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Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Koenigsegg Founder Buys, Praises Tesla Model S

ChristinVonKoenigseggIs there any better endorsement for the Tesla Model S than that of Koenigsegg founder Christian von Koenigsegg? That’d be a mighty hard argument to make. So what is it that the hypercar builder finds so appealing about the Tesla sedan?

This is actually the second time Koenigsegg’s name has come up on this blog in the past week, as the Swedish hypercar maker has dabbled in electric car concepts before. He also made a bid to buy Saab and build electric cars in Sweden, but that bid fell short, leaving Saab in the hands of a Chinese automaker that also wants to make EVs.

So instead of building himself an electric car, Koenigsegg bought one, and he’s a huge fan as it turns out. He recently spoke during a recent Swedish electric car conference, reportedly calling the Tesla Model S a great value for the performance it delivers. He compares the Model S to the BMW M5, saying that the electric sedan handles better and is more fun to drive than the Bavarian beast.

While Koenigsegg doesn’t see the end of the combustion engine happening anytime soon, it’s clear that he has his eyes on the future. With Tesla Superchargers popping up all over Europe, the Model S is quickly becoming a popular car in the Old World with enthusiasts like Koenigsegg.

So when are we going to see an all-electric Koenigsegg concept? That’s the question I would’ve asked.

Source: Motor Authority


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