Supercar makers will push to 1.5 megawatts or 2000+ horsepower to beat new Tesla Roadster

The Koenigsegg Agera RS currently is one of the fastest cars in the world after it reached speeds of 278 mph. The Koenigsegg One:1, named for its equal power-to-weight ratio, also packs 1,341 horsepower, or the equivalent of one megawatt of power.

The new Tesla Roadster will be able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds.

Koenigsegg will respond by pushing to over 1.5 megawatts of power or 2000+ horsepower.

Koenigsegg is looking at combining direct drive, with the hybridization they have in a different format with freevalve engine technology, in a peculiar layout.

They are about talking 0-250 mph in 14 seconds. They are pushing the combustion engine into the wall to try to make it more power dense than an EV for as long as possible.

They could boost their already high compression ratio for their turbo V8 – 9.5 to 1 with 1.6 bar of boost. If they drop that to 8.8 to 1, they could boost to 2.2 bar, which is another 600bhp. This would give a hypercar with over 2,000 horsepower.

Koenigsegg is also looking at electric power supercars.

The Koenigsegg Regera has an internal combustion engine combined with an electric drive system that the carmaker calls Direct Drive. The system includes three electric motors that produce 700 horsepower and provide torque vectoring and regenerative braking capability. It has a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 in the car. Total power output is 1,500 hp.