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Koenigsegg Crash Tests Sound Quite Expensive, But Necessary!

Koenigsegg Crash Tests Sound Quite Expensive, But Necessary!

Every Legal Street Car Must Pass Crash Test Analysis

In recent news, Koenigsegg crash tests are in the spotlight. Why? Because Koenigsegg, a hypercar manufacturer, builds a limited number of exclusive models at extremely steep prices. Hence, a crash test in itself can be a multi-million-dollar ordeal. So, how does a small manufacturer handle these extensive costs? Well, by using a one frame method for testing rather than building multiple fully functional vehicles. This will be the topic in the next section of the article.

About one week ago, the APEX ONE YouTube channel put up the video seen below discussing this exact issue. In the video, employees and even Christian von Koenigsegg himself speaks of the testing experience. Check it out below!

One Carbon Fiber Monocoque Frame for Testing Purposes

For testing purposes, Koenigsegg builds one carbon fiber monocoque frame. Then, the manufacturer adds on body panels, crumple zones, and subframes. These three components can be easily replaced, while the main frame would require a lot more funding and work. So, the goal for the company is to build a vehicle to withstand multiple Koenigsegg crash tests. Starting with drop-offs, head-on collisions into tires, and massive speed bumps, the car is pushed to its limit.

Just thinking about these tests can cause distress in any auto fan, especially for lowered vehicle drivers. And, furthermore, it’s difficult to imagine an Agera RS taking such a beating. Finally, the car undergoes more testing such as hammering, slamming, and even an airbag dummy test. Phew! Why must this beautiful car suffer!? For safety! That’s why!

Koenigsegg Hypercars are Legendary Automobiles

How To Crash A $2 Million Koenigsegg Hypercar – – APEX ONE -YouTube

Overall, the Koenigsegg manufacturer builds legendary automobiles. Every single model is unique, limited, and worth a fortune. Owning a Koenigsegg is a car collector’s dream. And, knowing Koenigsegg crash tests ensure the car’s safety, it can be driven once a year for that weekend get together. As most people suspect, driving a multi-million-dollar car carries quite a steep insurance payment. Recently, Auto Insurance Center stated a Bugatti Veyron can run $50,000 a year for insurance. So, this car isn’t probably far off. Hence, most people probably don’t daily drive these cars. A fender bender could cost 6-digits, especially if the damage is extensive. Hands down, these cars are build for the track and tested to handle those conditions.

Warning: Watch the video below at your own discretion. The destruction of such a vehicle may cause nightmares.

Koenigsegg Jesko: 1,600 Horsepower Tech Powerhouse

Koenigsegg Jesko: 1,600 Horsepower Tech Powerhouse

Koenigsegg’s Major Geneva Debut

Koenigsegg Jesko - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, quite a few phenomenal feats of engineering made their debut. Koenigsegg absolutely did not sit out on the sidelines. During the event, the Jesko was a shining star of the show. The Jesko is the successor to the Agera as the new ultimate performance vehicle. Koenigsegg declares this to be a “megacar”, taking auto engineering to the next level. As a megacar, this vehicle is capable of reaching around 300 mph. Obviously, this is dependent on the car’s abilities to handle these forces.

Koenigsegg Jesko - Top - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Top – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Traveling over 200 mph puts a ton of strain on the vehicle and its components. So, taking that a step further, will require even stronger parts. Hopefully, Koenigsegg will release a video of the Jesko accomplishing this goal. Furthermore, the Jesko was not the most powerful vehicle at the show. The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista boats a whopping 1,900 horsepower via an electrical motor setup. So, in the end, the Battista will most likely not be capable of reaching similar top speed. But, it does show where the future of automobiles are heading into the 2020s.

Koenigsegg Jesko - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

5.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

Koenigsegg Jesko - Cockpit Overview - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Cockpit Overview – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

To no surprise, the Koenigsegg Jesko sports a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This motor produces 1,280 horsepower on standard fuel. Furthermore, it can reach 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel. Wow! Working in combo with a 9-speed Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission (LST), this car is fast as lightning. The 0 to 60 mph time with this much power should be under 3 seconds. From there, the car should steadily climb up to the 200 mph range. On the final stretch, if the parts allow, it could most likely reach 300 mph. Unfortunately, tires with these capabilities are yet to be seen – but will be available one day. Obviously, with time, engineering only improves – so reaching 300 mph may be a dream today, but a norm tomorrow.

Koenigsegg Jesko - Driver's View of Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Driver’s View of Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Upcoming Future of Megacars

Koenigsegg Jesko – Debuts at Geneva Motor Show 2019 – Koenigsegg – YouTube

During the next 5-10 years, hypercar manufacturers are going to move into the megacar realm. Just as beforehand, the supercar led to the megacar, and the sports car led to the supercar. And, before life knows it, megacars will be an expectation at auto shows worldwide. The Koenigsegg Jesko is one of the biggest leaps in design since the reveal of hypercars. Reaching 300 mph is no joke, nor something that shall be seen lightly. Obviously, trying to do this on the road is a terrible idea. But, under the right conditions, this car can “shine bright like a diamond”. Overall, the Jesko is a powerhouse ready to set auto records for the beginning of the megacar era.

Koenigsegg Jesko - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Jesko – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera Drives Thru In-N-Out Burger

Koenigsegg Regera Drives Thru In-N-Out Burger

Hitting the Drive-Thru in Style

Recently, a spike in hitting the drive-thru in style is occurring worldwide. Firstly, there was the McLaren P1 GTR at McDonald’s. Now, there is the Koenigsegg Regera at In-N-Out Burger. YouTube channel Whitesse JR has a video displaying this unique event including the time beforehand. To make this even crazier, Christian Von Koenigsegg is at the wheel himself!
The Regera is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car. The initial unveil was at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As per a fun fact, Regera means “to reign” or “to rule” in Swedish. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car does rule the road. Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into the Regera!

The Beastly Regera Sports Car

Discussing horsepower, the Koenigsegg Regera is a beast. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car boasts around 700 electrical horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. The rest is from its powerhouse twin-turbo V8 engine. The electrical power is possible thanks to the support of a 4.5-kWh 800-V flooded liquid cooled battery. Obviously, this sports car is no joke. Furthermore, the 2018 Regera has an estimated MSRP of $2,000,000. Wow! Imagine driving a vehicle worth as much as a 5,000 plus square foot house with enhancements. Furthermore, in the In-N-Out drive-thru. Overall, the Regera is truly a stunning collector’s vehicle.

The only way this would be more ridiculous is if it was the Naked Carbon Regera.

“Two Milkshakes!” – Mr. Koenigsegg

In-N-Out Drive Through With a Koenigsegg Regera! – Whitesse JR – YouTube

Well, the main fact of the story is that a Koenigsegg Regera driven by Mr. Koenigsegg himself drove-thru In-N-Out. But, it’s time for the most important part of the story. What did Christian Von Koenigsegg order? Well… unfortunately, just two milkshakes. What!? How did he not step it up and grub down on a 4×4, aka Quad Quad, from the Not-So-Secret menu? Or, even just a Double-Double? Either way, the Regera is an amazing sports car. Hence, it is an honor to witness one absolutely anywhere.

Note: The featured image is the YouTube thumbnail from Whitesse JR‘s video.

First Regera Delivered in Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

First Regera Delivered in Koenigsegg Naked Carbon

Koenigsegg Delivers the First KNC Regera!

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Koenigsegg delivered the first Regera to a customer in ‘naked’ carbon fiber. Yes, instead of paint, or even coated carbon, this car has straight-up carbon. Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, or KNC, has no coating, lacquer, or varnish. Furthermore, the thin layer of epoxy is removed via polishing by hand. If whomever strokes slightly more than necessary, the weave structure could be ruined… phew! That’s a ton of pressure on the people, or person, who handle this task. With Regera meaning “to reign” or “to rule” in Swedish, this person definitely reigns the carbon world. Not surprisingly, the raw carbon style looks absolutely stunning!

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Some Specifications on the Regera

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Koenigsegg Naked Carbon Regera is quite a phenomenal vehicle on the outside. But, let’s also take a look “under the hood”. The Regera sports a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Furthermore, there are (3) total electrical motors. These include (2) YASA 750 R motors and (1) YASA P400 motor. Together, the engine and electric motors produce 1,500 horsepower! Furthermore, all of this power works in combo with a Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission, a 1-speed fixed gear setup. So, there is no “granny shiftin’, not double clutchin’ like you should” (Dom in The Fast and the Furious) in this car. Finally, this car has a 4.5 kW-h liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. This battery can run solo for up to 22 miles. Do note, this battery is more so for the electric motors than actual driving distance.

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Engine - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Engine – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Naked Carbon FTW!

2018 Koenigsegg Regera – Jay Leno’s Garage – YouTube

The Koenigsegg Naked Carbon Regera is a winner. This car is absolutely striking on the exterior with a powerhouse system inside. With 1,500 horsepower, this car competes with the crème of the crop. To handle this power, the car has (3) traction control settings: Normal, Track, & Wet. Obviously, each of these have a purpose. Let’s make sure not to forget the Koenigsegg Agera RS or the “Ragnarok“. Overall, the Koenigsegg Regera in KNC is another amazing delivery by the Swedish company.

Koenigsegg Regera - Koenigsegg Naked Carbon - Rear Logos - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Koenigsegg Regera – Koenigsegg Naked Carbon – Rear Logos – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All photos are property of the Koenigsegg manufacturer.

Koenigsegg “Ragnarok”: The Agera’s Rumored Successor

Koenigsegg “Ragnarok”: The Agera’s Rumored Successor

Rumors Spread on Successor of Agera

Recently, in the auto news industry, rumors are spreading about the successor of the Agera. The name is believed to be from a “reliable source close to Koenigsegg”, according to The Supercar Blog. This name is the Koenigsegg Ragnarok. Unrelating, this may strike a reminder to the Thor: Ragnarok film that hit theatres in 2017 with slightly over $850 million in worldwide revenue. Just a quick reminder, this is the film where Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in protecting against the destruction of the gods and world. Furthermore, the word “Ragnarok” translates to “the Doom of the Gods” in old Norse. During this event, the mythical cycle ends, and the cosmos is destroyed, then recreation takes place. So, with a name like this, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok should rattle the hypercar realm.

An Expectation of Performance Figures

“We’re talking 0 to 250 mph in 14 seconds or something like this. It’s like, black marks all the way up to 250 mph.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

Under the hood, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will most likely sport the twin-turbo V8 seen in the Agera RS, but even better. The horsepower range will be around 1,400, at least 40 over the Agera RS that could reach almost 278 mph at top speed. Now, prepare yourself to be taken back by the expected performance. Koenigsegg wants the Ragnarok to reach 250 mph in only 14 seconds, leaving rubber the entire way behind. With the combination of a V8, 23 psi boost from the turbo, and a ratio of 8.8:1 instead of 9.5:1, this car could feed 32 psi for an instant 600 horsepower boost. Phew! That’s one hell of a performance. Honestly, hopefully it will happen as it is true insanity for a production vehicle of any type. With this car, Koenigsegg hopes to hold back the Tesla Roadster’s advantages.

Targets Set on the Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster - Front Corner in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Tesla Roadster – Front Corner in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

“We kind of had our future mapped out, and then we heard about the new Tesla Roadster and its insane acceleration numbers, and we thought ‘damn, that’s put the gauntlet down. We thought, ‘this is not okay’”. – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

Recently, Christian von Koenigsegg, the CEO and founder of Koenigsegg, spoke to Top Gear about the Tesla Roadster. Initially, Koenigsegg didn’t truly believe the performance expectations for the Tesla. But, unfortunately, Elon Musk wasn’t lying when we spoke of the insane acceleration in the Roadster. Now, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will most likely be Koenigsegg’s attempt to strike back.

“We wondered whether it was possible, and yeah, it’s possible. Then we thought, ‘okay how do we deal with it? This is embarrassing.’ In two days we’d thought of a few things. The simplest way of putting it is like this: it’s combining direct drive with the hybridization we have in a different format with Freevalve engine technology, in a peculiar layout.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

After refocusing energy from the already planned future, to a new future, Koenigsegg believes to have found a way to do it. Koenigsegg plans to use a combustion engine, versus an electric setup, to compete with the Roadster. This doesn’t make it direct competition, but it is close enough being in the same hypercar class. Their goal is to use direct drive with hybridization. Next, it’ll include Freevalve engine tech in a specific layout. Not being extremely detailed, Koenigsegg teased at this during the interview as seen above. Now, it is somewhat an expectation that the Koenigsegg Ragnarok will be the new frontier.

Koenigsegg is “Just Scratching the Surface”

IN DEPTH: Koenigsegg Factory Tour with Christian von Koenigsegg – Shmee150 – YouTube

“What we see with our engines, we’ve noticed that we’re just scratching the surface of what we can achieve.” – Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder & CEO of Koenigsegg (During Interview with Top Gear)

According to Christian von Koenigsegg, the company is “just scratching the surface”. With the Koenigsegg Ragnarok, the auto industry will rattle from the wrath of power. Although nothing is truly known, the car will display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March of 2019. At this show, the world will see the future of the hypercar realm. If the power figures are true, this is an Earth car fit for Thor, maybe somewhat of what he’d expect in Asgard. In conclusion, the Koenigsegg Ragnarok’s name may, or may not, be correct, but the car will be a beast.

Note: There are no pictures of the “Ragnarok” currently available. The main picture for the post is of the Koenigsegg Regera. Thanks for understanding!

Koenigsegg Agera RS: World’s Fastest Car from 0 to 249 to 0 MPH

Koenigsegg Agera RS: World’s Fastest Car from 0 to 249 to 0 MPH

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Powerhouse Megacar

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the world’s fastest car from 0 to 249 to 0 mph in only 36.44 seconds. The Agera RS beat the Bugatti Chiron’s record by 5.52 seconds. This is no surprise as this megacar is a beastly machine. From the engine to the suspension, the Agera RS is a one-of-a-kind vehicle. With over 1,000 horsepower, obtaining this record was somewhat of an expectation.

5.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 with 1,160 Horsepower

The Koenigsegg Agera RS sports an aluminum 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This motor produces 1,160 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine has 4 valves per cylinder with double overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. Furthermore, the Agera RS puts out 232 bhp per liter with flawless reliability. From 0 to 60 mph, the Agera RS only takes 2.6 seconds. Not surprisingly, the Agera RS can complete a quarter mile in 9.4 seconds. The motor works in combination with a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission that includes an auto shift mode.

A Track Optimized Feat of Engineering

On the exterior, the Koenigsegg Agera RS in completely optimized for the track. First, there is an all-new front splitter as well front winglets and side skirts. Under the vehicle, there is an advanced dynamic underbody flap system. On the rear, there is a dynamically active rear spoiler for a downforce of 992 pounds at 155 mph. The RS version of the Agera has improved side air outlets behind the front wheels.

Advanced Technological Options for Chassis & More

The Koenigsegg Agera RS comes with a handful of high quality options as well. First, there is a Koenigsegg active and self-leveling chassis package. Next, there is a 3G connected Pre-Active chassis setup. Furthermore, the Agera can arrive with alternative aero packages as well as active sound cancelation, and more! Lastly, depending on the market, the RS can contain a configuration for E85 to increase power levels. For this, the engine management system allows the ability to adjust any fuel mix on-the-fly.

Top Quality Handling Technology

The final stretch of the Koenigsegg Agera RS is within the handling technology. First, the Koenigsegg Agera RS has a Koenigsegg Electronic Differential System (KED). Next, the vehicle has a Koenigsegg Gearbox Control Module (KGCM). For steering, there is a rack and pinion hydro-electric power assisted steering system. To put all this together, the Agera RS sports special Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires for the track. For the street, the vehicle can wear Michelin Supersport tires. Lastly, another unique feature is the advanced lightweight sound insulation… but this doesn’t relate to handling.

The Agera RS is Now the 0-249-0 MPH Record Holder

In conclusion, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a beastly machine that now holds the record for the 0-249-0 MPH test. The Agera RS has an increased power and raised RPM limit compared to the base Agera. The technology within the vehicle is the cream of the crop when it comes to power and handling. This vehicle will be hard to compete with moving forward but that doesn’t mean it will hold the record forever. Overall, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a powerhouse of a megacar.

Koenigsegg One:1 – The World’s First “Megacar”

Koenigsegg One:1 – The World’s First “Megacar”

The World’s First “Megacar”

The Koenigsegg One:1 is known as the world’s first megacar. Introduced in 2014, the One:1 was only a concept and prototype through 2015. The reasoning behind the name is due to two factors. The first factor is the horsepower-to-kilogram curb weight ratio is 1:1. A 1:1 hp-to-kg is the dream ratio of auto design equations. The second factor is that the One:1 has one megawatt of power. This ratio makes the One:1 the first homologated production car in the world… and yes, it has one megawatt of power!

5.0-Liter DOHC Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine

The Koenigsegg One:1 sports a 5.0-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 4 valves per cylinder and a flex-fuel capability. This motor produces a whopping 1 megawatt of power, or 1341 horsepower, and 1011 lb.-ft. of torque. The rev limiter of the One:1 is limited to 8250 rpm. Within the engine bay, a 7-speed dual-clutch 1-input shaft transmission complements the motor. And yes, this transmission does arrive with paddle shifters… but no manual transmission. The One:1 only takes 2.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. From 0 to 249 mph, the One:1 only takes 20 seconds, making this car a beastly powerhouse. From 249 to 0 mph, this car can stop in as little as 10 seconds. Lastly, through cornering, this car can reach 2.0 G!

Le-Mans Active Wing Config, Venturi Tunnels, & More!

Not to surprise, the Koenigsegg One:1 is loaded with a ton of amazing features. On the exterior, the One:1 has extended Venturi tunnels and side splitters as well as unique track-optimized aero winglets. On the rear of the exterior, a Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration displays a dedication to race engineering. Underneath the vehicle, an optimized under trim air management system is in place. The large air vents allow for cooling while the roof air scoop supports the 1 MW of power. For tires, the One:1 has custom-made Michelin Cup Tires to handle the power and speed of this vehicle. Lastly, for wheels, the car features the revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber rims.

Enhanced Rear Triplex Suspension & Double Wishbones

On the suspension side, the system has multiple advanced features to benefit the vehicle’s handling. First, there is an enhanced rear triplex suspension with active shock absorbers and carbon bevel springs. This active system also supports a ride height feature. Next, this car also features double wishbones. This suspension works together to create remarkable handling in a beastly vehicle.

High Modulus Carbon Fiber Chassis with F1 Honeycomb Core

The Koenigsegg One:1 also features a handful of other surprises such as its advanced high modulus carbon fiber chassis. This chassis has a F1 style honeycomb core and integrated fuel tanks. Next, to benefit cooling of the brakes, this car features a ventilated ceramic system. For steering, the One:1 uses a rack-and-pinion steering assisted system. Finally, the car’s last major feature is the F1 traction control with 5 different handling modes.

Only Six Models at $2,100,000 Each!

The Koenigsegg One:1 is the world’s first true megacar. With its hp-to-kg ratio of 1:1 and 1 MW of power, this car is the definition of the future of race cars. The number of custom features makes this car a one-of-a-kind vehicle. This vehicle is limited to only six models which are worth a value of $2,100,000. For a car collector, this car is a great investment as with the limited production, the price of this vehicle should only go up in the future. In conclusion, the Koenigsegg One:1 is one heck of a vehicle that pushes the limits of engineering to the max.