Tjena från Vejbystrand

Hi there. Long time, no write. If you’re reading this, thanks for hanging around. All is going well in Sweden. Yes, the job is absolutely fantastic. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted to do for work and it’s slowly expanding into areas I didn’t expect. I expected to take photos, for example. I didn’t expect to take so many, nor for them to be so useful. This one’s now one of the slider photos on the Koenigsegg homepage. There are lots of other unexpected things, too. Content management. Website layout. And plenty more. It all involves a learning curve but not […]

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The Koenigsegg Regera Is A Lot More Interesting Than Kim Kardashian’s Butt

They said that Kim Kardashian’s champagne butt photo broke the internet a few months ago. By rights, the Koenigsegg Regera should split the darn thing in two. The internet, that is. It won’t, because the Swedes aren’t like that. But it should. I’m still waiting for a proper press release, but the first stories about the Regera are starting to appear online now ahead of Koenigsegg’s press function at the Geneva Motor Show. I’ve pinched one photo from Jalopnik. You’ll have to head over there yourself for the rest. The Regera, in dot points: 1,500hp 1,627kg 0-400kph in under 20 […]

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Saab Snippets – Time, Koenigsegg And Double Dipping

Time It’s well past December 31, which is the time we all expected a decision from Mahindra as to whether or not they were going to invest in the ghost of Saab. NEVS’s money was expected to run out by then and Mahindra were going to provide two tranches of funds IF the deal was going to go ahead – $5mil for January and $5mil for Febraury – to keep the ghost afloat in ‘reorganisation’ (bankruptcy protection) until the deal is finalised. NEVS got a financial lifeline by selling tooling for spare parts to Orio, which explains why there was […]

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Inside Koenigsegg – Preparing the Koenigsegg One:1

Did you watch the first Inside Koenigsegg video series last year? If not, click that link and get yourself educated about what it takes to build the most amazing cars in the world. The latest iteration – the world’s first ‘megacar’ – is the Koenigsegg One:1, which as you’ll learn in the video is pronounced “one to one”. The premise is one horsepower for every kilogram of weight, making 1360hp (or one megawatt) in total. It’s an outstanding achievement and as you’ll see, they plan on going even further with the production version of the car. This is the first […]

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Koenigsegg One:1 Delivers A Megawatt Of Power

Sweden is a country of subtleties. It’s not in the Swedes nature to stand out from the crowd and those who do are often frowned upon. Sometimes, the Swedes are too subtle, however, and I fear that might be the case with Koenigsegg’s new One:1. First there was the supercar. Then there was the hypercar. Christian von Koenigsegg has crafted a new term for the One:1 that will debut in Geneva next week – the megacar. It might sound like some fruity marketing exercise but there’s some genuine engineering behind the claim. That’s because the new Koenigsegg One:1 delivers 1,000kW […]

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Inside Koenigsegg: Putting 1140hp to the ground

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The Inside Koenigsegg video series concludes today with this final instalment – the gearbox. This one is guaranteed to go over most people’s heads. The overall concept makes sense to me but the technical bits went over my head very quickly and I think it’ll be the same for many people. I get concepts but I’m a technical imbecile. There are still several things you can appreciate, however. First, even though it’s a video about a gearbox, the fact that it’s Christian von Koenigsegg talking about a gearbox still makes it interesting for some reason. Having watched this series from […]

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Koenigsegg Hundra celebrates 100th Koenigsegg at Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg has teased its 2013 Geneva Motor Show entry with a few photos and a press release. The Koenigsegg Hundra is an Agera that’s been custom built with 24-carat gold inlay, clear-coat carbonfibre, Koenigsegg’s own revolutionary carbonfibre wheels and a host of other goodies. The good news for me is that there’s some small, teeny-tiny chance of owning it one day (if I win some humungous lottery) – because it’s right hand drive 🙂 The press release and images: —— Koenigsegg from 0-100 in 10 Years 2002 – After eight painstaking years of constant development, the small striving Koenigsegg team […]

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Distraction……. Koenigsegg take 0-300-0 record

Consider this one a personal indulgence……. and something to pass the time as we wait on other things. From one Swedish company to another, I just wanted to pass along some congratulations to Koenigsegg for their recent supercar achievement. First, because they’re Swedish, and second, because they’re super-cool. They are the epitome of “Subzero”. I was very pleased to read my news feeds today and see that Koenigsegg have just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the fastest car to accelerate from zero to 300km/h and then back to zero again. 0-300-0 in just 21.19 seconds. —— For those […]

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