There are but a few certain universal truths. Among them: locking yourself out of your own vehicle sucks. That fact is accurate whether your keys are sitting in the ignition of your '89 Ford Escort or your Koenigsegg CCR. Just ask the owner of this particular Swedish supercar. While at a track day, the owner shut the door with the keys lounging contentedly in the ignition, and the car did what it's supposed to do by locking everything up tight. Rather than call up a local locksmith, the owner worked with a set of coat hangers to pull the keys from their resting place and out of the passenger side window.

While whoever filmed the clip of the owner fishing out his keys calls the scenario a fail, we're firmly of the mind that this is the biggest win that could have come from the event. There's no pampered owner throwing a fit or attempting to bust out the side glass, just a dude trying to get into his car. Check out the clip below for yourself, complete with a few shots of the machine on track.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Haha that is fantastic. I can't say I'm surprised though, most people I run into at track days are just normal guys (and girls) that like cars--whether they're in a Civic, a Corvette, or in this case, a Koenigsegg. The kind of people that buy supercars for solely for status generally don't seem to be as interested in getting their "investment" covered in brake dust and burnt rubber as do genuine car enthusiasts.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This coathanger man, not a total douche. He has earnt his supercar.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My mom has locked her keys in her car countless times, and only ONCE was I able to successfully grab the door handle with a hangar. The rest of the time the tow company was called. Kudos to this guy for having the patience and, dare I say finesse, to actually snag the keys themselves!
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is almost impossible to do with any car with keyless entry (proximity keyfob), e.g., Mazda3 SGT. The car knows the key is inside and will not like via the handle buttons on the outside of the car. If you leave the key in the trunk, it will not lock, etc. As long as your key fob battery is working, you're safe from making this mistake.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yes in theory. That didn't stop my speed6 from locking me out with the key inside, even though It was my fault. The car didn't sense the key. And now neither the key fob or transmitter in the car work.
      Dallas M Small
      • 2 Years Ago
      nice! he actually got his keys, definite win
      • 2 Years Ago
      psst Autoblog...that wasn't the passenger side.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much patience. Very rare to see.
      Marcus Fillion
      • 5 Months Ago

      I'm impressed by his perseverance! I've tried the coat hanger trick myself, and it takes a lot longer than moves act like it does. This car is a few... hundred... leagues above mine, but the sympathy is the same. If he has a car that nice, though, wouldn't he have the money for a locksmith?

      • 2 Years Ago
      Damnit, they are stealing my car and you guys are letting them. ;)
      • 2 Years Ago
      While a Chevy Sonic Driver would just call On-Star...
      • 2 Years Ago
      As much as that car cost it should come with voice activation for all functions. Maybe one day. Long live the metal coat hanger!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a lame looking key for a supercar.
        • 2 Years Ago
        This is a supercar from 2004, though, and for a small company like Koenigsegg, making a glitzy key fob was probably lower on the list of priorities than, say, handling an 800hp engine or getting the mechanism in the funky swivel doors to work properly. If a simple key does the trick to unlocking said doors and starting said engine, why not?
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