The Truth About Cars » Koenigsegg http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:01:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Koenigsegg http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nurburgring Drops Speed Limits for 2016, Game On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nurburgring-drops-speed-limits-2016-game/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nurburgring-drops-speed-limits-2016-game/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145321 Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife will be reopened next year for manufacturers’ bragging rights after officials announced Tuesday that the track’s speed limits — added after a crash during a race killed a spectator in March — will be lifted, PistonHeads is reporting. Track officials also announced they would be smoothing some parts of the track to keep […]

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Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife will be reopened next year for manufacturers’ bragging rights after officials announced Tuesday that the track’s speed limits — added after a crash during a race killed a spectator in March — will be lifted, PistonHeads is reporting. Track officials also announced they would be smoothing some parts of the track to keep […]

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Report: Nurburgring Won’t Lift Limits in 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/report-nurburgring-wont-lift-limits-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/report-nurburgring-wont-lift-limits-2015/#comments Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113385 After speculation that Germany’s famed Nurburgring would lift speed limits at the track for manufacturer testing this year, GTSpirit.com has reported that officials will keep the limits in place for at least this year. “There is no change in the situation so far and the speed limit at three sections of the Nordschleife will not […]

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After speculation that Germany’s famed Nurburgring would lift speed limits at the track for manufacturer testing this year, GTSpirit.com has reported that officials will keep the limits in place for at least this year. “There is no change in the situation so far and the speed limit at three sections of the Nordschleife will not […]

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Nürburgring Management Bans Manufacturers From Attempting, Publishing ‘Ring Times http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nurburgring-management-bans-manufacturers-from-attempting-publishing-ring-times/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/nurburgring-management-bans-manufacturers-from-attempting-publishing-ring-times/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095969 Depending on one’s point of view, this is either the best or the worst thing to happen: The ‘Ring time is no more on the Nürburgring. During filming of “APEX: The Story of the Hypercar” — a documentary following auto manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche and Koenigsegg over three years as they battle for halo-car dominance, […]

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Depending on one’s point of view, this is either the best or the worst thing to happen: The ‘Ring time is no more on the Nürburgring. During filming of “APEX: The Story of the Hypercar” — a documentary following auto manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche and Koenigsegg over three years as they battle for halo-car dominance, […]

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Geneva 2015: Koenigsegg Regera Debuts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-koenigsegg-regera-debuts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-koenigsegg-regera-debuts/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1013122 The Agera RS having made its appearance, it’s the Koenigsegg Regera’s turn under the spotlight at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The Swedish-style carbon-fiber exotic receives its power from a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with an electric motor putting out 221 lb-ft of torque, while each rear wheel gains 192 lb-ft from their own motors, […]

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The Agera RS having made its appearance, it’s the Koenigsegg Regera’s turn under the spotlight at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The Swedish-style carbon-fiber exotic receives its power from a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with an electric motor putting out 221 lb-ft of torque, while each rear wheel gains 192 lb-ft from their own motors, […]

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Geneva 2015: Koenigsegg Agera RS Debuts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-koenigsegg-agera-rs-debuts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-koenigsegg-agera-rs-debuts/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:34:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1010722 The carbon-fiber extravaganza known as the Koenigsegg Agera RS made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, one of two Koenigseggs set to bow this week. Power for the exotic comes from a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 1,160 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque, all funnelled through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto to an electronically […]

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The carbon-fiber extravaganza known as the Koenigsegg Agera RS made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, one of two Koenigseggs set to bow this week. Power for the exotic comes from a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 1,160 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque, all funnelled through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto to an electronically […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Imagine What The All-New Saabs Could Have Been Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-imagine-what-the-all-new-saabs-could-have-been-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-imagine-what-the-all-new-saabs-could-have-been-edition/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:56:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346973 Koenigsegg wasn’t able to buy Saab, so they made an “all-new” supercar instead. But can you tell the difference between the new Agera and the old CCX? Headlights aside, it’s a tough assignment. And in the world of million-dollar supercars, the term “all-new” implies just a little bit more.

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Koenigsegg wasn’t able to buy Saab, so they made an “all-new” supercar instead. But can you tell the difference between the new Agera and the old CCX? Headlights aside, it’s a tough assignment. And in the world of million-dollar supercars, the term “all-new” implies just a little bit more.

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Bård Eker: Greed Killed The Saab Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/bard-eker-greed-killed-the-saab-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/bard-eker-greed-killed-the-saab-deal/#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:52:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339736 Bård Eker has given an open-hearted interview to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, referred here at e24.no telling his version on the failed Saab-deal. Eker was one of the investors in the Koenigsegg Group’s bid for Saab, through his company, Eker Group – 49% owner of Koenigsegg Automotive. Here is his hindsight on the deal: “General Motors […]

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Bård Eker has given an open-hearted interview to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, referred here at e24.no telling his version on the failed Saab-deal. Eker was one of the investors in the Koenigsegg Group’s bid for Saab, through his company, Eker Group – 49% owner of Koenigsegg Automotive. Here is his hindsight on the deal: “General Motors […]

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Saab Sale: Does Koenigsegg Have a Card Up Its Sleeve? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/saab-sale-does-koenigsegg-have-a-card-up-its-sleeve/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/saab-sale-does-koenigsegg-have-a-card-up-its-sleeve/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:48:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338386 Bård Eker, the Norwegian partner in Koenigsegg Automotive, and Koenigsegg Group, appeared as one of the guests on Friday night’s regular Swedish/Norwegian talk show “Skavland” this weekend (the following, translated conversation starts at 27:09). Mr Skavland, first talking a bit about Eker’s feelings about the broken deal, and how he felt visiting Trollhättan talking to […]

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Bård Eker, the Norwegian partner in Koenigsegg Automotive, and Koenigsegg Group, appeared as one of the guests on Friday night’s regular Swedish/Norwegian talk show “Skavland” this weekend (the following, translated conversation starts at 27:09). Mr Skavland, first talking a bit about Eker’s feelings about the broken deal, and how he felt visiting Trollhättan talking to […]

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BAIC Buys Saab 9-5 Tooling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/baic-buys-saab-9-5-tooling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/baic-buys-saab-9-5-tooling/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2009 19:25:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338123 A few days ago I captured some news from Swedish Aftonbladet.se that Beijing Auto (BAIC) is buying Saab’s now to be replaced 9-5 technology. Even though the Koenigsegg-Saab deal fell apart, and BAIC were a part of the investor group, the Chinese has not given up the idea to build Saabs in China. At the […]

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A few days ago I captured some news from Swedish Aftonbladet.se that Beijing Auto (BAIC) is buying Saab’s now to be replaced 9-5 technology. Even though the Koenigsegg-Saab deal fell apart, and BAIC were a part of the investor group, the Chinese has not given up the idea to build Saabs in China. At the […]

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Last-Gasp Saab Bids: Along Came A Spyker? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/last-gasp-saab-bids-along-came-a-spyker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/last-gasp-saab-bids-along-came-a-spyker/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:17:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337598 GM decided to grant Saab 30 days worth of life support to await new potential buyers. If no buyer is found within 30 days, then Saab is a goner. That’s the message all Saab workers and enthusiasts were given yesterday, to a certain relief.  GM and Saab have confirmed there are potential buyers out there, […]

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GM decided to grant Saab 30 days worth of life support to await new potential buyers. If no buyer is found within 30 days, then Saab is a goner. That’s the message all Saab workers and enthusiasts were given yesterday, to a certain relief.  GM and Saab have confirmed there are potential buyers out there, […]

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Saab, Unsaved http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-unsaved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-unsaved/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:48:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337070 It’s the day after the Saab-bomb exploded in Sweden, and the media are pouring all over it. Of course, all kinds of “car experts” and “auto analysts” are having their say. Saab workers are expectedly sad and disappointed. And everybody’s blaming everybody and anybody. The unions blame the government, the government blames Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Group […]

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It’s the day after the Saab-bomb exploded in Sweden, and the media are pouring all over it. Of course, all kinds of “car experts” and “auto analysts” are having their say. Saab workers are expectedly sad and disappointed. And everybody’s blaming everybody and anybody. The unions blame the government, the government blames Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Group […]

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Saab To Die Another Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-to-die-another-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-to-die-another-day/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:25:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336975 Of course, that day could come as soon as next week, when GM’s board holds its monthly meeting. And unless a serious bid shows up post-haste, Saab will most likely be euthanized at that point.  In the meantime, GM’s management is happy to keep the Swedish government hanging on. “I talked to GM last night […]

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Of course, that day could come as soon as next week, when GM’s board holds its monthly meeting. And unless a serious bid shows up post-haste, Saab will most likely be euthanized at that point.  In the meantime, GM’s management is happy to keep the Swedish government hanging on. “I talked to GM last night […]

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BAIC „Cautious“ About Saab http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/baic-%e2%80%9ecautious%e2%80%9c-about-saab/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/baic-%e2%80%9ecautious%e2%80%9c-about-saab/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:48:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336966 China’s BAIC said ”it will cautiously evaluate the situation regarding the sale of General Motors Co.’s Saab Automobile unit after Swedish sportscar maker Koenigsegg Group AB backed out of a deal to buy Saab,” the Wall Street Journal reports. BAIC wanted to take a minority stake in Koenigsegg, to help the boutique carmaker buy Saab. […]

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China’s BAIC said ”it will cautiously evaluate the situation regarding the sale of General Motors Co.’s Saab Automobile unit after Swedish sportscar maker Koenigsegg Group AB backed out of a deal to buy Saab,” the Wall Street Journal reports. BAIC wanted to take a minority stake in Koenigsegg, to help the boutique carmaker buy Saab. […]

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Saab-Koenigsegg Deal Falls Through http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-koenigsegg-deal-falls-through/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-koenigsegg-deal-falls-through/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:26:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336843 A press release [via sys-con.com] confirms that Koenigsegg has withdrawn from negotiations with General Motors over the sale of Saab. Fritz Henderson shares his disappointment: We’re obviously very disappointed with the decision to pull out of the Saab purchase. Many have worked tirelessly over the past several months to create a sustainable plan for the […]

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A press release [via sys-con.com] confirms that Koenigsegg has withdrawn from negotiations with General Motors over the sale of Saab. Fritz Henderson shares his disappointment: We’re obviously very disappointed with the decision to pull out of the Saab purchase. Many have worked tirelessly over the past several months to create a sustainable plan for the […]

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GM Lost $5k On Every Saab Sold In The Last 8 Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/gm-lost-5k-on-every-saab-sold-in-the-last-8-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/gm-lost-5k-on-every-saab-sold-in-the-last-8-years/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:36:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335861 Swedish business site di.se has done some numbercrunching, and figured out that GM has lost SEK 35,000,- (eq aprox $ 5,100, at the current exchange rate) on each Saab sold the last 8 years. As many of TTAC’s readers have pointed out in various comments, GM never made money on Saab. Truth is; they lost […]

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Swedish business site di.se has done some numbercrunching, and figured out that GM has lost SEK 35,000,- (eq aprox $ 5,100, at the current exchange rate) on each Saab sold the last 8 years. As many of TTAC’s readers have pointed out in various comments, GM never made money on Saab. Truth is; they lost […]

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Saab Deal Going The Way Of Opel? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-deal-going-the-way-of-opel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/saab-deal-going-the-way-of-opel/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:44:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335638 Saab has not had an easy path to salvation. The Koenigsegg Group has had to provide finances, agree to a price and conditions with GM, get loan from European Investment Bank (EIB),and  coax the Swedish Government into guaranteeing loans. Now there’s one more hurdle left, and it’s the same challenge that scuppered the Opel to […]

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Saab has not had an easy path to salvation. The Koenigsegg Group has had to provide finances, agree to a price and conditions with GM, get loan from European Investment Bank (EIB),and  coax the Swedish Government into guaranteeing loans. Now there’s one more hurdle left, and it’s the same challenge that scuppered the Opel to […]

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81 Saab Dealers Slashed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/81-saab-dealers-slashed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/81-saab-dealers-slashed/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:24:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335255 Automotive News [sub] has more bad news for Saab dealers and customers. Saab’s prospective new owners have put the hit out on 81 of Saab’s current 218 US dealerships. If all goes according to plan, a measly 137 US Saab dealers will remain. Saab’s thin and uneven sales and service network has been an issue for the brand forever, […]

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Automotive News [sub] has more bad news for Saab dealers and customers. Saab’s prospective new owners have put the hit out on 81 of Saab’s current 218 US dealerships. If all goes according to plan, a measly 137 US Saab dealers will remain. Saab’s thin and uneven sales and service network has been an issue for the brand forever, […]

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