Koenigsegg wants to beat Bugatti with the "Mission 500" special edition
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was the first production car to break the 300 mph barrier, beating Koenigsegg and Hennessey by surprise. The Swedish manufacturer apparently didn't like this and wants to get its revenge. Koenigsegg has already confirmed that a very high-speed version of the Jesko is in development.
It could be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Other sources told Supercar Blog that Koenigsegg will not present a new model, but rather a concept car simply called "Mission 500" that will be able to reach the astonishing speed of 500 kph, or 310 mph.
The details are still very well kept but it's quite possible that the Mission 500 will be based on the Jesko that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year, which replaced the Agera RS. The Jesko is equipped with a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 that develops 1,600 hp, allowing the hypercar to do 0 to 62mph in 2.5s. The Mission 500 will obviously improve on these figures.
125 Jesko will be produced. The first cars will then be delivered to customers from the beginning of 2021. Bugatti has also kept a surprise on its side. It would be a limited edition of the Chiron, although the brand has not confirmed this. It is also possible that this car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, at the same time as the Mission 500!
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