Koenigsegg One:1 Hits 225 MPH: Video
You’re most certainly not alone if you’ve ever wanted to belt in behind the wheel of a One:1. Most of you out there probably have, at minimum, some cursory experience with the winning combination of low weight and high horsepower, but it’s hard to beat Sweden’s ultimate flagship when it comes to that vital performance metric. Unfortunately, only six were produced, each costing its lucky owner roughly $2.4 million, which means such opportunities are rare, to say the least. Thankfully, we have the technology to get a digitized taste of what it’s like to put the spurs to one of the fastest cars in the world, as provided by this recently filmed high-speed POV run, provided courtesy of The BHP Project.
The video was shot at Vmax200, self-described as the “UKs premiere top-speed driving event where owners of sports cars, supercars and hypercars gather at a private runway to drive their cars to their limits.” We’ve seen this acceleration fest create all kinds of interesting videos, as it consistently plays host to the top echelon of motoring goodness. The McLaren P1, LaFerrari, and Bugatti Veyron are all regulars at the Vmax200, because after all, what venue besides a runway can these champions of velocity stretch their legs to the fullest?
Hit play, and you’ll get two perspectives. The first is a view from the starting line, with the One:1 lining up against a Porsche 911 for a heads-up, arm-drop start. After that, we get to see what it’s like to be in driver’s seat as four figures of horsepower meet the ground, courtesy of Koenigsegg chief test driver, Robert Serwanski.
Updated 5/13/2015: The BHP Project has sent us a new in-car video of the Koenigsegg One:1 doing another run. This time the view is more stable, thanks to a better camera position, and you can see all the scenery flying by as these guys enjoy their white-knuckle experience behind the wheel of one of the greatest supercars ever built. Special thanks to The BHP Project for passing this video along. Click "Continue Reading" to see this new video.
Second 0-to-220 mph video
Incredibly, this run isn’t a demonstration of the car’s full potential. With a tank full of bio-ethanol, the One:1’s twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 is capable of producing 1,389 horsepower. However, none of the super juice was on hand for this particular event, which relegated the car to a mere 1,160 horsepower.
Still, with roughly 3,000 pounds of curb weight to push around, that’s more than sufficient to create some truly crazy speed. Much of this reduced mass is thanks to carbon fiber, which Koenigsegg creates in-house to maintain strict quality control standards. The material can be seen throughout the aero-laden exterior and race car-fashioned interior, creating something that would look more at home on a starting grid than at a stoplight. The car will top out at an estimated 273 mph, although Koenigsegg claims “top speed has not been a priority.”
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