Jay Leno took a ride with the $3 000 000 Koenigsegg One:1 at the race track!
The growl of the Koenigsegg One:1’s engine is unlike any other. Meet the man behind the Koenigsegg, Christian von Koenigsegg.
The Koenigsegg One:1 was presented at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Koenigsegg will build six cars apart from the car presented at the Geneva Motor Show. All the cars have already been sold. Koenigsegg brought two cars to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was displayed alongside other supercars such as the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Pagani Huayra.
The name One:1 comes from the power (1361 PS) to weight (1361 kg) ratio giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg weight. The 1361 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg claims makes the One:1 the ‘world’s first megacar’. The car is more focused as a track car than the previous cars made by Koenigsegg. Koenigsegg had to sacrifice a few things to be able to achieve their goal with the car.
There is an airscoop on the removable roof, so it would not have been possible to stow the roof in the trunk like previous models. As such, Koenigsegg have taken advantage of this and modeled the front to create more downforce, which reduces trunk capacity by 40%. The Koenigsegg One:1 is fitted with a variant of the same 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine used in the other Ageras.
It produces 1,361 PS (1,001 kW) at 7500 rpm and 1,371 N·m (1,011 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm. Total weight of the engine is only 197 kg (434 lb) thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminium construction. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch paddle shift.
The One:1 is capable of accelerating to 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.6 seconds, 300 km/h (186 mph) in 11.9 seconds, and 322 km/h (200 mph) in 14.3 seconds.
The One:1 can reach a theoretical top speed of 274 mph (440 km/h), faster than the 273 mph Agera R and the 275 mph Agera RS.
On 18 July 2016, a One:1 crashed during practice sessions at the Nürburgring Track. The car was heavily damaged but Koenigsegg stated that the car would be rebuilt.