Christian von Koenigsegg, who we will refer to as Christian (and his company as Koenigsegg), recently spoke with Apex One in a video. The video, running about five minutes long, shows Christian talking about how he managed to survive in the modern era and what advice he has for anyone else wanting to run a car company.
In general, Christian's biggest advice is one of determination. They explain that making a company is hard work. The ideal owner should do their best every day while not losing sight of their end goals. They believe that, if you want it enough, you can make it happen eventually, despite the odds.
"I wanted to prove to myself and everyone around that, if you really want to do something, you can do anything."
It's important to remember that the company didn't start as a car company, but a trading company. Christian started with a trading company called Alpraaz, which exported food from Europe. After proving successful, Alprazz provided Christian with the funding needed to start manufacturing vehicles as Koenigsegg.
Starting a car company may seem impossible in this day and age. But if you ask Christian, he'll say otherwise. Personally, I'll stick to reporting.