It’s the Swedish hypercar manufacturer that achieved the Nardo top speed record in 2005. And they’ve continued to break records ever since.
Naturally, they need to be able to trust their tyres. To achieve the performance they need, Koenigsegg has been working in close partnership with Michelin since 2002.
"The essential criteria for our hypercars is extreme performance,” says Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of Koenigsegg Automotive.
For Christian von Koenigsegg, the collaboration with Michelin works on a number of levels. But the bottom line is, they need to be able to rely on the tyres at high speed, and to know that they’re consistent over time.
During the painstaking development process, the Koenigsegg team gives input on what they believe the road tyres need to offer. To get there, they work hand-in-hand with the Michelin team to reach their goals of perfection for every hand-built Koenigsegg car.
The partnership is a two-way street. While Koenigsegg pushes every aspect of their car’s development, Michelin engineers are inspired to push development on the tyre side to the maximum. It is a mutually beneficial process.