Rumors about a possible Koenigsegg One:1 special edition started to surface on the Internet a long while back. Initially, the odd usage of the number one in its name was because it will be a one-off model, but as more details came out we found that this is actually because the car has one horsepower per kg — an almost unobtainable feat.
Unfortunately, the One:1 is not only fast, but it is also super-rare, as only six units will be released. On top of that, all six units have been sold for a handsome sum of about $2.4 million, with the majority of them heading to the Chinese market.
Updated 2/28/14: Koenigsegg revealed the One:1 to the world to loads of ohhs and ahhs. You can see all of the details 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.
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. Wall Street Journal
They aren't fooling anyone, considering the fact that the car comes fitted with custom Michelin Cup Tires with a speed rating of 440 km/h (273 mph)
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 kg, 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 V-8 that is used in the Agera R . It is unclear yet if Koenigsegg will boost performance with increased boost pressures or if it 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 it has full carbon-fiber fabrication facilities in the factory.
Koenigsegg has revealed to us that its latest and greatest supercar will bow to the public next month at the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland.
The designers at Koenigsegg have left no stone unturned to make the One:1 as aerodynamic as possible. The result is a hypercar that looks more like a track-only rig rather than a road-legal car.
To optimize cooling, the car features two large intercooler intakes on the sides along with numerous gills and radiators. Also present is a huge
The result is a hypercar that looks more like a track-only rig rather than a road-legal car.
dynamic rear wing to give the best combination of downforce, drag and braking. The only thing this extreme in terms of just the looks and aerodynamics is probably the Pagani Zonda R , but let’s not forget that it’s not even legal for driving on public roads.
Bathed with carbon fiber, the gills, air flow directors, mirrors, rear wing, air scoops and the vertical stabilizer add to the performance as well as the ferocious look of the car, so it can’t really be mistaken for a standard Agera.
Other options include full-naked carbon body, custom body stripes, titanium exhaust outlets and painted brake calipers if the it still doesn’t feel special enough to you.
Koenigsegg One:1 - Exterior Dimensions
|Total length||4500 MM (177.16 inches)|
|Total width||2060 MM (81.10 inches)|
|Total height||1150 MM (45.27 inches)|
|Ground clearance||Rear: 74-90 MM (2.91-3.54 inches) Front: 59-100 MM (2.32-3.93 inches) plus 50 MM (1.96 inches) lift system|
|Wheelbase||2662 MM (104.80 inches)|
|Front track||1700 MM (66.92 inches) Rear track: 1650 MM (64.96 inches)|
|Front overhang||944 MM (37.16 inches) Rear overhang: 900 MM (35.43 inches)|
Compared to the exterior, the interior has relatively been less modified. Extensive use of weight-saving material along with removal of unnecessary luxuries has contributed to a lower curb weight.
Bathed in carbon fiber and dark Alcantara highlighted with orange ascents the interior of the One:1 gives off a stealthy purpose built appearance which admittedly is a lot less crazier compared to the exterior.
Drivetrain, Brakes and Handling
This is where the One:1 really shines. Powered by Koenigsegg’s 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that can burn biofuel, race fuel or standard gasoline for flexibility.
Koenigsegg hasn’t announced the 0-to-60 time for the One:1 and for a car this fast it would be pointless. Instead, it let us know that this hypercar
Things are ridiculous when you're measuring a car's output in megawatts
can rocket to 400 km/h (248 mph) in about 20 seconds. My best estimate on a 0-to-60 time of this beast would be the 2.5-second range — maybe even quicker.
Power is rated at 1 MW (1,341 horsepower) — things are ridiculous when you’re measuring a car’s output in megawatts — with a peak torque of 1,371 Nm (1011 pound-feet) available at 6000 rpm.
Add to the outrageous power output the use of advanced M55J high modulus fibers to decrease the weight of the chassis by 20 percent compared to the standard Agera chassis, and the result is a car with a dry weight of just 2,954 pounds. To put that in perspective the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a weight of 4,052 pounds and 1,200 horses propelling it.
Top speed for the car has not yet been officially announced by Koenigsegg, as it said "Top speed has not been a priority." They aren’t fooling anyone, considering the fact that the car comes fitted with custom Michelin Cup Tires with a speed rating of 440 km/h (273 mph).
Koenigsegg One:1 - Drivetrain Specifications
|Type||Koenigsegg aluminum 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts with optional Flexfuel capability|
|Power output (HP @ RPM)||1340 @ 7,500|
|Max torque||1,011 lbs-ft @ 6000 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-400KM/H) (248.5 MPH)||20 Sec.|
|400 - 0 km/h (248 mph - 0)||10 Sec|
|100-0 KM/H Braking distance (62 MPH - 0)||28 Meters (91.9 Ft)|
|Lateral G-force||2.0 G|
|Weight distribution||44% front, 56% rear|
For a car this exotic and rare, price shouldn’t really be a concern. But if you are still curious, it’s rumored to be in excess of $2.4 million and all six units have been spoken for.
One challenger that the Agera One:1 could is the Veyron SS, which has been around for a while. Though the Bugatti’s looks aren’t really to everyone’s liking, the unarguable fact is that the Veyron is one of the biggest engineering marvels since the McLaren F1 .
Powered by 16-cylinder, 8-liter engine, the Veyron does 0 to 60 in a mere 2.5 seconds, and if you are crazy enough to open it all the way up, it’ll hit 267 mph.
Gallery Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
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.
Gallery McLaren P1
The thing we believe most of you have on your minds right now is "Will it beat the Veyron Super Sports’ Guinness World Record for top speed?" Well, it may beat the record, but it won’t count...
You see, for a car to hold the "Production" title in Guinness, it must have a minimum of 30 units produced. Since the Agera One:1 is limited to just six units, it can beat the record, like the Hennessey Venom GT just did, but Guinness will not record it...
We expect to have more details about the One:1 after it’s official unveiling this March at Geneva Motor Show.
- Power to weight ratio
- Potent challenger to the Veyron Super Sport
- Brutal power to weight ratio
- Extremely limited numbers
- Can’t possibly hold Guinness top speed World Record.
Gallery Koenigsegg One:1
• 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 absorbers 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
• 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app
• 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
• Koenigsegg developed carbon fiber ventilated memory foam racing seats
• 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to Aluminum 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
• One:1 program fully pre-sold prior to introduction
• Welcome to stand 1259 at 12.20 in hall 1 to join our 20 Years Celebration with the introduction of the One:1