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Friday, November 7, 2014

Koenigsegg Concept Dials Up the Rage

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Koenigsegg Pictures

When Koenigsegg delved into the supercar scene with its CC8S in 2002, the Swedish automaker heralded the design virtues of clean, efficient, and elegant styling – resulting in a car with simple lines and a terrifying turn of speed.

Over the years, those lines have subtly evolved, shifted, and reformed to become today’s barnstorming Agera hypercar. But what of an all-new design language for a Koenigsegg of the future? Graphic artist Maher Thebian has the answer.

Koenigsegg Supercar

Thebian calls his creation the Koenigsegg ‘RAGE’ Concept, and just after giving it a quick once over, it still looks identifiably like a Koenigsegg. At the front, the RAGE nose and spoiler resemble an evolution of the current Agera.

 Follow those lines back, and the rakishly sloped windshield and louvered roof look like a clean snip from the CCXR. And at the back, Maher keeps the breed consistent with a center-routed single exhaust.

Thebian hasn’t however noted his prospective engine of choice, but if the RAGE’s powerplant continues on track with its Koenigsegg design language…you can bet there’s a big supercharged V8 somewhere underneath those haunches.

Koenigsegg Images

Sure, it’s just a concept. It probably won’t get built. But crucially it doesn’t try to adopt the shapes of today’s Porsche, McLaren, and Ferrari hypercar royalty. It isn’t a drastic tangent in supercar design, but it remains an outright shape we haven’t seen before and one we’d like to see in reality very soon.