The engines in supercars are notoriously fragile and short-lived. Mercedes’ upcoming engine may last a scant 31,000 miles, for instance. Koenigsegg, however, builds its engines so stout and so powerful that they could last for literal centuries.
The claim comes directly from mad genius Christian von Koenigsegg’s mouth, giving an interview with Road & Track’s Mate Petrany. He was speaking about the V8 his company has designed for fellow boutique carmaker Spyker, detuned from around 1360 horsepower down to 600.