Due to cultural differences, China and the west have very different attitudes towards “ghosts”. We choose to avoid talking and even use “demons and ghosts” to scare children who don’t listen. In the west, there are many different stories, but they are gruesome. But in comics and children’s literature, “ghosts” are not so scary, and even become human friends. In the adult world, westerners are also happy to use ghosts as product logos or important components, such as today’s protagonist, the Swedish superbrand Koenigsegg.
Koenigsegg is not a time-honored brand. The brand was founded in 1994 and has been around for more than 20 years. It was founded by Christian Von Koenigsegg. Although Christian was a true Swede, the noble used the name “von”, the konis family was once worshipped by the holy Roman empire. So, as we see in the front of the car, the very chivalric shield logo is the Koenigse family’s family logo, in which the red and yellow diamonds are simplified.
However, Koenigsegg is best known for its shield logo, but the white ghost emblem behind the body. The original Chinese meaning of Koenigsegg “blade” was forgotten, while “Ghost Super Run” became Kone. Synonymous with Sike products. The ghost mark is not small, because the Koenigsegg factory USES squadrons of Swedish fighters. The squadron logo is ghost, but not all products have this logo. This tradition began with the Koenigsegg CCR.
The first member of the Ghost legion was Koenigsegg CC, introduced in 1996. Although it’s just a concept car, the iconic revolving doors, wraparound windscreen and removable roof can still be used in today’s latest models. Look, I can imagine how advanced it was at launch, with the power unit coming from audi’s 4.2-liter V8.
The real production model is the Koenigsegg CC8S, which was produced in 2002 and is based on the Koenigsegg CC. Its engine comes from ford’s 4.7-liter V8. After two superchargers and a few tweaks, it provides a satisfactory answer of 482kW (655PS). It’s a bit of a stretch to say it’s a mass production car, because it’s only made six, but all the Koenigsegg models weren’t made very well.
In 2004, Koenigsegg introduced Koenigsegg CCR, an alternative model of Koenigsegg CC8S. The maximum power of the original engine was increased to 601 kw, breaking the record held by McLaren F1 for the fastest production car in years. Time’s dream has come true.
In 2006, Koenigsegg launched Koenigsegg CCX, where “X” represents the 10th anniversary of the launch of Koenigsegg CC in 1996. The biggest change to the car is that the engine has already achieved independent production of Koenigse (although ford’s shadow can still be seen). In the production cycle of CCX and its derivative vehicles (2006-2010), a total of 48 vehicles were produced, namely 29 CCX, 8 CCXR, 2 CCXR special edition, 2 CCX edition, 4 CCXR edition and 2 CCXR TREVITA.