Skip to comments.What a small, brave company could accomplish
Posted on 01/11/2014 11:38:58 AM PST by WesternCulture
Scandinavian Koenigsegg, one of Europe's most anonymous car manufacturers, holds an extreme amount of world records in the domain of car performance.
Volkswagen and other large, incompetent, multinationals have tried to compete, but have often accomplished nothing else than making complete fools of themselves.
The clip features a top model BMW versus a Koenigsegg.
Feel free to try and wrestle Vikings, we'll send you to sleep and back home.
Oh yeah, a $100 thousand BMW versus a $1.6 million supercar. That’s a fair test!
No kidding, kinda like racing a ford focus and a corvette.
Pretty sure I can hand 1.6 million to the guys down the street and pick up a car that could easily blow ANY factory made car off the road, and still be street legal. Barely.
Then again, that is pretty much all they do. For another 1.6 million, you’d probably get a matching truck and trailer to haul your prize around the country as well. :)
I actually took a look at their website.
Great story for those who are entrepreneurially-minded...
Seems like that’s your point, which is a great one.
The fellow had a lot of achievement - in his 20’s.
Appears to have more vision and drive in his little finger than most 20-somethings do in their whole body.
Heh, that was a fair comparison alright.
Here is Koenigsegg Agera S vs. Bugatti Veyron. Two cars costing well over $1 million.
The Koenigsegg (black yellow) DESTROYS the Veyron (burgundy grey).
Cars go back and forth, for fastest production title. Koenigsegg is on top now, I believe at 273 mph
Of course, money matters a lot. But Volkswagen and such companies aren’t exactly financially weak.
They put money into this race and came out as losers.
The question; How come has such a small firm managed to get ahead of all other car manufacturers of Europe, DESPITE its tiny size?
Volkswagen disposes of makes like Lamborghini, Porsche and Bugatti, over 100 manufacturing plants, thousands of engineers and still get ridiculed time after time by a bunch of Viking pioneers not easily intimidated by names like “Ferrari”, “Lamborghini” and “BMW”.
I still have trouble adjusting to the idea that $40-45 thousand (and that just barely) is “entry level luxury”!
Christian von Koenigsegg is a true entrepreneur.
For 22 years, people surrounding him had been telling this devoted man to forget about his dreams.
Then, he made reality of them.
Me too. I guess I’m stuck in another time; heh.
Pretty impressive for a small company employing less than 40 people:
Why do foreign manufactures like to show their cars sliding through turns? It also doesnt look to comfortable. Ill keep my 300C.
Volkswagen reported $46 Billion plus in gross profit for the 12 months ending September 30. How did you do last year?
the Koenigsegg Agear R boasts 1,140 horsepower from its twin turbo 5.0-liter V8. Weighing in at 3,163 pounds, the machine is capable of bolting to 200 miles per hour in a scant 17.68 seconds on its way to a top speed of 273 mph. Sounds like a party.
Chinese Customs SEIZED one recently it appears
That BMW is a car pretty much anyone can buy (for a small fraction of the K’egg price - not that the comparison was anything but laughable in the first place). Koenigsegg builds cars for the filthy Saudi princes and other oil sheikdom scum where cost matters nothing. Yeah, now *that’s* something to be proud of.
At least they didn’t compare the K’egg to a car from a *competent* company like Volvo or Saab...oh, wait...
That TG clip must be ancient - Clarkson without the beer gut (and lots of hair)?
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