Those readers old enough to remember Benny Hill’s character “Ernie” the milkman will perhaps also recall his character “Two Ton Ted from Teddington” and, most importantly, Ted’s horse “Trigger” who, according to the song, “Pulled The Fastest Milkcart In The West.”
We sell a fair range of motorhome roof boxes but this is a world first…
On 1st March, at the 81st International Motor Show, Thule and Koenigsegg unveiled the new hyper roof box.
In a ground-breaking collaboration between Thule and Koenigsegg, the two world-leading Swedish companies, within different business areas, have created the hyper roof box Thule Lightning, specially designed for the hyper car Koenigsegg Agera R.
Koenigsegg Agera R and Thule Lightning is the fastest combination of a commercial car and roof box on the market, with a top speed of 187mph (300km/h) and 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 2.9 seconds. Thule Lightning is the only commercially available roof box made of 100% carbon fibre.
The Thule Lightning is integrated with the Koenigsegg Agera R’s removable rooftop. Its aerodynamic design has been developed by Thule to compliment the Koenigsegg design, shape and overall look and feel. The Koenigsegg Agera R integrated winter rooftop is available through special order, and if you choose to order the Thule Lightning package, a pair of personally customised skis, designed and produced in a Swedish ski resort will be included.
Michael Forsmark, President of Thule Vehicle Solutions, explained: “Thule Lightning is a token of the success with our focus on innovation. This is an extreme roof box with features and a design that will have great benefits for our continued product development, based on the combination of our solid craftsmanship and consumer insight.”
Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of Koenigsegg, continued: ”We have for a long time dreamed about making our extreme cars more practical without sacrificing the feel and the performance of the vehicle. With the new Thule Lightning roof box, our hyper cars get a total luggage space of 420 litres, without altering the car. This opens up entirely new possibilities for the use of our cars. For example, you can pack the usual Koenigsegg roof in the front boot, and pack the box full of clothes, skis and other necessities. When you reach the final destination, the user can simply replace the roof box with the regular roof, which is already packed in the car. The driver will then, immediately be ready to head out to the next race track.”
If you’re not fortunate enough to be able to afford the Koenigsegg required to mount the Thule Lightning roof box onto, but still want a Thule Omnistor top box for your motorhome, we’ll be happy to try and help you. We call sell you the Thule Apollo range for your car too.
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