Christian Von Koenigsegg is a man who doesn’t mince his words. So if he says that the new Tesla Model S has sent his plans into a tizzy, it is as true as it can be. And being an engineer who respects good competition, the boys at Koenigsegg decided to run the math to see if Tesla’s claims are physically possible and found out that it is indeed true.
Now, Koenigsegg already has the world’s fastest car on record and that too was a customer car that they decided to take out for a trial. So, now, with the 2020 Tesla Model S coming in with numbers that challenge the Koenigsegg’s supremacy, the Swedish hypercar maker has to respond.
In typical Koenigsegg fashion, the engineers have gone back to the drawing table to build a machine that will be the fastest car in the world in 2020 and will be powered by IC engine only. The target here is to better acceleration to 250mph in 14 seconds. While this itself is mind-blowing to begin with, achieving that with the conventional powertrains is another level.
But Koenigsegg has an answer for that as well. While we all run for higher compression ratios to pump more horsepower, Koenigsegg is reducing the compression ratio from 9.6 to 8.8 which allows for a turbo boost of almost 2.2 bar which results in an additional horsepower of close to 600bhp for their engine setup. Although we aren’t sure if CVK is thinking of a variable compression production engine to cater to the horsepower and economy demands at the same time, we are certain that he will come up with a solution sooner than later!