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Slideshow: Koenigsegg's $1.46M 'Hypercar' Goes From 0-62 in 2.9 Seconds Flat

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naperlou
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Wow!!!
naperlou   10/9/2013 9:00:56 AM
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Chuck, first things first.  I WANT ONE!!  I just planning to build a shed so that I can clear out the third bay in the garage.  This would fit nicely there.

Actually, one of my sons and I were watching this documentary on Koenigsegg on-line.  It was great.  There was a guy whose job it was to test the cars.  I am not sure of what else he does.  The camera was mounted inside the car aand pointed at the driver and passenger (the documentary film maker).  The expressions were priceless.  Koenigsegg's factory is at an old air base.  They use the runways to test.  The test driver was in pure heaven, smiling all the time, while driving this car, hard.  I think he was 22 years old.  The film maker was in sheer terror the whole time. 

I am a little dissiapointed though.  I thought it might be a V-12.  Oh, well.

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Re: Wow!!!
Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 12:26:40 PM
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Does it really matter that it isn't a V-12? it goes 260mph!!! Isn't that faster than a Veyron?

Cadman-LT
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I wonder
Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 12:28:11 PM
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I wonder if they would paint it to match my jet? lol

GTOlover
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GTOlover   10/9/2013 1:29:30 PM
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 Tony Stark, is that you?

I would not even bother building a shed, I would just shove my junk out into the yard to park this in my garage!

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Re: I wonder
popuptarget   10/10/2013 8:28:19 AM
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Heck, Id have to sell everything in my garage and probably the garage itself to afford one of the wheels.

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Questions
jhankwitz   10/10/2013 8:36:15 AM
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1. How do you shift through 7 gears in 2.9 seconds?

2. Do I have to wear a helmet and fireproof jump suit while driving as shown in the photos? 

3. Where do I get to drive at those speeds?

4. Where do I go for a test drive?

Watashi
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Accessories?
Watashi   10/10/2013 9:19:11 AM
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Does it come with a lawyer?  I would need to have one on retainer!

radio-active
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Re: Questions
radio-active   10/10/2013 9:43:39 AM
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1) You probably don't get past 2nd gear at 60 mph

2) PPE is likely required.

3) 62 MPH? Any entrance ramp. 260 MPH? You can outrun the cops, so any highway, or the salt flats.

4) Only in your dreams, unless you have cash in hand, no doubt.

j-allen
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Hypercar
j-allen   10/10/2013 9:54:59 AM
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This may have been a triumph of engineering skill, but to what purpose?  You can't use the "hyper" performance on any public road, and it you are interested in the racetrack, why have the weight and cost of the street legal features? 


As for "outrunning the cops" they don't have to chase you.  Just radio ahead for a roadblock, or just wait til you eventually stop and bust you at rest. 

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Quality control
Battar   10/10/2013 9:55:07 AM
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"We have 15 - 10 engineers..."

Any company whose product combines human beings with 1000hp would have at least that number of engineers working full time on quality control alone.  This vehicle probably goes from 0-fault-indicator-illuminated in 2.8 seconds.

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