Koenigsegg Automotive AB was founded only in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg with the pure intention of creating a world-class super car. They are basically a Swedish hypercar manufacturer headquartered in Ängelholm, Skåne County, Sweden. The company, although in a very short span, has achieved tremendous success in the world of ultimate road machines.
The stop-motion animated movie Pinchcliffe Grand Prix was what sparked the idea of building his own car in von Koenigsegg’s brilliant mind. The basic design of the Koenigsegg CC’s was sketched by the founder himself which was inspired by the Mclaren F1 and the Ferrari F40. And the first road-legal car was delivered in 2002 after extensive research and prototyping. The CCX then began production in 2006 which is street-legal in most countries including the US. Its engine was also made internally by the brand itself.
The badge that identifies the Koenigsegg car brand was conceived by designer Jacob Låftman. It is a shield based on the Koenigsegg family’s own coat of arms since the 12th century. The phantom insignia on the Koenigsegg logo is a tribute to the Swedish air force squadron that operates out of the airbase where Koenigsegg’s factory is also located.
|Founder||Christian von Koenigsegg|
|Headquarters||Ängelholm, Scania, Sweden|
|Owner(s)||Christian von Koenigsegg|