Christian von Koenigsegg


Christian von Koenigsegg is the founder of the Swedish high-performance automobile manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB. When Koenigsegg was five years old, he saw the Norwegian animated film Flåklypa Grand Prix; in the movie a local bicycle repairman makes his own racing car. This gave Koenigsegg the dream of creating the perfect sports car. After several years of planning he launched the Koenigsegg project in 1994. Designer David Craaford provided a design concept following Koenigsegg’s guidelines. The prototype enabled the foundation of Koenigsegg Automotive AB.