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Published on August 12th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Koenigsegg celebrates 25 years of hypercar building

Simply the most outstanding car builder of our century!

This year, 2019 is a historic year for the Swedish company Koenigsegg Automotive, because 25 years ago it started operations as a supercar builder.

It all started in August 1994 when a 22-year-old Christian von Koenigsegg decided to make his dream come true, to create a world-class super car to better the segment kings.

Christianvon Koenigsegg

The first series car, called CC8S, was delivered to its customer only in 2003. Meanwhile, Koenigsegg produced ten more models and different special editions since then – CCR, CCX, CCGT, CCXR, Agera, Agera R, Agera S, One: 1, Agera RS and Regera.

The 12th model, the new Jesko, was introduced at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show and will join the Regera hypercar on the Koenigsegg production line in 2020.

In recent years, the company has grown from a pioneering manufacturer to a renowned and iconic manufacturer in the global auto industry. Koenigsegg is synonymous with innovation and is known for its commitment to the final performance of the vehicle.

He is a visionary car manufacturer, not afraid to challenge conventional thinking.

When Christian von Koenigsegg started hiscar journey 25 years ago, there was only one player on the market in what couldbe called hyper-performance, the McLaren F1.

The McLaren F1 is today respected as a generational car – a benchmark of performance. The leap he made and demonstrated from the rest of the market at that time was extraordinary and yet it was not the kind of commercial success that a company could have built at that time.

McLaren did F1 until 1998, even before “disappearing” as a car manufacturer for over 10 years.


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