Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Seán Ward
The New Fastest Car in the World: The Koenigsegg ‘One:1’
Last month we asked ‘what next for Koenigsegg?’, wondering how Koenigsegg’s could evolve in the future and whether a hybrid was on the cards, but now it seems Koenigsegg’s hand is clear: welcome to the Koenigsegg One:1.
Unfortunately for Hennessey (who proudly proclaimed the Venom GT as the fastest car in the world last week, with a top speed of 270mph), the One:1 will be the fastest car in the world, provided Koenigsegg can find somewhere big enough to run it and someone mad enough to drive it.
At the top end, the One:1 is said to hit 280 mph, having gone from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. How does it manage that, you ask? Because it’s 5.0 litre, turbo-V8 produces 1,360 bhp (and 737 lb/ft of torque) and weighs 1,360kg, hence the name ‘One:1’.
How have they done this? Apart from an entirely new turbocharger, the new car has a different weave of carbon fibre that is said to be 40% lighter than that of the Agera.
Other new features for the One:1 include active aerodynamics (a first for any Koenigsegg), a 40% airflow increase to the engine, active suspension and a variable ride height. And a new price, said to be somewhere around 30% north of the Agera R’s.
Only six cars will be made, alongside the one development and testing prototype that will be shown at Geneva today.