Distraction……. Koenigsegg take 0-300-0 record

Consider this one a personal indulgence……. and something to pass the time as we wait on other things.

From one Swedish company to another, I just wanted to pass along some congratulations to Koenigsegg for their recent supercar achievement. First, because they’re Swedish, and second, because they’re super-cool. They are the epitome of “Subzero”.

I was very pleased to read my news feeds today and see that Koenigsegg have just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the fastest car to accelerate from zero to 300km/h and then back to zero again.

0-300-0 in just 21.19 seconds.

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For those of you who don’t know, there is some history between Koenigsegg and Saab. A group fronted by Koenigsegg tried to buy Saab from General Motors back in 2009. That bid ultimately fell short when Koenigsegg pulled out of the deal in November 2009.

During that time, I had a chance to meet Christian von Koenigsegg at the Frankfurt Motor Show, when the Saab 9-5 was launched. In 2010, whilst on holiday in Sweden, I had a chance to visit the Koenigsegg facility in Ängelholm and take a tour of the factory.

I also got to go for a ride 🙂

We didn’t do the 0-300-0 run, but we came close…..

The engineering in these cars is absolutely amazing. The “no-hands” run should give you an idea as to just how rock-solid these cars are. The acceleration is brutal and as you can hear from my reactions, the braking is just as enjoyable.

So, again, my congratulations to this outstanding Swedish company on being recognised by Guinness for their work.

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9 Comments

  1. This is too much. This is really taking a break. The second video interior was much more pleasant, rather like a Hirsch finish. I would like to see a drag race with this against one of those Gripens going to Switzerland! Will we ever see a CCX eat a Veyron for lunch?

  2. Oh my!  It looks like the acceleration just pounds you back in the seat!  Did he tell you how many G’s you pulled? 🙂  

    Every car nut should be so lucky as to get a chance to ride (or drive) in one of those!

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