Have You Ever Locked Your Keys Inside Your Car? This Koenigsegg Owner Has…


Most drivers and car owners have had at least one unpleasant experience when they somehow manage to lock their keys inside the car, without them actually being inside. The reasons are many, but most common are central locking systems with a mind of their own, being in a real hurry or just plain lack of awareness.

Now, if you thought this only happened to run-of-the-mill car owners, you'd be wrong, as the price and exclusivity of your motor is irrelevant here. Take this Koenigsegg CCR owner, for example, who somehow left his keys inside, and then tries to get them back using a method usually employed when stealing a car.

It seems that all it takes is a metallic clothes hanger, which has been bent out of shape to make a hook at one end, and a skilled pair of hands. It is not specified whether the keys were in the ignition or not, but we suspect they may have been left on the driver's seat, because otherwise it would have been much more difficult to get them back without damaging the car.

We don't know the exact details of how this happened, but we really don't need to, in order to fully enjoy watching the video below, courtesy of YouTube user Munch997.

By Andrei Nedelea



aaronbbrown said... »March 05, 2013

Absurd, this should never happen in a car that has built-in WiFi and a satellite connection. You should be able to access a car like this with your phone or from a computer from anywhere in the world.

Chris said... »March 06, 2013

That's a Saywell event at Goodwood - most likely for charity.

Wax_Lyrical said... »March 06, 2013

that doesn't sound very safe hey.

Cayco said... »March 06, 2013

So a thief can easily hack it...

Amateur Commentator said... »March 06, 2013

Possibly not as absurd as your assumptions. This CCR model is 6-7 years old now(!). It would never of had a wi-fi hub or anything more than a satellite position receiver for the nav system. It should be made clear that car access systems don't use satellite data transmission, but rather cellular data transmission.

Cellular based systems like OnStar etc. have been overly guarded by certain mass production vehicle manufacturers and their patents for much longer than you think. It's only very, very recently equivalent tech has been licensed/developed for smaller manufacturers to install, especially outside the US, where customers paying anything extra monthly for such a service is still considered absurd.

Of course there is a much quicker solution for preventing owners being locked out of their vehicle, the proximity/smart key.

ben nibohs said... »March 06, 2013

i could never undestand how someone could lock their keys inside their cars, i've been trying to do that on purpose and it still hasn't happened.

Madelene Swinny said... »March 25, 2013

Great video post! Thanks for sharing.

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