Preview: Koenigsegg One:1
By Winding Road Staff
March 05, 2014
When Koenigsegg announced their intention to build the One:1, many scoffed at the idea. One horsepower per kilogram. At 1341kg, that equates to 1341 metric horsepower, or one megawatt of thrust, prompting Koenigsegg to dub it "the world's first megacar."
That's more power than the new McLaren P1, the Porsche 918, the Ferrari LaFerrari and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. To put it in perspective, the One:1 weights 400 pounds less than a C7 Corvette, but generates nearly three times as much horsepower. It's a difficult metric to comprehend, even for us fortunate enough to drive high performance vehicles on a regular basis.
That power is bestowed upon the One:1 by a biturbocharged 5.0-liter V8 derived from the Koenigsegg’s Agera R, here making over 200 horsepower more than the version in the Agera. Did we mention the One:1 also makes 1011 lb-ft of torque? With the kind of power you can literally destroy pavement.
The performance numbers read like a supercar wish list: a theoretical top speed of 273 miles per hour (a production car world record if it holds true), 2G of cornering force on road-legal cup tires and 1345 pounds of downforce at 160 mph due to the One:1's advanced active aerodynamics. We've yet to hear what 0-60 time looks like, but rest assured, it's probably pretty brief.
Of course, this kind of performance doesn't come easy, so Koenigsegg enlisted the help of various cutting-edge technologies to get there, including the use of 3D printing to design and create both the titanium exhaust system and the variable turbo housing.
To help keep tabs on their progress of mastering the One:1 on the track, owners will also get real-time telemetry data provided via 3G and GPS, which can be accessed via a bespoke iPhone application.
For those wanting a One:1 of their very own, we have some bad news: all of the six Koenigsegg One:1 examples set for production have already been spoken for. But what's that old saying? "Everything has a price." For this one though, you're probably going to have dig pretty deep - the MSRP for those six lucky buyers was $2.8 million.
Koenigsegg 2014 Geneva Auto Salon Press Release
Celebrating 20 Years By introducing - The Agera One:1 – Worlds first Megacar
- Worlds first 1:1 (One:1) power to curb weight ratio homologated production car (kg/hp)
- World's first Megacar - 1 Megawatt of power homologated production car
- 2 G cornering capability on road legal production cup tires
- 610 kg down force at 260 km/h (160 mph) utilizing advanced active under and over body aerodynamics
- Chassis with active ride height and shock absorbing including variable stiffness spring ratios
- Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps under front splitter and hydraulically actuated top mounted dual plane rear wing
- 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode
- 20% lighter carbon chassis and body due to implementation of M46J & M55J high modulus fibers
- 3D-VGT - Koenigsegg patented 3D printed variable turbo housing – gives improved response and bottom end torque
- 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app
- New Koenigsegg developed Carbon fiber ventilated memory foam racing seats
- 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to Aluminium counterpart
- Active noise canceling seat option
- Top Speed – has not been a priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car - however, the One:1 is anticipated to be, the world's fastest homologated production car, with a simulated top speed of > 440 km/h, due to high power and high rpm capability in combination with strong tires and active aero
- Many more exiting and new features will be present at the show
- Program fully pre-sold prior to introduction