Rumors about a possible Koenigsegg One:1 special edition started to surface on the Internet a few weeks ago. Until now, it has been rumored that its odd usage of the number one in its name is because it will be a one-off model. New details now suggest that there will be five units built and that the name has nothing to do with the number of units produced.
In an interview with Cars UK, Christian von Koenigsegg reported that the car’s One:1 name is in fact a reference to its power-to-weight ratio — 1 horsepower for every 1 kg of weight. This means that the next supercar will deliver somewhere between 1,250 and 1,350 horsepower, which is a significant increase over the Agera R’s 1,140 horsepower.
Von Koenigsegg also announced that the supercar is still in its early stages of development and a production date is not set. We anticipate that all five units will be sold on the Chinese market, and the price will be near $2 million.
For now, this is all of the information we have on the One:1. We do, however, have our own rendering of what we think this new hypercar will look like, which you can see above. We’ll keep you updated as more information rolls out.
Updated 2/7/2014: Koenigsegg has just released the first teaser image of the One:1 before its official debut in Geneva. You can see the teaser and more information on it after the jump.
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Updated 1/28/2014: According to a report from GT Spirit, Koenigsegg will reveal the One:1 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which means the press will get a look at it sometime between March 4th and 5th. The report also let us know that the One:1 will produce 1,400 horsepower and will weigh 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds). A;ll six examples of the One:1 are already sold out.
Koenigsegg also promised that when the One:1 finally hits the market, it will be the fastest supercar in the world. It will be capable of hitting a top speed of about 450 km/h (279.6 mph), plus it will break the records for the 0-to-200 km/h (124 mph), the 0-to-300 km/h (186 mph) and even 0-400 km/h (248 mph). Koenigsegg hopes to complete the latter sprint in less than 20 seconds.
Koenigsegg has released a new teaser today for its upcoming super-mega-awesome-extra-ultra hypercar, the Koenigsegg One:1. For those who are unaware of the rumors that have been swirling around this Swedish slab of speed, the name One:1 refers to the cars power to weight ratio. It will have one horsepower for every kilogram of weight. Even the might Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can only boast 1 horsepower for every 1.5 kilos.
Of course with an estimated curb weight of 1,340 kilograms, the Koenigsegg One:1 will need to have 1,340 horsepower, so it will be more powerful than the big Bugatti as well.
If Koenigsegg gets this right, the One:1 has every chance in the world to become the new fastest production car ever created.
The engine will most likely be a modified version of the 5.0-liter twin turbo V8 that is used in the Agera R . It is unclear yet if Koenigsegg will boost performance with increased boost pressures or if they will attempt to bore out the engine to a larger displacement.
Koenigsegg is keeping weight down thanks to a construction that is almost completely carbon fiber, all of which is manufactured in house. When building cars capable of this speed, Koenigsegg didn’t want to risk its quality control by dealing with a third party, so they have full carbon fiber fabrication facilities in the factory.
Koenigsegg has revealed to us that their latest and greatest supercar will bow to the public next month at the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland.
The Bugatti Veyron is a goner, so that is out of the question as a possible competitor, leaving us to chose among a short list of hypercars that are nowhere near as powerful as we expect to One:1 to be.
The Ferrari LaFerrari rolled out to plenty of "ohhs" and "ahhs" until that silly name was released. Uncreative naming aside, the LaFerrari is a mean machine that squeezes a monstrous 963 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque from its 6.3-liter V-12 and electric motor. It’ll sprint to 60 mph in under three seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.
Gallery Ferrari LaFerrari
The more traditionally named P1 is prime to make a run at hypercar supremacy, as many rumors point toward an unreal, but unconfirmed, `Ring time. The P1 rolls out with a 3.8-liter V-8 with an embedded electric motor that pair up to produce a mammoth 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque. This power allows it to hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and sprint to 217 mph before hitting its governor.