According to a study, one-third of those who make new year resolutions don’t make it past the end of January. For someone like me who perpetually sets a resolution on the first day of the year to lose weight and fails miserably, that’s hardly a surprise. While I may keep up with the tradition for 2022 as well, Koenigsegg decided to tease a new hypercar along with announcing its resolution for this year. Posted on Instagram, the text along with the teaser image reads: “Dear 2022, here’s our New Year’s resolution – More ultimate performance through clever engineering and optimal design. Here we go!”
The shadowy image of the upcoming Koenigsegg hypercar hides most of the details except for showing the silhouette of the vehicle. The first thing that you’ll notice is that the hypercar gets smooth lines helped by a wrap-around windscreen and a teardrop-shaped cabin. Unlike most of the recent Koenigsegg, this still-to-be-named hypercar doesn’t feature a massive rear wing. Additionally, the rear diffuser is also not over the top and the front splitter is also small for a Koenigsegg. If you look closely, you’ll also notice the recessed design of the taillights. All these design elements were seen on initial models by Koenigsegg. So, is Koenigsegg building a hypercar as a homage to the cars that made the Swedish company one of the most prominent names in the industry?
There’s a good reason to believe that Koenigsegg might be working on a tribute car. Well, you see, the Swedish manufacturer delivered its first-ever production car, the Koenigsegg CC8S, back in 2002 – exactly 2 decades back. That’s a milestone worth celebrating with a special hypercar. The clean design of the upcoming hypercar devoid of wild aerodynamic components also suggests that it might be meant for a high top speed. Is Koenigsegg gunning for the title of the world’s fastest production car? Only time will tell, but we’re already excited. There couldn’t have been a better way to wish everyone a very happy new year!