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Koenigsegg

Sweden Sweden (1994 - present)
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The story goes that Von Koenigsegg got inspired by the Norwegian animated movie ‘Pinchcliffe Grand Prix’ when he was just a child and ever since he dreamt of building his own supercar – just like the main character in the movie, which is a bicycle repairman, one day builds his own racing car.

Since his early youth, Christian seemed to very bright in coming up with design and technical solutions, although he was never taken very seriously. Anyway, he didn’t give up too easily on his dreams and when he had just turned 20 he opened his own trading company, Alpraaz, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Eventually, Christian’s success on his business allowed him to go one step further, as he now had the necessary financial means to start working on his true dream. Then, finally, Koenigsegg car company was born.

Von Koenigsegg’s first production prototype, a Koenigsegg CC, was ready in 2000 and was unveiled at that year’s Paris Motor Show.
In 2003, one of the company’s factories suffered an accidental fire and Koenigsegg was relocated to where it is currently headquartered, in Ingelholm, south-western Sweden. The Koenigsegg cars are now being produced in what used to be the Swedish Air Force’s F10 base, a fighter jet facility.

In 2007, Koenigsegg launched the world’s first ‘green’ supercar, the environment-friendly CCXR that can run on E85 fuel.



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The badge that identifies the Koenigsegg car brand was conceived by designer Jacob Låftman. It is a shield based on the Koenigsegg family’s own coat of arms since the 12th century.

Some Koenigsegg cars are also given a phatom insignia, which is a tribute to the Swedish jet fighter squadron that used to operate on the current Koenigsegg facilities (the F10 base) – these jets’ emblem was a ghost.



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