996 (Koenigsegg CC) and then shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. Development carried on with more prototypes and in 2002 the fist car to be ready for production was the CC8S.

In 2005 a Koenigsegg CCR attained the Guinness record for the fastest production car in the world, clocking 241.63 mph, but shortly after lost it to the Bugatti Veyron, which recorded a top speed of 253.81 mph.

Koenigsegg is also involved in alternative green fuels for their cars, using biofuels.

In 2009 the Koenigsegg CCXR was chosen by Forbes to be one of the ten most beautiful cars in history. Also in 2009 Koenigsegg along with other investors were in negotiations to purchase SAAB from General Motors. However due to uncertain finalisation dates, pulled out of the deal.

In 2011 the Koenigsegg Agera R broke the Guinness World Record for 0-300 km/h with a time of just 14.53 seconds.

Koenigsegg CC8S
CC8S 2002-2005

Koenigsegg CCR
CCR 2004-2006

Koenigsegg CCXR
CCX and CCXR 2006 on

Koenigsegg Agera R
Agera 2010 & Agera R 2011

Koengisegg Regera
Regera 2015