How many of us can touch or hold on to our dreams? The boy who once wanted to be a scientist later became something else. But the story of a man to be told today who not only fulfilled his dream, was steadfast in his goal even after all the difficult obstacles came hold on to our dreams. At the age of twenty-two, he has fulfilled the dream he had from the age of five. Made the fastest car in the world. Today we will tell you the story of Christian Koenigsegg.
Childhood and love for cars
Kিগnigzeg’s full name is Christian Erland von Kিগnigzeg, born in 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden. Koenigsegg hold on to our dreams has connections with the royal family.
The name Koenigsegg originated in the eleventh century, when Koenigsegg’s ancestors fought for the German army. Then, in the fifteenth century, Lutold von Koenigsegg was awarded the Coat of Arms. The medal later remained in their family and became the logo of the Koenigsegg Car Company.
Koenigsegg’s love of speed grew when he saw the Flaclipa Grand Prix at the age of five. It was an animated movie hold on to our dreams where a bicycle repairman made a car and lost a Formula One driver. This curious boy would turn on any electronic device he found and think about how to improve it.
At the age of seven he built his first remote control car. He then bought a damaged motorcycle at the age of eight and rebuilt it, and at the age of fifteen he became a used and old motorcycle dealer. Koenigsegg’s family did not have much interest in school-college, they were all business minded. So there was no problem from the family on the way to Koenigsegg, but he got cooperation.
At the age of 18, Koenigsegg focused on technological innovation. He thought that at one time a computer chip could hold on to our dreams thousands of CDs of music, so he thought of a device called the Chip Player and sought a patent. But he left because no one showed much interest at the time. But later it became popular.
In 1991 he moved to Belgium, to his father-in-law’s house. Her father-in-law ran a flooring factory. Koenigsegg asks him how the floor board is made. When the father-in-law shows him the method, he calls it ‘old’ and shows him a new method called ‘click’. His method of making and opening floor boards in this way was very convenient and took less time. The reason for naming clicks is that if you put your foot in them, it would sound like clicking. But this time his father-in-law did not show much interest.
Konigzeg looked around and saw that no one had come up with such an idea before. When he went to a few more companies they also gave him back. He visited a store in Stockholm in 1993 and saw this click floor. When he came home, he found that a Belgian and Swedish company had applied for the new patent. This patent was granted 3 months after his idea. The patent then sold for ২ 2 billion and is now a ড 1 billion industry.
Koenigsegg was very disappointed, but he kept thinking about advancing his dream. He knew that he needed a lot of money to do something on his own, so at the age of 19 he started a trading company. The company’s job was to sell frozen chickens and plastic items. In 1994, he founded the Koenigsegg Car Company.
Journey to Koenigsegg
He was only twenty-two years old when he founded the Koenigsegg Company. He knew how difficult it could be to set up and run a car company. It is impossible to do such a thing at a young age. Besides, no one can still think at a young age why the thought of having a company like Ferrari, Bugatti and having a new car company at that time. But Koenigsegg’s far-reaching thoughts and stubbornness drove him forward.
To make the first car, Konigzeg sat down with the pages of all the old car magazines. Knowing all the mechanical aspects of a car, his idea was to make a dream car at low cost. After completing all the efforts, in 1998 he brought the prototype of the company’s first car – The Koenigsegg CC. But it took 6 more years to sell the car.
However, the eight years from 1994 to 2002 were not at all pleasant for Koenigsegg. Someone else might have lost their morale, but Koenigsegg has taken this time as a thrilling experience. In 2003, Koenigsegg faced another blow. A fire broke out at the Koenigsegg factory in Margaretrop. The accident happened two weeks before the Geneva Motor Show. Luckily the crew was able to protect all the vehicles.
Koenigsegg CCR was introduced in 2004 by Koenigsegg, an improved version of the previous model. The car with a total of 606 horsepower is waiting to set a new record. McLaren F1 holds the record for the fastest car until the beginning of 2005, when McLaren set the record in 1998 with a speed of 36.4 km / h.
In 2007, Koenigsegg came up with their next model, the CCX, which looked a lot like the CCR. However, it was slightly larger than the previous models. It is made with all the safety standards in the world in mind. This model was first sold in the United States. In 2008 Konigzeg came up with another model called CCXR. It could run on environmentally friendly fuels.
Then they brought a few more limited edition models.
2010 and the rise of Agere
2010 was an unforgettable time for Koenigsegg. That year they released the Koenigsegg Agera, which changed their image. Combining new design, style, aerodynamics and interior, it was the most beautiful car in their history. In addition, the 5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, the car was Koenigsegg’s dream car. Agere’s total horsepower was 960 and it won the 2010 Top Gear Hypercar Award. Through Agere, Koenigsegg enters a new world. Then they did not have to look back.
Christian Koenigsegg always kept the environment in mind. For this, Agera R was brought in 2011, which could run on E-100 biofuel and completed 1140 horsepower. It also lost the rest of Konigzag’s vehicles as an acceleration, taking only 21.1 seconds to travel 0-300 km. However, this is just the beginning, in 2014 Koenigsegg unveiled Koenigsegg One: 1. The reason for naming one-to-one is that its capacity and mass were equal. This 1370 kg car had 1360 horsepower. It took only 16.9 seconds to reach 0-300 km.
From 2010-16, Koenigsegg sold Agere models, the longest sales record in the company’s history. 2016 was a record year for Koenigsegg, setting 5 new world records. The Koenigsegg Agera RS accelerates to a speed of 458.94 km / h, surpassing Bugatti’s record. It takes 33.29 seconds to reach 0-400 km, which is 3 seconds ahead of the previous record!
With three electric motors, a V-Eight engine, and a very light battery, it had a capacity of over 1500 horsepower. Koenigsegg has made 60 reggae in 5 years.
Koenigsegg claims that the maximum speed will be 483 km / h. If this is true, Konigzeg is going to set another world record. They have also unveiled the first four-seater supercar, the Koenigsegg Gemera, which is capable of accelerating up to 400 kmph.
Super car and super competition with it
Koenigsegg has no shortage of rivals in the world of supercars. Established companies like Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini are bringing new cars every year.
We want to make our cars not only the fastest, but the best in all respects. We constantly strive hold on to our dreams to innovate and use affordable technology.
What Konigzeg has done is truly amazing. In addition to car lovers, many of today’s young generation have taken him as an inspiration. He has shown that it is possible to succeed in spite of hundreds of obstacles if you want something from the heart.