Polestar Says Its Collaboration With Koenigsegg Isn’t What You Expected
If you got all excited about a possible collaboration between Koenigsegg and Polestar, like we did yesterday, it’s time to calm down because they’re not working on a state-of-the-art vehicle together. According to Polestar, the teasers the two brands shared on social media are just for a promotional video for the Gemera and the Precept concept.
Can the Koenigsegg Gemera and the Polestar Precept Concept Morph Into an Awesome Electric Supercar?
Koenigsegg took the supercar world by storm in early 2020 with the Gemera, a four-seat grand tourer with a hybrid drivetrain that generates up to 1,700 horsepower. Around the same time, Polestar, Volvo’s performance division, unveiled the Precept, a fully electric sports sedan that previews at least one production model.
What do these companies have in common? Not much apart from the fact that both are from Sweden, but their latest Instagram posts suggest they might be working together on a car project.
A Pair of Jet Engines Looks Eerily at Home on the Koenigsegg Jesko
Here’s an original idea that nobody thought about before: slapping the world’s hypercars with jet engines through pixel manipulation, just for the fun of it.
This might come as a surprise, but it’s not often that we get to see hypercars (or regular cars, for that matter) fitted with the kind of hardware you’d expect to see on Star Wars-inspired battleship. I mean, sure, Porsche did have a go at designing a starship for the latest Star Wars installment ‘The Rise of the Skywalker,’ but that’s a totally different story than simply attaching two jet engines on the back of one of the most revered hypercars out there. Instagram user @plastiliner had this crazy idea, and we’re applauding it.
2019 Koenigsegg Sedan
Established in 1994, Koenigsegg is already 23 years old as of 2017. And for a 23-year-old company, it has developed into quite the successful business. It all started with variations of the CC in the early 2000s and continued with the Agera in 2010. In 2015, the Swedish firm launched the Regera, its first ever hybrid. Come 2017 and Koenigsegg is working on brand-new vehicles, one of which is most likely a four-door sedan.
Although not yet confirmed for production, the sedan is more than a rumor, having been discussed by the Swedish brand in many interviews. While it made it pretty clear that it won’t build an SUV (for now), Koenigsegg did admit that a four-door sedan is in the making. Not only the company’s first vehicle that isn’t a supercar, but it could also be the first high-performance luxury sedan with close to (or even more than) 1,000 horsepower. There’s no information as to when the four-door will hit the market, but it’s unlikely that it will happen before the 2019 model year.
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2020 Koenigsegg SUV
Established in 1994, Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has developed into a notable sports car builder quite rapidly. The CCR and CCX of the mid-2000s placed the brand on the automotive map, while the Agera, introduced in 2010, established its reputation as a solid maker of limited-edition supercars. The One:1 and the Regera further cemented its place among iconic companies such as Ferrari, Bugatti, and McLaren. Come 2017 and Koenigsegg is working on new products, including a four-door sedan. Word has it we might also see an SUV in its lineup in the future, but Christian von Koenigsegg said, back in 2016, that such a project won’t happen. However, we believe that a people hauler is definitely on the company’s drawing table.
While it might not arrive in the immediate future, an SUV wearing the Koenigsegg badge is likely to happen beyond 2020. With Bentley having already joined the market and Lamborghini set to do the same by the end of 2017, Koenigsegg will probably find it difficult to say no in a few years. SUVs are becoming increasingly popular, and a high-performance luxury model would be quite popular among folks with deep pockets. That’s exactly why we created a rendering of a Koenigsegg SUV and put together a speculative review about what it may bring to the table.
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Koenigsegg Confirms Sedan, Says No to SUV
With so many premium automakers having jumped on the SUV bandwagon in recent years, you’d think that all companies will eventually build one. That’s an interesting thought if we also include high-end manufacturers such as Ferrari, McLaren, and Koenigsegg, and a scenario that’s been covered by several reports as of 2016. And, that’s not surprising given that Lamborghini has already confirmed it’s working on an SUV, and both Bentley and Maserati have revealed theirs.
So are any of these brands looking to launch an SUV anytime soon? McLaren has already said no to it several times in the past, although it recently admitted that MSO could develop one. Now, Koenigsegg has joined the "no SUV" group with company boss Christian von Koenigsegg saying he simply doesn’t want to build one, even though he can imagine a wild product.
“It’d be a pretty wild SUV because you’d have a big tunnel in the center, huge sills, bucket seats. I think it could be a thing the market could accept. But I’m just not a fan of SUVs. To me they are fundamentally flawed. Sure we could sell them, but I don’t want to,” he told TopGear.
On the other hand, von Koenigsegg confirmed that his company is looking beyond two-door supercars, with a high-performance sedan on the drawing board. “It’s a project we’ve been working on for quite some time. I’d be surprised if that’s the next thing we release — because we’re getting such a good response for our traditional type of supercars — but it’s a car I’d love to do," he added.
All told, a four-door Koenigsegg is in the making as we speak, but don’t expect it to hit dealerships anytime soon, as the company is busy enough as it is with the new Regera and final iterations of the Agera.
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You would think that being Christian von Koenigsegg would mean starting the day by deciding whether to exit the garage in a 2016 Koenigsegg Regera or a 2015 Koenigsegg One:1. Surprisingly though, that isn’t the case. Sitting inside his garage is a Tesla Model S that he apparently uses as a daily driver. He received first Model S in the summer of 2013, and believes it was the first or second delivered in Sweden.
In a recent Q&A, CvK spoke of his first impression of that Model S, and how it inspired him in the creation of the Regera.
“It is one of the best driving experiences ever, which is saying a lot for something that is supposed to be a normal car.” He went on to say that “the response is electrifying,” and “almost better than a Formula One engine because it is so instantaneous.”
It may come as a bit of a shock that Christian drives an American-made EV and genuinely likes it. He even aspired to reach the same level of instant performance in the Regera, but unfortunately couldn’t. It just isn’t something that can be achieved with the traditional combustion engine, given current technology. That may be the case now, but we look forward to seeing what innovations he comes up with in the future.
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Swedish brand Koenigsegg may be famous for its expensive and mind-boggling fast supercars, but it could also build "more normal" vehicles in the future. The big news comes from company owner Christian von Koenigsegg, who told Car Throttle that the technology his team is developing for hypercars could trickle down into more accessible cars.
"Within our company there could be room to start utilizing all the technological developments we have created, and trickle them down into more normal cars," he said, without giving further details as to when that may happen or what sort of cars would such a project include.
However, he did say that these cars won’t be sold with a Koenigsegg badge, as the brand "should stay in this rarified area and make these extreme machines and keep on pushing the limit." Instead, these products would be developed under a new sub-brand or in collaboration with other manufacturers.
Additionally, he stressed that hybrid technology will play a key role in the future for both Koenigsegg and upcoming "normal" vehicles, with a focus on improving the combustion engine as well as developing much lighter and more efficient batteries for electric motors. It’s believed that the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera’s "one-gear transmission" could find its way into more mundane vehicles too.
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One of the problems with owning any of Koenigsegg’s obscenely powerful cars is that you can only scare the bejesus out of one of your friends at a time. But during a conversation with Top Gear at the Geneva Motor Show, company boss and founder Christian Von Koenigsegg revealed that this issue might be addressed with a four-door Koenigsegg in the near future.
"Yes, I can imagine a car like that," he told Top Gear when asked about the possibility of a Koenigsegg sedan. "Maybe within the next five years, possibly earlier than that."
Such a car could require a new chassis or a stretched version of the carbon fiber monocoque architecture the company has been using for years, but considering the pace at which Koenigsegg moves compared to other car companies (seriously, it seems like there’s another newer, faster Koenigsegg every other week), that doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility.
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Rumors about a four-door model from Koenigsegg started to circulate last week. Today we bring you first TopSpeed rendering of the future sporty sedan that will make its official debut in 2010 as a concept model at the Geneva Motor Show and as a production model in 2011. The currently unnamed sedan will compete with models like Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera.
The four-door model is supposed to have been under development for the past two years and will be made entirely out of carbon fiber. Power should come from a V8 engine that will develop around 700 hp. This engine will help the car to hit a top speed of around 215 mph. The sedan will be limited to only 70-80 units and will be cheaper than the CCX.