Koenigsegg One:1 – The Perfect Equation

 

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For over 2 decades, Christian von Koenigsegg has pushed the limits of designing hyper-cars, and his most recent masterpiece the Koenigsegg One:1 is a culmination of this experience.

The Koenigsegg One:1 predecessor platform Koenigsegg Agera R wis by every standard, an engineering masterpiece, and a remarkable milestone for the company, but for Christian, it was not enough. Koenigsegg has kept doing what it’s best at; pushing the limits of design and materials engineering. Despite all doubting critics, in 2014, the company released this latest Sweedish monster which delivers a whopping 1360 PS, which equates to 1341 horsepower against a curb weight of 1360kg; hence the moniker One:1. One horsepower per Kilogram has always been the holy grail of automotive design.




Having this much horsepower can be the fashion for many other hyper-car companies, but achieving a, “One to one, power to weight ratio” was something of myth. To achieve that kind of horsepower, the Koenigsegg One:1 is powered by a twin turbo 5.0L V8, mated to a 7-speed, dual clutch electronic transmission, allowing it reach 400km/hr in 20 seconds. It is fitted with parts that were thought to be nothing but science fiction; such as a 3-D printed aerospace titanium exhaust system and variable geometry turbos. We know you are already scared thinking about how wildly fast this car is. Just incase if you are not scared enough, the car is rear wheel drive, in an age where almost all other supercars opting for all wheel drive systems. Here is a footage of a professional driver behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg One:1 during the Goodwood Hillclimb showing how much skill is required to drive this car.



We were expecting from this performance-oriented car to have a racecar interior. We were wrong…The Koenigsegg One: 1 has a very minimalistic interior theme but loaded with technology. It shares many features with the Agera R; such as the dashboard, console and steering wheel. This shows that the One: 1 does not just offer insane amount of performance but also offers luxury and entertainment. Sadly, only 6 units were produced and all of them are already sold. Owning one may seem impossible; but we can dream right?



[Source: Koenigsegg.com]

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