Koenigsegg and ICON present the world’s first production megacar at Hannover Messe

Windsor, UK and Ängelholm, Sweden 14 April 2016

ICON collaborated in a Case Study with Koenigsegg, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance sports cars based in Sweden. Their brief was to develop the world’s first production megacar (1MW of power output).

This required equally ground-breaking aerodynamic capabilities which are normally beyond the means of an SME such as Koenigsegg. The Fortissimo Case Study allowed a new cloud-based business model to be developed and analysed. This allowed Koenigsegg to conduct 100% of the aerodynamic development of the Koenigsegg One:1 using HPC-based CFD simulations in the cloud. In less than eight months, hundreds of simulations were carried out to test various configurations. The results were an impressive 250% increase in down-force with only a 15% increase in drag at 250km/h and with a 50% higher down-force at 440km/h, the ground-breaking vehicle’s maximum speed.

The Koenigsegg One:1 megacar and the ICON cloud-based simulation platform, used to develop the car, will be shown at Hannover Messe 2016.

Barack Obama, President of the United States will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

Links to other material:

European Commission DAE Blog on Fortissimo: How using HPC can help businesses compete in today’s world
ICON web browser based CFD video demonstration: http://iconcfd.com/platform/
ICON on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iconcfd
Koenigsegg Automotive AB megacar manufacturer: http://koenigsegg.com
The Fortissimo Project: http://www.fortissimo-project.eu/
The Fortissimo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortissimopro
HANNOVER MESSE – 25 to 29 April 2016: http://www.hannovermesse.de/home
Visit the ICON and Koenigsegg pavilion at the Hannover Messe