Koenigsegg is preparing a new track hypercar

Koenigsegg is preparing a new track hypercar

June 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Swedish automaker will release a new racing car, the production of which will be limited to 11 units.

Koenigsegg began the year with the advent of two new incredible hypercars: super-fast Jesko Absolut and four-seater Gemera. On social media, company founder Christian von Koenigsegg promised that this year we can expect more exciting new products. According to preliminary information, Koenigsegg is working on a new hardcore limited edition racing car as a competitor to the McLaren Senna GTR.

It is reported that one of the code names for the mysterious race car is “LM”, which may indicate the style and extreme aerodynamics inspired by the Le Mans race car. Rumor has it that the production of track hypercar will be limited to seven and eleven copies. Due to its exclusivity and extreme capabilities, it is expected to become the most expensive Koenigsegg.

For reference, the cost of an ordinary Koenigsegg Jesko starts with a whopping $ 2,800,000, so this new hardcore track car can cost more than $ 3 million. Despite this, it is not surprising if each copy has already been sold, as the car was presented to VIP customers at Pebble Beach last year.

Technical details are not yet known, but the new track car is likely to be based on the Jesko car model. If so, then power will come from a 5.0-liter V8 with two turbines, which develops 1,600 hp. and a torque of 1106 Nm at Jesko, combined with a 9-speed multi-clutch transmission.

Whereas Jesko Absolut focuses on speed in a straight line, the new hardcore car will have improved driving dynamics. The Bugatti takes a similar approach with the track-oriented Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. But unlike the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, the new Koenigsegg will not be legalized for public roads.