The Koenigsegg One:1's Successor Should Be Powered By A Nuclear Core

The Koenigsegg One:1 is a road-legal car that sends 1,341 horsepower to its rear wheels at 7,500rpm. It also has about as much torque between 3,000-8,000rpm as a Bentley Mulsanne Speed. That’s just insane.


Some say there’s no way it can put down its power, and Koenigseggs are too big to be proper driver’s cars anyway. I haven’t driven them yet, I don’t know.

What I do know is that Christian von Koenigsegg is a brilliant engineer and a very nice guy who always tries to explain his craziest ideas to me. The One:1 is also the fastest car he made so far, which features hollow carbon fiber wheels, a 3D-printed turbocharger and titanium exhaust, and a top-mounted active wing for maximum downforce.

Can all these features keep a spaceship like the One:1 on the tarmac? Well, they must, because these things are fast and don’t seem to crash into walls at every given opportunity.

German Koenigsegg dealer PACE brought their car to the Modena Trackdays with former F1 driver Adrian Sutil behind the wheel, and its power-to-weight and grip figures didn’t disappoint.

This, Lewis Hamilton’s Zonda, or Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ upcoming road car?




Yes, it is that car.


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