Monday, 21 July 2014

Koenigsegg One:1

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

With the spiralling media furore around the Big Three hypercars of the moment - P1, 918, LaFerrari - it's easy to forget that there's an even bigger hitter on the scene: the Koenigsegg One:1. Behold, ladies and gents, the world's first megacar...

That isn't just a grandstanding title, it does make sense; you see, the new Koenigsegg's power output is the equivalent to one megawatt. Furthermore, it enjoys a perfect ratio of one PS (that's German for horsepower, kinda) for every kilogram that the car weighs. So that's 1,360kg, and 1,360PS - or 1,341bhp, if you will - which explains the One:1 name.
Based on the ineffably impressive Agera, with its dihedral doors and super-advanced construction, it expands the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 into a whole other realm of surreal performance, running from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and going on to a top whack of 280mph. Two hundred and eighty. Crikey.
They're only building half a dozen of them, and they've all been sold, I'm afraid. Still, here are some pictures for you to enjoy. Have you ever seen so much shiny carbon-fibre?

Spotted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed (where there were two One:1s!) - click here for more photos.

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