Tiff Needell is a former race car driver, television host and the man who taught Jeremy Clarkson how to powerslide. In this wild YouTube video Tiff decides he wants to pit two of the most advanced Swedish cars in the entire world against each other on the race track. The problem is that the two most advanced Swedish machines are the Koenigsegg One:1 and the new Volvo FH; a semi truck. The Volvo FH is the first semi to come equipped with a dual-clutch transmission, you know like you find in Porsches and Ferraris. We showed you guys a teaser for this video a few days ago, but now the full race is available in all its glory.

Now, obviously this race is a little one sided thanks to the Koenigsegg’s horsepower rating coming in well over 1000 ponies. That said, the HF truck has about double the amount of torque and it wont be hauling a trailer.

The challenge that Tiff has devised is to see if the new Volvo truck with its fancy transmission can make it around a race track before the One:1 can finish two laps. In short, he wants to see if the most advanced semi truck is half as fast as the world’s first “mega car.” If you have ever seen Tiff, you are well aware of his driving abilities and odd sense of humor. The video is full of both, and the sight of seeing a huge truck flung around a track at speed is one of the most entertaining things I have ever seen.

I am not going to tell you if Tiff was able to beat the One:1 or not, you’ll have to watch find that out, but I will say that regardless of the outcome, this is one great video to watch.

Koenigsegg One:1

2015 Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Koenigsegg is planning on breaking a few records with the Agera R and One:1.

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The world’s first Megacar goes up against a Volvo FH truck. “When Volvo Trucks challenged us to a race, it was impossible to turn down,” says Christian von Koenigsegg.

Video: Volvo FH Races A Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior
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The film is available on YouTube http://youtu.be/PlFiKo64kQw

It all took place at Knutstorp racing circuit in southern Sweden. The track is a natural setting for Koenigsegg’s Megacar but not for a heavy-duty truck built for long-distance transportation. The difference between an FH truck and a sports car may not be as big as one first expects. Under the hood of the Volvo FH is the I-Shift Dual Clutch, a technology previously used in sports cars but new to trucks. To make the competition a fair shot, the truck needed to complete one lap and Koenigsegg had to complete two.

“When Volvo Trucks challenged us to a race, it was impossible to turn down,” says Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO and founder of Koenigsegg “We are always open for the unexpected and what could be more unexpected than for a Megacar to go up against a heavy truck on a race circuit?”

Koenigsegg One:1 is the world’s first series-produced sports car that produces one Megawatt per kg, which is why it has been dubbed a ‘Megacar’. One Megawatt per kg entails that the car produces 1360 horsepower for its 1360 kg KERB weight, a power-to-weight ratio that no other car manufacturer has previously accomplished. It makes the car one of the world’s fastest. The Koenigsegg One:1 has a full carbon fibre chassis and body with fully active chassis and fully active aerodynamics. It produces over 600 Kg of downforce in 250 Km/t and is capable of carrying over 2G lateral during cornering and accelerate from 0-400 Km/t in around 20 seconds. All of this whilst being easy and fun to drive on an everyday basis with excellent ride quality.

“Our Koenigsegg One:1 is an extremely fast car and we felt pretty sure that we would win despite our handicap. But you can never be entirely sure, which made it all the more exciting. In the end, it was a fun collaboration, because both are Swedish vehicle brands and both are industry leaders in their own niche. It was of course exciting to compete against each other,” says Christian von Koenigsegg.

Video: Volvo FH Races A Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior
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In the competition, British TV presenter and former racecar driver Tiff Needell drives the Volvo FH truck. Behind the wheel of the One:1 is Koenigsegg’s own test driver Robert Serwanski. The race was held on a closed-off racecourse with safety professionals on-site.

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