How you build a new hypercar – Koenigsegg way

A couple of days ago Top Gear posted a video where Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix visted Koenigsegg’s factory at Ängleholm, Sweden. The video was shot a few day’s before the unveiling of the new Jesko at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show this March, but it went live this week. It focus more on the Regera than on the new Jesko, but it’s always a delight to see Christian Von Koenigsegg’s passion for his cars.

How you build a vintage 356 Carrera Speedster Zagato nowadays

Stumbled upon this video on Petrolicious last night. Zagato has just created what they call the “Sanction Lost” program. The Sanction Lost initiative was created to celebrate the studio’s 100th anniversary. The idea is to recreate some of the design firm’s “lost” projects. The cars will be produced in a very limited form, and all hand-made, using period correct techniques and materials.

The Zagato 356 Carrera Speedster was a one-off produced in 1957, that was destroyed in a race accident not long after it was delivered. Because of it’s beautiful lines, this will be the first of the Sanction Lost cars. With the official blessing from Porsche, only nine will be produced, all spoken for.

I know it’s a cliché, but to me this car is poetry in motion.

New Evora – GT4 Concept

Generally speaking, I’m not the biggest Lotus fan, but I’m really digging the Evora GT4 concept. Lotus revealed the new Evora this week at the Auto Shanghai motor show in China – Lotus is owned by the Chinese automotive company Geely. It weighs around 1200 kg (subject to ballast) and could reach over 270 km/h.

It’s still a concept though, but the production version will probably be very similar. And there’s hope to see it at La Sarthe…

How you build a vintage E-Type nowadays

Remember in my review of Jaguar’s E-Type Lightweight when I said that in 1963 Jaguar planned to produce 18 units? By 1964 however, upper management decided to cut production short after number 12 was done.

Astonishingly, back in 2015, Jaguar decided to complete the 18 car run. In their Browns Lane factory, where the Lightweight was originally produced, the missing 6 cars came to life. Built to original specifications, and utilising the unused chassis numbers, these “new” Lightweights came out of the factory exactly like their older brothers back in 1963 and 1964.

With a price of over £1million, they sold out even before production began. Ain’t it nice to have lots of money?