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Koenigsegg supercars

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0700

By Tim Pollard

29 July 2008 09:00

What happens when the Swedes take on the might of the supercar fraternity? Answer: the Koenigsegg. Christian von Koenigsegg's operation is way more than Ferrari meets Ikea – his products exude a devilish attention to detail and some hair-raising stats (see below). Right up there with the fastest cars on the road today, but the Swedes are likely to remain a bit-part player in this industry.









Make and model

Year

Price

Engine

0-60mph

Top speed

 2000

£350,000

4700cc V8, 665bhp, 553lb ft 

 3.2sec

240mph 

For 

 Another holder of the production car speed record at
 241mph in 2005

Against 

 The early, blue-collar Ford V8 engine, now heavily worked over

Verdict 

 Veyron go for half the dough

 

Remarkably well sorted and long-lived for a supercar from an independent maker. The green ethanol version makes over 1000bhp but as a 50-grand option takes the price north of £500,000. Ouch

 

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By Tim Pollard