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Koenigsegg ‘Königsei’ would blend hydrogen power and recycled eggshell composites for a speedy supercar

It might have an unusual name, but it's for a good reason.
  • A Mitsubishi car designer has come up with a conceptual Koenigsegg hypercar
  • Dubbed ‘Königsei’ or ‘King’s Egg’ in German, Schneider submitted his renderings in response to Koenigsegg’s sketch challenge
  • Königsei refers to the distinctive canopy which forms the crown to this bulbous, egg-inspired hypercar

Published on Feb 15, 2024 at 8:35PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 19, 2024 at 2:08PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

If there’s one thing we love, it’s seeing conceptual vehicles drawn up by car designers.

The latest we’ve stumbled across is by Mitsubishi car designer, Maximilian Schneider, who came up with an idea for a new Koenigsegg concept car.

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Schneider submitted his renderings in response to the Swedish brand‘s sketch challenge, which invites fans to submit their creations for a future Koenigsegg product.

Dubbed the ‘Königsei’, which translates as ‘King’s Egg’ in German, it was give the name for a particular reason.

The name, Königsei, refers to the distinctive canopy which forms the crown to this bulbous, quasi-egg-shaped hypercar.

What’s more, golden details at the rear make it looks like the egg is actually wearing a crown.

In true Koenigsegg fashion, Schneider’s creation features the brand’s signature wraparound windshield and a double bubble roof that sits atop a low, curvaceous bodywork.

Air outlets, which sit below the edge-lit taillights, offer a glimpse of the car’s tire treads.

Apparently, the concept car would use recycled egg shell composites as well as hydrogen to power its 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 1,618 horsepower.

Not only would it make the Königsei eco-friendly, but it’d be incredibly fast, too.

Weighing in at 3,373 lbs (1,530kg), the coupe would be capable of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds, hitting 200 km/h (124 mph) in 3.5 seconds, and going on to reach a top speed of 441 km/h (221 mph).

As for whether Schneider won the design competition – who knows – but he did a fine job of imagining what the next Koenigsegg might look like.

Much like Christopher Giroux, who recently penned a Concorde-inspired shooting brake EV.

Named the Concorde 20+, in homage to the supersonic airliner’s final flight, it draws inspiration from its winged counterpart in more ways than one.

Just like the aircraft’s cockpit, the EV’s cabin features rooms for three people.

There’s one seat up front for the driver or ‘pilot’, and two rear seats for the rich passenger who get to enjoy the luxury of the spacious cabin.

On the outside of Concorde 20+, there’s a host of active aero elements which not only tweak the peak performance at high speeds, but also bring a sense of fluid design to the vehicle.

At the front, there’s a pointy section with futuristic LED panel headlights, as well as windshield wrapped over the hood much like Concorde’s famous droop nose.

From the side profile renders, it’s easy to see the resemblance in shape flowing from the front to the back.

The long shooting brake design not only maximizes interior space, but also adapts the aircraft’s overall aero aesthetics.

At the rear of Concorde 20+, the futuristic element is ever so present there, too.

A thin LED light bar wraps around the entire width of the rear, while the LED rear lights resemble the shape of Concorde’s turbojet engines.

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