Jay Leno got what I nearly owned myself, a Koenigsegg. Well, he bought a Trevita (one of the 3 -yep, just three) and [my] SAAB was nearly bought out by Koenigsegg. Yes, too long a stretch for a comparison, but dang, I gotta make myself feel better about having a plonky family car (albeit a turbo) when there are three Swedish Koenignsegg Trevitas out there and Leno just got his delivered…by Christian von Koenignsegg himself.
The name is constructed using the Swedish words for ‘three’ (tre) and ‘white’ (vit). And in this case, the name accurately describes the production number and the colors on offer. And while white sounds lackluster the finish apparently sparkles. The wow factor to the white color is that the finish is carbon fiber which to the rest of us is available in a wide selection of “any color so long that it’s black.”
If Sweden is going to only have one car brand that is purely Swedish, it sure don’t hurt that it’s this smokin’ sexy!
While we’re on the topic of snazzy cars and Sweden the Gumball 3000 Rally just passed through. In fact, I was a part of it for a few exits as I drove up the E4 north of Stockholm this evening. I was wondering why there were people hanging out on the embankments and overpasses looking down on me (well, probably not specifically my not-quite-a-koenignsegg SAAB.)
The cars will be flown from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Boston…now don’t that just neatly tie in the Stockholm/Boston connection of this blog.