Koenigsegg releases teaser image ahead of the Geneva Auto Show

Koenigsegg close-up

Koenigsegg is a Swedish supercar marker. That is in fact all they make. The Koenigsegg CCX formerly held the “fastest production car in the world” title until the Bugatti Veyron unseated it. Since then, Koenigsegg has been fighting against the  never-ending stream of faster Veyrons to reclaim the title.

This image (by way of MotorAuthority) could very well tease the next fastest car in the world: the Koenigsegg One:1. It’s a strange name, yes. But it has some meaning behind it. The name is a reference to the power to weight ratio. So it’s expected the One:1 could produce somewhere in the ballpark of 1,250 horsepower and weigh just the same.

It’s this kind of monumental power that could push it past the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and reclaim the title of fastest production car in the world.

Although these facts, figures, and rumors are exceedingly exciting, the teaser photo really isn’t. A close-up shot of a slab of carbon fiber with two yellow racing stripes is pretty banal. Frankly, we’d expect a bit more drama from a company hell bent on breaking the production car speed record.

At the top the image reads “Celebrate 0 – 100 – 10 with Koenigsegg Automotive at Geneva 2013.” We interpret that coded message to mean that the next model will stand as the 100th vehicle Koenigsegg has produced, and that it will have a limited run of only 10.

We’re very excited by the promise of a new Koenigsegg as the brand has been one of our favorites for years. Koenigsegg’s supercars are big enough for an NBA player but also cool enough for Batman with their “dihedral synchro-helix doors.” We’d love to explain the door mechanism but we can’t. So suffice it to say they’re cool. Very, very cool.

As soon as more is known of the One:1 or whatever Koenigsegg unveils in Geneva, we’ll be sure to let you know.


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