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rhinochopig

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Spare 30 mins? Fascinating insight into Koenigsegg and the engineering underpinning their cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp_qxKWMsVw&fea...

Usual caveats apply WRT reposting etc. I did check.

rhinochopig

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No one else enjoy it? I thought the stuff on their engineering was fascinating.

pwrc

2,264 posts

38 months

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yeah I watched it a few days ago. the sheer talent and passion that goes into these smaller firms like Koenigsegg and Pagani to name a few is fantastic.

rhinochopig

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pwrc said:
yeah I watched it a few days ago. the sheer talent and passion that goes into these smaller firms like Koenigsegg and Pagani to name a few is fantastic.
The door hinge was what impressed me the most. Everyone told him you can't make the door work in a single motion so he spent hours and hours designing a special hinge; and what a work of art it is.

emicen

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104 months

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I found it fascinating. He's clearly very passionate and there is something Chapman-esque about the way every discussion about a technology featured a subtext about the weight impact on the car.

I have a hankering, if ever there was a lotto win to put money behind it, to birth a TVR style company but with more-Koenigsegg style engineering than CCC/PPC.

One thing I would love to know, how does a 23 year old get the money behind him to start it. Wikipedia is very scant on his family background.
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rhinochopig

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emicen said:
I found it fascinating. He's clearly very passionate and there is something Chapman-esque about the way every discussion about a technology featured a subtext about the weight impact on the car.

I have a hankering, if ever there was a lotto win to put money behind it, to birth a TVR style company but with more-Koenigsegg style engineering than CCC/PPC.

One thing I would love to know, how does a 23 year old get the money behind him to start it. Wikipedia is very scant on his family background.


The inspiration had to have come from somewhere biggrin

Baron Greenback

2,194 posts

36 months

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Awesome car that is top of my list if win lottery! I just love the detail engineering involved I was amazed how much engineering is done in house for such a young car company! to set the company up like that from scratch take HUGH money! I love his passion for engineering lightness and detail in the car! Very chapman in idea and passion for motering, just wish I had enough cash to buy a car. Would love them to do a version around 80k but with the amount of hand crafting they do and lack of mass production I think it would be impossible, shame!

Hats of to them!

StottyZr

5,172 posts

49 months

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What a brilliant little documentary. Christians attitude is brilliant and he makes a great product.

I was stunned at how he can slam all on at 190mph and the car will brake straight and true with no steering input yikes

The ending was a very fitting one, to be honest I went a bit tingly.

Thanks for sharing.
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