Koenigsegg Mission 500 Concept Heading To Geneva To Dethrone The Bugatti Chiron SS 300+?

Last summer, Bugatti broke the 300 mph (482 km/h) barrier with a prototype of the Chiron that hit 304.773 mph (489.484 km/h) and preceded the Chiron Super Sport 300+ special edition. Now, it seems that Koenigsegg wants to steel their crown with an even more impressive hypercar.

Reportedly named the Mission 500, it’s a concept, according to TheSupercarBlog, which states that it will be presented at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. If there’s one thing that you should pay attention to, that’s the ‘500’ designation, as it’s thought to represent the top speed: 500 km/h (311 mph).

Related: Koenigsegg Congratulates Bugatti On 304 MPH Run, But Points Out They’re Still The Record Holders

Koenigsegg-Jesko-Switzerland-2

Details of the Swedish blue-blooded machine are scarce and we should always take these reports with a pinch of salt, but if true, it is possible that a production version could build on the Jesko, an impressive hypercar limited to 125 examples that can, in theory, max out at over 300 mph (482 km/h). The Jesko packs a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a stunning 1,600 PS (1,577 hp / 1,177 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. The output is possible with E85 in the tank, as using 95-octane unleaded would get you 1,280 PS (1,262 hp / 941 kW).

The never-ending battle to set new top speed records would inevitably force Bugatti’s hand to come up with an even quicker hypercar. Let’s not forget that Hennessey has similar ambitions too and was confident last year that it could beat the Chiron’s record with the Venom F5.

Aside from the rumored Mission 500, Koenigsegg’s stand at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show is believed to include at least two other vehicles.

Note: Koenigsegg Jesko pictured in the Gallery

more photos...
The 1,500 HP Koenigsegg Regera Is So Fast It Warps Your Face

The Koenigsegg Regera uses a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with three electric motors and 1500 hp.

New Infiniti QX55 Crossover Coupe Delayed Five Months, Production Pushed To November 2020

Infiniti’s U.S. sales dropped 21.1% in 2019 and this latest development certainly won’t help them improve.

2019 Range Rover Sport P400e PHEV Offers Tons Of Character, But Lacks In Some Departments

You can’t go wrong with the Range Rover Sport P400e, but there are smarter alternatives out there.

Custom Mercedes GLE Safari Is Locked, Loaded And Ready To Tackle T. Rexes And Zombies

This Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is adorned with aggressive bodywork, a big bull bar and off-road tires.

New BMW 4 Series Convertible Shows Production Lights With 8 Series Styling DNA

The new generation 2020 BMW 4-Series Convertible is expected to debut in a few months.

Neuron EV VEGA Revealed As Startup’s First Crossover, Is A CGI For Now

Sized similarly to the VW Touareg, the Neuron EV VEGA is built on a truck-based chassis.

Tesla Model X Cut In Two After Nissan GT-R Slams Into It

The horrific Hallandale Beach, Florida crash was caused by the Nissan running a red light.

German Prosecutors Raid Mitsubishi Offices For Suspected Use Of Emissions Cheating Software

German authorities have raided 10 sites in connection to Mitsubishi’s probe.

Bad Boys For Life’s Will Smith Gives Strangers A Lyft In Electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Will Smith also gave the Lyft users a year’s worth of free rides.

Hyundai’s Rugged Pickup Truck Could Use GV80’s Straight-Six Diesel

Hyundai’s new straight-six diesel delivers 274 hp and passes strict European emissions.