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Nicknamed the Hundra, this Koenigsegg Agera S was
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Nicknamed the Hundra, this Koenigsegg Agera S was the 100th car ever built by the company. It is made from more than 4,000 custom parts and finished with stripes of 24-karat gold leaf, applied by an artisan flown in from Italy. Bloomberg News said the car is being bought by a customer in Hong Kong.(Credit: Koenigsegg Automotive)

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Koenigsegg supercars deliver mind-bending performance

Christian von Koenigsegg launched Koenigsegg Automotive in 1994 in Sweden at the age of 24. Today it is one of the most influential supercar manufacturers in the world and trails only Bugatti in market share.

Koenigsegg makes nearly every component of the car in-house and sells them for a starting price of $1.4 million per year. In a good year, the company will sell 12 to 14 cars per year, Bloomberg News reported, and in 2013 it celebrated the construction of its 100th car: a 1,030-horsepower, carbon-fiber Agera S finished with stripes of 24-karat leaf gold flow in from Italy.

“Asia is definitely our biggest market,” von Koenigsegg told Bloomberg News.