Koenigsegg recently just broke the top speed record for the fastest production car and the fastest time from 0-400-0 km/h. Watching the video’s of those two feats gets us all hot under the collar, but there is nothing better than watching Jeremy Clarkson rip it up in one of Koenigsegg’s earlier creations. Check out the insane video below and watch Clarkson wrestle the mighty beast.
Koenigsegg was started in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, with the intention of producing a “world-class” supercar. It’s first street legal creation was launched in 2002 and the Koenigsegg CCR followed in 2004. In 2006,Koenigsegg launched the CCX, which was designed to meet worldwide regulations for road use, unlike their previous models. Additionally, the Koenigsegg had to develop their own engine and related technologies for the CCX.
Koenigsegg followed the CCX with the biofuel CCXR. This car featured a modified engine, fuel system, and engine management system that enables the car to run on regular petrol or ethanol, and in any mixture between these two fuels. When running running ethanol the CCXR could produce more power due to the higher octane rating and cooling effect it had on the engine. In 2009 Koenigsegg produced two Trevita supercars that were based on the CCXR.
The Agera came in 2010 and featured a Koenigsegg developed 5.0-litre variable geometry twin-turbocharger V8 engine capable of 910 hp. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Swedish manufacturer unveiled a new car named the Regera. This car uses Koenigsegg’s KDD transmission system. Below 48 km/h, two electric motors on the rear wheels power the car and the internal combustion engine is disconnected. Above 48 km/h, the engine is connected by a fixed ratio transmission with no gearbox, torque vectoring by the previously mentioned electric motors and boosted by a third electric motor attached to the driveshaft.