Koenigsegg Automotive AB is an automobile manufacturer from Sweden.
The company Koenigsegg was established in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg in Ängelholm, Sweden. In 2000, the series production began.
The project of producing a supercar in Sweden was supported in the development phase, among others, Saab and Volvo, as well as from many supplier companies. The goal of Christian von Koenigsegg was to bring a vehicle as "pure driving machine " as he called it, on the market. Light weight, high engine power and the use of high quality materials have been important points.
On 16 June 2009, Koenigsegg reached an agreement with the insolvent American automakers General Motors, to buy its Swedish subsidiary Saab also insolvent. The parties had this financial support of 450 million euros from the European Investment Bank requested that should be hedged by the Swedish Government. On 24 November 2009 Koenigsegg said his plans with Saab, however, from surprising.
The previously been placed on the market models are the Koenigsegg CC8S, and based thereon variants CCR, CCX, CCXR and the racing version of CCGT, as well as the Special Edition CCXR Edition with only one model sold to Germany in 2010. Published in 2011 the successor models Agera and Agera R. 2014, the limited edition of 6 pieces special edition One has been one presented, which can be seen at the Geneva motor Show for the first time.
The products of Koenigsegg be at Valhall Park, an industrial area in Ängelholm made . Tours of the production facilities are not readily possible. The company is also not signposted.
- Red Dot Award for design excellence
- National Swedish Design Price - Utmärkt Svensk Form
- Entrepreneur of the Year ( Nomination ) - Företagarna Sweden
- Powercar supercar import of the years 2007 and 2008 - Auto Zeitung Germany