On January 1 this 12 months, Koenigsegg teased a brand new car on Instagram with the caption, “Expensive 2022, this is our New 12 months’s decision – Extra final efficiency by intelligent engineering and optimum design.” The corporate broke its ensuing silence Thursday evening by teasing a reside debut to start at 12 p.m. Jap / 9 a.m. Pacific in Pebble Seashore. The teaser picture boasts a silhouette that appears just like the CC8, the Swedish producer’s first automobile, with the addition of a roof scoop. Past that, we’ve got nothing greater than gathered hypothesis as to what it could possibly be.
There’s the entry-level Koenigsegg that founder Christian von Koenigsegg has mentioned for some time that he wished to launch. There’s the CC12 mission with Swiss retailer and supercar storage Carage, which seems based mostly on the CC8S manufacturing prototype and would fulfill the notice about “final efficiency and intelligent engineering,” however the timing is off; in April, Carage proprietor Kim Struve mentioned the CC12 would “be launched in a 12 months’s time.” The Supercar Weblog has heard this new factor could possibly be Christian’s fiftieth birthday reward to himself, known as the Annira or the CC850S, packing greater than 1,300 horsepower right into a 1,300-pound curb weight and fitted with a “magic transmission.” Some surmise it is Koenigsegg lastly reckoning with a battery-electric car, however we expect that is the longest shot of all. He informed CarBuzz two years in the past, “It really could be a lot simpler for us to only do a pure electrical automobile, as a result of we might throw away complexity however add weight. However I would fairly have complexity within the tremendous costly sports activities automobile than add weight.”
That appears to us to be sufficient guessing for right this moment. The one different rumors we have heard that we might imagine true are that there will probably be a tiny manufacturing run and each unit is already bought out. We have now however a number of hours to search out out what’s actually occurring. Based mostly on the corporate’s merchandise since, oh, ever, it’s going to most likely be particular.