If you desire a Koenigsegg currently, you’ll definitely need to be quite wealthy. To own an Agera RS or a Regera, you’ll have to part with several million dollars, though you’ll walk away with a marvelous hypercar, packed with engineering and technology. However, Koenigsegg is ready to expand even further from its 20 car per year production to hundreds of cars per year by creating a 2020 model, both “affordable” and CO2 neutral.
“We’ve been looking to expand our offering because basically, our brand has outgrown our production volumes by quite a big margin,” the company’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg told TopGear.com. “We have several years of delivery time on the super-exclusive hypercars we’re building today.”
Although, by producing a more approachable and custom supercar for roughly $1.1 million, it will lead to a higher production line. “But we do think if we make a super-exclusive, custom built supercar at a slightly lower price (that’s the €1m mark) we could get the volumes into the hundreds.”
To assist in making this vision a reality, Koenigsegg partnered with National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) in a joint venture. NEVS specializes in ‘green transportation,’ sharing a similar interest with Koenigsegg’s ambitious goal of making “this car completely CO2 neutral.” It hopes to achieve this goal by using a “freevalve” camless combustion engine with an electrical hybrid component.
“Given the freevalve technology, we can actually cold-start the car on pure alcohol, down to -30 degrees Celsius, so there’s no need for any fossil fuel mix then. The idea is to prove to the world that even a combustion engine can be completely CO2 neutral,” Koenigsegg stated.
While the supercar will look “very obviously” like a Koenigsegg, Christian notes it will not look like the Agera RS, nor the Regera. “It’s a different volume, a different segment of car, where we’re seeing a gap which exists in the market.”