A photo in Christian von Koenigsegg’s office shows one of the 41-year-old Swede’s limited-edition supercars -- a 2011 Agera R, in fire-engine red -- alongside a sparkly gold abomination that looks like it drove off the set of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The latter is a recreation of the car von Koenigsegg first saw at age 5 in a stop-motion Norwegian film called “Flaklypa Grand Prix,” which tells the story of a small-town bicycle repairman who builds a race car from scrap parts and -- in the face of doubt and ridicule from established automakers -- goes on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Lamborghini’s development maestro, Maurizio Reggiani, resigned himself to weeks of sleeping on the shop floor after parent Volkswagen AG pulled the planned debut of his SUV in favor of one from corporate cousin Bentley.
Daimler AG, the world’s third- largest maker of luxury vehicles, said it’s having trouble filling orders as all-time-high August sales put premium-car manufacturers on course for record full-year deliveries.
Alan Mulally , Ford Motor Co. ’s chief executive officer, will miss next week’s Geneva auto show in order to attend the digital industry’s CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany, the Financial Times reported, citing a company sportsman.
Bloomberg's Betty Liu reports on the latest news from the Geneva Auto Show including a new vehicle from Peugeot and a concept car from Italy's Bertone. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)