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#1 JohnRgt

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:57 PM





Someone get this uncompromising industrialist a US Visa and a land grant!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

It must take huge confidence to decide, despite all the other available super cars, that your super-car will have more to offer than the others. Good for him. He tried to buy Saab, but GM caused delays that were unacceptable. GM had no interest in Saabs survival. I wonder what Koenigsegg could have done with it, as he obviously saw the virtues of the brand.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5W_HCZuYpA&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO_8A7-AKfs&feature=related

Someone get this uncompromising industrialist a US Visa and a land grant!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:08 AM

LoL!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:23 PM


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#6 JohnRgt

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

And a more recent one on the Agera R:


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#7 JohnRgt

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

YouTube sensation, Drive, will be uploading video of Christian von Koeningsegg talking about what makes his car the most advanced hypercar on the market:

 

Clip introducing the series:

 

 

The first video:

 


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#8 JohnRgt

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

 
 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

If only the deal to buy Saab had gone through, what wonders he could have done for the make.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

If only the deal to buy Saab had gone through, what wonders he could have done for the make.

 

One thing he was looking to do with Saab's economies of scale was to finish his work on camless engines, good for an efficiency increase of a third.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:11 PM


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:18 AM


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

I wish everyone was as fussy as this. A true dedication to the value of standards.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:20 PM


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Intelligent test driver. No wonder these cars cost so much.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:19 PM


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Intelligent test driver. No wonder these cars cost so much.

 

The carbon fiber panels alone cost $20K each!  Then it takes an eternity to align and prep them for paint.  (Prices will be coming down over the next five years but for now the stuff is expensive.)


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

Interesting Car and Driver review - the guy is amazed by it and the clips of him driving are crazy. I can not imagine what driving this would be like but this video helps  :rolleyes:

 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:59 PM


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

As I said, imagine what he could have done for Saab. With innovations as sensible as this he is an asset to any company..






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