Christian Von Koenigsegg doesn’t do things by halves. Oh, no. A super wunderkid – massively wealthy from entrepreneurial escapades in his 20s – he produces what many would consider to be the ultimate supercar – the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition. Sporting over 1000bhp, the car explodes in a way nothing else on the roads today can. It’s like a modern iteration of the maddest of mad Lamborghinis of old. It really does set your hair on fire, and makes you wonder if you’ll get out alive!
But mad as his cars are, there is a real market place for them. Only 20 CCXRs are being built, and as Christian reasonably surmises “There are enough wealthy people in the world to buy so few cars”. But now Koenigsegg are upping the ante, and are bringing an equally mad four seater – The Koenigsegg Quant – to Geneva.
Details are as yet very sketchy – just this teaser image of the car – but we have a pretty shrewd idea of what it might offer. Apart from the same Koenigsegg engine as in the CCXR, we know that Koenigsegg wanted to build a four-door Gullwing car. Which in itself seems almost bonkers. But, and this seems completely barking, with a mid-mounted engine! No, I can’t see how it could work either, and it may just be one step too far, even for the resourceful Christian von Koenigsegg. But we’re pretty sure he’ll have cracked the 4-door Gullwing idea.
Roll on next week!