Swedish hypercar manufacturer, Koenigsegg might compete in racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the upcoming hypercar class. Christian von Koenigsegg while talking to Road & Track said that after FIA announced all regulations for LMP1 replacing series, he is interested in talking part in the series but they are going to further evaluate the rules. He stated that the first set of regulations has excluded any possibility for them to go racing and thus, out their effort on ice. However, the regulations which were announced last week seemed more feasible on the surface, but they hadn’t had the time to fully evaluate them.
Christian von Koenigsegg spoke about his interest at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and also in September last year. Company even stated that it made no sense for them to compete in endurance racing in the last decade because the performance regulations would have crippled them powerful competitors like the Porsche 911s and Ferrari 458s. According to hypercar regulations, specialized prototypes and machines based on road-going hypercar can compete on the condition that atleast 20 production models are built over the course of two years period. Minimum weight of the vehicle must be 1,100kg and produces 750hp. Hybrid systems are optional but those entrants that uses these powertrains can have electric motors offering more than 270hp.
This particular class open for 2020-2021 season and automakers such as Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, Toyota and Aston Martin have confirmed their participation. If Koenigsegg does decide to compete in this segment, they would do it with Jesko. But they have to be content with 750hp instead of 1600hp. Road & Track have reported that Koenigsegg have already rendered how the racing based Jesko would look.