If you think about it, $6 million plus a bit of change isn’t too bad for the fastest piece of automotive history that can also be registered under the Show and Display regulation in America. Interested in buying it? Talk to these guys.
Koenigsegg went to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to set a new lap record for production cars with the One:1 last week. They managed to do that, ending practice Wednesday with a time of 2:32.14. It’s not the record they wanted to set or the one they deserve to set. I was there. The world, it seems, is against Koenigsegg.
What’s the best way to get your neck muscles in shape? Jump inside one of the six Koenigsegg One:1s with factory test driver Robert Serwanski at the wheel. That will count as exercise, and possibly stimulate colon health too, as it may evacuate your bowels faster than downing six gallons of Metamucil.
Accelerating to 186 MPH and then coming to a halt in 17.95 seconds is one thing, but doing it without holding the steering wheel should not be possible. Like, at all.
Koenigsegg’s latest 0-186mph-0 record of 17.95 seconds is astonishing, especially considering that a McLaren P1 needs 16.5 seconds just to reach 186mph, and 4.5 seconds to brake to zero from just 124mph. Holy Batmobile,Christian!
The Koenigsegg One:1 is a rear-wheel drive car with a twin-turbo V8 producing 1,341 horsepower. Some say that’s too much to put down. Test driver Robert Serwanski disagrees.
Can a 789 horsepower Ferrari V12 possibly sound better than a twin-turbo Koenigsegg V8 producing one megawatt of holy force? I guess it’s about time we find out!
Given a 1,360 horsepower, 280 mile per hour Koenigsegg One:1, you know exactly the first thing you’d do with it. Drag race the nuts off of it, and leave a trail of dead Lamborghinis, Porsches, and the odd Mercedes in your wake.
When we first saw that a Volvo Truck was going to race a Koenigsegg One:1 last week, you could've definitely colored us excited. The end result is, as most things in life, kind of disappointing. But if you skip the fat infomercial bit in the middle, it's still a fantastic race.
How exactly a Volvo truck will stand up to a Koenigsegg One:1 I do not know, but the two will be going head to head a week from today.
We are in an age of nigh-incomprehensible power figures. I mean, you can get a new Renault Twingo with 90hp! It's practically the Hellcat of rear-engined four-door economy cars.
Oh this? It's just the only two 1,360 horsepower, 280 MPH, all carbon fiber Koenigsegg One:1s in existence. Why not take a walk around them? You know you want to.
Earlier this year, we got a sneak preview of the Koenigsegg One:1 as it came together for its debut. Now Koenigsegg has two of them, and on the way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it got driven by someone outside of Koenigsegg for the first time. The verdict? Mind bending.
From /DRIVE: Most car nerds know that lightweight wheels improve a car's responsiveness by reducing rotational unsprung mass. This week on/INSIDE KOENIGSEGG 2, Christian Von K gives us the insider's tour of how the company builds the carbon-fiber wheels for its new One:1 "megacar" that can stand up to its theoretical…
How do you get the world's first "megacar" ready for a major global auto show? Exactly how you'd probably want to drive it: very carefully and flat out.