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2021 Koenigsegg Gemera

2021 Koenigsegg Gemera

1,700 horsepower and seating for four. Where do we sign up?

The 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera is a two-door, four-seat hypercar developed by the Swedish company that gave us the Agera, Regera, and Jesko. But unlike its siblings, and despite having only two doors, the 2021 Gemera offers seating for four. And it does so via four equally comfortable seats, so it’s not just a regular grand tourer. The 2021 Gemera boasts a hybrid drivetrain under the skin, comprising three electric motor and a three-cylinder engine. As shocking as it may sound, the three-cylinder generates 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful of its kind in production, and works on a variety of fuels, including CO2-neutral methanol. Overall, the hybrid drivetrain pumps out an amazing 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque. Let’s find out more about the world’s first practical megacar - aka Mega GT - in the review below.

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Cupholders? The Koenigsegg Gemera is the Most Practical Hypercar Ever Built

Cupholders? The Koenigsegg Gemera is the Most Practical Hypercar Ever Built

Is it the Rolls-Royce of the supercar world?

Koenigsegg unveiled the Gemera, its first-ever four-seater, and basically reinvented the grand tourer segment. Not only because it’s incredibly powerful at 1,700 horsepower, but also because it’s more comfortable than the average hypercar. That’s thanks to no fewer than eight cupholders, plenty of rear-seat passenger room, comfortable rear sets, and easy ingress and egress.

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Is Koenigsegg's 600HP Three-Cylinder Engine The Key To The Survival of the Internal Combustion Engine?

Is Koenigsegg’s 600HP Three-Cylinder Engine The Key To The Survival of the Internal Combustion Engine?

It cranks out 600 horsepower and works on a variety of fuels

Following years of rumors that it will build a sedan, Koenigsegg unveiled its first four-seater at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Called the Gemera, it’s a classic grand tourer inside the cabin, but it retains the mid-engined, two-door layout of Koenigsegg’s mainstream supercars.

But while this is an important breakthrough for the brand, the big news here is that the Gemera is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that includes an insanely powerful three-cylinder engine. Yes, that’s not a typo. Koenigsegg built a three-cylinder and it cranks out an amazing 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

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2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

This is Koenigsegg’s fastest series-produced car we’ll ever see

Koenigsegg wasn’t going to sit and watch all the other carmakers unloading their press releases and picture packs on the internet. No, sir. So the Swedish carmaker dropped what it calls the Jesko Absolut, a supercar that’s based on the Jesko but ups the ante when it comes to aerodynamics and high-speed road behavior.

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What Is the Koenigsegg Mission 500 Concept and When Can You See It?

What Is the Koenigsegg Mission 500 Concept and When Can You See It?

If the rumors are true, the Swedes are aiming high

Koenigsegg-related bits of news are a rare occurrence on the internet, unless the Swedish carmaker really has something to communicate. In fact, since Christian von Koenigsegg announced that Koenigsegg appointed Alexander ‘Sasha’ Selipanov as its Head of Design, there’s been complete radio silence.

But with the 2020 Geneva Motor Show already profiling on the horizon, we are now presented with rumors about a Koenigsegg Jesko-based concept car slated to make an appearance in March. Its purpose? At this point, rather unclear, but it could involve reaching or breaking the 500 kph or 310 mph speed barrier.

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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

It could be the world’s first 300-mph production car!

The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company’s latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, which means its engine generates more horsepower than the car’s total curb weight in kilograms. Koenigsegg offered similar versions of the One:1 and Agera, but the Jesko takes things one step further with an impressive downforce rating of 2,205 pounds.

Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko marks the debut of the firm’s latest carbon-fiber chassis and nine-speed multi-clutch transmission. It’s also supposed to hit at least 300 mph according to Koenigsegg, so it could improve the Agera RS’ 277-mph world record really soon. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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Surprise, Surprise - The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko is Already Sold Out

Surprise, Surprise - The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko is Already Sold Out

It didn’t take long for all of the 125 units to find owners, in spite of the $3 million price tag

You’d need a dictionary of superlatives to appropriately describe Koenigsegg’s latest creation, the Jesko. That’s because it is a hypercar with a credible bid to reach 300 mph, is powered by a 1,578 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, and it is no longer available. That is right, all of the 125 units have already found an owner, and that means you’ll have to wait until one of them decides to sell his or hers at a premium.

The Jesko is Koenigsegg’s replacement for the Agera. You can spot the shared DNA if you look at the roofline and the greenhouse but, beyond that, the Jesko is a step into the future in almost all areas. People seem to dig this evolutionary pattern as they flocked to buy the Jesko, named in honor of Christian Von Koenigsegg’s father, even before it was officially unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. In fact, 83 of the 125 Jeskos that will be made were sold prior to the Swiss show.

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The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Took the Geneva Motor Show by Storm, But It's the "Sister Car" That Could be the Record-Breaking Version of the Two

The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Took the Geneva Motor Show by Storm, But It’s the "Sister Car" That Could be the Record-Breaking Version of the Two

Christian von Koenigsegg calls it the Jesko 300, and we already know what the "300" in the name means

Koenigsegg dropped a bombshell at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show when the Swedish automaker unveiled the Jesko hypercar, the follow-up model to the record-breaking Agera. All eyes naturally gravitated towards the beautiful exotic, but just as company CEO Christian von Koenigsegg started talking shop about the Jesko and it’s all-conquering capabilities, he made mention of a “sister car” that prioritizes performance over downforce. There’s no official name to that model yet, but for now, von Koenigsegg calls it the “Jesko 300.” If you need to ask what the “300” in the name signifies, then you need to start paying more attention to the real-world stakes in the auto industry’s hypercar segment.

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2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Packs More than 1,500 HP and could hit 300 mph

2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Packs More than 1,500 HP and could hit 300 mph

It features an innovative nine-speed transmission as well

With the Agera discontinued in 2018, Koenigsegg entered 2019 with only one vehicles in its catalog, the hybrid Regera. But the Swedish company acted fast and unveiled a replacement for the Agera at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Jesko and Koenigsegg claims it will hit more than 300 mph!

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Koenigsegg Teases its Successor for the Agera RS

Koenigsegg Teases its Successor for the Agera RS

It’s supposed to be lighter and more powerful than the fastest production car in the world

The successor to the Koenigsegg Agera RS is still months away from arriving, but that hasn’t stopped Koenigsegg from teasing the hypercar in somewhat of a cheeky fashion. According to Motor1, a design sketch of the upcoming hypercar was included in an otherwise standard-looking press release about the opening of a new Koenigsegg dealership in Australia. The sketch doesn’t reveal a lot about the car, but it does give us a good idea on what its rear section is going to look like.

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Koenigsegg Brings Two Special Regeras To Geneva

Koenigsegg Brings Two Special Regeras To Geneva

We can’t decide which ones we want to cry over

Koenigsegg is no stranger to flexing its muscles at the Geneva Motor Show. This year, the Swedish automaker is doing the double-showcase routine with a pair of other-worldly Regera hypercars. Koenigsegg says that these Regeras imbibe the company’s dual personalities of sportiness and elegance. Promo phrases aside, these Regeras are what they are. They’re objects of automotive lust, exotic hell-raisers that were put on this earth for all of us to drool over. Let the drooling commence in Geneva.

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2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon'

2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’

An RS with just the right amount of gold flake for unparalleled elegance? Yes, please!

Koenigsegg had a real winner on its hands when it introduced the 2010 Agera. So much so, that a number of other models like the Agera R, Agera S, and Agera X all came to be within just a few years. Then, in 2015, we were introduced to the Agera RS, a car that is billed as the “ultimate track tool” and slots above the Agera R, but below the One:1. Through a means of improved aerodynamics and weight reduction, the RS truly became a powerful track demon. Only 25 RS examples were built, all of which sold out quickly, with the first 10 being spoken for before the car even went into production. Now, two years later, Koenigsegg is coming back to the Geneva Motor Show with a new version of the RS, but this isn’t exactly a version you want to take on the track, even if it’s more than capable. Fitted with the optional 1MW engine, and doused with healthy doses of gold flake, this baby is the definition of special editions.

But, it’s not all about the gold flake and horsepower when it comes to the Agera RS Gryphon. This thing is prepped to be fully compliant with U.S. road regulations, which means you can drive this 1,360-horsepower beast from coast to coast if you really want to. There are plenty of cabin comforts and driving aids, and the roof can even be stored under the front hood. It’s a beautiful and well-appointed special edition, so let’s dive on in and take a closer look at it, and what makes it so special.

Updated 03/27/2016: We added a series of new images for the new Agera RS ‘Gryphon’. Check the "Pictures" tab to check them all.

Continue reading to learn more about the Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’.

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2007 Koenigsegg CCX

2007 Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg’s first mass-produced supercar

Founded in 1994 with the precise goal to produce a world-class supercar, Koenigsegg launched its first production model in 2002. Dubbed CC8S, it was the result of eight years of development and an improved version of the CC prototype, which is said to have been inspired by the McLaren F1 and Ferrari F40. The CC8S was followed by the CCR in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2005 that Koenigsegg introduced its first state-of-the-art supercar, the CCX.

Short for Competition Coupe X, the CCX was built to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the completion and test drive of the first CC prototype and was the company’s first global car. Designed and engineered to comply with global safety and environment regulations, especially those required by the U.S. market, the CCX features significant alterations compared to the CCR. It also had a brand-new, designed in-house engine, a choice of two transmissions (a first for Koenigsegg), and ran of 91 octane fuel, making it suitable for the United States and meeting the strict Californian emission standards.

It was also the first Koenigsegg to be produced for more than a coupe of years, with the last example being built in 2015. A total of 30 CCX units were produced in ten years, plus another 19 special-edition models such as the CCXR, CCXR Edition, CCXR Special Edition, and CCXR Trevita. One CCX was used for crash tests and one was kept by the factory as a test car. Some CCX cars have later been upgraded to CCXR specs.

All told, the CCX was an extremely important car for Koenigsegg, one which ultimately helped the Swedish company to develop the Agera and the One:1. That’s why we decided to have a closer look at the supercar that basically turned Koenigsegg into a global manufacturer.

Continue reading to learn more about the Koenigsegg CCX.

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Koenigsegg Heads To Geneva With A Pair Of Regeras That'll Turn You Green With Envy And Red With Lust

Koenigsegg Heads To Geneva With A Pair Of Regeras That’ll Turn You Green With Envy And Red With Lust

The rides of two very lucky customers will bare it all under the Swiss lights

A few years back, Koenigsegg wowed the world with the debut of the Regera at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. In case you’re unaware, the Regera is an absurdly fast high-powered plug-in hybrid hypercar capable of spinning the world backwards like Superman turning back time. Now, the manufacturer from Sweden is heading back to Switzerland to show off the initial pair of customer-bound Regera models, both of which are still hot off the floor from Keonigsegg’s production facility in Angelholm.

These latest Swedish meatballs represent the first time Koenigsegg has built two individual cars simultaneously, and demonstrate the rapid expansion that the niche automaker has experienced over the course of the past year. That expansion now includes two specific model lines on tap (the Regera and the Agera), a growing dealer network, and a staff that’s nearly doubled in size.

And that’s to be expected when considering the quality of the product on hand. For example, the first Regera slated to show in Geneva is draped in an exterior color similar to British Racing Green. That emerald-like hue is courtesy of a green-tinted clear coat, which shows the carbon fiber weave hiding underneath if you look close enough. Inside the cabin is Saddle Brown leather upholstery with a basket weave, while flat leather is used for the seats, rear wall, doors, and steering wheel. In the corners are Tresex hollow-core carbon rollers, which offer a 40-percent reduction in weight when compared to traditional alloys. The tires are Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4S compound.

Joining the green Regera is another sovereign automobile, this time finished in candy apple red with bare black carbon running up the middle. This example also gets bare carbon for the side intakes, while the cabin gets a black leather interior with Lingonberry trim. Meanwhile, the wheels are three-spoke carbon units in a custom design.

Both owners are expected to take delivery of their respective Regeras in the next few months.

Continue reading for the full story.

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2017 Koenigsegg Agera "Final" One of 1

2017 Koenigsegg Agera "Final" One of 1

Koenigsegg offers three final Ageras, with each one tailored to the customers liking

If you were to travel just one year into the past and take a trip to the Geneva Auto Show, you would see an exciting debut of the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Move forward just ten months, and you would find that all 25 units of the Agera RS were already spoken for – making it the fastest selling model in the brand’s history. As you step forward into the present, you’ll find another Agera making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, but this time, it is called the Koenigsegg One of 1 and it is a very special model.

The One of 1 is part of Koenigsegg’s Agera Final program that is designed to pay homage to the Agera RS and give owners an unprecedented input into the design and specification of the car. A total of three vehicles will be built under the Agera Final series. The thing about these three models is that each one, like the one seen here, will be completely unique. When it comes to the model displayed here, the customer wanted an Agera that was as close as possible to the One:1 performance-wise, while maintaining the roof window, luggage space, and stowable roof. Koenigsegg delivered in as fashionable a way as it could, debuting the first unique model at the Geneva Auto Show.

Since the Agera Final series is a three-car celebration of the sold-out Agera Range, Koenigsegg has opened its book of options to each customer, allowing any and every option to be selected as standard equipment. In addition, each model will also feature a bespoke aerodynamic treatment that will also set them apart from anything else out there. Some of the options that are now available at no cost include the 1MW engine upgrade, Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels, and a clear or partially clear carbon finish.

So with that said, let’s take a close look at the “One of 1” and see what the customer chose to do with this totally unique Agera. One thing is for sure: we’ll never see another like it.

Continue reading to learn more about the Koenigsegg Agera "Final" One of 1.

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2017 Koenigsegg Regera

2017 Koenigsegg Regera

The Koenigsegg One:1 was extreme, but Koenigsegg took it one step further with the Koenigsegg Regera. The Regera is what you would consider the ultimate evolution of the automobile, boasting 1.1 megawatts of power, or 1488.52 ponies in horsepower terms from its hybridized drivetrain and V-8 engine. In comparison to cars like the Agera RS and the One:1, the Regera is more luxurious and has more technology but is significantly lighter with a dry weight of 3,130 pounds and a curb weight of 3,589 pounds. It also showcases a number of firsts for the Koenigsegg brand; it is fully robotized via lightweight hydraulics and has the world’s first fully foldable, active, top-mounted rear wing. Only 80 examples of the Regera are slated for production with an estimated price tag of $2 million.

Aside from the firsts associated directly with the Regera, it also entered production while Koenigsegg was still in the production phase for another model – marking the first time that the company has had more than one model in production at one time. That’s a pretty big deal for a small manufacturer like Koenigsegg. Either way, the Regera is Koenigsegg’s latest model as of 2017. Considering the power improvements and weight reduction over the One:1, we’re already starting to wonder what Koenigsegg will do to one-up itself again with something better. Until that happens, let’s take a closer look at the Regera and what makes it such an amazing vehicle.

Updated 03/02/2016: Koenigsegg dropped the final specifications figures for the production version Regera at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera.

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2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS

2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS

There is no shortage of horsepower coming from the Koenigsegg stable these days, but two introductions at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show seems to prove that there’s no such thing as too much power. Alongside the 1,500-horsepower Regera hybrid megacar, Koenigsegg has also used its home-turf motor show to reveal a track-focused version of the Agera: the Agera RS.

Slotting in between the 1,124-horsepower Agera R and the 1,341-horsepower One:1, the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS focuses on improved aerodynamics and power and weight reduction to make this car the “ultimate track tool.” As an analogy, the Agera RS will be to the One:1 what the 911 GT3 is to the 911 Turbo, giving up some top-end power in the name of enhanced handling and cornering abilities.

After all, once you get above 1,000 horsepower, is there really that big a difference? To that question, the Agera RS is an emphatic and high-priced “yes.”

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS.

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Koenigsegg Regera Unveiled in Geneva

Koenigsegg Regera Unveiled in Geneva

Koenigsegg has been teasing us over a new hypercar that it has dubbed the Regera, and today the automaker finally unveiled it. And with this debut, Koenigsegg has officially blown its mold to smithereens, as not only is this a plug-in hybrid hypercar – something Koenigsegg was completely against in the past – but it is also far more luxurious than anything else the Swedish brand offers.

We’ll get to the luxury side of things here in a bit, but let’s focus on what really matter the most: the hybrid drivetrain. On the gas side of the equation is a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with a dry-sump oil system. Alone, this engine cranks out a massive 1,100 brake horsepower, but three YASA-built electric motors chime in with an additional dose of torque for off-the-line acceleration and torque vectoring. One of the electric motors is at the crankshaft, and it adds 221 pound-feet of torque, while the remaining two power the rear wheels and produce 192 pound-feet each.

The power from this system is routed through a new Koenigsegg Direct Drive transmission, which replaces the standard gear-based transmission. This new transmission reduces parasitic power loss and helps improve power delivery. The only real downside to this setup is that it weighs 194 pounds more than the traditional transmission.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera.

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Koenigsegg Agera RS Confirmed To Arrive At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg Agera RS Confirmed To Arrive At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

The limited Koenigsegg lineup will apparently be expanding as soon as the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with the Swedish supercar manufacturer teasing a so-called Agera RS model on its official Facebook page. This will not be the first Geneva Motor Show where Koenigsegg has brought something new, with last year’s edition of the show hosting the world premiere of the bonkers Koenigsegg One:1, named for its 1,360 PS (1,341 horsepower) and 1,360 kg (2,998-pound) weight.

While the Swedes have been tight-lipped about any information other than the upcoming model’s name, it is believed that the Agera RS may either slot between the Agera R and the One:1 or will simply be a track-only version of the Agera, in the style of the Pagani Zonda R and the Ferrari FXX K.

What can be known is that it will have a new version of the twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter, V-8 found in every other current Koenigsegg. As a reminder, the powerplant develops 1,030 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque in the base Agera S and plenty more in the insane One:1. Other than a different amount of power, the model may also get some new suspension parts and likely a new bodykit, my guess being that it may look like a One:1 on steroids from most points of view.

Click past the jump to read more about Koenigsegg Automotive AB and the future Agera RS.

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Video: Drive Makes us Dream With a Koenigsegg One:1 Teaser Video

Video: Drive Makes us Dream With a Koenigsegg One:1 Teaser Video

We have an even better look at the future of Koenigsegg, thanks to a new teaser video for the upcoming One:1. So far, the video is exclusive to Drive, and the description says "coming soon to Drive." We aren’t sure if that means Drive has already been lucky enough to get some wheel time with the machine, or if they are being given the first exclusive test.

We have reached out to get more information, but have nothing to report yet.

Whatever the case, the video gives us the best look at the new car yet. Unsurprisingly the overall shape does not appeared to have changed that dramatically since the Agera. Of course, if it’s not broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it.

Things we can see in the video include acres of carbon fiber, carbon-ceramic brake discs, some super aggressive-looking aero bits, and then the video finishes with a sharp profile shadow. No new information about the car has been released yet, but Geneva is just a couple weeks away now, so all will be revealed soon.

We can’t wait.

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2013 Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

2013 Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra

Koenigsegg does things a little differently than the other hypercar makes, and the world is better for it. Engineering mastermind and company founder Christian Von Koenigsegg’s dream of the perfect hypercar is a real, gurgling pack of 100 blood-thirsty savages. His reality rolls out of the company’s aircraft hangar facility and into the dreams of gearheads worldwide.

Skillful tweaking of the Koenigsegg hypercar package leads to the Agera S Hundra, the company’s hundredth customer vehicle and rolling showcase for all that is right in the world. A rough calculation of 10 years in business over 100 cars shows that these stunners aren’t born overnight: in fact, it takes more than 36 days to build each car from scratch. Is it worth it? Oh yes, and then some. This Koenigsegg is every bit as spectacular as the latest Pagani and Bugatti models, and even innovates dozens of clever technical achievements yet to be included by their southern European rivals.

This Agera S Hundra customer car shipped right from Geneva to its new home with a wealthy Chinese gentleman. However, your own version of the Agera S model is available now, with numero 101 baking in the autoclave as we speak.

Click past the jump for the full review of Koenigsegg’s shockingly desirable Agera S Hundra, a full image gallery, and detailed explanations of the key technical marvels that make this Koenigseggs’s best dream car yet.

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Video: Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra Revealed in Geneva

Video: Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra Revealed in Geneva

Though the official debut of the special edition Hundra will not happen until tomorrow, YouTube user, Shmee150, managed to shoot a video of the supercar on the Geneva floor. As its name suggests - "Hundra" is the Swedish word for one hundred - this special edition was developed to celebrate the 100 Koenigsegg units built in 10 years.

As the video reveals, the one-off Hundra will feature a carbon-fiber body combined with celebratory, artisan hand-laid and swirled 24-carat gold leaf inlays. The same treatment will also be applied to the interior. No details have been revealed just yet, but we’re sure the 5.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine will be tricked to deliver more than the standard 1,030 horsepower.

We have no idea how much this car will cost in the end, but we bet it will be something similar to the Lamborghini Veneno, which will also unveiled in Geneva.

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