Is Koenigsegg teasing its new 300 MPH Jesko?
The Geneva Motor Show is often a grand showcase of the latest and greatest high-performance supercars, and this year's event will be no exception. While Lamborghini sadly won't be at this year's Geneva Motor Show, there's still plenty to get excited about when it comes to the latest in incredible performance, striking designs, and exclusive price tags.
For example, Rimac will present the production version of the C_Two electric hypercar, Bugatti has also been teasing a new hypercar, and Sweden's Koenigsegg is expected to present a new special edition version of the Jesko capable of hitting over 300 mph. Most recently the nordic hypercar company has shared photos of a recent dealer event at its headquarters in Sweden that teased its upcoming models. One of the photos depicts five cars hiding under black sheets, and they could be presented at this year's Geneva show.
One of these is likely to be the Koenigsegg Mission 500 concept. Based on the Jesko, the Mission 500 will reportedly hit a top speed of 500 km/h - that's 310 mph, which would make it even faster than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. But what else is Koenigsegg teasing here?
Two of the cars appear to be Regeras, so these could be new customer cars that will be shown off at the event. Another possibility is that Koenigsegg could debut its long-rumored affordable supercar. It's expected to arrive this year, so a Geneva debut seems very plausible.
Sources have claimed Koenigsegg's new supercar will use a 2.9-liter hybrid V8 producing over 1,050 hp and the company's 'freevalve' camless combustion engine technology. It will also reportedly feature an aluminum and carbon body to keep it lightweight. When we say "affordable", the new supercar is still expected to cost around $1 million, but that's a lot less than the Jesko ($2.8 million), Agera RS ($2.55 million), and the Regera ($2 million). We can't wait to see what Koenigsegg has been cooking up.