Comments are now open on the Koenigsegg website and to kick off this experiment in direct interaction, it’s time to open the floor to questions from YOU.

Our founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, is going to answer your questions and in keeping with the optimal open-internet philosophy – openness is something we’re very fond of here at Koenigsegg – you can ask him anything. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’ll answer, but you can try.

The way it works:

  • Post your question here in comments on the Koenigsegg website. Note that if it’s your first comment, it’ll have to be approved before it appears, which usually happens very quickly. Read the comments policy for more info
  • We’ll collate the questions and pick the best 12-15 that we can answer in a timely manner.
  • The criteria for picking the questions will include public interest, the number of times a particular question is asked, and whether or not we can actually talk about the topic (i.e. specifics about future models are unlikely).
  • We’ll post the answers on the Koenigsegg website as quickly as they can be written

That’s it!

This whole weblog effort is focused on building a deeper connection with our customers and our fans. We want to bring you Inside Koenigsegg as much as possible. We know that our cars are rare and it’s hard for everyone to share in the ultimate Koenigsegg experience. We’d still like to bring you all as close to the action as we can, though, and being able to access the people here at Koenigsegg is part of that effort.

Fire your questions in comments. We’ll start selecting questions for answering over the weekend.

150 comments

  1. Comment by Dragos

    Dragos July 30, 2015 at 08:04

    Good morning mr Christian, and first off let me say how bad ass your name is, now to more serious things, do you ever think in all your busy day how many “young” admirers you have such as myself ? and how every second i am dying inside to drive the Regera, i head stories about how you need to do a full medical check before and after the drive, because it may cause insanity and eye exploding excitement .

  2. Comment by Boosted Boris

    Boosted Boris July 30, 2015 at 08:10

    Are you going to enter any form of motorsport since your try with the CCGT in Le Mans?

    Are there any aspirations to produce something else apart from cars?

    Related to second question: Koenigsegg is very innovative, are any of your technologies being used in other (non car-related) industries?

    • Comment by shahar

      shahar July 30, 2015 at 16:35

      Hey Mr Christian, I’ve been waiting to have a chance to talk to you, first of all I want to tell you how much I appreciate your work, you brought me inspiration is what I want to do in life, to built the fastest car in the world, thanks to you I realized that someone no previous experience in the profession can do it if he believes himself and not give up,

      I wanted to get a tip about built my supercar, Tip from someone with experience

      by the way , i am 14 years old from israel and my name is Shshar Yaari

      thank you very much for the time .

  3. Comment by Marcus

    Marcus July 30, 2015 at 08:13

    Hi Koenigsegg! I’m Swedish but going to write in English anyway!

    Okey to my question: How does it feel every time you step in a new car you’ve created, how’s the feelings and reaction, but the main question is how did you feel when the first Koenigsegg was done and you took it for a ride. I’m all ears 🙂

    Kind regards Marcus.

  4. Comment by Leonid

    Leonid July 30, 2015 at 08:19

    Hi! Will you ever consider to develop a V10 engine or a V12 (with the same litre as the current V8)? Or is it V8 for good 😉

  5. Comment by Máté Petrány

    Máté Petrány July 30, 2015 at 08:27

    Hi Christian!

    Quick question about the Regera:

    The One:1 has a traditional handbrake, but for the Regera – and I’m guessing all future Koenigseggs – you’re switching to an E-brake like most major manufacturers.
    What’s the benefit of that in your opinion? I’m asking because the functionality is hardly the same, and I’m trying to figure out why are we losing proper handbrakes almost as quickly as manual transmissions.

    Best regards,
    Máté

  6. Comment by Zoran

    Zoran July 30, 2015 at 08:28

    Hi , i am interesting how much ONE-1 will you produce..!!!?? 🙂

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade July 30, 2015 at 08:30

      Zoran, I can answer that question for you now. There were six One:1 cars produced for customers. There was also one development model produced for use by the factory. This will also pass into private hands.

      • Comment by Liam

        Liam July 31, 2015 at 10:25

        7 of them

  7. Comment by trevor

    trevor July 30, 2015 at 08:29

    Hi at a young age now in my 40s the one car that I had a poster of was a Lamborghini countach, what was your dream car when you were younger an why.

    • Comment by Alex

      Alex July 30, 2015 at 16:04

      Hi there Mr. Koenigsegg

      I’ve been following your work for quite a while; all your innovations, all your concepts they are worldwide ‘game-changer’ technologies and all of that amazing ideas, came from one man.

      What drives you?

      The most outstanding people always do incredible things because they have something amazing (sometimes beautiful) that drives them to do so.

      Recently I’ve been struggling big time in some aspects of my life and I’m sure many people have. That is probably because we are been “driven” by no-so-important-things.

      We’ve lost the path that a great mind should follow.

      What drives you Christian? Family, common benefit?

      It would be awesome if you could reply, you sir are an inspiration for many of us.

      Thank you

      Cheers from Mexico

      Alex

  8. Comment by Dominic Meier

    Dominic Meier July 30, 2015 at 08:33

    Have you ever requested VW to test the topspeed of your cars in Ehra-Lessin at the highspeed test faciltiy?

  9. Comment by Milan

    Milan July 30, 2015 at 08:33

    Hi Christian 🙂
    when are we going to see the regera going 0-300?
    are there any news from the nurburgring?
    are we, and when are we going to see the one:1 going top speed? i know its not your priority, i just want to see it go top speed 🙂

  10. Comment by Davajn

    Davajn July 30, 2015 at 08:35

    Hello Christian

    * Whats your longtime plans and what markets are Koenigsegg going to be in after 10-20years?

    * Where do you think we’ll stand with internal combustion engines after 15-20years? Is it a dead or is hybrids the future?

    * Your dream when you started this project in the 90’s was to build a supercar. Now when you’ve accomplished that, does that make you satisfied or are you craving for more?
    If so, then what are going on in your head during the nights? Whats your next “dreamcar”?

    Cheers
    David A

  11. Comment by Austine

    Austine July 30, 2015 at 08:38

    Is there such technology which a computer can watch the wheelspin and grip of the car then it lets you know the right amount of rpm to rev or corrects it so you dont get any unnecessary wheelspin which results in faster and smoother acceleration? And 2nd question The idea of the gearbox of regera is like a drill gun right?

    • Comment by Brandon

      Brandon July 31, 2015 at 05:10

      Austine:
      The computer technology you are referring to at the beginning is called a traction control system (TCS). Many cars today have TCS. Buick actually introduced TCS in 1971. Basically, TCS electronically limits throttle input so that the drive wheels do not skid. No TCS works perfectly, but you described TCS perfectly.
      As for your second question, according to the Koenigsegg website, there is no “gearbox” in the Regera. Under a certain speed the car is always in full EV mode, and above that certain speed the combustion engine turns on and one clutch engages and the engine directly spins the drive wheels.

  12. Comment by Blair Dixon

    Blair Dixon July 30, 2015 at 08:38

    Hi Christian, what do you look for when you are hiring people? Do you focus on qualifications/experience or more for drive and willingness to learn as well as attention to detail? Also do you plan on bringing any cars to some events in New Zealand?

  13. Comment by Juan Jose Rincon

    Juan Jose Rincon July 30, 2015 at 08:39

    Hello Christian. I am a huge fan of Koenigsegg, I know all your history and your cars. My favorite Megacar is of course the One:1. I am dying to see of you will attempt a top speed run and beat cars like Veyron SS and Venom GT. As well, what will happen with your run at the Nordschleife?
    I’m also intrested in knowing if you will offer something like a factory tour in Ängelhorm.
    Have a good day Christian! You are my idol and I would very much like to meet you someday.
    Bye.

  14. Comment by Brian

    Brian July 30, 2015 at 08:42

    I will definitely be watching this space, this is totally awesome! Koenigsegg is my favorite car company in the world!

    Here’s a question for you: I know that most Koenigsegg cars are different from each other when it comes to the models and specific owner specs, but generally, how long does it take to make a car from start to finish? I know that the process is more streamlined now compared to when you first started making cars, but I am curious.

    Thank you for your time 🙂

  15. Comment by Craig Worland

    Craig Worland July 30, 2015 at 08:42

    Hello,

    Is tyre technology limiting how fast Cars can be made to go safely? It seems to me no one has made a tyre that can safely do 500 kph?

  16. Comment by Christian Wilson

    Christian Wilson July 30, 2015 at 08:43

    Hello, Mr. Koenigsegg. I have a few questions.
    1: If you were to go back in time to when you started your company – with all the vast challenges you have faced and with your current knowledge – what would you tell yourself? What would you advise yourself to do differently?
    2: Do you remember a couple of years ago you met a 20-ish young Norwegian man on a plane from Copenhagen to Munich? We ended up talking nearly the entire flight with me sitting in the centre aisle of the plane. I asked if you could sign my boarding pass – and you did: “Från Christian Till Christian”. What I strongly regret to this day is not asking for your email address. Just hearing ‘No’, would be settling.

    The fact that you just keep on going no matter what the established corporations do to stop you, is inspiring. FIA and the CCGT, denial of Ehra-Lessien, Top Gear, and now Nürburgring and Spa to mention a few – hats off. Living on meagre pay to put as much as possible into R&D. The list of things that impress is too long to mention.
    I guess all you Koenigsegg employees have fires in your hearts. Ethanol fuelled ones.

  17. Comment by Mike

    Mike July 30, 2015 at 08:46

    Hello sir car god!

    When will we see a car with the “free valve” technology? And, can you tell something about how the development is going?

    /Mike

  18. Comment by Casey Pfaff

    Casey Pfaff July 30, 2015 at 08:57

    Mr. Christian von Koenigsegg,

    Do you see your future cars using electromagnetic suspensions (EMS), just like the Maglev track? Maybe using a floating wheel hub assembly to reduce friction and help with braking/energy recovery?

    Thank you for everything you have done!

    Casey P.

  19. Comment by Will

    Will July 30, 2015 at 09:02

    Hello Mr Koenigsegg!

    How long did it take you and your engineers to design the One:1 and Regera?

    Will

  20. Comment by Nico Katsburg

    Nico Katsburg July 30, 2015 at 09:04

    Hello Sir,

    I am currently in my third year for my bachelor Automotive Engineering, I am going to continue to get my master but I was wondering to what you are looking for in terms of knowledge and know-how for me to be one of your future applicants.
    I really like the way you tend to solve your engineering problems and really so with the Regera.

    Thanks so much.

    Nico Katsburg, the Netherlands

    P.s. willing to move.

  21. Comment by Patrick Colborne

    Patrick Colborne July 30, 2015 at 09:05

    My dream job would be to work in the engineering department at Koenigsegg. I am currently studying Mechatronics. I would love to know what you look for when hiring engineers and what qualifications you would suggest that a person can do to increase their chances?

  22. Comment by John

    John July 30, 2015 at 09:16

    Good morning.

    My question is why did you decide to create the fastest car in the world so technologically advanced instead of a daily run aroun?

  23. Comment by johannes

    johannes July 30, 2015 at 09:27

    As a swede who is in to car and about to become a car mechanic, do you do internships/ summerjobs for teens?

  24. Comment by Martin Jedinger

    Martin Jedinger July 30, 2015 at 09:31

    Hello Christian! Are there any plans for an awd car in the future, or why did you choose rwd for your cars?
    Greetings from Austria

  25. Comment by pingu

    pingu July 30, 2015 at 09:34

    Koenigsegg Automotive AB was closing in on a deal to buy Saab Automobile AB in 2009, but in the end it didn’t came through. Although there were much written in the (Swedish) press about it at the time, it was almost all negativity regarding the financial details and hardly anything about what the actual idea behind the deal was. It would be interesting to know what convinced you at that time that such a deal would be worthwhile.

    The auto industry is changing all the time, but what I feel has changed more rapidly in the last five years or so is the whole perception of cars as part of a modern society. It’s a kind of musical chairs going on where manufacturers scramble to find out how to stay relevant and where to go next. The industry is trying to go green while at the same time desperately holding on to brand histories. The late teens of the Internet generation don’t necessarily see a drivers license and a car as a “must have” entering adulthood. Low-cost vehicles are becoming more and morepopular in Europe and could be a true beginning of commoditization of passenger cars for the general consumer market. Do you see that some other part of the passenger car industry (outside the supercar/hypercar segment) is ripe for new ideas and radical changes? If so, can you see Koenigsegg and its technologies being part of that?

    Best regards.

  26. Comment by Peter

    Peter July 30, 2015 at 09:43

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg
    ● I am Peter from saudi arabia and actually egyptian. And since I live in quite high temperature places how many people of the customers that ask for a powerful A/C ?
    ●Are you planning to enter any format of motors port since you guys were about before regulations changed.
    ●What is the most requested feature that people ask for but not available in your cars i.e softer suspension or electric roof.
    Thanks for your time.
    PS I am a long time fan since 2004.

  27. Comment by Ryan Wiblin

    Ryan Wiblin July 30, 2015 at 09:59

    Hi Christian,
    Please could you give a short background of how the company was initially funded. Where did the money come from to get it off the ground?

    Regards from South Africa,
    Ryan

  28. Comment by Fossorier

    Fossorier July 30, 2015 at 10:01

    Good morning Mr. Koenigsegg, About the Regera’s production: How many orders did you already take since the Geneva Motor Show? When will you start the customers’s production of the Regera? Thank you so much for your answers and very appreciative of your work with all of the Koenigsegg team. Kind Regards, Fossorier Charles.

    • Comment by Jordan Kwan

      Jordan Kwan July 31, 2015 at 06:12

      I think they’ll start producing the regera near the end of the year, because its still only in its development stage… I think

  29. Comment by Matthew James-Roach

    Matthew James-Roach July 30, 2015 at 10:49

    Dear christian I am 13 years I really love your cars every game that doesn’t feature your cars I will mod it to suit my needs. My first car of yours was in Need For Speed Undercover it was the CCX it had a gold painrjob and a switchblade spoiler I wasted crucial time getting that car. Anyways I just wanted to say thanks for making my life happy.

    • Comment by Jordan Kwan

      Jordan Kwan July 31, 2015 at 06:20

      I’ve done the same but in Forza Horizon 2. I’ve modified the Agera to a one:1, But it has an even better ratio. It’s 1Hp per 0.94Kg, And it performs amazing. Also a question for Christian, Is it possible to see any other Koenigseggs in video games that isn’t the original Agera?

  30. Comment by Jonathan Krogh

    Jonathan Krogh July 30, 2015 at 11:00

    Will there be a “low-level” Koenigsegg?

    • Comment by Advait Bargal

      Advait Bargal July 30, 2015 at 15:04

      the new regera is the lowest limit of the koenigsegg. although it is the most advanced car on the planet

  31. Comment by Fredrik Kindstedt

    Fredrik Kindstedt July 30, 2015 at 11:01

    Hello Christian!

    I have great respect for the machines you have created! The infinite attention to detail is really beautiful to behold and I hope to one day be lucky enough to own one of your cars 🙂

    My questions to you are these: Who do you admire in your line of work? For example other automobile manufacturers, mechanics, engineers or designers? Contemporary ones or from history?

    Where have you developed your English? In the videos I have seen you are incredibly articulate and have a great vocabulary in a language that is not your native language.

    I would also like to hear some updates about the “free valve” technology you have showcased, are there any plans to put it into production in some form?

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    Med vänliga hälsningar, Fredrik Kindstedt
    Finland

  32. Comment by Kyle

    Kyle July 30, 2015 at 11:15

    Good morning Mr. Koenigsegg! Let me start by saying how awesome it is that you could answer any questions i have about your incredible company.

    Koenigsegg has been chosen as my very favorite manufacturer in the world for many reasons, and I’m so glad I’ll be able to learn more from the founder himself.

    I do have a question right now: Are there plans to make new models that would fall within the group of earlier models before the Agera lineup, like the CCX and CCXR? The Agera models are my very favorite, but i do still wonder about those earlier models, and if they would be made again.

    Thank you!

    Kyle

  33. Comment by Carlos Martinez Martinez

    Carlos Martinez Martinez July 30, 2015 at 11:29

    Hi Mr. Koenigsegg!

    I’m Carlos and I live in Valencia (Spain), I will start studying Industrial Design in september and I would like to know how can I work at Koenigsegg when I finish my degree and the master.

    Thank you for your attention and keep doing the best cars in the world.

  34. Comment by Matthew Lee

    Matthew Lee July 30, 2015 at 11:33

    Hi Mr Koenigsegg

    I really like what you and the company is doing right now and I believe that the Regera will be a revolutionary car very few companies can say that they have made an automotive revolution!

    Question 1
    If you could own any 5 car garage in the world what what would it be?

    Rules for questions 1
    Rule 1 – No koenigsegg’s allowed
    Rule 2 – Only one of the ‘Holy Trinity’ hypercars is allowed

    Question 2
    Would you ever consider doing any car rally’s like gumball if so what car would you take?

    Question 3
    Have you ever considereded using a V10 or V12 engine for more power as people can twin turbo a lamborghini to crazy horsepower so if you used a Twin Supecharger on A V12 then the power would be incredible!

    I love the cars you currently make and would really like to go in one to find out how fast they really are would you be interested in doing supercar rides for a fee at an auto show or even for free this would be good for potential customers and fans!

  35. Comment by 6945373903harris

    6945373903harris July 30, 2015 at 11:57

    Good morning Mr Christian.why you made a hybrid supercar without a gearbox

  36. Comment by Daniel Broadbridge

    Daniel Broadbridge July 30, 2015 at 11:58

    G’day Mr Koenigsegg, got a quick question. What is the prettiest car ever in your opinion ever to be made? Since I’m only 18, one of the cars I consider to be jaw dropping is the disco volante.
    Thanks (keep up the good work!)

  37. Comment by Bradley

    Bradley July 30, 2015 at 12:03

    Hi christian, i am a really big fan of your cars and hope many more are to come. Do you have any plans in the future to make an SUV?

    • Comment by Daniel Broadbridge

      Daniel Broadbridge July 31, 2015 at 09:57

      I kind of hope not, unless he’s trying to sell cars to the Chinese market. I mean a whole bunch of car manufactures who you wouldn’t usually associate with SUV’s have plans to make them, such as Rolls Royce.

  38. Comment by Sebastien Robeyns

    Sebastien Robeyns July 30, 2015 at 12:04

    Dear Sir Von Koenigsegg,

    I’m Sébastien from Belgium and I first of all want to thank you to take the time for answering questions that your fans, admirers and intressed people have for you.

    We live in an era where we cannot ignore there is a big change going on with our planet. If this is our fault or not is a discussion we don’t have to do here. But for now, let’s assume that it is also by us the changes are stronger than ever and that,mainly car manufacturers are downsizing in engines.
    Looking at what Koenigsegg realised untill today we see that the engines almost stayed “the same” but neverthless you can manage to get them more powerfull and if I’m not mistaking effcientcy is better. How do you manage to get these (crazy) genius ideas, concepts to be implemented on your cars? Is it an idea you have at night or by thinking and than try it on on a masterpiece? Or is this something you try on a computer with engineers and you never take the risk by testing it in real life?
    Because, really, you didn’t get Koenigsegg this big by not willing to take the risk of failing. I assume there where people in your life who where cautious about your vision of inventing the supercar and even hypercar. How did you manage to put this asside you?
    I also have a vision in life for what to reach in life and what I want to ‘invent’ a lot of people have these crazy but still genius ideas. But making the difference makes us weird to other people. What is a tip you can give to people like me? Also knowing that in the current economical climate investors are restrained for investing in that crazy kid with his idea…

    It would be an honor if one day I can visit the Koenigsegg atelier and meet you.

    Thank you for taking the time for giving us hope, visions, and new ideas!

  39. Comment by Wesley Breed

    Wesley Breed July 30, 2015 at 12:05

    Dear Mr. Koenigsegg,

    I am a 12 year old car enthusiast, and to me, your cars are absolutely sublime. So tell me, what has been tour inspiration to create cars such has the Regera and One:1? Your cars have absolutely inspired me, as I would like to work in car design when I am older, but what inspired you?

    – Wesley
    Massachusetts, USA

  40. Comment by Anthony

    Anthony July 30, 2015 at 12:19

    Good day, Christian! Your cars, and automotive performance development are exceptional and groundbreaking. Have you and your team ever considered bringing a vehicle that’s more “introductory priced” to the market, so more of us fans of lesser means can appreciate Segg ownership?

    Forever a fan & admirer,

    Anthony Heastrup
    (Notice, Scandinavian last name!)

  41. Comment by Karolis

    Karolis July 30, 2015 at 12:20

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg!

    First of all, I would like to thank you for your time and the oportunity to experience what Koenigsegg is all about.

    Questions:

    1) What were the main sources of inspiration to create Koenigsegg CC design? It could be a person, any other car, a plane etc. What are the sources of inspiration right now?

    2) How did you gather all the initial team to build your first car? What specialists did you look for the most?

    3) How did you overcome the fear of risk to enter this kind of extremely rivalry industry?

    4) It is just unbelievable that you and your team were able to create probably the most technologically advanced sports car in the world in such a short period of time. How did you make it?

    5) What are the challenges to establish a brand new sports car company? The whole manufacturing and development equipment requires enormous amount of money. How did you manage to do this? Where did you start?

    6) What kind of specialists nowadays are the most in demand? What specialists did you expect to hire in the future?

    Best wishes, Karolis.

  42. Comment by Leng Kah Lok

    Leng Kah Lok July 30, 2015 at 12:21

    Hi Christian, the founder of Koenigsegg. The hypercars produced by you and your company are really amazing. Apart from the speed that your HyperCars could achieve, the stability, settings of the cars are really awesome. Sometimes, I wonder whether you will hire an international student who is going to graduate as mechanical engineering into your company ? Honestly, I really want to learn how to build a HyperCar by you and also your team !

    -Leng
    Malaysia

  43. Comment by Andres Opp

    Andres Opp July 30, 2015 at 12:22

    Hello!

    Koenigsegg has been my favourite car manufacturer for many years now, both because the cars and the philosophy of constantly trying to build the best car possible instead of building something competitive enough to sell. That really pushes the evolution forward and I would like to say thanks for that!

    As a fan one of my life goals is definitely buying a Koenigsegg. I currently live in Estonia and the roads here have many massive holes which would scratch the bottom or even seriously damage some of the main components, so I would like to ask are there going to be any lift systems introduced on the future or current cars which would temporarily lift the entire car up by 5-10cm (from 10cm) and it could still be driven at fairly high speeds of up to say 200km/h (similar to the P1 from Mclaren)? Stability and downforce would be affected, also the looks, but that would make it possible and more safe to drive the car on some fun country roads. When on motorway or town centre it could be set to the low mode.

    Thank you!

    Andres

  44. Comment by Gary Rayner Alaina Horton

    Gary Rayner Alaina Horton July 30, 2015 at 12:22

    Hello Sir. I was wondering if you have ever thought about creating a AWD Koenigsegg to handle even better the brutal power your cars have on tap. Has a AWD model been put off because you feel the car will loose much of its personality and the fine drivers car feel it is known for or is it because in pursuit of the perfect car you feel the AWD system would actually hinder your cars Performance by creating extra weight, possible understeer and generally not performing as well?

  45. Comment by Aashir Aasif

    Aashir Aasif July 30, 2015 at 12:29

    Dear Sir, Huge fan here I love cars and obviously love the masterpieces you guys have built. It would be an honor for me if you would answer my question.
    My question to you is : Who or what inspired you to make these staggering machines.

    Greetings from India,
    Aashir Aasif.

  46. Comment by Peter Norrish

    Peter Norrish July 30, 2015 at 12:30

    What was it about the existing crop of supercars at the time of the first car’s creation that made you want to create your own unique brand?

  47. Comment by James

    James July 30, 2015 at 14:50

    Do ideas such as the new gearing system in the regera, technology from the one:1 and many more start off as a vision from you alone and then you develop it through your team or do you all work together to come up with innovating ideas and technologies.

    Also how did you come about bringing this company to life, what were the challenges, negatives and positives and what you learnt in the process? how did you guide the company from day 1, an emerging and volatile supercar brand to what you are nowadays, a hypercar company which creates masterpieces which exceeds all that of the best cars in todays world.

  48. Comment by Johan Liljekvist

    Johan Liljekvist July 30, 2015 at 14:55

    Hi Christian!

    My name is Johan Liljekvist, I am a 20 year old design student, and Koenigsegg has been one of my biggest interests for over half of my life. So, first of all, let me just say that you sir are a huge inspiration to me, and that your work, cars and passion for what you do is remarkable and very interesting, so thank you!

    So, on to the questions, I have a few of them surrounding the first prototypes you built, which to me are very fascinating to learn about.

    I was recently given the opportunity to photograph the first prototype (the purple one which is currently on display at Motala Motormuseum) in detail, at the Halmstad Sports Car Event. I know that it’s the third iteration of that prototype, and I also know that there was a pre-production CC prototype, which was crash tested for certification etc, and bought by a former employee, and there are a few things about them that I’d really love to get an answer about!

    1. The purple prototype hasn’t been running for several years now, but there will be an event taking place in Motala this fall, where they will be starting it up, is that something that could be worth your visit? It would be very exciting and a huge honour if that was the case!

    2. The crash tested prototype had after the modifications done to it in 2001 “XP003” written on it in front of the rear wheels, and since the first drivable prototype from 1996 most likely therefore was called XP001, there should also have been a XP002, but there seems to be no information what so ever of any XP002. So my question is, is it that the silver iteration of XP001, or the first version of XP003 is actually XP002, or was there an actual third car?

    3. The Motori Moderni boxer V12 that you tested with is rarely talked about and it’s even rarer to see photos of it (I only know of two photos). My questions about it are, how many engines did you have? I know of two, which are present in the photos I’ve seen, but did you have any more? And since, as far as I know, the engines were stored at the Margretetorp factory, were they destroyed in the fire in 2003, or were they scrapped before that?

    Med vänliga hälsningar,

    Johan Liljekvist

  49. Comment by Advait Bargal

    Advait Bargal July 30, 2015 at 14:57

    hi! i have a question that why is the koenigsegg regera slower than one:1 even it has more horse power than it? please make it more faster than 475 mph just like one:1

    love your work. please make more faster cars in future.

  50. Comment by Karim

    Karim July 30, 2015 at 15:01

    Firstly, very inspiring person. Can u describe some of the sacrifices you had to make in your life to get to where u are today?

  51. Comment by Aharon

    Aharon July 30, 2015 at 15:13

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg,
    First off like many others here I want to say how amazing you and your crew is for making some of the most droolworthy cars on the entire planet! Please continue innovating and making gorgeous and unique cars!
    1. With all your amazing cars, What is your daily driver?!?!?
    2. What is your favorite part about your cars?
    3.. What is next after you have created a gearless transmission?
    4. Now that cars are breaking into the upper 200’s of mph, is there going to be a finite limit as to how fast these cars go?
    And lastly, Why are Koenigseggs not allowed to officially post times of races, top speeds, or compete against other cars I.e. Car reviewers such as Chris Harris and such?

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read and reply,
    Aharon

  52. Comment by Joshua Gardner

    Joshua Gardner July 30, 2015 at 15:24

    Hello,

    I have always been a huge Koenigsegg fan, and Koenigsegg remains my favorite car of all time despite having driven or been in multiple McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and other exotics. I’ve never seen or been in a Koenigsegg. This leads to my question.

    Will you create some sort of fan experience where you have 2 or 3 models at your track where you can have people register online for a ride along experience? Simply you just charge someone and have a very limited number of ride alongside in a day or week. What about offering a driving experience for potential customers? I know sone people who would be very interested in that and would most likely make a purchase after driving one.

    Another question about the cars, do you see yourself implementing more hybrid technology in future models? Or will you still offer a model (or models) with the typical turbo-charged V8? I’m very curious about that.

  53. Comment by Manush

    Manush July 30, 2015 at 15:28

    Hi Mr. Koenigsegg,
    This morning I was going through car buzz and I saw a koenigsegg post, now usually I only click on posts that have a video in them but as soon as I saw koenigsegg I knew I had to open it. I love and admire people who create cars with a passion and an innovation such as yourself and Mr. Pagani two of my favorite automakers.

    Continuing to my question: I am a car enthusiast I love cars more than anything and I have a dream to someday be able to make my own car and be able to achieve great engineering feats such as yours. My question is what would be your advice to a young 18yr old boy who has a dream of building his own supercar how should one go about building one?

    My dream is of course to be able to meet great architects such as yourself it would be an honor and a life goal.

    Thank you,
    Sincerely
    Your admirer

  54. Comment by Joey

    Joey July 30, 2015 at 15:41

    hey,
    do you think you can make my lada niva just as fast a one:1?

  55. Comment by Kyle Faller

    Kyle Faller July 30, 2015 at 15:42

    I have always been inspired by your story of creating Koenigsegg and making it the hypercar leader it is today. Your passion, relentless drive, and ingenuity shows in your work, and has certainly contributed to your success.
    Do you have any advice for someone, with the same passion and drive for building beautiful machines, who is planning on starting a new supercar company?

    Thank you for your time, and for your amazing cars,

    Kyle

  56. Comment by Hendrik Hufert

    Hendrik Hufert July 30, 2015 at 15:53

    Hello Mr.Koenigsegg,
    i would like to know if there will ever be a kind of “entry-level” Sportscar.
    Something with around 600 hp and a lower price.
    🙂
    Greetings from Germany

    • Comment by Advait Bargal

      Advait Bargal July 30, 2015 at 16:09

      it cannot happen because koenigsegg is only famous for its high speed, top performance and most extreme cars in the world

  57. Comment by Josh

    Josh July 30, 2015 at 16:02

    How much does your new carbon fiber Regera wheels weigh?

  58. Comment by Romain

    Romain July 30, 2015 at 16:24

    Will you do only hybrid hypercars now ?

  59. Comment by Fernando Concha

    Fernando Concha July 30, 2015 at 16:32

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg,

    I come from Santiago de Chile, I am 22 years old and I have never had the oportunity to see one of your greatest cars. A lot of people in South America will be really thankful if you come here with your amazing cars. You are invited!

    Greetings from Chile

    Fernando Concha

  60. Comment by Brendan walsh

    Brendan walsh July 30, 2015 at 16:54

    Hey Christian, I know you drive a tesla today but what was the first car you ever owned.

  61. Comment by Michael B

    Michael B July 30, 2015 at 17:24

    Mr von Koenigsegg,
    For two years, it has been my dream to meet you and your team, and I am your biggest fan. I am wondering why you have not tested your cars to their theoretical top speeds yet.

  62. Comment by Dave Rutjens

    Dave Rutjens July 30, 2015 at 17:48

    Dear Sir,
    I have a technical question which is bordering me for a long time; why are there no auto makers which use the opposite of a turbo at the outlet of the engine to reduce the block of air flow in the exhaust? Active by sucking at the exhaust or by the air flow that the speed of the car already generates (reversed forced air induction).
    I have more questions like this, but appreciate to have this one answered already a lot.
    Thanks,
    Dave.

  63. Comment by Matthew Watkins

    Matthew Watkins July 30, 2015 at 17:50

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg,
    My question is very simple and straight forward.
    I would like to know what the best possible way to obtain a career in your outstanding facility. My dream is simply to work in Koenigsegg production, and I would love to know the best way to possibly try to attain such goal.
    Thank you.

  64. Comment by Brandon

    Brandon July 30, 2015 at 18:00

    Mr. Koenigsegg:

    First of all, I would like to tell you how inspirational your success is. In less than 25 years you have created the world’s best supercar multiple times, the latest being the One:1. Since the first time I heard of your company I have always admired your work ethic, attention to detail, and “form follows function” mentality.

    I, as an engineering major, would like to ask you many questions, but that is obviously not possible. So, here are a two of my biggest questions/topics.
    Since the CCGT was not allowed to compete, would you consider building a F1 car? Do you have any plans for building race-only cars in the future? Does racing just not make sense financially for such a small-volume manufacturer?
    Have you considered a four wheel drive system in your cars? If so, what has prevented you from making a car with a four wheel drive system?

    Thank you for your time.

  65. Comment by Slavisa

    Slavisa July 30, 2015 at 18:12

    Congrats because you live your dream
    I am interested of who had an idea for the best-beautiful door mechanism in the car-industry

  66. Comment by Matt Sexton

    Matt Sexton July 30, 2015 at 18:32

    Hello from the United States,

    We’ve seen Koenigsegg’s renewed commitment to the North American market, with several new dealerships signing on. Obviously you feel this is an important market to be in, and it’s great to see you back!

    I’d like to ask what you feel are the most difficult technical or regulatory hurdles when preparing your cars for the stringent U.S. rules? How much does awareness of these regulations impact the design of the cars you build, from the conceptual stage on forward?

    Thanks for your time to interact with us fans!

    Matt

  67. Comment by Fernando

    Fernando July 30, 2015 at 19:31

    Hi mr. Awesome, how jealous am I of you, simply put, u make the BEST supercars ever made, and it saddens me so much that my chances of getting one are absolutely none, so I’ll make you a plead , give me one and I’ll never ever even drive it , I just want to look at it everyday, and after 25 years we’ll sell it as I’m 100% sure it’ll appreciate a hole lot, then we or you donate the money to an autism charity, I’m 28 yo Brazilian in the U.S. And I was an illegal immigrant here for over ten years and now I’m married and have a beautiful 3 yo boy, I love your cars so much I’d give a nut for it( after some research) well just keep up the best work on the planet, or the universe as I think the dreams you make is the reason why aliens come to earth

  68. Comment by Ishjot Singh

    Ishjot Singh July 30, 2015 at 19:48

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg (hoping that you are reading it.)

    You have been the greatest inspiration to all of us young people with ideas to make the cars of today better in technology.

    I’m Ishjot Singh, a 17 year old guy from I India who thinks of cars in every other breath, I’m going to start studying architecture for my under graduation. My question is to know whether a formal education in automobiles will help in achieving our goal of creating our own car or the time invested in studying should rather be put into the idea that we have for the car.

    The answer to this question will help turn many of us car enthusiasts into something more meaningful than a car enthusiasts, a ‘Car Maker’ which is the ultimate thing every car loving person thinks of being.

    Thank you Mr. Koenigsegg for making us believe that the dream of being a Car Maker is an achievable one, thanks for being the one who took the initiative of creating a company that inspires millions of us to be like you.

    Thanks for being the ONE.

    Ishjot Singh.

  69. Comment by NN-Void

    NN-Void July 30, 2015 at 19:55

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg

    I would like to know how the V8 engine of your current cars are able to achieve well over 1000hp. I’m quite impressed in how few car makers around the world are able to achieve similar power figures even when using larger engines or hybrid drivetrains.

    Thank you

  70. Comment by Omar Badawi

    Omar Badawi July 30, 2015 at 20:06

    Dear Mr. Von Koenigsegg,

    If we consider the Agera 1:1 as the starting point, in which direction is Koenigsegg willing to expand in order to improve its future cars?

    In other words, which one of the following does Koenigsegg prioritize?

    -Increasing Horsepower
    -Reducing Weight
    -Track Usage and Handling
    -Daily Usage and Comfort

    I personally believe that Christian Von Koenigsegg is willing to combine all of the above, but time and financial limitations impose a prioritization.

    Regards to a dream-pursuing legendary man.

  71. Comment by Roberto

    Roberto July 30, 2015 at 20:25

    How can I get a job as a test pilot in your company?

  72. Comment by Valentin Rada

    Valentin Rada July 30, 2015 at 21:02

    Hello Mr. Christian !
    Have you ever tought that your company is a gift from God or just the result of your work? or what kind of spiritual beliefs you have, if you have any !
    Thank you !

  73. Comment by Alejandro Ochoa

    Alejandro Ochoa July 30, 2015 at 21:28

    Hello Mr Christian, First of all I wanna say that your cars are truly engineering masterpieces. You inspire me to follow my dreams and achieving success. So I wanted to know If you would ever make more affordable cars for the people that don’t have the money to buy your amazing cars. Thank you for reading.

  74. Comment by David Steinhour

    David Steinhour July 30, 2015 at 21:34

    He’s right. Thanks Steven

  75. Comment by David Steinhour

    David Steinhour July 30, 2015 at 21:36

    It’s fairly well-known that Christian drives a Tesla.

  76. Comment by G

    G July 30, 2015 at 21:39

    How did you go from your idea to creating the first production Koenigsegg? I am an engineering student and find you an inspiration for my goals as an automotive engineer.

  77. Comment by Matthew Mines

    Matthew Mines July 30, 2015 at 21:51

    Dear Christian Von Koenigsegg,
    Gosh, where do I even begin. First off thank you for your hard work and dedication, you are truly an inspiration to anyone who had ever had a dream of success in any genre. Secondly, congratulations on your continued success in building the ultimate hyper and mega cars. My first question is, when can we expect to see Cargine Free Valve technology in one of your supercars. My second question is, what advice do you have for the average person who aspires to own one of your masterpieces some day.

    Thank you for all you do,
    Matthew Mines

  78. Comment by Christian Daniels

    Christian Daniels July 30, 2015 at 21:56

    Hey Christian,

    What advice would you give to aspiring engineers and programmers in the motor sector, what does Koenigsegg look at when hiring a people?

    Many Thanks Christian Daniels

  79. Comment by Ante

    Ante July 30, 2015 at 22:05

    Which cars do you have in your personal garage? What do you use as a daily driver?

  80. Comment by Michael B

    Michael B July 30, 2015 at 22:31

    Mr von Koenigsegg,
    You are one of the most awesome people in the history of anything. I asked a question in another comment, but I just wanted to say that you are my idol and my biggest dream ever is to meet you.
    Keep making the best cars in the world,
    Michael

  81. Comment by Esteban

    Esteban July 30, 2015 at 22:49

    Hello Christian,
    Will you be coming to Australia or New Zealand any time soon? And bringing the one:1?
    Regards
    Esteban

  82. Comment by Hristo

    Hristo July 30, 2015 at 23:10

    Do you think there is a place for one more hyper car company on the market?

  83. Comment by Tom McMahon

    Tom McMahon July 30, 2015 at 23:12

    How do you determine when a new technology is not viable?

  84. Comment by Moises

    Moises July 30, 2015 at 23:21

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg, I want to ask you if you think its too hard for a brazilian student of Enginner to work in a company of sport-cars like yours.
    Thanks for reading..
    Will be following your work and amazing cars, keep rocking!!

  85. Comment by Mitchell

    Mitchell July 31, 2015 at 00:19

    I have never heard christian himself mention it but he mentions a damn near stalker like obsession with carbon fibre advances, but I have never seen a peep from him about CNT

    Especially since production scale CNT are available for a variety of purposes. CNT is superior to carbon fibre (weight/strength) for all large components/body, CNT can be mixed into making for better brake pads, CNT doped carbon cathodes improve battery performance, CNT can also be used to optimize and organize the component of a batteries cell further increasing performance.

    A lot of those are in mixed development, as well as the biggest one for the Regera in particular. CNT ribboned motors, in lieu of copper for the spools. The amount of improvement the use of CNT compared to copper in motors (and in the Regera’s case they are often also generating) is pretty impressive, let alone the weight improvements.

    So have you guys been experimenting with CNT componentry yet since it’s the thing I have been looking forward to for over a decade as the material has advanced, a CNT bodied car that is mindbogglingly light.

  86. Comment by Alex Tang

    Alex Tang July 31, 2015 at 00:29

    I’m very impressed by the depth of engineering and technical advancement in every Koenigsegg hypercar. Are you guys planning a race effort for Le Mans in the near future?

    Thanks and have a great day.

  87. Comment by Robbie

    Robbie July 31, 2015 at 00:46

    How you doing koningseg first i must say you make amazing cars. my favorite is the Koenigsegg 1:one. The question is do you think you would be making cars that are worth $50,000-$100,000.

  88. Comment by Jonathan Tuttle

    Jonathan Tuttle July 31, 2015 at 01:05

    Hello and thank you for opening up to community questions. I aspire to create a car company like you did. What were your steps in creating this company? what were important things to know or do in order to be successful? Thank you – an avid fan/mechanical engineer/professional athlete.

  89. Comment by Dylan Burke

    Dylan Burke July 31, 2015 at 02:11

    Mr. Koenigsegg,

    How closely do work with your cars? By this, I mean, do you actually work on the cars hands on or is it your employees? Also, who does the designing of the cars’ bodywork? In videos, it seems that you’re pretty hands on and involved, but I’m curious to know how involved you really are in the build process. One last thing, you’re by far my all time favorite car manufacturer and can’t wait to see what will be to come in the future! Hopefully one day I will actually be able to afford one of those beasts.

  90. Comment by Mustafa T Alanci

    Mustafa T Alanci July 31, 2015 at 02:23

    Mr. koenigsegg
    Last year i heard you and a team of awesome engineers were creating a engine without a cam shaft. Now with the technology we have and the technology your team can use. how long are we expected to wait for a reliable engine? and are there any plans for a special edition car?

    Keep up the amazing work your amazing team does!
    And have a great day!

  91. Comment by Ian wilson

    Ian wilson July 31, 2015 at 02:26

    Out of all the cars that have been created from Koeningsegg, many Innovations have been made. Which was the proudest one you and your team have made?

  92. Comment by Gabriel M

    Gabriel M July 31, 2015 at 02:44

    First off I’m a huge fan ever since the CC8S and I remember driving the ccx around on need for speed undercover on my playstation 2. My question to you is will you ever get to set a lap time at the Nurburgring and are you going to make an entry-level super car.

  93. Comment by Danny Laithwaite

    Danny Laithwaite July 31, 2015 at 02:51

    Hi Christian, have you considered teaming up with a car company to create a hybrid Performance car? We saw it in the nineties with Lotus teaming up with Vauxhall to create the Lotus Carlton which was an awesome machine. Lister also did the same with Jaguar. Today, Henessey slightly tune Fords. I think it would be amazing to see Koenigsegg power a Volvo for instance that would be capable of competing against most Italian Supercars 😃. I hope you get to read this message.
    Thanks, Danny

  94. Comment by Kyle hamzah

    Kyle hamzah July 31, 2015 at 02:52

    Hello, my name is kyle hamzah I live in monroeville of Pennsylvania in the United States. I am 19 years of age and my whole life has been dedicated to cars. I do not have a very exciting life unlike the other rich folk here have, we have to use food stamps to get food, but my father takes them so therefore we don’t get that much. I’ve recently got fired from a carwash too. However, instead of all that drama I have a passion like you, really fast cars. Therefore, my question to you is how on earth did you manage to achieve it?! I would love to hear from you Christian. It would mean the world to me to get advice.

  95. Comment by Ben Loftin

    Ben Loftin July 31, 2015 at 02:57

    Trying to figure out my own career, I was wondering if you could briefly describe the journey of how you got to where you are right now. It seems like you enjoy your career and position, and I find your creativity, attention to detail, and pride you take in your work to be inspiring. I appreciate your work, and am always looking at updates on your cars and work.

  96. Comment by Parker Vaughan

    Parker Vaughan July 31, 2015 at 03:18

    You have my dream job. You have my passion, but where did you begin? It’s often said that it takes money to make money. Not always the case but more often than not, it is. How did you start the business and turn it into the empire it is? What advice would you give to young collage entrepreneurs and innovators that have a dream to get to where you are at?

    Thank you.
    Parker, U.S.A

  97. Comment by Will L

    Will L July 31, 2015 at 04:00

    Christian,

    What is Koenigsegg’s plan for re-entry into the US market? Besides fulfilling all safety regulations as no more exemptions are being handed out and setting up dealer/service networks, how does Koenigsegg plan to generate interest among potential US buyers? Until very recently Koenigsegg was not very well known in the US, and after the fiasco with #92 some people doubted Koenigsegg’s abilities to bring and maintain cars stateside. What efforts have been made to erase any doubts a US customer may have?

    Also, do you think that the drivetrain solution pioneered with the Regera is the way forward for all Koenigseggs, or do you think you will continue to offer paddle shifted, 7spd singe-clutch transmissions. Will there ever be another manual Koenigsegg?

    Thanks

    Will

  98. Comment by Cj

    Cj July 31, 2015 at 04:41

    Hi Mr. Koenigsegg! Im a huge fan of koenigsegg supercars. My question is, when will you guys test the real top speed of your cars?

  99. Comment by Spencer Malaise

    Spencer Malaise July 31, 2015 at 05:08

    Mr. Koenigsegg,

    I guess like everyone else in the comments I really appreciate and enjoy the works of art you have created, they are truly masterpieces.

    I just wanted to ask about the beginning of your journey in building these cars. At 22 I’m sure it was an exciting and also frightening time in your life starting your own business, especially one that exclusively builds some of the most incredible cars currently being made in my opinion. How did you really gather yourself to take on such a venture at such a young age? Car manufacturing certainly seems no easy task. And when did you know that your vision was going to take off like it has? I guess at what point did you have your “Eureka, I’ve done it” moment.

    Thank you for your time.

  100. Comment by Bart Kramer

    Bart Kramer July 31, 2015 at 06:32

    Dear Christian von Koenigsegg

    There are already plenty of great questions on this page and i hope my story and my questions won’t get burried.

    I’ve been following your company since the Agera and after watching the inside koenigsegg video’s on /drive, i felt in love with the company. The combination of the passion for cars and the technology behind them is just staggering. I’ve been interested in cars my whole life, but since i’ve got my driving licence around 8 months ago, it kind of went over the top.

    My question i would like to know is how did you start the company. I mean, how do you get idea for a car of the ground, and create a first prototype, with (I assume) limited finance and tools. May i ask what you did before running this company, and was it already car related? My dream is to create my own single car, from the bottom to the top, but i’ve always felt like its really far away. As long as iam not in a right carcompany, or as long a I haven’t got huge amounts of money, it just seems almost impossible to reach.

    I’am currently about to start my 3rd year of university (mechatronics) and although i love everything about the automation and the robotics, i really want tot get in the carindustry (for my internship for example, but especially for my future career). The carindustry is pretty high on a lot of peoples lists and its just really hard tot get into. Things like internships at companys such as Tesla (another company i’ve got a lot of respect for), or even Toyota, are just really limited for students like me.

    So my main question (as stated above) is: Did you do anything car related before starting the company, how did you take the first few steps into the carindustry, and how did you get your drawings into something real.

    I would like tot thank you already for answering the questions on this page, and i wish you, your family, and everyone in the company, the best of luck in the future. Besides this, i would also lile to see soms records getting smashed 🙂

    Have a nice day, and i hope tot meet you somewhere in the future.

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    Bart Kramer

  101. Comment by Trinesen Pillay

    Trinesen Pillay July 31, 2015 at 06:41

    1. Have you ever considered building a 4 seater car?

    2. How many Koenigseggs is the most owned by one person?

    3. Any plans on coming to South Africa? Given there is a CCXR and CCX here

    Thanks for taking the time to read and answer questions.

  102. Comment by Prashanth Swaminathan

    Prashanth Swaminathan July 31, 2015 at 06:56

    Hello sir,

    First of all, its amazing to know you would reach out to Koenigsegg fanatics this way! Keep up the incredible initiative and these blog entries. I personally would like to thank Jens Sverdrup and Steven Wade for what they have done to represent Koenigsegg PR wise. You guys sure know how to distinguish yourself from competition!

    Now to my questions,

    1. Would we ever see a Koenigsegg ‘Vanishing Point’ in the future where owners would say drive their cars in summer from Koenigsegg HQ to near by places (Norway comes to mind first) like how Pagani organizes every year? I seriously think this would be very cool even if its ‘private’.

    2. Would there ever be a Trevita white carbon Koenigsegg in future? I seriously would want to see a RS or Regera with this pattern sir. Why stop at 3 when its so beautiful. 1 or 2 more wont hurt!

    3. Have Koenigsegg reached the stage where they can say ‘NO’ to a potential customer cause of various reasons? I ask this cause I know some customers did no good to represent the brand and would not want to take names. (Think Agera R #092 which was in the USA).

    4. I know #017 a CCR crashed badly few years ago in 2013 and was the only existing yellow Koenigsegg at that time. Would we ever see a yellow Koenigsegg now? I feel like the ’13’ chassi superstition, Koenigsegg have now abandoned painting cars yellow cause of the unfortunate incident. Is my thinking correct or do I over analyze? :^)

    5. Finally are you open to discuss the ‘history’ of Koenigsegg in detail? About the pre CC prototypes, the ‘Sethera Falcon’ and how funding was initially and what kept you so motivated to get where you are today. I ask this since there is ‘very’ little known about the history of Koenigsegg to the public. Will you write a biography anytime soon sir or thought about it?

    These 5 questions wrap it up for now. In case you answer any of them I would be grateful and probably will want to ask more.

    Thank you for your time sir and keep up the amazing work you do! You are a true inspiration and motivation to many people world wide.

    Regards,
    Prashanth.

  103. Comment by Marshall Thaw

    Marshall Thaw July 31, 2015 at 07:56

    Hi Mr. Koenisegg. I am a 12 year old from Myanmar who always dreamed of building my own hypercar. This is my question:How do you get famous when you started your company, how did you go from unknown to #1? I would appreciate if you answer. When I am older I hope to come work for you. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  104. Comment by James McCormick

    James McCormick July 31, 2015 at 07:58

    Dear Mr. von Koenigsegg,

    Can you comment on how driving Tesla’s P85+ (or perhaps the P85D/P90D) influenced your aspirations for the Regera?

    For mass-market, do you feel that EVs have turned the corner yet for daily driving?

    With best wishes, James

  105. Comment by Robeet

    Robeet July 31, 2015 at 08:17

    I have a question I am 17 and was wondering if you had any advice for people wanting to start up there own company………it is a big dream of mine and wanted to see if you had any advice. I would also appreciate if you don’t answer this question publicly if you would so happily email me (email removed)

  106. Comment by Kaasim

    Kaasim July 31, 2015 at 08:40

    Hello.

    Any update on free valve technology? When/ if it is ready will it be used by manufacturers or will of be sold as an aftermarket upgrade?

    Thanks

    Kaasim

  107. Comment by Romac

    Romac July 31, 2015 at 11:21

    Hi

    First of all, congratulations on the recent records Koenigsegg have achieved, and the superb and innovative vehicles you produce (and the quality of staff you employ!)

    Secondly, thank you for this opportunity to both comment on the blogs and pose questions – very brave!

    I have a generic question, along the lines of:
    “I have this [ innovative | hare-brained | earth-changing ] idea related to motor vehicles and / or their components. Are you interested in hearing about it and potentially commenting on it? (with due regard for privacy and non-disclosure)”

    Thanks and regards
    Rob

  108. Comment by Jake Thomas

    Jake Thomas July 31, 2015 at 12:02

    Christian con Koenigsegg,

    How did you get in the business of making Hypercars and how did you become so successful? I wanted to start one with my friend.

    Thanks,
    Jake

  109. Comment by Owen Ong

    Owen Ong July 31, 2015 at 12:34

    Hi Mr Koenigsegg,

    When i first saw your cars, I was amazed by how beautiful and stunning the supercars that you have designed. I am really curious how do you manage to produce a such powerful supercar. So when you are establishing the company, Koenigsegg, what challenges did you face?
    Although I am only 15 this year, I am your loyal fan here!
    Thanks!

  110. Comment by Anders

    Anders July 31, 2015 at 12:38

    I just have nice suggestion. Next time you record a lap at any track – put a microphone at the back of the car so everyone can enjoy that growling V8 🙂

  111. Comment by Nimboozi

    Nimboozi July 31, 2015 at 13:24

    Hey Mr. Koenigsegg, Nimboozi here!

    I’m a 16 year old from India and am quite the car crazy guy!

    First question:
    I’d really like to know when you will go after the Guiness world record for the world’s fastest road legal (not production) car.That Hennessey Venom GT has been there for too long if you ask me! The One:1 would love it i bet. 😀

    Second question:
    You’ve set a few official/unofficial lap records at Spa and Suzuka with the One:1, but what about all the other circuits of the world? What is your plan to cover them all?

    Third question:
    When’s the Regera gonna set it’s records?All I’ve seen so far are a few unofficial records on Wikipedia.:P

    I’m bursting at the seams with questions at the moment and just so you know, these aren’t gonna be my last questions! n’t
    ^-^

    Hoping to hear from you soon,

    Nimboozi.

  112. Comment by Ajbhamra

    Ajbhamra July 31, 2015 at 14:01

    Why are there only 7 One:1’s in the world and how many Regera’s will you produce as well.
    Are the parts very expensive?

  113. Comment by Nick

    Nick July 31, 2015 at 15:00

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg.

    My name is Nick, I am from Canada soon to be moving to the states. Will you be making another one:1 mega car in the future? I know the current model of the one:1 is sold out, but will there be a new model? And will you be showing something at pebble beach next month?

  114. Comment by Florian R.

    Florian R. July 31, 2015 at 16:00

    Hello Mr. Koenigsegg,

    Thank you this Q&A-special, I’m already looking forward to your answers!
    I would like to ask two technical (#1, #2) and two more general questions (#3, #4). I’d be more than happy if you answer one or more of them.

    #1: I’m very impressed by the KDD Drivetrain in the Regera, there are many mind-boggling facts about the car, one of which is the battery system: 500 kW from a comparatively small 9,3 kWh battery pack results in discharge rates of more than 50C. How do you achieve this impressive rate?
    #2: I’ve watched the 0-300-0 km/h video of the One:1 several times. The fact that Robert can drive without steering input under huge accelerations and decelerations indicates that traction and stability control are perfectly implemented. Since I have some experience with the development of Traction Control Systems, I would like to know if your TCS and ESP/ESC systems are ‘Koenigsegg’-solutions or do they come from another company?
    #3: Koenigsegg is a very innovative company and you came up with very interesting engineering solutions (e.g. the KDD or the triplex-suspension). As far as I know, you never studied engineering. Did you learn the basics all by yourself?
    #4: As a recent graduate in automotive engineering, I would like to know what the chances are like for a young engineer to become part of Koenigsegg. What would the perfect job candidate look like? What qualities are you looking for?

    tack så mycket!
    Best regards from Germany,
    Florian

  115. Comment by Bartek J

    Bartek J July 31, 2015 at 16:38

    Hi Mr. Koenigsegg,

    I have been a fan of your company’s work since I was 16 in 2003. That was when I first saw the Koenigsegg CC appear in the video game Midtown Madness 3. It’s been 12 years since then, but unfortunately I still have not been able to see a Koenigsegg in real life here in Canada. However! Since your company is active in promoting the vehicles in Video Games, I’ve been able to use that as the platform to visually and virtually enjoy your products. My question is:

    What is the decision process to determine which games Koenigsegg appears in, and then what specific models will be showcased in those games?

    Kind Regards,
    All the Best,
    Bartek J

  116. Comment by Sunny

    Sunny July 31, 2015 at 17:02

    Hi Christian i just have 3 questions
    1,When will you do the 0-245 test on the regera?
    2.And when are you guys go to go to the nurbringring with the agera 1one ?
    3.And will you guys be attempting to break the world speed record with the 1one?

  117. Comment by Nate M

    Nate M July 31, 2015 at 17:04

    Hello Mr Koenigsegg

    From the UK and have got a few questions mostly on the subject of engines.

    1) What is the story behind you buying in 1999 the blueprints, machining tools and the patent for an unused 4-litre Carlo Chiti designed Formula One flat-12 engine and was it or derivative of the 4.0-litre Flat-12 ever considered for use in Koenigsegg models?

    2) Are there any plans in the works for a smaller Koenigsegg model powered by a V4 engine based upon your existing V8?

    3) Also what is the current status of the Camless / Free Valve technology in terms of production readiness and when will Koenigsegg begin to utilize such technology for future models?

    Thanks in advanced

    Regards

    Nate M

  118. Comment by Samir Al Said

    Samir Al Said July 31, 2015 at 17:11

    My message is short and I do not even care if it makes to a page but I got to say.

    Dear Christian, I have utter most respect for what you do. Single man with a big dream putting reputable car manufacturers in a shadow. What amuses me the most is that you were able to achieve this in such a short period of time.

    I really think you should be named an entrepreneur of the year. You were able to realize your dream and make a living for yourself.

    My hat goes off to you not just to the engineer, inventor and entrepreneur but to the most ambitious man I know.

    I live in Dubai studying marketing and I would love to join your team one day.

    If you ever plan on expending your company in GCC region, I would like to be the first one to know.

    Sincerely Samir

  119. Comment by gunda

    gunda July 31, 2015 at 17:21

    when will u test one:1 top speed in nurburgring??

  120. Comment by CESAR VERSATTI

    CESAR VERSATTI July 31, 2015 at 17:27

    Jag undrar om någon Koenigsegg chans att göra en produkt utan helt enkelt för att konkurrera med 488 eller 911 ?

  121. Comment by James

    James July 31, 2015 at 18:15

    Is the Regera electric engine working already?

  122. Comment by Γιώργος Γαλανάκης

    Γιώργος Γαλανάκης July 31, 2015 at 18:28

    Mr. Koenigsegg, is it true that you are working on a project for a new engine without camshafts, where the fuel injection will be directly in the cylinders? Thank you in advance

  123. Comment by Sondhi

    Sondhi July 31, 2015 at 21:08

    Hallo Mr. koenigsegg
    First of all i just want to say, that I am a huge fan of your cars. I have been following the evolution of your cars from the very beginning. I admire you for dreaming big and then having the courage for making it happen.

    I am starting on an education called Autoteknolog in Aarhus (Denmark).
    What does it take to get a job, at koenigsegg?

  124. Comment by Serge F.

    Serge F. July 31, 2015 at 22:32

    Instead of leaving separate replies I would like to put all my questions here, feel free to answer whichever you like :

    A) How would you define PASSION ?

    B) What do you want the Koenigsegg legacy to be?

    C) Whats the one rule you would say for hiring the best employees on your team?

  125. Comment by Brandon

    Brandon July 31, 2015 at 23:34

    Dear Mr. Koenigsegg,
    I have been a huge fan of the agera models since I was about 11 years old (now 16) I fell in love with the way you are able to do more with less, like making over a thousand HP with a v8 compared to Bugatti just barely hitting the mark with a quad turbo w16. But my point is that you’ve inspired me to start designing my own concepts and I have a dream to start my very own car company called “vision motor sports USA”. So far I only have plans for the designs and what we can do for the customer. I want to make a perfect car just like yours. You’ve inspired me to to heat things and I want to thank you so much Mr.Koenigsegg. I don’t have the words to describe how much I am grateful for your company. My first question is, it’s there any possible way that me and you can keep in touch via email? I’ve been trying to get a hold of you to speak to you about how to make the perfect car and company. Secondly, if I were to make a company, it’s there any way we would be able to team up together to make the most revolutionary cars. I have so many inventions that I haven’t told anybody about like the X engine. It’s like a Bugatti w engine but in a X shape. Also, new breaking systems and a whole lot of other stuff that nobody else has thought of. I hope you would like to hear what I have to offer. I hope your able to contact me. It would mean a lot to me. The people in my school are always making fun of why I draw cars and I tell them that I want to be great in life. Every design I make is always my own. I wish I could show you one of my blueprints that I did but I can’t post pics on here. Once again Mr. Koenigsegg, I thank you so much for those wonderful cars especially the one:1 and regera. They’ve inspired some of my designs and innovations. I hope you can get back to me soon. Have a blessed life.

    Sincerely,
    Brandon Gogan

    • Comment by Brandon

      Brandon July 31, 2015 at 23:42

      The only thing I ask Mr. Koenigsegg is that we can keep in touch via email. I just want to be great in life and I believe you can help me get there. As I said in a previous comment, you’ve inspired me to create my own car company. Although it’s not quite there yet, I believe that me and you can change the world. I want to make cars that are revolutionary like yours but with even more. I have so many ideas that I want to get out to the world but I have to be careful with who I shared them with. But I trust you. I hope we can keep in touch through email mine is [email removed – ed.] and I hope to make a company email later on this month. Thank you so much for what you’ve done.

  126. Comment by Brandon

    Brandon July 31, 2015 at 23:53

    I don’t mean to bother you like this but one last question. What ethics do you live by when you’re making a new model or building an existing one. The ethics I go by for my company (vision motors sports USA) is all about the passion. It’s not about the money or the fame. It’s about the customer and the passion that goes in to the cars. When I get my company up and running I want to build all the cars by hand just like you do to keep the feeling of luxury, exotic, and exclusivity. Once again, please keep in touch with me mr.koenigsegg. I can’t explain how much you’ve inspired me.

  127. Comment by Lawk duski

    Lawk duski August 1, 2015 at 00:09

    Hi can i work for your company even for free you don’t know how i love that engine really serious for FREE

  128. Comment by Krister

    Krister August 1, 2015 at 00:12

    OK. Q&A session has opened then. Cool. So can you please explain why your cars doesn’t resemble the Il Tempo Gigante, even a little bit. How does that jive with what you said about it being your prime inspiration. Hmm? Over and out, Krister.

  129. Comment by Brandon

    Brandon August 1, 2015 at 01:26

    I’m so sorry to bug you like I have in the past three post but I didn’t properly introduce myself. My name is Brandon Gogan. I’m originally from Boston Massachusetts in north east United States, but I now reside in Maryland. I’m 16 years old and I’m obsessed with cars. I love to design them, come up with new innovations for them and even new inventions to make the auto industry better and safer. I plan on making a cat company that I’ve been working on since late 2013 it’s called “vision motor sports” if you didn’t read the first post I put up. The only thing I ask and politely is off me and you could keep in touch through email. The reason why is because I believe that if you can help me make my company, we could change history, and help revolutionize the auto industry make faster, more luxurious,and safer cars than ever before. I live off of three ethics, 1. Always go what the customer wants. 2. Make the highest quality parts possible. 3. And make the cars with passion. Please Mr. Koenigsegg, please contact me and stay in touch. That’s all i will ever ask for. U can change my life. Well u already did for the most part, but you can help me take the next step into a world that is ever growing. Once more, my email is [email removed – ed.]. please email me to see some of my creations and blueprints. I’ll be more than happy to share them with you to see what you think of them. Phrase get back to me. I beg of you. Thank you for making the most beautiful cars on the planet.

    Sincerely,
    Brandon gogan

  130. Comment by Charles Findley

    Charles Findley August 1, 2015 at 01:29

    Hello do you plan on making some more consumer based vehicles. Also do you plan on making a vehicle that is more around 2000 horse power say using a supercharger or a supercharger and dual turbos.

    Thank you for answering my questions if you can.

    • Comment by Charles Findley

      Charles Findley August 1, 2015 at 01:30

      Also i forgot one more thing what kind of jobs would you guys have for say a heating and cooling technician in your factory.

  131. Comment by Tiki Phan

    Tiki Phan August 1, 2015 at 05:11

    To Mr CVK,

    A lot of your engineering positions require around five years experience. As a current university student studying mechanical engineering, where do you believe students can gain these years and what are your observations/suggestions for “freshmans” in the engineering industry to be more prepared for work?

    Thanks very much.
    Tiki

  132. Comment by MGTOW

    MGTOW August 1, 2015 at 05:44

    Greetings, Mr. Koenigsegg.
    Will Koenigsegg Automotive AB develop a 90degree V4 from the existing V8?

  133. Comment by Samuel Jacobs

    Samuel Jacobs August 1, 2015 at 09:22

    Greetings, Mr Christian Von Koenigsegg

    Firstly, I am a massive massive fan and I sincerely wish to thank whoever it was who had the idea for allowing fans this little bit of interaction and exposure. Anyway, as a massive petrolhead, I always love thinking about how guys in the car industry must get along. I mean, you guys are all competitors, yet you all have some serious common ground and I’d like to know if you guys ever come in contact with each other? At motorshows perhaps? Have you ever met Horacio Pagani or Gordon Murray or anyone else in the Sports car industry who warrants similar respect? Do you ever get to drive their cars? Mclaren P1s or Veyrons maybe? And if You have, I’d love to know your take on them and also, if You could pic a favourite SUPERCAR/HYPERCAR/MEGACAR. I guess my question could be considered kinda personal ans shines on the more “human” side of the company abit more. I absolutely LOVE Koenigsegg for that. There’s never been a sense of pretense, its just honest, innovative, hard-working, wonderful Swedes doing it and doing it the right way!! Koenigsegg Automotive AB, I Love You!! Never ever die, please! I’m from South Africa and studying mechanical engineering at UCT. I hope to pop in for a visit sometime in the future, Mr Koenigsegg. Lastly, yes, even in South Africa your cars are known, respected and gushed over 😀

    Thanks Very Much,

    Samuel Jacobs

  134. Comment by Oliver Madsen

    Oliver Madsen August 1, 2015 at 09:37

    Hello, my name is Oliver, and I’m from Alaska, USA.

    I have many questions, but one in particular that I think I would like to ask the most.

    Given that you’ve made leaps and bounds beyond the current technology levels in many manufacturers vehicles that you compete with like McLaren, Ferarri, and Lamborghini, you’re really in a field of your own. From things like to shape of your aero features to the triplex suspension and regera drivetrain, your 70 person company make more advances in a year than a lot of companies do in a decade.

    But, one company in particular as of late, Ford, has developed their own supercar, far ahead of the rest of their vehicles in terms of performance, manufacture, and technology. The idea behind this is to first show that their engineers can do much better things than design boring economy cars and trucks, but also to develop new technologies that will eventually trickle down into cars for regular people.

    Do you have any plans, or have you considered (beyond the canceled purchase of Saab) entering into the market for more affordable cars?

    Now that I’m asking this, I’m seeing that a lot of the technologies that make Koenigseggs so great, would not really make sense in a normal road car, but I guess I’ll ask it anyways.

  135. Comment by Sam

    Sam August 1, 2015 at 10:28

    Christian, what a pleasure it is to be able to interact with you on your website. I hope everything is going well for the business and family. I have a few questions for you, regarding yourself and the company:

    1) What do you do in your spare time when not being involved with the business?

    2) “If you give us enough money we can build you a helicopter”- what’s the most interesting / unique thing a customer has requested to have on or with an order of their Koenigsegg?

    3) Would you consider building an even more extreme version of the One:1, like an ‘Evolution’ version, only for the track? Similar to the CCGT however way more advanced, I could see this opening up huge possibilities for the car and it would be heavily publicised.

    4) I thought Koenigsegg were moving to a new premesis, what’s the story with that?

    Thankyou for your time, Christian. All the best. I really hope to meet you one day, until then- Goodbye!

    -Sam

  136. Comment by Rafał Szulejko (@rafalszulejko)

    Rafał Szulejko (@rafalszulejko) August 1, 2015 at 10:29

    At first I’d like to thank you for launching such a fantastic thing! I had two questions in my mind when tweeting @koenigsegg about that.

    1. What exactly do you do in your company, Sir? I mean – I know you’re an author of many patents, but there has to be a managing part of work. Could you describe your job a bit?

    2. What college degree would prepare me the best for working in or running such a company? I am interested in extreme cars, but also in aviation and space – I believe that they have something in common. What course would you suggest?

    Regards,
    Rafał Szulejko

  137. Comment by kacperro97

    kacperro97 August 1, 2015 at 11:00

    Hi mister Christian.
    I heard that if you want to buy laferrari you need to own at least 5 Ferraris, so if someone wanted to buy one:1 he would have to meet some criteria or you just need enough money? If so how do you choose this people?

  138. Comment by Steven Wade

    Steven Wade August 1, 2015 at 11:35

    Thanks to everyone for your questions. With 150 comments here, plus Facebook and Twitter, I think we’ve got more than enough to sift through.

    Christian and I will address selected questions on Tuesday I and hope to have responses written up by the end of the week.

    Thanks again. Comments are now closed.

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