Koenigsegg One:1 Touches Down On The Nürburgring: Video
The megacar isn’t there to string together a lap record, at least not yetby Kirby Garlitos, on
In what could be the automotive equivalent of LeBron James’ NBA debut back in 2003, the Koenigsegg One:1, regarded as the eventual successor to the Bugatti Veyron (or the Hennessey Venom GT) as the fastest production car in the world, has finally been spotted at the Nürburgring.
This is big news for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is Koenigsegg’s promise to return to the ‘Ring when the track removed its temporary speed limits. Well, the Nürburgring did just that in March and in a matter of just two months, the Swedish automaker came through on its promise.
Judging by the video, the One:1 doesn’t appear to be gunning for a lap record, at least not yet. The vicious sound of the car’s 1,340-horsepower engine is evident though and yet, it does look like the One:1 is yawning its way around the ‘Ring. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would look and sound like if the megacar is set to pounce on the Porsche 918 Spyder’s 6:57 record around the track. It already owns lap records at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Suzuka in Japan so a single hot lap around the world’s most famous race track will almost certainly result in another lap record.
Hopefully, Koenigsegg does decide to go for the kill at some point in the future. The ascendance of the One:1 appears to be imminent anyway so why not just make it academic to show the world who the new king of production cars is.