Windsor, UK and Ängelholm, Sweden – April 2013
Swedish Hypercar developer and manufacturer, Koenigsegg Automotive AB (Koenigsegg), have recently engaged ICON to expand their in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) capabilities. Koenigsegg will drive its product design using a new dedicated super computer together with strategic collaboration with new preferred CFD software and services supplier, ICON.
ICON, worldwide leader in CFD open source software development, is providing its powerful and flexible CFD process, iconCFD, enabling Koenigsegg to push the boundaries of their aerodynamic design, both for in-house and third party projects.
Koenigsegg use CFD to model various internal and external surfaces and to compute the optimal shapes that deliver high end performance results making the Agera and upcoming models market leaders. CFD also enables Koenigsegg Engineering the ability to offer its clients leading edge support.
Jon Gunner, Technical Director at Koenigsegg said “We are delighted to be using iconCFD in our simulation activities. The licence-free solver technology, combined with support from ICON’s application and development team, are ensuring a powerful, cost-effective use of resources at Koenigsegg.”
David Green, Commercial Director at ICON said: “We are very happy to be supporting Koenigsegg with their specific CFD process requirements. ICON’s long term investment into its international workforce and various CFD technology developments, has once again delivered high value-add, fully supported, industrial applications of open source CFD technology for its client.”
About Koenigsegg (www.koenigsegg.com)
Founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994, Koenigsegg Automotive AB designs, engineers, and hand builds the most technologically advanced, hypercars in the world. Armed with the belief that perfection is a moving target, Christian von Koenigsegg’s endless drive to create the perfect supercar has led to innovations such as the most power-dense engine in the world, the first green hypercar, and the Triplex Suspension.
Koenigsegg creates just a handful of its bespoke hypercars each year at its state of the art facility located in Ängelholm, Sweden, that was once home to the Swedish Air Force’s JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets. Koenigsegg’s latest offerings, the Agera, Agera R & Agera S, follow Koenigsegg’s legacy and set new hypercar benchmarks for performance, comfort, practicality, and sheer driving enjoyment.
The company recently celebrated the 100th vehicle build with the Hundra one-off special edition, shown at the 2013 Geneval Motor show.
As well as the Koenigsegg products, Koenigsegg Engineering supply state of the art technical services to 3rd parties worldwide.
Koenigsegg – The Spirit of Performance.
About ICON (www.iconCFD.com)
ICON is a privately-owned CFD technology company formed in 1992. ICON’s strategy is as pertinent today as it was then: to provide high-quality independent advice and expertise in process, technology and services.
ICON has extensive experience in the use of proprietary software for CFD simulation and optimization, together with expertise in developing and supporting open source CFD technologies. It supports customers from a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy and processing sectors.
The company head-quarters are in Windsor, UK with further offices throughout Europe and the USA (Cincinnati, OH).
About iconCFD (www.iconCFD.com/process)
Open source solving and meshing tools offer customers a cost-effective and customisable solution to fulfil their CFD Simulation requirements. The limiting factor in adopting open source-based processes in industry is often the lack of technical support, quality assurance and a robust, easy-to-use process from meshing to post-processing. Through a long established subscription service, iconCFD customers enjoy first class CFD tools, including a purpose-built GUI, combined with industrial support, embedded within a professional environment.