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Video: a tour of Koenigsegg’s factory
Join us as we show you how Christian von Koenigsegg builds his crazy hypercars
Earlier this year, Top Gear travelled to Angelholm, Sweden. Admittedly, not much happens in Angelholm, Sweden. Tripadvisor states that two of the top things to do is visit a concrete UFO monument or railway museum. But there’s also a big green shed. And in said big green shed are many wondrous things.
To get to it, all you have to do is find the disused airfield, take a left at the Saab Viggen jet (how this didn’t make it to Tripadvisor we don’t know) and down the track until you find a giant green enormo-shed. It’s actually an old aircraft hangar that belonged to the ‘ghosts’ – Sweden’s oldest fighter plane squadron famed for being heard and not seen. When they moved out, a man called Christian Von Koenigsegg moved in. He wanted to build cars. Fast cars. And was asked if he would adopt their ghost logo out of respect. He obliged, so any car made in the hangar wears the eerie-but-cool emblem.
We went over to drive his latest car, the Koenigsegg Regera. It’s the Swedish firm’s 1479bhp, 1465lb ft, 250mph hybrid hypercar. And properly bonkers. It involved having an incredibly detailed briefing from Christian as to how he takes carbon fibres and builds them into mind-bending hypercars.
So once we were done driving the Regera, we thought it’d be good to take you on a fact-filled tour before rushing to the airport. So sorry about the production quality and sound, but some video of Koenigseggs is better than no Koenigsegg, right?