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  • 1,500 hp Koenigsegg Regera hits 249 mph in first (and only) gear

    03/07/2015 1:46:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2015
    More pics at link. The Koenigsegg Regera is the latest supercar from the small, Swedish brand, and its specifications will blow your mind as easily as the car can blow you away. The two-seat, mid-motor, carbon fiber machine, whose name means "to reign" in Swedish, features a unique plug-in hybrid powertrain with a total output of 1,500 horsepower, and can reach its top speed 249 mph in less than 20 seconds. And it does it with just one gear.
  • What a small, brave company could accomplish

    01/11/2014 11:38:58 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies
    2014-11-01 | WesternCulture
    Scandinavian Koenigsegg, one of Europe's most anonymous car manufacturers, holds an extreme amount of world records in the domain of car performance. Volkswagen and other large, incompetent, multinationals have tried to compete, but have often accomplished nothing else than making complete fools of themselves. The clip features a top model BMW versus a Koenigsegg. Feel free to try and wrestle Vikings, we'll send you to sleep and back home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zin6TwtmiU
  • Swedish European engineering vs Italian European engineering

    05/22/2010 12:11:00 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 21 replies · 856+ views
    05/22/2010 | WesternCulture
    Just what happens if a Koenigsegg CCR is raced against one of the meanest of "street" Ferraris (- in the clip below the Ferrari Enzo GTB F1 is performing)? I love Italy. But sometimes, I feel my part of Europe also deseves some recognition in the domain of cars.
  • European bank approves Saab loan request

    10/21/2009 3:44:27 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 534+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/21/2009 | TT/AFP/The Local
    Saab Automobile has received permission to borrow 4 billion kronor from the European Investment Bank, the bank’s board revealed on Wednesday. Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, most indications were that the EIB board, which includes representatives from all 27 European Union members states, would approve Saab’s request. The EIB leadership group had recommended to the board that the bank agree to lend the Swedish car company up to €400 million, or roughly 4.1 billion kronor ($590 million), having concluded that Saab’s application was sufficiently strong. The loan is a critical lifeline for Saab, and was a key element for the planned...
  • GM agrees terms for sale of Saab to Koenigsegg

    08/19/2009 10:28:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 859+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/19/2009 | Robert Lindsay
    General Motors has agreed the terms of a sale of its loss-making Saab division to Koenigsegg, a Swedish manufacturer of sports cars based near Malmö, employing only 45 people. Augie Fabela, Koenigsegg’s chairman, said that the American carmaker would remain a minority owner in Saab until it became profitable, but added that some finance for the deal had yet to be secured. Koenigsegg is hoping for a SwKr4.3 billion ($778 million) loan to Saab from the European Investment Bank. Koenigsegg also needs to raise a further SwKr3 billion. Carl-Peter Forster, the head of GM Europe, said: “This contract is an...
  • Koenigsegg 'confident' of Saab rescue

    06/14/2009 12:10:12 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies · 782+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/14/2009 | AFP/The Local
    Koenigsegg, the Swedish luxury sports carmaker set to buy Saab Automobile from US firm General Motors, is confident that the company can be rescued, the firm's co-owner said on Saturday. GM, which has now filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, placed Saab on the market in February as part of its attempts to slim down its brand range and return to profitability. A Sveriges Television (SVT) report on Thursday said Koenigsegg and a group of Norwegian investors had signed a letter of intent to buy Saab. Bård Eker, whose holding company Eker Group holds a 49 percent stake...
  • G.M. Said to Be Close to Sale of Saab

    06/11/2009 1:08:33 PM PDT · by buzzer · 13 replies · 619+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | CARTER DOUGHERTY
    FRANKFURT — General Motors is close to a deal to sell Saab, the Swedish carmaker, to Koenigsegg, a manufacturer of high-end sports cars that is also from Sweden, a person close to the negotiations said Thursday. “We are still working on the deal,” the person said, requesting anonymity because the agreement is not final. “It is not the done deal that some people in Sweden seem to think it is.” Swedish television reported that a group of Norwegian investors are also part of the deal.
  • It's official: Koenigsegg buys SAAB!

    06/11/2009 3:11:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 23 replies · 1,573+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/11/2009 | TT/The Local
    Sporty Swedish car maker Koenigsegg has teamed up with a group of Norwegian investors to buy Saab from General Motors, according to state broadcaster Sveriges Television's news show Rapport. Koenigsegg has signed a declaration of intent with regard to the purchase, with more detailed negotiations set to continue over the coming months. The sports car maker, based in Ängelholm in southwest Sweden, has secured the backing of Norwegian investors, according to Rapport. Koenigsegg has long been named as one of the parties interested in snapping up the ailing Swedish auto giant. Earlier on Thursday, the Swedish trade ministry indicated that...
  • New Koenigsegg: Competition Coupe GT DOWN TUNED TO 600+ HP in order to comply with race regulations

    03/05/2007 4:40:05 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 734+ views
    www.koenigsegg.se ^ | 03/2007 | Koenigsegg
    Competition Coupe GT DOWN TUNED TO 600+ HP in order to comply with race regulations. Koenigsegg has created a new race car - the CCGT, based on the production CC-model range. The CCGT complies with the ACO and FIA GT1 regulations. The CCGT engine is based on the Koenigsegg CCX production engine with the superchargers removed but enlarged to 5.0 litre. The reliability of the race engine is expected be exceptional as it is based on the proven strength and durability of the signifi cantly more powerful road car engine. The minimum weight allowed for a GTI race car is...
  • Swedish Ferrari Madness Part I, II and III (Policeman charged for chasing speeding Ferrari + more)

    02/21/2007 7:57:23 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/21/2007 | James Savage
    In one way, it's understandable that Ferraris make people go mad. They sure are very desirable cars and being mad about a Ferrari therefore is only human. However, I've noticed that in the case of us Swedes, Ferraris bring out a more literal form of madness. These three articles bear testimony to strange aspects of the Nordic psyche. Swedes love conformity, equalitarianism, safety and security. Beneath that lutheran, civilized, surface however, a rampant viking with a suppressed passion for excitement, adventure and rough action sits around moping. Therefore, it isn't perhaps much of a paradox that Sweden is home to...
  • A Revolution in Swede Speed (Swedes build fastest production car)

    03/31/2006 7:14:16 PM PST · by defenderSD · 26 replies · 1,374+ views
    BusinessWeek Online ^ | 3/31/06 | Matt Vella
    Swedish automobiles have long been known as safe and steady, not fast and furious. It's no accident you've never heard the phrase "Swede speed." Right now, you're thinking about boxy, safe Volvo wagons, handy in the snow and adept with the kids and groceries, not high performance roadsters. Enter Christian von Koenigsegg, a 33-year-old Swede with fast dreams. And he's got a former fighter jet assembly plant to bring them to life. Clocking in at 245 miles per hour, Koenigsegg Automotive broke the world speed record for a production car last year with the Koenigsegg CCR. Since the first production...