At Koenigsegg, driving pleasure is the focus
For the Swede, the small roadster not only has an emotional value, but also sums up the philosophy behind Koenigsegg: Because apart from the brutal performance, the focus should always be on driving fun. It doesn’t matter whether a car has 100 or 1000 hp.
GR Yaris with two previous owners
Either way, the disguised rally car was ordered with the coveted “Circuit Pack” (known in Germany as the high-performance package), including 18-inch forged wheels, limited-slip differential and sports brakes.
The Hot Hatch was not sold
In view of this power, the 261 hp of the GR Yaris were simply not enough for Christian von Koenigsegg – which is why he decided to sell the little speedster.
What is curious, however, is that apparently not many people were interested in the Toyota that was once owned by Koenigsegg. The bids stopped at around 40,000 euros and in the end the GR Yaris was not sold.
Obviously nobody was willing to pay a surcharge for the prominent previous ownership, because in Germany the basic equipment of the GR Yaris is currently available from 34,000 euros. Including the high-performance package (4490 euros) and black paintwork (550 euros), the final bill comes to 39,040 euros.