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Living With - Koenigsegg CCR

Does anyone have any experience with a Koenigsegg (believe it is Swedish for Mosler) ?

Done a little bit of research, quite an impressive piece of engineering.

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my son has one but he is not allowed to drive it yet.
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my son has one but he is not allowed to drive it yet.
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I hear Christian von Königsegg is quite an approachable guy. With your impressive garage status I think you should contact him directly and see if it can end up in a personal reception where the Swedish Enzo himself could tell you all you want to know and get you in the saddle for a test drive.

Christian (his nickname is CC) is quite passionate about his cars to say the least and he is very highly considered in Sweden, both by car nuts like ourselves and by Swedes in general. I don't know him personally but as a Swede it has been inevitable to see, hear and read plenty about him since he started with his dream to build his own cars.

I think one of my friends might know him on a personal level but I'm not totally sure. With your permission I could find out and see if that is so. In such case maybe I could have my friend assist with some sort of "letter of introduction" for a one to one chat and a test drive with Christian?

BTW, there is a CCX for sale at Carugati in Switzerland, 525.000CHF; Carugati Automobiles SA

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I think one of my friends might know him on a personal level but I'm not totally sure. With your permission I could find out and see if that is so. In such case maybe I could have my friend assist with some sort of "letter of introduction" for a one to one chat and a test drive with Christian?
Thank you for the wonderfully kind offer. However I am still very much at the early exploratory stage and would not want to inconvenience Christian and your friend unless I was very serious about potentially purchasing a K...egg. I have heard from a few different sources that he is very friendly and approachable. A trip to the factory also would be in order if this gets to the serious stage. Unfortunately with so few cars built, finding owners and getting insights is quite a challenge.

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Unfortunately with so few cars built, finding owners and getting insights is quite a challenge.
I'll bet if you take your F 50 (in fact any of your fine cars) and drop by at Carugati's place, chances are Tiziano Carugati will let you get all the insights you want on the CCX...

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I'll bet if you take your F 50 (in fact any of your fine cars) and drop by at Carugati's place, chances are Tiziano Carugati will let you get all the insights you want on the CCX...
I have been to Carugati's once. Despite arriving by taxi, I was very well treated. He does some some very impressive autos always on hand.

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Have found out a bit on the K...egg now. Seems to be highly polarizing. Owners either love them or hate them. Not much inbetween. One guy in the UK is now on his 4th. Buys the latest as soon as it comes out.

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Have found out a bit on the K...egg now. Seems to be highly polarizing. Owners either love them or hate them. Not much inbetween. One guy in the UK is now on his 4th. Buys the latest as soon as it comes out.
Always intriguing with polarizing situations and it might make sense regarding the Königsegg. It makes me think of bespoke big game caliber hunting guns. They are highly irresistable and utterly fascinating. Everybody has a platonic infatuation with them but few can get anything done with the power and have a longlasting relationship with them.

I would love to try one of the TreVita on and off track. I love the Swedish names they seem to like giving their models; Tre vita means "three white" or "three white ones" since there were only three white cars made of that model. I really hope you get to drive one and live to tell us all about it by the camp fire...

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Always intriguing with polarizing situations and it might make sense regarding the Königsegg. It makes me think of bespoke big game caliber hunting guns. They are highly irresistable and utterly fascinating. Everybody has a platonic infatuation with them but few can get anything done with the power and have a longlasting relationship with them....
I went to take a look at a Koenigsegg yesterday. It has some major plus and also major negatives. A few pictures:
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Looks impressive Boxer. have you space in the garage for one??

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Looks impressive Boxer. have you space in the garage for one??
No, all spaces are currently occupied.

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@ Boxer: What are the negatives ?
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You can tell by the ghost insignia that the CCR in the photograph is from after the factory got burnt to the ground. The same morning after the factory got burnt down, officers in charge of the nearby Ängelholm Fighter Jet Squadron of the Royal Swedish Airforce came by to offer their facilities to continue production. Production at the Airforce facilities was later made permanent. As a token of gratitude, Christian von Königsegg incorporated the ghost insignia of the Ängelholm Squadron on all of his cars to leave from the new factory.

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@ Boxer: What are the negatives ?
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You can tell by the ghost insignia that the CCR in the photograph is from after the factory got burnt to the ground. The same morning after the factory got burnt down, officers in charge of the nearby Ängelholm Fighter Jet Squadron of the Royal Swedish Airforce came by to offer their facilities to continue production. Production at the Airforce facilities was later made permanent. As a token of gratitude, Christian von Königsegg incorporated the ghost insignia of the Ängelholm Squadron on all of his cars to leave from the new factory.
Did not know that. This must have been one of the first cars produced at the new factory.

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I have to ask - On the 10th photo down, what's the big round circular panel/plate on the dashboard between what looks like the heating controls and the radio? Looks like a clutch plate mounted to the dashboard, but even my limited car mechanical knowledge tells me that can not be the case :-)

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I have to ask - On the 10th photo down, what's the big round circular panel/plate on the dashboard between what looks like the heating controls and the radio? Looks like a clutch plate mounted to the dashboard, but even my limited car mechanical knowledge tells me that can not be the case :-)
The buttons are for the lights, ignition, etc.

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The buttons are for the lights, ignition, etc.
I think three of them are for ignition; one to engage in ignition standby and two to be simultaneously depressed for contact. I bet it's a Swedish way of foolproofing drunkdriving.

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