Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg (born July 2, 1971) is the founder of the Swedish high-performance automobile manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB.
He was born in Sweden to a family of ancient German ancestry. 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 at age twenty-two. Designer David Craaford provided a design concept following Koenigsegg’s guidelines. A tight-knit group was gathered and a prototype was assembled, the success of which enabled the foundation of Koenigsegg Automotive AB.
Both Koenigsegg and his wife, Halldora von Koenigsegg, are active in the company's management. He is known in the industry as a quality-obsessed car enthusiast with a record of technological innovation.
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