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What a small, brave company could accomplish
2014-11-01 | WesternCulture

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zin6TwtmiU


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: auto; cars; koenigsegg; sweden

1 posted on 01/11/2014 11:38:58 AM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

The video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zin6TwtmiU


2 posted on 01/11/2014 11:39:52 AM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Oh yeah, a $100 thousand BMW versus a $1.6 million supercar. That’s a fair test!


3 posted on 01/11/2014 11:47:12 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

No kidding, kinda like racing a ford focus and a corvette.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 11:53:41 AM PST by slouper
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To: jjotto

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. :)


5 posted on 01/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: slouper
I come away with the Koenigsegg can't drift.
6 posted on 01/11/2014 12:03:51 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: WesternCulture

I actually took a look at their website.

Great story for those who are entrepreneurially-minded...

http://www.koenigsegg.com/koenigsegg/a-man-and-his-dream/

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.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 12:05:45 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: jjotto

Heh, that was a fair comparison alright.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 12:14:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: WesternCulture

Here is Koenigsegg Agera S vs. Bugatti Veyron. Two cars costing well over $1 million.

The Koenigsegg (black yellow) DESTROYS the Veyron (burgundy grey).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yejlC91e2rs

Cars go back and forth, for fastest production title. Koenigsegg is on top now, I believe at 273 mph


9 posted on 01/11/2014 12:15:41 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: jjotto

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”.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 12:18:27 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: carriage_hill

I still have trouble adjusting to the idea that $40-45 thousand (and that just barely) is “entry level luxury”!


11 posted on 01/11/2014 12:19:31 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: WesternCulture
Top Gear (UK) review
12 posted on 01/11/2014 12:23:54 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: truth_seeker

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.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 12:33:59 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: jjotto

Me too. I guess I’m stuck in another time; heh.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 12:34:29 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: WesternCulture

Pretty impressive for a small company employing less than 40 people:

http://www.koenigsegg.com/achievements/records/


15 posted on 01/11/2014 12:48:10 PM PST by WesternCulture
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Why do foreign manufactures like to show their cars sliding through turns? It also doesn’t look to comfortable. I’ll keep my 300C.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 12:53:05 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: WesternCulture
Volkswagen and other large, incompetent, multinationals...

Volkswagen reported $46 Billion plus in gross profit for the 12 months ending September 30. How did you do last year?

17 posted on 01/11/2014 12:53:30 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: WesternCulture

some specs:

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

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/15/one-off-koenigsegg-agera-r-blt-seized-by-chinese-customs/


18 posted on 01/11/2014 1:14:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: WesternCulture

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...


19 posted on 01/11/2014 2:38:29 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Pan_Yan

That TG clip must be ancient - Clarkson without the beer gut (and lots of hair)?


20 posted on 01/11/2014 2:45:13 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: knarf

That’s because they are designed to go fast, not sideways.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 3:02:35 PM PST by MistrX
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To: WesternCulture

I double dog dare you to send some of those beautiful Viking women to wrestle me! I would want to be sure they weren’t cheating, so it would have to be nude wrestling. The first nine or ten of them might beat me just out of luck, so the matches could possibly take years to complete. If I win, we have to wrestle again. If she wins, we have to wrestle again.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WesternCulture

http://www.koenigsegg.com/media/films/


23 posted on 01/11/2014 10:33:01 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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