Koenigsegg’s internal design team, managed by Sasha Selipanov, is known as Raw Design House. The maverick group of designers and engineers are currently paving the way for what is possible in the future of the automotive industry. Wanting to foster and support young talent, the team at RDH and Christian von Koenigsegg supervised the Graduation thesis of a young man named Esa Mustonen. What came from this mentorship is nothing short of extraordinary.
Studying at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland, Mustonen is completing his bachelor degree in Industrial and Product design. While studying there he completed internships with Genesis, where Selipanov also previously designed, as well as Renault. His recent time with RDH and Koenigsegg has produced something that is actually being considered for future production. The digital concept render is a style-forward entry-level hypercar that would be released under a new sub-brand called “RAW by Koenigsegg.”
The unnamed concept takes the Agera One:1 ethos of ultra light and powerful, creating a one-to-one power to weight ratio. This would put the car around 700hp and have it weigh only 700kg. It would utilize the three cylinder freevalve motor soon to be seen in the four seat Koenigsegg Gemera.
The concept has a number of striking design cues such as a 3 seat interior setup, a simplistic industrial take on the shape, and an highly adjustable rear diffuser. The most striking however may be the way the doors open. In the age of cars with radically opening doors, Koenigsegg and come up with possibly the most complex door mechanim ever seen. For this concept however, Mustonen turned the idea around, litterally. With the doors on an Agera for instance, the door opens out and forward in a smooth and elegant motion. This concept takes the same idea yet the door opens toward the back of the car along with the roof sliding back. It makes for an impressive sight when seen in motion.
When it’s all said and done we think Mustonen will likely receive high marks on this project and maybe even a job opportunity with the most exciting car companies on the planet. The question remains however, will we ever actually see this car on the road. If there’s anything we’ve learned, it’s that with Koenigsegg, quite literally anything is possible.