Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra: The Discreet Side of Gold Leaf & Carbon Fiber

It’s been nearly twenty years since 1994 when Christian von Koenigsegg founded Koenigsegg Automotive AB.  And, its been ten years since the brand‘s first car hit the road.  Since then, the Swedish hyper-car maker has officially built 100 units.  To celebrate this milestone, Koenigsegg unvieled the $1.6 million Agera S Hundra edition.  For those non-polyglots among us, “hundra” is Swedish for “hundred“.  

The Hundra gets the Agera S’ 5 liter twin-turbo V8 which pumps out a whopping 1,040 horse, propelling the car to 60 in about 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed in the neighborhood of 270 mphThe whole car, weighing only 2,821 pounds, is a symphony in carbon fiber with 14.5 pound carbon fiber wheels, a carbon fiber body and scads of carbon fiber inside the cockpit. 

As if that’s not special enough, the Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra gets a little something extra.  Yep, you guessed it, hand-laid 24 karat gold leaf accenting the body, as well as additional gold bits on the rear struts, coil springs, exhaust.  Very discreet.  For all the sparkly details, see the full press release below.

Press Release

Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra Press Release

Koenigsegg from 0 to 100 in 10 Years

2002 – After eight painstaking years of constant development, the small striving Koenigsegg team delivered the first production cars to anticipating customers.

10 years later, in September 2012, the first carbon prepreg pieces were cut on the routing machine for Koenigesgg’s 100th production car. The car was duly named “Hundra” (Swedish for 100) – a unique one-off Agera S being built for an excited car collector.

Fast forward to March 2013 – The Hundra is finished in time for the 2013 Geneva Auto Salon. A beautiful clear carbon right hand drive Agera S with celebratory, artisan hand laid and swirled, 24 carat gold leaf inlays, creating an intriguing mix of traditional and hi-tech craftsmanship.

A lot has happened in the past 10 years. Koenigsegg has evolved from being a small and unknown car developer, to becoming a household name, revered for excellence and performance – competing head to head with the strongest brands in the industry.

What a fantastic 10 years it has been:

– Four Guinness World records

– Forbes award for one of the ten most beautiful cars ever made

– Prestigious Red Dot design award

– Top Gear Hypercar of the Year award

– Longest lasting Top Gear Power Lap record ever

– Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young

– Worlds Top 100 Luxury Brands award

– And the list goes on

Most importantly, the Koenigsegg family has grown from a handful of dedicated craftsmen and engineers, to over 50 full-time employees and more than hundred proud caretakers of precious Koenigsegg cars.

All these individuals share the same passion and goal – to carry the Koenigsegg brand, experience and philosophy steadfast into the future.

– Given the success, has Koenigsegg become relaxed and rests on its laurels?

On the contrary. The Koenigsegg range still stands proud – head to head against the greatest new car onslaught in hypercar history.

In fact, the Koenigsegg team can’t even wait to get their creation of passion measured against all the latest and greatest hypercars currently being launched.

Prepare to be surprised – again!

New Koenigsegg book and prints

To commemorate this historic occasion, a book has been created – “0 to 100 in 10 Years”.

Through the remembrances and voices of drivers, owners and key persons that helped Christian create the cars they love, the story of Koenigsegg is being told, in words and pictures. The limited edition coffee table book, features 300 pages of exiting and beautiful material, never shown before.

Furthermore, a very limited series of 10 photographs, only printed in 10 pieces each, signed by Christian von Koenigsegg, are being made available. The prints are created to capture the soul of Koenigsegg´s unique automobiles.

To pre-order the book and express your interest in the limited prints – send your contact details to: zerotohundred@koenigsegg.com

Author: Nick Glasnovich

Founder & Executive Editor of TickTickVroom.com.

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