Koenigsegg’s RAW Design House has created a concept car that takes aim at the McLaren Speedtail.
The RAW concept was designed by Esa Mustonen for his graduation thesis under the supervision of Christian von Koenigsegg and Sasha Selipanov, Head of Design. It’s a lightweight entry-level hypercar of the future.
We like how the designer has incorporated familiar Koenigsegg styling elements into his concept. The wraparound windshield blends perfectly into the rest of the bodywork. The front fascia is squared off and has rectangular ducts. There’s even an articulated rear diffuser.
If Koenigsegg’s dihedral synchro-helix door mechanism wasn’t complicated enough, the concept car features a similar doors that are hinged at the rear. But, interestingly, when the doors are open, the roof also retracts. Inside, the seating configuration is just like in the McLaren Speedtail – the driver sits in middle with passengers on either side.
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RAW by Koenigsegg is a digital concept car created by Esa Mustonen for RAW Design House as his Graduation Thesis. The work was carried out under supervision and support of Christian von Koenigsegg and Sasha Selipanov. The concept car envisions a futuristic entry-level hyper car under an imagined “RAW by Koenigsegg” sub-brand. RAW by Koenigsegg makes use of the world famous Koenigsegg technologies and know-hows. Mounted behind the innovative 3 seat carbon fiber occupant cell is the 3 cylinder Freevalve TFG engine which was first shown to the world in the Koenigsegg Gemera. Our ambition was to use Koenigsegg Automotive’s vast composite and light-weighting experience to aim for an unprecedented 700hp and 700kg, a new interpretation for the 1:1 power to weight ratio. On top of this, RAW by Koenigsegg has a strong focus on innovative aerodynamics with its flow-through architecture and jet fighter afterburner inspired articulated rear diffuser. RAW by Koenigsegg offers a new type of user experience as it can be used in both the real and the virtual world. The car allows its user an opportunity to experience its performance and influence its setup in either real life or digital states using already existing highly correlative racing simulators. RAW by Koenigsegg is an exciting vision of what a light weight entry-level hyper car of the future could look like.
At the heart of this concept hypercar is a 3-cylinder Freevalve engine that was first showcased in the Koenigsegg Gemera.