Will Koenigsegg’s ‘Affordable’ Supercar Get 1,050 hp Hybrid Powertrain?
That Sounds Pretty Good
We reported not long ago about the Koenigsegg partnership with NEVS, and the company’s plans to build a more affordable supercar priced at about €1 million (about $1,144,000). The vehicle was rumored to have the company’s camless engine technology. New information surfaced thanks to a Twitter user claiming the be an early investor with inside knowledge.
According to Carscoops, the Twitter user AutoPap told the world that the upcoming car would get a powertrain that makes 1,050 hp. The car would have a 2.9-liter V8 hybrid powertrain. The user also said the body would be made of carbon fiber and aluminum and the wheels would be carbon fiber.
We tried to click through to the Twitter user’s tweet but found it led to a blank page. We assume that means it was taken down. After finding the user’s profile, we noticed another tweet matching the first except for the fact that AutoPap mentioned a 3.9-liter V8 instead of a 2.9-liter as Carscoops reported.
The tweet appeared after Carscoops reported on the first, so it would seem the user took down the original and posted another revised tweet. He or she also claims the media has this wrong but doesn’t provide many details as to what was incorrect about the report.
If the Koenigsegg vehicle comes with either a 2.9-liter or 3.9-liter V8 hybrid powertrain it should be a killer car. There’s always the chance AutoPap’s information is inaccurate, but the specs would make sense for the new Koenigsegg car. Only time will tell if the tweets prove correct.