Thursday, March 7, 2013

Koenigsegg Celebrates 100th Car Built in 10 Years With One-Off Hundra Special

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Starting a car company is a task for the brave at heart. Christian von Koenigsegg’s achievement is even more admirable as, after only 10 years, he has managed to shift 100 of the ultra-fast, and ultra-expensive, hypercars that bear his name.To commemorate the event the Swedish company decided that the 100th production car built, an Agera S destined for a well-off client based in Hong Kong, would be something special and would be unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
Enter the Hundra, which is Swedish for “100”, an Agera S with hand laid and swirled 24-carar gold leaf inlays in its carbon bodywork. The latest version of Koenigsegg’s supercar is powered by a turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 1016HP and sprints from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
“A lot has happened in the last 10 years”, said von Koenigsegg, adding that the company does not rest on its laurels: “On the contrary. The Koenigsegg range still stands proud, head to head against the greatest new car onslaught in hypercar history.”
So he’s not afraid that the new wave of rivals, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder will upstage his own models?
Actually no, not a bit: “Our team can’t even wait to get their creation of passion measured against all the latest and greatest hypercars currently being launched.”

By Andrew Tsaousis





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