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Koenigsegg Quant in Video at the Geneva Motor Show

Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg, founder of the Koenigsegg Automotive company appears on this video as the first speaker chatting about the latest CCX car. Von Koenigsegg said the company has not been affected by the slowdown in world economic activity and he expects it to maintain 2008 sales volumes.

Later another speaker introduces the newest concept from Koenigsegg. Called the Quant, the concept study is a four-seater super car that uses current and future technologies to power itself. While other manufacturers like Audi, Porsche and Aston Martin chose to use the four-seater four door coupe layout for the Sportback, Panamera and Rapide respectively, the Quant went on a unique route by only fitting two doors. It's the traditional coupe style but the doors are quite massive. Koenigsegg says carbon fiber was used extensively so the doors won't be as heavy as they could otherwise be. Also a lot of time was spent on aerodynamics to meet all the regulations around the world.

From previous details it has been speculated that the Quant has a 1018hp (759kW) engine running on E85 biofuel. It has been said that Koenigsegg has developed a new double-clutch transmission so this could be the one mated with this car. The dashboard features a new multimedia system with a touch screen from which one can access things like the iPod or fidget with the Bluetooth connection.

 

Source: Koeniggsegg

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 hadds hadds
the fisker still uses petrol. The Quant is far superior.
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March 6, 2009 2:51 pm
 carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
function over form anyone??? i think so.... yea.... aerodynamics over performance?? more aerodynamic to go further. that's its sole purpose as he said.
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March 6, 2009 7:57 am
 tootall tootall
Well for the sake of you both, it's a good thing it's just a concept for now.
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March 6, 2009 5:41 am
 dmanero dmanero
this has got to be the biggiest mistake at the geneva show that I've see so far. Quant, is by far not koenigsegg material, comparing their previous cars to this, completly diffrent. Rims, are enough to loose you lunch and the the body line as well as the rear is just terrible. Only thing that looks presentable is the front end.
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March 5, 2009 5:07 pm
 Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
The Quant is one ugly car. Why is it styled to look like it has lunched up shoulders from front view? I admire the solar power support but this thing needs a restyle. For someone wanting a green car capable of seating four the Fisker Karma craps all over it.
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March 5, 2009 1:49 pm