It is possible that Koenigsegg is thinking about another model. A super sports car to get you started. Reduced to what is necessary. A kind of Swedish super sonnet. Compact, with a lot of performance and innovative materials. RAW Designhouse, the design forge of the Koenigsegg Group, is open Instagram released a new concept. It comes from the Finnish design student Esa Mustonen and is the subject of her master's thesis.
After the Jesko Absolut and the new Gemera, there should be no more news from Ängelholm. You think, but it's wrong. It continues with dynamism and the concept could be more than just an idea. It is a compact super sports car that can accommodate 3 people. The body is made of carbon fiber, so the weight is only 700 kilograms. It is powered by the three-cylinder Freevalve engine, which is also responsible for the propulsion in the new Gemera. It has an output of 700 hp. A horsepower meets 1 kilogram of vehicle weight - the driving performance would be sensational again.
A super sonnet from Ängelholm?
The compact dimensions of the Freevalve drive make a short wheelbase and a very compact body possible. The driver sits in the middle, flanked by 2 possible passengers. Not a completely new idea, French athletes like that Matra Murena realized the same idea in the 80s. However, the Murena was always more a coupe than a sports car and was very reticent in its day. Most recently, it was the McLaren F1 that made a name for itself as a super sports car with 3 seats. The McLaren was larger, heavier and pursued a different philosophy with a 12-cylinder drive.
The vision of RAW Designhouse could be a Swedish super sonnet. It may be more than just a master's thesis. Because it was created under the eyes of Christian von Koenigsegg and chief designer Sasha Selipanov, which they found to be good. The design language remains true to the DNA known from Ängelholm. More aircraft than car, the aircraft cockpit for passengers by tradition.
The concept is still only a digital version. But you never know. There is always room for innovative surprises in Ängelholm. The RAW-Designhouse concept was not the last.
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