After asserting plans to construct a extra inexpensive entry-level supercar in February, Koenigsegg's president and founder Christian von Koenigsegg, unveiled new particulars in regards to the automotive. is taking form due to a partnership with the Swedish start-up NEVS, which makes a speciality of Swedish electrical autos.
The debut will happen within the first half of 2020, in all probability on the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, and manufacturing will comply with shortly thereafter, von Koenigsegg revealed to Autocar in an interview printed Thursday.
Koenigsegg's boss alludes to a extra inexpensive and hulking mannequin since 2014. Nonetheless, issues didn’t go to waste till about two years in the past, when work on the brand new supercar started critically alongside the event of the Koenigsegg not too long ago revealed Jesko hypercar. The aim of the challenge is to permit a wider viewers to find the Koenigsegg know-how.
Though the automotive isn’t "inexpensive" in commonplace definition, its estimated promoting value of about 800,000 euros (about 900,000 ) will evaluate it to high-end fashions of manufacturers corresponding to Aston Martin and Ferrari . Koenigsegg additionally expects about 100 to be constructed every year. As compared, Koenigsegg hypercars begin at round $ 2 million and are constructed at a charge of lower than 20 per yr.
Koenigsegg Jesko, photograph by Keno Zache
Koenigsegg had already secured funding for the challenge, however the settlement with NEVS allowed for an acceleration of the method. NEVS, which belongs to the Chinese language group Evergrande, key investor Faraday Future, agreed earlier this yr to purchase a 20% stake within the mother or father firm Koenigsegg below a contract price 170 million . Koenigsegg had already labored with NEVS to make use of his check amenities and the expanded partnership was a sort of pure alternative.
Koenigsegg wish to level out that the supercar will nonetheless be produced in his Angelholm manufacturing facility, however will use the previous NEVS-owned Saab plant, Trollhättan, to help within the meeting of spare elements. .
Not like the Koenigsegg hypercars, the supercar will keep away from pressured induction in favor of a naturally aspirated model of the corporate's 5.Zero-liter V-Eight. The engine will nevertheless be supported by the electrification and camless know-how developed by Freevalve, a subsidiary of Koenigsegg. The camless system depends on actuators to manage the valves of an engine as an alternative of a sequence, thus permitting unbiased management of every valve. It’s mentioned that the result’s extra energy related to much less consumption.
Lastly, Koenigsegg plans so as to add much more fashions to his vary. In February, von Koenigsegg mentioned he needed to construct 1000’s of vehicles a yr after 2022. It’s essential to notice that they’d nonetheless be constructed by Koenigsegg in Ängelholm, the place Koenigsegg would increase its present amenities.