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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Press Release

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of the world’s leading providers of performance lubricants, Castrol. Under this partnership, Castrol EDGE will be the exclusive provider of performance lubricants for the Koenigsegg One:1 Megacar.

We at Koenigsegg are driven by the relentless pursuit of a single goal - to design and build the world’s greatest performance cars. We leave no stone unturned and accept no compromises when it comes to delivering on that promise.

The Koenigsegg One:1 is our most recent step in delivering on that promise – the world’s first production car to have a perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Our bespoke, twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces an astonishing 1,360hp, or one megawatt, of power. That prodigious output is matched by a curb weight of just 1,360kg complete with a 50% fuel load and 100% of oil and other fluids.

The 1,360 hp produced by the Koenigsegg One:1 is equal to 1 megawatt of power, making the One:1 the world’s first Megacar in serial production. A limited edition of six production One:1 cars and one development prototype have been produced. All have been sold, including the prototype. This development car has seen extensive testing at Suzuka Circuit and Spa Francorchamps, as well as an astonishing 0-300-0 km/h time of just 17.95 seconds at Koenigsegg’s own test track in Ängelholm, Sweden.

The One:1 is truly a revolutionary car that takes the performance ceiling for road cars to heights previously unimagined.

Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO and founder of Koenigsegg Automotive AB:

“We accept no compromises when we design a new car at Koenigsegg. We demand an engine oil that is developed with the same extreme performance in mind.

After exhaustive testing during the development of the One:1, we knew that Castrol EDGE was the right oil to protect our engines. Our cars are designed to be pushed to extreme levels of performance and only Castrol EDGE provides the extreme strength we need.”

The unique TITANIUM FST™ in Castrol EDGE physically changes the way oil behaves under extreme pressures. The titanium technology in TITANIUM FST™ is bonded to a polymer backbone. This makes the titanium soluble in the oil. This helps it work in unison with the Fluid Strength Technology™ previously pioneered in Castrol EDGE to deliver a step change in oil film strength and help engines perform at their best.

Tribological tests have shown that Castrol EDGE boosted with TITANIUM FST™ doubles its film strength, preventing oil film break down and reducing friction to help maximize engine performance

Both Koenigsegg and Castrol work according to an ethos that accepts only the best in performance. The two companies look forward to working together to continually improve their products in the future, reaching new heights in performance motoring and engine lubrication.

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