Koenigsegg, a Swedish carmaker responsible for cars like the Regera and Agera is facing a major problem – too many people want to buy its products but it can’t make them fast enough. As a result, even if you had the money for one of its cars, you’ll still have to wait four years before you can actually drive your purchase.

Speaking to Road & Track, company founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg said: We have a four-year waiting list, and we want to make that shorter, because it’s getting tougher and tougher to sell cars with deliveries four or five years later. What does the world look like in four-five years, right? It’s really getting the order stock out a little bit faster, that’s the main focus, so we can get down to maybe 2-2.5 years, because there are so many customers who want to order more cars!”

Even with the long waiting time, customers aren’t deterred, and Koenigsegg even reckons that more will be interested if they didn’t need to wait that long. “Some of them are even ordering them now (at the Geneva Motor Show) despite the 4-5 year waiting list, but we have many, many more that’d come after seeing let’s say a 2-2.5 year list,” he explained.

He added that the company is working hard to increase its output, and aims to send 25 Koenigsegg cars out per year. “Whether that happens, it’s difficult to say exactly because we’re ramping up in so many areas. I hope by the end of the year after, we’re at 30, at least. Then, we need to set up new buildings and things like that. So this year – including the Agera RS as we’re still building them – between 16-20 cars,” Koenigsegg said.

Aside from building the world’s most exciting cars, Koenigsegg is also involved in engine development, like its FreeValve technology. The company recently announced that it would supply bespoke V8 engines to Spyker that are claimed to last 200 years.