The Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg could present at the next Geneva Motor Show (March 5 to 15, 2020) a concept car by the name of “Mission 500”, capable of spinning at 500 km / h at top speed.
Koenigsegg, we know, for a few months held the title of the fastest production vehicle in the world, thanks to a “run” carried out by an Agera RS model on a Nevada highway, sanctioned by a maximum speed of 277.87 mph ( 447.19 km / h).
Since then things have changed a bit since a slightly prepared Bugatti Chiron, and driven for the occasion by the Briton Andy Wallace (winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1988), reached on the German track of Ehra Lessien a maximum speed of 304.77 mph (489.24 km / h).
According to The Supercar Blog which reports the information, Christian von Koenigsegg and his team would be motivated by the idea of taking back the title of which they were dispossessed, this time crossing the 500 km / h mark. Hence the name of this hypothetical concept “Mission 500” which would be presented in Geneva alongside two other models of the brand.
The Supercar Blog offers no further details about this “Mission 500” concept, which could be developed around the new Koenigsegg Jesko presented last year at the Swiss show.
The replacement for the Agera is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 unit developing up to 1,600 hp and 1,500 Nm with E85 biofuel (1,280 hp with conventional fuel), an engine to which is notably associated a 9-speed Koenigsegg gearbox. Light Speed Transmission (LST). The Jesko, which made its first laps on the track last December, should in this configuration be able to spin at 480 km / h, and we can easily imagine that a specific preparation could allow it to get the precious km / h missing to pass the 500 km / h mark.
Unless the Swedish manufacturer has a surprise in store for us based on its Regera model, credited last September with the world record from 0 to 400 km / h with full stop (0-400-0) with a time of 31.49 seconds , during a performance at Råda airfield, near Lidköping.
Info: The Supercar Blog
Photo: Agera RS for 2017 record breaking – Photo credit: Koenigsegg