Despite producing some of the fastest cars in the world, Koenigsegg has declared the company highest priority is not top speed
Despite producing some of the fastest cars in the world,
Koenigsegg has declared the company highest priority is not top speed.
Speaking to TopGear.com, Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of the brand, commented the supercar manufacturer is currently focused on developing cars offering a real driving excitement. “How important is it (top speed), really?” he asked. “Our customers are generally far more interested in driving excitement, usability and overall performance than outright top speed that is impossible to reach unless one has access to a closed 10km straight. Is testing the extreme outer limit of a car a necessity, or just good for marketing?”
He also went on to say that finding the perfect track to test the top speed of a supercar is also a difficult task. “VW’s Ehra-Lessien test track would be ideal, but they are not likely to allow a Bugatti competitor to use it.”
Regarding the Nurburgring records limit, Koenigsegg commented that the situation has not changed. "They still have speed limits in sections of the track and that makes it impossible for manufacturers to fully test that capability of their vehicles on track. An added complication right now is that our factory development One:1 will be taken by its new owner soon, so we do not have long to make another attempt.”