Supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg chose to name its new supercar the One:1, after its metric power to weight ratio, which is precisely that (in PS/kg), or, in other words, it puts out as much horsepower as it has kilograms to carry around. This makes it lighter than the already mind-bogglingly fast Agera on which it’s based, thanks to a chassis and body combo that’s reportedly 20 percent lighter.
All this, courtesy of a revised version of the force-fed V8 of five liters in displacement, a variation of the unit Koenigsegg has used from the very start of its 20 history – this car is meant as a symbolic culmination of those two decades in the business. Koenigsegg says it delivers 1 Megawatt of power, which equals 1,360PS or 1,341hp and weighs 1,360kg or 2,998 lbs.
It really is an amazing ratio that will put it ahead, performance-wise, of the new hybrid hypercars, of which the McLaren P1 was recently tested, resulting in many gaping mouths and dry eyes by end of the video… The P1 has 647 hp/ton, or 0.647 hp/kg, so the Koenigsegg is around 30 percent faster, at least on paper (and in all fairness, not off the line, either, unless the Swedish cars has 400-section rear tires).
Performance for the One:1 should be borderline-ludicrous, and while Koenigsegg has yet to announce final figures, the company’s boss had previously mentioned that the hypercar will complete the 0–400 km/h (249mph) sprint in about 20 seconds.
Koenigsegg promises it will do corners too, and in fact, they say it wasn’t built only for top speed runs, featuring active aerodynamics like all of the established names; thanks to all the spoilers you see on it, it can reportedly pull your face to the side with a force of 2G, while at 260 km/h or 160 mph it’s having 610 kg (1344 lbs) push it against the road.
It should be good for 440+ km/h or 275+ mph, which would put it ahead the current semi-official record holder, the Hennessey Venom, one of the few truly comparable cars to this mad Swede.
Other novel features the One:1 will come with are a multitude of 3D-printed parts (turbocharger housing with better low end grunt, titanium exhaust that’s about a pound lighter than its aluminum counterpart) and active noise cancellation, when other supercar manufacturers are pumping sound back into the cabin.
If you were wondering, no, you won’t be able to buy one (of the six being made) as it was “fully pre-sold prior to introduction.” The car will make its debut at the Geneva motor show next week, where “many more exciting and new features will be presented.”
By Andrei Nedelea