Don’t get the wrong idea, as Koenigsegg isn’t going to build thousands — or even hundreds — of cars any time soon. Right now, the company assembles between 10 and 15 cars a year, and the second production line that will be operational next year will allow it to churn out at least 25. The company’s cars are all hand-built from start to finish. And in following that process, it takes about 1,000 hours of work to paint a car and anywhere between two to three months to build an engine from scratch.
The extra production capacity is required as Koenigsegg steadily expands into new markets. About a year ago, the company returned to the United States after a brief absence and opened a dealership in New York City. It currently sells the Agera RS, a track-focused coupe powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 1,160 horsepower, and the more extreme Regera, a megacar that uses a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at over 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft. of torque.
Both cars carry a base price of well over a million dollars, but even so, sales are starting to pick up, especially now that the Bugatti Veyron is out of production.
A third assembly line might be needed before the decade comes to a close. Company founder Christian von Koenigsegg recently revealed that a four-door model could be introduced in the next five years, and maybe even sooner. If built, Koenigsegg’s first-ever sedan would feature a lightweight body made out of carbon fiber, a highly-aerodynamic design and Bugatti-beating performance.