After two consecutive years in Scandinavia, Koenigsegg Ghost Squadron 2018, the Koenigsegg Owners Tour, was held in southern Germany – “the ancestral home of the Koenigsegg family,” as Koenigsegg’s team announced in a statement. The Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars is based in Ängelholm, Skåne County, Sweden.
As has become tradition, the supercar manufacturer produced a video of the weekend. The video offers images of some amazing cars snaking their way through the mountain roads of the Black Forest in Germany and interviews with some Koenigsegg’s customers who gave their thoughts on what it’s like to own and drive a Koenigsegg.
Ghost Squadron 2018 kicked off in Baden-Baden, 70kms west of Stuttgart. Guests and their cars assembled at the Brenners Park Hotel and Spa, a beautiful hotel and our base for the first two nights of the event.
“Our first duty of this event was to present the keys to Thor and Väder to their lucky owners. The two Agera Final Edition cars made their public debut at Ghost Squadron 2018,” said Koenigsegg.
The goal, as always for this event, is to have fun and build friendships within the wider Koenigsegg family. The event is open to all Koenigsegg customers world-wide and while timing and logistics prevent many owners from attending, the 2018 turnout was fantastic with 16 Koenigseggs present and a handful of future customers driving other vehicles as part of an extended fleet.
The largest ever gathering of the Koenigsegg family – 19 cars, took place in 2017 in Sweden. Starting in Malmö, the fleet toured the southern Swedish countryside, including a stop at a wet Ring Knutstorp. The first ever customer, Stephan, who still owns and drives his Koenigsegg CCR today, is also starring in the event video.
Koenigsegg at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018
Koenigsegg’s factory involvement in this year’s show included three vehicles – two Agera FE models and one Regera.
Fresh from their debuts at the Ghost Squadron event in Germany one week earlier, the Koenigsegg Regera and Agera FE ‘Thor’ were both part of the Michelin Supercar grouping that completed two runs per day up the Goodwood hillclimb circuit. These two cars split the event, with Thor running Thursday and Friday, and the Regera running on the weekend.
On 1 October 2017, an Agera RS set an unofficial record for 0–400–0 km/h (0–249–0 mph) with a time of 36.44 seconds. The record was set at the Vandel Airfield in Denmark and broke the record of 42 seconds. The Agera RS broke the previous record set by the Bugatti Chiron a few weeks earlier.
On 4 November 2017, an Agera RS set a new record for the world’s fastest production car with an average speed of 446.97 km/h (277.73 mph). The record breaking run was done on a closed 11 mi (18 km) section of Nevada State Route 160 in Pahrump, Nevada, United States. On the same day they also beat their own 0– 400–0 km/h record they set a few weeks prior (33.29 seconds compared to the old record of 36.44 seconds).