Christian von Koenigsegg, one of the most recognized car guys in the world, started his company, known as Koenigsegg in 1994 when he was only 24 years old. After a couple of years, he and the team he led produced the first supercar and they have been around in the world of high-end cars to this day (which is not exactly a common thing among small scale supercar manufacturers). Today, we have a chance to peek in his company – now located in a heavily specialised aircraft hangar purchased a few years ago by the company.
This is not a large manufacturing facility, yet the product Koenigsegg and his 100 people strong team are able to manufacture defies logic to say the least. They have produced their 100th car in 2013, but today the newest car they are working on – the Regera, is destined to hit 80 units. This will be the first year in the company’s history that two cars are in production and von Koenigsegg as well as the whole team behind the company are super excited about the good reception their cars had on the market. Only the best components, the best materials and the best engineering is used for the creation process and because of that a car can get out from the factory only once in three weeks. As every element of Koenigsegg cars is specially adjusted and created for a special purpose, the production is rather slow, so don’t think about Koenigsegg as of any other manufacturer. The time and attention to detail that goes into making every one of these cars is next to idiocy.
That is why Koenigsegg cars are so expensive.