You can say this about Koenigsegg founder and CEO Christian von Koenigsegg: The man responsible for bringing the company to life dropped the mic at Geneva with a plan to build a replacement car after the Agera RS. In his own words, von Koenigsegg told Top Gear that the company already has a replacement car in the works. “The Regera is, let’s say, the best car we can build for ‘normal road use’. It’s a kind of GT car.,” he said. “The replacement for the Agera, Agera RS and One:1 is not a hyper-GT. It’s more race-like. It’s even more capable than the Agera RS.”
Well, then. If the successor to the Agera RS is even more capable than the car that spent 2017 claiming as many as five top speed records, including the overall top speed mark that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport held for almost half a decade, there’s no telling what kind of lunacy Koenigsegg has in store for its follow-up model. The Koenigsegg boss did add that the new model is going to be “more extreme,” so let’s take that comment and start imagining what that could possibly entail considering the model it’s replacing is already considered the fastest production car in the world. Welp.
Unfortunately, the car itself doesn’t exist yet, at least as far as a physical model is concerned
Unfortunately, the car itself doesn’t exist yet, at least as far as a physical model is concerned. That’s probably why Mr. Koenigsegg is giving us a full-year heads-up ahead of its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. He did add that the company is showcasing the new car to its customers in virtual reality. And, as far as details go, the only thing we can go by with certainty is that the model will not be a hybrid because that space is exclusively for the Regera. Instead, the Swedish automaker plans to evolve its existing twin-turbo V-8 engine and use it on the model. Considering that the V-8 we’re talking about here is already capable of 1,500 horsepower, there’s no telling what kind of number the successor is going to have. 1,800 horsepower? 2,000 horsepower?
If there’s anything we’ve come to know about Koenigsegg, it’s that anything is possible. So, let the countdown to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show start. We already know this early what car is going to be headlining that event.
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