Report: Koenigsegg might have a new mega-four-door up their sleeve

It’s a common dilemma we’ve all been through at one time or another. You want the latest, greatest Koenigsegg hypercar, but the one-passenger restriction and thunderous hellfire emanating from the twin-turbo V8 strapped to your backside just doesn’t fit with your active, social lifestyle. It’s ok, we’ve all been there. Luckily, the creator of all awesome things, Christian von Koenigsegg, has some great news for you.

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In an interview with Top Gear, Koenigsegg revealed that he’s entertaining the idea of a four-door hypercar to complement the company’s newest offering, the Regera. According to the CEO, we could see the fruits of such labor “within the next five years, possibly earlier.” Perhaps even crazier than the notion of a 1,000+ horsepower saloon is the machinery that may power it. For about the last decade and a half, the Swedish automaker has devoted a small team to developing a camless engine. What’s more, the technology may find applications outside of the company’s own products, as Koenigsegg added that their work has attracted the interest of “a couple of large OEMs.”

Upending the status quo of car design is nothing new for Koenigsegg; you need look no further back than last week, when the Regera was announced without a transmission, to see evidence of his ambition. The benefits to an engine without a camshaft and throttle body, Koenigsegg says, are enormous. It would allow unprecedented precision over valve timing and, thus, power delivery throughout the entire RPM range. If all goes according to plan, the CEO claims that we could see it become a reality sooner than expected.

Interestingly, while Koenigsegg has no reservations about taking on Stuttgart and Maranello’s four-door offerings – or camshafts – he isn’t quite ready to mix it up in the entry-level supercar ring. For now, it seems, the likes of the 911, 458, and MP4-12C are spared attack from the small but mighty Swedish battalion.

Motorsport is another arena that seems unlikely for engagement. Koenigsegg admitted that the sudden change in homologation rules that stalled the company’s CCGT program six years ago has made another run in sports car racing unrealistic – barring any other regulation changes from the sport’s governing bodies. Still, the CEO says he would still love to take his efforts racing.

So would we.

– By: Adam Ismail

Source: Top Gear

Chris Chin

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