Koenigsegg Announces Partnership With Castrol Edge: Video
As Koenigsegg continues its quest to frame the ludicrous 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 megacar as the fastest production vehicle in the world (hey Nurburgring, you guys still got speed limits on your racetrack?), the Swedish manufacturer has announced a partnership with Castrol as its exclusive provider of performance lubricants.
Considering the excruciating attention to detail that went into creating the 1,360-horsepower, 1,360-kg One:1, Castrol must have done something right to stand out from the rest.
“We accept no compromises when we design a new car at Koenigsegg,” said Christian Von Koenigsegg, CEO and founder of the famed automaker. “We demand an engine oil that is developed with the same extreme performance in mind.”
That extreme performance included extensive testing during the development of the One:1. Castrol Edge oil with its Titanium FST technology is used to keep the One:1’s ridiculously overpowered twin-turbo V-8 rocking at a megawatt of power, helping to enable the car to go from 0-300-0 km/h (0-186-0 mph) in just 17.95 seconds.
To back the announcement, Koenigsegg released a three-and-a-quarter minute video (featured above) that was shot recently at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the United Kingdom. Included is a bit of shop talk from Mr. Von Koenigsegg and some footage of his creations parked and looking awesome. There’s even a bit of sliding and acceleration to enjoy as well.
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Why it matters
Let’s say you own a Civic and you just threw on an aftermarket supercharger kit. Obviously, you’re not going to pick some random no-name lubricant to keep your newly boosted powerplant running strong – you need something that goes above and beyond.
Well, it doesn’t get much above and beyond than the One:1, which means power-loving gearheads might want to take a look at what Castrol has to offer. After all, Koenigsegg says he was very impressed by the performance and numbers that returned when running Castrol’s product.
In the video, he talks about how Castrol actually sent in a team of engineers to investigate how the oil would work in conjunction with the One:1’s high-stressed V-8, enabling optimization for both the engine and the lubricant.
If every horsepower counts, you can bet every fluid counts as well.
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