Last week, I ran into Christian Von Koenigsegg at the New York Auto Show. While we stood in front of the black Agera R he brought to the show, we discussed our personal car collections and automotive inspirations.
If you’re wondering: Koenigsegg has a new-gen Saab 9-5 and a Tesla Model S in his garage. His daily driver, though, is an Audi R8.
Eventually I mustered up enough courage to ask him some questions about future models. I asked him if he was planning a more ‘entry-level’ model to go against the McLaren 650S or the Lamborghini Huracán.
“No, there are so many cars in that area,” Koenigsegg said. “I think it’s crazy to go there. They’re going to eat each other alive. I want to be where no one else is. That’s where we’ve been and that’s where we will remain.”
Slightly contrary to this, Motoring claims that Koenigsegg revealed that his company is indeed planning a cheaper model, which would clock in around $600,000 to $700,000 – more than twice the price of the $265,500 McLaren 650S.
If that doesn’t seem very “cheap” to you, consider the aforementioned Agera R costs around $1.6 million. And as for the One:1, it costs $2.85 million.
If you’re wondering if Koenigsegg is planning a hybridized model to rival the McLaren P1 or the Ferrari LaFerrari, it’s not. No, Koenigsegg told me that battery technology is about 10 years away from being a viable addition.
So we’ll have to just wait and see what Koenigsegg’s next move will be. Whether the brand skews slightly less expensive with its next model is unclear. What is for sure, however, is that it’ll be like nothing else in the super or hypercar realm.
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