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2015 Koenigsegg One:1

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Koenigsegg is planning on breaking a few records with the Agera R and One:1.
  • Koenigsegg One:1
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    2015
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    V8(Est.)
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1340 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1011
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    2.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    248 mph (Est.)
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With more than 1,300 horsepower, it was the world’s first megacar

The Koenigsegg One:1 was built in just seven examples with the first being a working prototype. The name “One:1” is derived from the car’s amazing horsepower-to-kilogram weight ratio, which as you probably guessed is 1:1. A sibling of the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R, the One:1 effectively raised the bar for performance and was dubbed the world’s first megacar, being able to produce a total of 1 megawatt of power (about 1341.02 horsepower.) It also produced a maximum torque of 1011 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm. The most interesting part is that the One:1 is able to run on a number of different fuels, including normal gasoline, race fuel, and believe it or not, E85 biofuel. All six production models were sold out before the car even made its official debut, claiming around $2.4 million from the deep pockets of each purchaser.

The Koenigsegg One:1 pretty much became an immediate legend in the supercar world, but as far as power goes, it has already been trumped by the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera. Be that as it may, the One:1 still paved the way for the next-gen models that will build upon the highest performance standard of any supercar manufacturer on this planet. With that said, let’s take a good look at the world’s first megacar and everything that makes it one of the best models ever to roll out of Koenigsegg’s manufacturing facility.

Updated 08/13/2015: The new Koenigsegg One:1 will be making its North American debut during Classic Car Week in Monterey, California. The model to be displayed in the States is the last from the six customer cars built by Koenigsegg and will be delivered to its American owner in the near future.

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Video of the Day: The Koenigsegg One:1 Lays The Smack Down On The Bugatti Chiron in Forza 7

Video of the Day: The Koenigsegg One:1 Lays The Smack Down On The Bugatti Chiron in Forza 7

It’s not real racing between two real hypercars, but it is pretty revealing to see how dominant the One:1 is

The Koenigsegg One:1 and the Bugatti Chiron are two of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world. It’s a shame that we haven’t seen these two hypercars share a drag strip together, but for those who are wondering which of these two exotics is faster than the other, wonder no more. YouTube user Ericship111 lined them up together on Forza 7 for an old-fashioned drag race, and the result may surprise you. The Swedish hypercar thoroughly dismantled its French rival, leaving it in its dust without even batting an eyelash.

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Flock Of Koenigseggs Show Up In Sweden, Awesomeness Ensues: Video

Flock Of Koenigseggs Show Up In Sweden, Awesomeness Ensues: Video

It’s the supercar gathering experience of a lifetime

Sometimes, I think about what it must feel like to own a Koenigsegg. It must be unnerving to be in possession of a supercar that can do things very few of its kind can do. I’ll never get to experience it, but those who do have Koenigseggs must love their cars enough to bring them to Sweden to partake in the automaker’s latest Koenigsegg Owners Tour party. The event was held last July, and as the video prepared by Koenigsegg shows us, a total of 19 Koenigseggs made the trip to Malmo before embarking on a memorable tour around the southern side of the country.

Even better, all 19 cars stopped at the Ring Knutstorp track in Kågeröd to put a few laps in, not minding the fact that it was raining at that time. In the end, the Koenigsegg convoy managed to find their way to Ängelholm, Sweden, the location where the automaker was born way back in 1994. It tells you how much Koenigsegg has evolved over the years when the owner of the company’s first-ever production car, a man named Stephen Rigman, still has his CCR with him. In fact, he was one of the 19 Koenigsegg owners who participated in the event, bringing along his OG Koenigsegg for the trip, joining the likes of the Agera, Regera, and the One:1 in the incredible joy ride. I can’t imagine there being a cooler road trip than this one. Seeing any of the 19 Koenigseggs of various shapes, sizes, and model names is sobering enough in of itself. But to actually be there to witness all of them in one location is what supercar dreams are made of.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Street Cars With Ridiculous Spec Sheets

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Street Cars With Ridiculous Spec Sheets

The numbers don’t lie

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but things have been getting a little out of hand lately. In the never-ending quest to one-up the competition, automakers have unleashed some truly astounding machines upon the world, each packed to the brim with jaw-dropping stats. The numbers these things bring to the table are simply ridiculous – outrageous power, mind-warping speed, and otherworldly performance potential. Any one of these rides will permanently alter your perception of what it means to go fast, even if all you do is digest the numbers. As such, we’ve listed here our top five favorite street cars with simply ridiculous spec sheets.

Obviously, super cars make up the majority of the entries, but we’ve also got the king of the muscle cars and even an all-electric icon on the list as well. Each entry is fully capable of melting face in its own special way, and each serves as a reminder that we are indeed living in a special time. Enthusiasts, say hello to the ultimate bench racers, the four-wheeled monsters bringing the hottest of the heat. Which would you have? Let us know in the comments section below, or post up your pick for the car with the most ridiculous spec sheet.

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You Can Now Ask Santa To Buy You The Koenigsegg One:1 Prototype...Again

You Can Now Ask Santa To Buy You The Koenigsegg One:1 Prototype...Again

He’d have to have $6 million on hand to pay for it

If at first you don’t succeed, ask again. At least that’s the strategy I’m using with Santa now that the Koenigsegg One:1 prototype, the same model that coincidentally went up for sale at exactly the same time last year, is back on the market.

All joking aside, the hypercar has been listed for sale two times in the past. It has yet to find a buyer, which largely explains why it’s back to looking for one again. According to SuperVettura, the asking price still stands at $6 million, which makes it almost twice as expensive as the other six models Koenigsegg built. The price is definitely up there, but Koenigsegg and SuperVettura are banking on the car’s unique history as its biggest selling point.

On that end, they wouldn’t be wrong. This particular One:1 is unlike any of the other that were built, largely because this is the actual prototype that was used in the development of the other models. That plays into the uniqueness of the model because it’s the same model that was shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s also the same model that was used as a test vehicle to develop the car’s array of technological features and it’s the same model that was used to set lap records for a production car at the Suzuka and Spa Francorshamps race tracks. In terms of having the Koenigsegg One:1’s entire history attached to it, this is the model that you’re going to want to have.

On the other hand, this One:1’s busy life comes at the cost of it being driven ragged by Koenigsegg’s engineers. It’s a surprise that it still only has 7,100 miles in its odometer given the thousands of miles of testing it’s been subjected to. Fortunately, any interested buyer still has Koenigsegg’s assurance that the car remains in pristine condition and will be delivered complete with an “extensive factory refresh,” just as it also promised 12 months ago.

It’s still anyone’s guess if somebody will take up the offer to buy the One:1 prototype for $6 million given the quirks – good and bad – that it comes with. My guess is the price would have to be lowered a little bit, but at the same time, I wouldn’t be surprised if a deep-pocketed collector bites at the asking price.

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Equatorial Guinea VP Gets Supercar Collection Confiscated

Equatorial Guinea VP Gets Supercar Collection Confiscated

The list includes a Koenigsegg One:1 and a Lamborghini Veneno

There are only a handful of people in the world that can claim to own a Koenigsegg One:1 or a Lamborghini Veneno. There are even fewer who can say they own both. Equatorial Guinea vice president Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue had that distinction until recently, when both his One:1 and Veneno were confiscated by Swedish authorities in Geneva.

No specific reason has been given behind the confiscations of the two prized exotics, but it is believed to be related to a series of investigations surrounding Mangue and his lavish lifestyle as the son of long-standing dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The extravagant son is accused of using public funds to finance his opulent lifestyle and according to other reports, he’s also accused of money laundering, among other charges.

The confiscation of the One:1 and the Veneno, not to mention a Bugatti Veyron, made headlines after Instagram user swissupercars posted a clip on his page showing the three exotics being loaded in the back of trucks by Swiss law enforcement authorities in Geneva.

Those who are familiar with Mangue’s reputation know that this isn’t the first time that his prized possessions has been raided by authorities. A similar incident happened in 2011 in Paris where French officials confiscated his entire collection of supercars, which included a Ferrari Enzo, Maserari MC12, Bentley Azure, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari 599 GTO, and a pair of Bugatti Veyrons. Those cars were eventually auctioned off in 2013, where it sold for a bargain price of just $4 million.

No word yet on what fate awaits the Koenigsegg One:1, Lamborghini Veneno, and Bugatti Veyron. But if history is used as a precedent, those cars could find themselves in an auction sooner than later. Better get those bids ready.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Spaceships On Wheels

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Spaceships On Wheels

Live long and go faster

As a child, I used to fantasize all the time about zipping around the galaxy in my own personal spaceship. I still do, actually, but that’s not the point. The point is that the folks who call the shots at the world’s top automakers are just as prone to flights of fancy, but unlike the cardboard-box dreams you and I have, these people have the means to make it happen – on four wheels, that is. And that’s awesome, because if you take a second to look around, you’ll realize automotive spaceships are all over the place. Here’s our Top 5.

The criteria for this list are pretty simple. First off, we limited it to production cars, which means no one-offs. However, race cars and anything not street legal is okay, given that highway patrol has yet to deploy a space division. Beyond that, warp speeds and exotic materials are a must, as is interplanetary styling.

All strapped in? Enjoy the flight! Three… two… one…

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This Is What Caused The Koenigsegg One:1 To Crash At The Nürburgring

This Is What Caused The Koenigsegg One:1 To Crash At The Nürburgring

Koenigsegg plans to rebuild the crashed One:1 and have back up testing at the ’Ring again

A few days ago, the automotive world was shook to its core when aKoenigsegg One:1 crashed at the Nürburgring. The accident not only caused a lot of people to faint, or come close to it like I did, but more importantly, it opened up a lot of questions on what exactly caused the One:1 to careen straight into a barrier. Well, the One:1 was immediately sent back to Koenigsegg headquarters where company engineers immediately did an examination of both the damaged car and its on-board telemetry. Apparently, the culprit behind the crash is the left front ABS wheel sensor.

We theorized as much when we saw the skid marks left by the One:1 as it went off the track. Those marks indicated that something went wrong with the ABS, and after careful examination, Koenigsegg not only confirmed our suspicions, it also dove into the details of what exactly happened in the moments leading up to, during, and after the crash.

According to the automaker, the supercar had a front axle brake lock-up while it was going at a speed of 106 mph on a section of the track known as Fuchsröhre. The lock-up caused the driver to lose control of the car, resulting in the One:1 hitting the fence at Adenauer Forst at a speed of about 68 mph. The impact sent the One:1 flying to the air for an estimated 22 meters while turning 180 degrees. It eventually landed on its left rear wheel and pivoted to land parallel with the fence that it just hit. All of the car’s safety systems, including the airbags and the fuel shut-off, deployed as they were supposed to do.

The straight skid marks left by the front tires before the car hit the fence came as a result of the ABS system’s backup feature working to specification. This feature, according to Koenigsegg, allows the rear wheels to continue spinning in the event of an ABS malfunction that results in the front wheel locking up. This was put in place to prevent the car from rotating. When the One:1’s ABS system malfunctioned and the front wheels locked up, the rear wheels kept turning, helping create the skid marks that were left by the front tires.

As bad as the crash was, there is a silver lining to all of this misery. First and most important is that the driver of the car didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Second is that the One:1, despite looking like a mangled heap, can still be rebuilt. The carbon monocoque chassis, doors, and removable roof are all intact and properly functioning. Apart from a small fire that ignited when the carbon fiber rear panels and the exhaust made contact upon landing, the car suffered no fuel, oil, and hydraulic fuel leaks.

As expected, Koenigsegg plans to rebuild the car and will continue performing testing at the Nürburgring. There will be some delays given the unexpected developments, but once the car has been rebuilt, it will return to the scene of the crash to continue its test runs. Koenigsegg didn’t give out an exact date on when the One:1 will be rebuilt, but in true company fashion, it left the door slightly ajar for a possible return to the track within this year.

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What Happened To The Koenigsegg One:1 When It Crashed In The Nurburgring?

What Happened To The Koenigsegg One:1 When It Crashed In The Nurburgring?

Multi-million dollar megacar crashes while testing around the Green Hell

The Nürburgring has hosted plenty of crashes in its long history, but none have arguably been as expensive as the crash that occurred yesterday when a Koenigsegg One:1 crashed into a barrier, turning the $3.1 million megacar into a crumpled mess.

According to Motor Authority’s eyewitness, the crash occurred at the Adenauer Forst section of the Nürburgring on Monday afternoon. Apparently, the driver of the One:1 came into the section with more speed than he intended, causing him to slam the brakes of the car. The One:1 eventually slid off the track before crashing through a barrier and into an embankment.

Koenigsegg has since come out with a statement, confirming that a One:1 was involved in a crash during testing at the ‘Ring and that the driver was taken to a hospital but was released the same afternoon. The automaker didn’t dive into the details of what caused the crash, but looking at the scene of the accident revealed a bit of information on what may have caused the One:1 to careen into the barrier.

The most telling detail are the set of straight tire marks that the One:1 created. Considering that the megacar has anti-lock brake systems, it shouldn’t be leaving long, uninterrupted skids like that when it’s braking. But this one did, which suggests that some kind of mechanical failure may have occurred that prompted the wheels to lock. That or the driver simply braked too hard too late and the ABS failed as a result.

It’s also worth noting that the way the barriers bent and the One:1 going over it suggested that the car may have gone airborne for a few seconds, possibly as a result of it bouncing on the grass before crashing into the barrier. The end result is far from a pretty picture. It’s unknown if the car is completely totalled, but the rear section of the megacar is a complete mess. Bits and pieces are hanging off, the rear axle appears to be broken, the rear end is even facing upwards with most of its parts affected in some way. The front section isn’t any better. The whole bumper is gone, the wheels have been damaged, and like the rear end, a number of components are hanging from underneath the car.

It’s unclear how this crash will affect Koenigsegg’s planned attempt at the Nürburgring lap record, which ironically enough was one of the reasons why the One:1 was in the ‘Ring in the first place. In addition to working on ongoing vehicle development, the One:1 was participating in Industry Pool testing because it was preparing for its run at the track’s lap record.

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Castrol Touts "Clone Rival" Challenge With the Koenigsegg One:1 And The Aston Martin Vulcan: Video

Castrol Touts "Clone Rival" Challenge With the Koenigsegg One:1 And The Aston Martin Vulcan: Video

New engine oil product unleashes the fury of both the Koenigsegg One:1 and the Aston Marin Vulcan

The Koenigsegg One:1 and the Aston Martin Vulcan are two of the world’s most desirable hypercars, or megacar as Koenigsegg wants the One:1 to be called. So Castrol must have a ton of clout if it was able to get the One:1 and the Vulcan to participate in its self-created Clone Rival challenge developed to basically serve as a very expensive advertorial for its new Titanium supercar motor oil.

The premise of the challenge is to have two professional drivers – Koenigsegg test driver Christoffer Nygaard and his Aston Martin counterpart Darren Turner – perform 10 laps around the Ascari circuit with virtual versions of their cars using a simulator. Castrol then took their fastest times in each of their laps to help create the perfect laps for both the One:1 and the Vulcan.

Once the laps were completed, Nygaard and Turner took to the actual Ascari circuit onboard their actual cars to take on their virtual counterparts. But before taking off on the hot laps, both the One:1 and the Vulcan received the highly touted titanium motor oil with the premise that Castrol would help the real-life cars beat the virtual versions around the track.

The results were spliced together in a pair of carefully crafted, albeit entertaining videos. Castrol even injected the videos with some nifty graphics at the end to showcase the capabilities of the motor oil. In the end, both Nygaard and Turner managed to drive their cars around the famous Italian circuit ahead of their virtual alter egos, proving that in this rather extravagant exercise of product promotion, Castrol’s new Titanium Supercar motor oil is everything the company says it is.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Destroys Vmax200 Speed Record

Koenigsegg One:1 Destroys Vmax200 Speed Record

Three record-setting runs in one day is no sweat for the megacar

The Koenigsegg One:1 doesn’t play by normal automotive rules. That much has been established as the One:1 has set just about every record it has attempted to break. But as awesome as the One:1 is, nobody could’ve expected it to set and break a speed record three times in one day. Turns out, the One:1 did just that, hitting a personal best 240 mph at the Vmax200 to secure the speed record of the prestigious event.

For those who don’t know, the Vmax200 is considered as one of the premiere U.K.-based, top-speed driving events where owners of sports cars, supercars, and hypercars come together at a private runway to showcase what their prized exotics are capable of. In other words, it was an event that perfectly suited the One:1 to showcase its all-conquering capabilities, which is exactly what the megacar did.

With World Endurance Championship driver Oliver Webb behind the wheel, the One:1 immediately set the bar for itself by going 230 mph over the 1.4 mile track at Bruntingthorpe, in the United Kingdom. That broke a three-year old record set by a heavily tuned Porsche 911, which went 229 mph back in 2013. Unfortunately for the One:1, it’s record was broken less than a few minutes later by another tuned Porsche that went 231 mph and when rain hit soon thereafter, it appeared that the One:1 would have to be content with a second-place finish on the record books.

But Webb was undaunted and even a slightly damp strip and a passenger riding shotgun couldn’t stop from going 235 mph, once again giving the One:1 the record. The attempts could’ve stopped there, but the BHP Project, the people that brought the One:1 to this event, wanted one more crack at setting a new record. As expected, the One:1 did not disappoint by going an incredible 240 mph, 11 mph than the record that stood when the event began that day.

It’s hard enough to set one record in one day, but to do it three in a space of a few hours is the stuff of automotive immortals. That’s a status reserved only for the best and there’s no denying that the Koenigsegg One:1 has earned a seat in that table.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Touches Down On The Nürburgring: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 Touches Down On The Nürburgring: Video

The megacar isn’t there to string together a lap record, at least not yet

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.

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Koenigsegg Returns To Nurbrugring, Prepares for World Record Attempt

Koenigsegg Returns To Nurbrugring, Prepares for World Record Attempt

Will the One:1 become the fastest production car on the ’Ring?

Swedish supercar brand Koenigsegg has unveiled plans to return to the Nurburgring track with its One:1 now that the German track has lifted the speed limits it introduced in 2015. The brand known to build some of the fastest and most exclusive hypercars in the world will attempt to set a new lap record on the Nordschleife loop, an attempt that was cut short when ‘Ring management put temporary speed limits in place on certain sections of the track following a VLN crash that killed a spectator in early 2015.

But, even though the One:1 will return to the "Green Hell" by the end of April, a record attempt won’t occur anytime soon. According to the company, it will take "several months" for the driver that will attempt to set a new record in the One:1 to get an intimate knowledge of the track and the car.

"While we foresee this taking several months, those months comprise only one or two days at the track each month. We will not be testing on public days when the track is full of ‘public’ drivers. We will be testing on private days that we can gain access to," Koenigsegg explained in a statement.

While there is no specific timetable as to when the One:1 will run its official record lap, this could happen by the end of 2016. As of April, the record for the fastest production car is being held by the Radical SR8LM with a 6:48-minute lap. The Radical SR8 is second with a 6:56-minute lap, while the Porsche 918 Spyder holds third position with a 6:57-minute lap.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Prototype Can Be Yours For $6 Million

Koenigsegg One:1 Prototype Can Be Yours For $6 Million

So, if you were one of the few wealthy enough to even consider buying a Koenigsegg One:1, you were probably disappointed when you realized that the car was sold out before Koenigsegg even revealed it. It’s hard to believe that a car can be sold before it has been made public, but that just goes to show what kind of following the brand has. You may have thought that there were only six in existence, but Koenigsegg had one more hidden away, but it isn’t exactly like the others.

This specific One:1 that you see in the pictures here is the factory prototype, or a needle in a haystack, if you were still hoping to get your hands on one. There’s a stipulation to this specific One:1, however. See, this example has been beaten on rather extensively, as most prototypes are. It was the first model created – obviously – but was also the model Koenigsegg used to set all of the One:1’s records and established the specified top speed of 273 mph. When it comes to mileage or just how rough a life this example has had, your guess is as good as mine. But, before it goes up for sale, it will be going through an “extensive factory refresh” to make it worth every penny Koenigsegg is asking for.

That price tag, by the way, is said to be set at six million dollars. That is somewhere in the area of about triple the rumored cost of the other One:1’s that have already been purchased. The car will be sold by a dealer in the U.K., known as SuperVetture, and will be available for purchase sometime in January. It’s hard to say just how fast this example will go, but despite the hefty price tag, I doubt it will take very long. If you want it, you better treat its arrival at SuperVetture like a black Friday sale and be the first in line.

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Forza Motorsport 6 Gets New Mobil 1 Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 6 Gets New Mobil 1 Car Pack

Turn 10 Studios has just dropped what is arguably the most highly anticipated car pack in the history of Forza Motorsport. The pack, called the Mobil 1 Car Pack, features seven completely unique vehicles, including one car that is without question the most requested car by the Forza-playing community. What car is that, exactly? It’s the Koenigsegg One:1, otherwise known as the world’s first and only (so far) megacar.

The One:1’s appearance in Forza 6 marks the first time that the megacar will be appearing in the video game franchise. It’s a great way for gamers to immerse themselves in the experience of driving one of the world’s most exclusive vehicles. Think Koenigsegg was being a little facetious with its claims on what the One:1 can do? Well, Forza 6 is now giving gamers the opportunity to find out for themselves.

The Mobil 1 Car Pack also includes the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe, a car that isn’t even available anywhere. It only hits dealerships in Europe in the summer of 2016 and over here in the US, it won’t arrive until 2017. Consider the inclusion of the AMG C 63 S Coupe in the Mobil 1 Car Pack as a good way to get acclimated with the car before it hits dealerships next year. Who knows, some gamer might love the driving experience of the C 63 S so much they might end up buying the actual thing when it goes on sale.

Two classic cars are also part of the Mobil 1 Car Pack, including the 1958 Plymouth Fury that’s best known for portraying the role of “Christine”, the possessed Fury that starred in the Stephen King movie of the same name. The other classic car in the pack is also special, albeit for an entirely different reason. It’s a 1963 Ferrari 250LM, the last car to achieve an overall victory for Ferrari at Le Mans.

Other models included in the Mobil 1 Car Pack are the 1990 Chevrolet #30 Douglas Shierson Racing Lola T90/00; the 1991 Mazda #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7; and the 1988 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV.

The Mobil 1 Car Pack was released on December 1, 2015. The whole pack costs $6.99 for gamers who aren’t part of the Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pass. Those who are members get the pack for free.

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2015 Koenigsegg One:1

2015 Koenigsegg One:1

With more than 1,300 horsepower, it was the world’s first megacar

The Koenigsegg One:1 was built in just seven examples with the first being a working prototype. The name “One:1” is derived from the car’s amazing horsepower-to-kilogram weight ratio, which as you probably guessed is 1:1. A sibling of the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R, the One:1 effectively raised the bar for performance and was dubbed the world’s first megacar, being able to produce a total of 1 megawatt of power (about 1341.02 horsepower.) It also produced a maximum torque of 1011 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm. The most interesting part is that the One:1 is able to run on a number of different fuels, including normal gasoline, race fuel, and believe it or not, E85 biofuel. All six production models were sold out before the car even made its official debut, claiming around $2.4 million from the deep pockets of each purchaser.

The Koenigsegg One:1 pretty much became an immediate legend in the supercar world, but as far as power goes, it has already been trumped by the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera. Be that as it may, the One:1 still paved the way for the next-gen models that will build upon the highest performance standard of any supercar manufacturer on this planet. With that said, let’s take a good look at the world’s first megacar and everything that makes it one of the best models ever to roll out of Koenigsegg’s manufacturing facility.

Updated 08/13/2015: The new Koenigsegg One:1 will be making its North American debut during Classic Car Week in Monterey, California. The model to be displayed in the States is the last from the six customer cars built by Koenigsegg and will be delivered to its American owner in the near future.

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Koenigsegg Announces Partnership With Castrol Edge: Video

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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Koenigsegg Regera Looks Amazing Next To The One:1 - Video

Koenigsegg Regera Looks Amazing Next To The One:1 - Video

Boutique hypercars can be an iffy prospect, but when they’re well executed, they can be things of staggering beauty. This is especially true of the cars built by Koenigsegg, which not only have graceful overall forms, but also have staggeringly elegant moving parts. This video takes a quick look at a couple of cars from the Swedish hypercar maker. The first of these is the One:1, a stripped-down performance machine built to offer the best power to weight ratio of any Koenigsegg. The other car is the new Regera.

The cars are theoretically very different, having been built with different goals in mind. But even though the 2016 Koenigsegg Regera was made to be a softer and more user-friendly GT car, the hybrid hypercar produces a combined 1,500 horsepower, so it’s definitely still pretty quick. This video shows something not known to exist in any other video: footage of the two cars driving together. Because as awe inspiring as each of these cars is on its own, the two together make for an incredible sight. And it’s a good thing too, as this video seems to have been made solely to show just that.

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Koenigsegg One:1 in Action At Suzuka: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 in Action At Suzuka: Video

Koenigsegg is on a quest to make its One:1 hypercar the fastest thing on the road, and in pursuit of that goal, the Swedes invaded Japan last month to attack the iconic Suzuka circuit.

We recently featured an in-car video of the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1’s trip to Suzuka, showing the mega-horsepower dream-mobile setting a new unofficial track record of 2 minutes, 17.57 seconds without even breaking a sweat.

This second video takes an outside perspective, giving ample view of the composite bodywork and flamboyant aerodynamics as the Swedish meatball slithers its way through the apexes. Expect an up-close walk-around followed by footage from the grandstands as 1,340 horsepower announces its presence with a thundering exhaust note that would make even Thor take notice.

The One:1 obviously did well at Suzuka, but the real goal for Koenigsegg was undoubtedly a fastest lap time at the Nurburgring. The One:1 was scheduled to make an appearance at the infamous German race track this month, but was denied its attempt at setting a new production vehicle record due to recently mandated top-speed limits. You can read about that story here.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Sets New 0-300-0 KM/H Record: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 Sets New 0-300-0 KM/H Record: Video

After accidentally setting a new production-car lap record at the Suzuka circuit in Japan, the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 “megacar” continues to do extraordinary things. The latest was setting a new 0-300-0-km/h (0-186-0-mph) record of an incredible 17.95 seconds, and lucky for us, the whole thing was caught on video.

The attempt took place at Koenigsegg’s vast factory test track, a disused runway originally built for the Swedish Air Force. The One:1 was fitted with a Vbox system for science, and some well-executed donuts were done to get some heat in the rear tires. Then, Koenigsegg test driver Robert Serwanski punches the throttle, and the thing is off the line like a scalded car. It only takes the 1,340-horsepower Koenigsegg 11.92 seconds to knock-off 0-300 km/h, while getting back to zero takes just 6.03 seconds. With deceleration like that it’s a wonder Serwanski’s eyes are still attached to his skull.
Oh, and just to make things fun, he made most of the run with his hands off the wheel.
"Look Ma... no hands!"

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Koenigsegg One:1 Laps Spa-Francorchamps With Adrian Sutil: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 Laps Spa-Francorchamps With Adrian Sutil: Video

With Koenigsegg having built only 6 units (plus the one show car) of the One:1, just getting a chance to see one is a rare enough occurrence to be a special event. But just looking at a car which has already been around for a while doesn’t make for a particularly great video, so here Shmee got to go on a ride along as F1 driver Adrian Sutil took the monster of a car for a few laps around Spa Francorchamps. There’s very little drama in the ride along, as you expect with an F1 driver behind the wheel, but the car is incredibly fast, and it sounds absolutely amazing. My favorite part of the video is at 0:50. The closeup of the carbon-fiber wheel says more than words could on what the One:1 is all about. Amazing.

The One:1 isn’t really a model unto itself, it is the lightest and most powerful version of the Agera, getting its name from the 1:1 ratio of 1,360 PS (1,341 horsepower) to 1,360kg (2,992 pounds) of curb weight. This kind of power-to-weight ratio is obviously very rare in a road car, and the car takes just 20 seconds to reach 248 mph. It uses the same 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as the other versions of the Agera, just with the power turned up a bit more. To compare, the original Agera didn’t quite clear 1,000 horsepower and the second-most powerful version (the Agera R) has 1,200 horsepower.
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Koenigsegg One:1 Nearly Crashes At Spa-Francorchamps: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 Nearly Crashes At Spa-Francorchamps: Video

As rare an occasion as it will be to ever just see a Koenigsegg One:1 in person, getting the chance to watch one out on a racetrack will be a true unicorn sighting. That’s the case in this video, though, as the super-rare “megacar” lapped the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps during Modena Trackdays 2015, but don’t think for a second that this One:1 was being babied around the track either.

Instead, the pre-production One:1 was being driven by former F1 driver Adrian Sutil, and the video starts with a little foreshadowing as the car slides through the Bus Stop chicane. On a subsequent lap, the $2.4 million Koenigsegg spins out in this turn, but the driver is able to power through the slide turning the near disaster into a smokey donut instead. It is very interesting listening to Sutil’s throttle input while the car is in mid slide. Rather than letting the car come to a rest and possibly be involved in a collision, the car’s momentum is somewhat maintained as he gets the car pointed in the right direction again.

In addition to the One:1, visitors were also treated to the sights and sounds of other Koenigsegg models, including the Agera X, CCX Edition, CCXR Edition and the CC8S. Want to see more of the One:1 at Spa? Then be sure to check this hot lap video shot by Schmee150, which while awesome, doesn’t show an in-car look at the spin.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Sets Unofficial Lap Record At Suzuka: Video

Koenigsegg One:1 Sets Unofficial Lap Record At Suzuka: Video

The incredible Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar has set a new unofficial road-car lap record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, and it did so without even really trying. And, yes, Koenigsegg has released video of the 1,340-horsepower beast roaring around the iconic strip of Japanese tarmac.

Koenigsegg brought the One:1 to Japan to give potential customers demonstration rides around Suzuka. It wasn’t until someone checked the data-logging system that it was realized a new record of 2 minutes, 17.57 seconds had been set, beating out the Nissan GT-R’s time of 2 minutes 18.36 seconds.

Here’s where I point out that the GT-R can be had for 1/24th of the cost of the $2.5 million One:1, but it’s still mighty impressive, especially considering Koenigsegg factory driver Robert Serwanski wasn’t really pushing all that hard and was carrying along a passenger. With a bit more track time and preparation, it probably would have been a lot faster.

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Koenigsegg One:1 Hits 225 MPH: Video

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.

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Christian von Koenigsegg Explains Koenigsegg: Video

Christian von Koenigsegg Explains Koenigsegg: Video

Cars can represent vastly different things to different people. For an angst-ridden teenager just coming to grips with emergence into adulthood, a car is freedom and self-sufficiency. To the shallow and conceited, a car is status, a symbol of power and influence. To racers, a car is a collection of numbers, potential energy to be unleashed.

But what if you’re a carmaker? What do these machines look like to the people who actually spend their lives creating them?

Surely, it’s a bit different for everyone, and can’t be easily explained in a sub-three minute YouTube video. Christian von Koenigsegg, however, gave it a shot anyway.

As the driving force behind the otherworldly One:1, it should come as no a surprise that Koenigsegg pours his passion into what he does. He says it’s not work, but rather an exercise in creativity and the satisfaction of a hunger to produce something that’s never been seen before. For Koenigsegg, it’s about taking an idea as far as it can go, testing the limits of what’s possible, mixing imagination with technical competency to create a product that’s, in a word, astonishing.

The man sums it up like this: “When you have reached a level, you can always reach another level, and when you reach that level, even though it’s incredible and fantastic, and no one else has ever built it before, you can always reach the next level because you get new platforms along the way.”

Which begs the question: what comes next?

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Koenigsegg One:1's Revving Engine Makes Ferraris Squeal: Video

Koenigsegg One:1’s Revving Engine Makes Ferraris Squeal: Video

You know what’s the easiest sign of a car having a powerful engine, other than the fact that it can go really fast? Listen to this video of the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 and check out what happens when it starts up. You’re immediately greeted by a loud cracking noise followed by a powerful roar of the megacar’s 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine. But pay close attention to the background and you’ll hear a car alarm go off. Well, according to YouTube user Matthias Kierse, the man who uploaded this video, the car alarm belonged to a Ferrari, and was set off simply because the One:1 sprung to life

Yep. The Koenigsegg One:1’s engine noise makes Ferraris squeamish that they sound their alarms.

That’s insane, maybe even incomprehensible to a lot of people. But such is the muscle-flexing might of the One:1, considered as the world’s first megacar on account of its one-megawatt output. If your jaws haven’t dropped to the floor yet, I invite you to turn the volume up, close your eyes, and just listen to the visceral sound of that menacing engine. It’s like a combination of a stampeding buffalo herd and cracking thunder all rolled into one.

Then again, you shouldn’t be surprised since the One:1’s twin-turbo V-8 is packing 1,340 horsepower (1 megawatt) and 1,011 pound-feet of torque under that carbon-fiber hood. These numbers allow the megacar to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 2.8 seconds to go with a top speed of somewhere around 273 mph.

Anytime you have a car with that much power to call upon, you’re going to get noises like this anytime it clears its throat. If there aren’t already enough reasons to love the One:1, then you can add this video to that list.

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 Koenigsegg Will Return to the U.S. in 2015

Koenigsegg Will Return to the U.S. in 2015

Since being founded in 1994, Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has only built 115 cars, so you’d be forgiven for not realizing they were never officially sold in North America. According to Car and Driver, that’s all set to change in 2015 when Koenigsegg will be officially launching in the United States and Canada.

Its numbers have probably earned a permanent place in your memory banks, but Koenigsegg’s latest and greatest is the One:1. and It comes with 1,340 horsepower and has a dry weight of 1,340 kg (around 2950 pounds). In other words, horsepower per kilogram. Top speed is estimated to be around 248 mph and 0 to 60 is dispatched in 2.8 seconds.

So, why does all this matter? Because Manhattan Motorcars in New York City has been tipped to sell the one and only One:1 that is officially slated to be exported to North America. That’s more than a little ironic, since Manhattan has to be on some list of worst places in the world to drive a car with 1,340 horsepower, that’s nearly seven feet wide and sits just about three inches off the ground. It also won’t be fully road legal. The owner will only be allowed to drive the car on the road under “show and display” conditions, but that sounds like a provision with plenty of loopholes.

In addition to the New York dealership, Car and Driver says there will be three more opening in the U.S. and Canada, which will sell the more plebian Koenigsegg Agera (it makes do with just 1,140 horsepower) and a new Koenigsegg to be announced last year. Federalizing a car is no small deal for a boutique manufacturer. North America-bound Koenigseggs will include smart airbags, which is a component that more established small manufacturers like Lotus and Aston Martin have had trouble with.

Click past the jump to read more about the models Koenigsegg plans to offer in the U.S.

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Koenigsegg Plans New Nurburgring Lap Records With Both One:1 and Agera R

Koenigsegg Plans New Nurburgring Lap Records With Both One:1 and Agera R

Koenigsegg has long insisted that it created the fastest cars in the world, on the street or on the track. Sadly, when you are a company as small as Koenigsegg finding the facilities to test those claims can be very difficult; just ask Hennessey. Still, the crew from Sweden is not giving up on its dreams and if this report from Car and Driver is correct, it will soon look to prove its speed credentials on the only track that seems to matter: the Nurburgring.

Porsche made a huge splash earlier this year when the 2014 918 Spyder hybrid busted down the 7-minute barrier with a lap of 6:57 around the Green Hell, but the Swedes are coming to shake things up in a big way. The automaker plans on actually busting the record twice. It’s going to start with an Agera R; a car that holds a 237-horsepower and 560-pound weight advantage over the Porsche 918. Company test driver Robert Serwanski feels that taking the lap record from the 918 won’t prove to be a Hurculean task, and that is just the start. Once the company completes the lap in the Agera R, it is going to roll out its fastest machine the One:1 to go for a few laps.

While Koenigsegg won’t agree to any solid targets, it says that in ideal conditions a lap “in the 6:30s” should be possible. Not only would that take the record for road-legal production cars, that would strip the title of “World’s Fastest” from the Pagani Zonda R that holds the record in the non-streetable class with a 6:47.50 lap time.

If this happens, it will be hard to dispute Koenigesgg’s claim that it does, in fact, make the fastest car in the world.

We can’t wait to see that footage.

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Thanksgiving 2014: 5 Things I am Thankful for This Year

Thanksgiving 2014: 5 Things I am Thankful for This Year

2014 has been quite the eventful year in the auto industry, and the best part is we still have December left before the calendar flips to 2015. But since we’re celebrating Thanksgiving today, we wanted to take this opportunity to give thanks to some of the highlights of 2014. It was a long and exhaustive list that we somehow managed to whittle down to five things we’re thankful for.

All items on the list were newsworthy at one point or another during the year, but the things on this list didn’t make it simply because they made news in 2014. Rather, the items on this list have long-term impacts on the evolution of the auto industry moving forward. Whether it was the development of a new engine or the arrival and imminent departure of two supercars, 2014 really had them all.

Read through the things we’re thankful for in 2014 and let us know what you’re thankful for in the comments section.

Click past the jump to read about the five things I am thankful for in 2014.

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Video: Koenigsegg "Perfection" by Martin Garde Abildgaard

Video: Koenigsegg "Perfection" by Martin Garde Abildgaard

This week’s winner for “most inspirational video” is brought to you by Marti Garde Abildgaard, a Danish director known for his strong background in artsy commercials and short films. Recently, Abildgaard created an incredible 35-second promo for Koenigsegg that not only falls right in his artistic wheelhouse, but will also inspire you to make better life choices.

The video, appropriately titled “Perfection," asks the meta-philosophical question, “what is perfection?” The face value answer has so many different interpretations. But relative to the video, the answer is Koenigsegg, specifically the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1.

Abildgaard throws out words like “mathematics,” “shapes,” and “harmony” to further illustrate some of the elements Koenigsegg used in developing the world’s first megacar. In the context of using the word “perfection” within the auto industry, there’s no car that can be better described as perfect than the One:1.

The car itself doesn’t just represent power and speed; it’s also the closest thing to a perfect car we have in this world. The One:1 is living proof that when elements of technology and human know-how are combined organically, it can create a product that throws old standards out the window and creates new ones that others have no choice but to try to attain.

Doing so is easier said than done, as Abildgaard points out. You want to achieve perfection? Well, he put it best when he said at the end of the video that perfection is a “moving target.”

Unfortunately for the rest of the auto industry, that “moving target” has a one-to-one horsepower-to-kg ratio and can travel in excess of 273 mph. Try catching that.

See the video after the jump.

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Video: Volvo FH Races A Koenigsegg One:1

Video: Volvo FH Races A Koenigsegg One:1

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.

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Video: Volvo Looking to Proove a Point by Pitting a Commercial Truck Against a One:1

Video: Volvo Looking to Proove a Point by Pitting a Commercial Truck Against a One:1

Volvo seems to be on a streak of making ridiculous and outlandish demonstrations for the commercial truck lineup. Remember Jean Claude Van Damme’s epic split while balanced between two Volvo FM trucks? Well that was supposed to showcase the truck’s tight steering. Now Volvo wants to show off the truck’s I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission. So how does the Swedish automaker do that? By racing a Koenigsegg One:1, of course.

The video above is a mere teaser for the big event happening November 11th when a Volvo FM commercial truck will race the 1,340-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 supercar. Apparently this little test will help sell FM trucks to folks looking to beat a One:1…

While the test is a bit over-the-top, the point is to show how well and how quickly the truck’s dual-clutch transmission shifts. “Matching a Volvo FH against Koenigsegg One:1 is the perfect challenge to see if our newly launched I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission lives up to expectations in terms of driveability and driving comfort that comes with seamless gear shifting,” says Per Nilsson, PR Director at Volvo Trucks.

Doing the driving honors is British TV show Fifth Gear host Tiff Needell. Ground Zero for this epic test is the hilly and twisty Ring Knutstorp in southern Sweden. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for the full run down of November 11th’s events.

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Koenigsegg Planning Record Runs with Agera R and One:1

Koenigsegg Planning Record Runs with Agera R and One:1

Koenigsegg is developing a tweaked version of the Agera R in preparation for a record run at the Nurburgring. That and a host of other topics were discussed when French auto site L’Automobile Sportive spent a day with founder Christian von Koenigsegg and regional director and head of sales Jens Sverdrup at the Koenigsegg headquarters in Ängelholm, Sweden.

Koenigsegg’s statement immediately set off the alarm in our heads. Could it be aiming to unseat Radical, specifically the SR8LM and its record lap time of 6:48 around the Green Hell? Is this “tweaked” Agera R an actual production model that Koenigsegg plans to sell in the future? Unfortunately, von Koenigsegg didn’t disclose specific details of its planned run at the Nubrugring record, although he did add that once the Agera R accomplishes what it sets out to do, the company is turning its attention to its one-megawatt hypercar, the One:1, and giving it a list of records to chase after.

Speaking of the One:1, the conversation with L’Automobile Sportive also unearthed some details of Koenigsegg’s business methods not a lot of people are aware of. The company’s disposition to develop car components in-house was was a nice talking point because doing so allows Koenigsegg to fit the technology it creates specifically for their cars.

Sverdup points to Koenigsegg’s double-clutch gearbox as proof. The gearbox is the only one of its kind that has “one single shaft," and at just 81 kg (178.6 pounds), it’s also the lightest gearbox used in supercars today and is the same one used for all of the brand’s Agera models.

This gearbox is a testament to the success Koenigsegg has had in developing its own technology. This aggressive approach allows the company to trademark its inventions and sell them to other manufacturers, something Christian von Koenigsegg admitted was a part of its “financial resources”.

But not all components are built in-house. Some, like the V-8 engines, have to be built somewhere else because Koenigsegg doesn’t have the resources to do it on its own. In the case of the engine, the company told L’Automobile Sportive that it doesn’t have a foundry that produces metal castings so that part of the engine build is sent to a company in the UK where the block is casted to Koenigsegg’s specifications.

The turbochargers are another out-sourced technology, which von Koenigsegg said are built by Indiana-based aftermarket company Precision Turbo & Engine.

Finally, von Koenigsegg admitted that the company has had internal discussions on the possibility of building lower-priced cars. No significant progress has been made from these talks, but the door is open, even if it’s just slightly ajar.

In this instance, it’s probably best that we keep our fingers crossed and hope that door flies open soon and we see “more affordable” Koenigsegg supercars in dealerships.

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Video: First Look at the Koenigsegg One:1

Video: First Look at the Koenigsegg One:1

How many times can one really wax poetic about the Koenigsegg One:1? The short answer, of course, is not enough. That’s not to say that we’re never going to grow tired of it because everything, no matter how awesome, has a shelf life. But who are we kidding, really? We can’t have enough of the One:1 and thankfully, there are people like Shmee whose sole purpose in this world is to make us jealous.

The famous YouTube car guy has uploaded this spectacular video of the One:1. It’s called the “Exclusive First Look” at the mighty Koenigsegg and who are we to really argue with him.

Shmee’s video caught the One:1 in ways no other video has ever done. He even gets to ride shotgun, as the One:1 is put through the paces in the real happiest place on Earth: the Koenigsegg headquarters in Sweden.

Sorry, Disneyland.

Shmee’s level of access is unparalleled, and he proved it once again, thanks to this up-close look at one of the most powerful cars in the world today.

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Video: Koenigsegg One:1 Doing Donuts At The Nurburgring

Video: Koenigsegg One:1 Doing Donuts At The Nurburgring

When a car that costs $2.4 million does some fancy burnouts, it’s probably a great idea to just stay the hell away. The Koenigsegg One:1 definitely qualifies as one of those supercars that need their space more than any other exotic in the world. So understand the need to give it a little breathing room, especially when its showing off its all 1,340 horses and 1,011 pound-feet of torque with some tire-smoldering donuts.

More than that, it actually looks impressive doing it, even at the potential cost of messing up that carbon-fiber beauty. The combination of that throaty engine roar with a touch of turbo whistle and the ear-piercing sound of burning rubber also creates a nice collaborative treat for the ears, the kind that very few cars in this world are capable of.

So the next time you see a Koenigsegg One:1 — if you’re lucky enough to see one in the first place — don’t get too close. Instead, just step back and enjoy it while you can.

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Video: Inside Koenigsegg - A Look At The 3D Printed Variable Turbo

Video: Inside Koenigsegg - A Look At The 3D Printed Variable Turbo

The next installment of Koenigsegg’s "Inside Koenigsegg" web series has been released and this time, the point of discussion centers on the car’s 3D-printed, variable-turbo technology. Jumping from the last episode, we know see Christian Von Koenigsegg at the Geneva Motor Show talking about a variable turbo technology, an idea his company began thinking off a few years ago to give reasonably sized engines more power versatility. Basically, Koenigsegg talked about the importance of the turbo turbine housing, which helps the engine run smoother and more efficiently. To achieve that, Koenigsegg developed two housings in one, featuring an inner house that’s close to the turbine and a bigger turbo housing that serves the purpose of improving the engine’s breathing at a higher RPM.

Not surprisingly it’s technology that Koenigsegg developed on its own and used on the One:1 megacar. At this point, it’s hard to imagine how many more tricks and new tech Koenigsegg plans to highlight from its one-of-a-kind exotic.

At the rate its going with these Inside Koenigsegg episodes, there’s a good chance that we’re going to see more of the One:1’s incredible anatomy.

Here’s a suggestion, though. If Koenigsegg really wanted to make an impact with this web series, it should really try to pace the release of these episodes. Nobody’s trying to beat you, guys, so you can take your time with releasing new episodes to build up the suspense a little bit.

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Video: Inside Koenigsegg - How Carbon Fiber Wheels Are Made

Video: Inside Koenigsegg - How Carbon Fiber Wheels Are Made

Koenigsegg has been releasing episodes of its "Inside Koenigsegg" web series web series at a feverish pace; it’s been hard just to keep up with it. But we’re not complaining, because the subject of the series — the One:1 megacar — is fascinating enough to keep all of us on our toes, waiting for the next episode to drop. Just yesterday, the fifth and latest episode was released, and true to the theme of the series, this episode takes an up-close look at the megacar’s carbon-fiber wheels.

Yes, the One:1 has wheels made out of carbon fiber, just like most of the parts you see on the car. But Koenigsegg doesn’t use just any kind of carbon fiber; it actually uses what’s called "pre-preg" carbon fiber, the same material used in Formula One, fighter jets and space ships.

Koenigsegg founder Christian Von Koenigsegg described the rationale behind his company’s decision to use carbon-fiber wheels, and apart from the obvious weight savings it provides for the One:1, these carbon-fiber wheels are also strong enough to withstand the unbridled power and handling dynamics of the One:1.

Koenigsegg is the first automaker to produce carbon-fiber wheels, something you can expect for an automaker that has prided itself on being one of the best innovators in the industry. The technology is far from cheap, and the laborious development takes a lot of time to produce. But that’s a luxury Koenigsegg has as a premium car maker that develops only a select number of supercars a year.

Check out the video and watch how Koenigsegg builds these carbon fiber wheels from scratch all the way to the final product.. It’s another incredible episode that shouldn’t be missed.

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Video: Inside Koenigsegg Presents Koenigsegg One:1's Active Rear Wing

Video: Inside Koenigsegg Presents Koenigsegg One:1’s Active Rear Wing

Koenigsegg has been churning out episodes of its Inside Koenigsegg web series at around the same pace as the speed of its subject, the One:1 megacar. Now on its third episode, Inside Koenigsegg now takes us on an in-depth look at the One:1’s active rear wing.

Christian Von Koenigsegg claims that the One:1’s rear wing is the world’s first top-mounted active rear wing, a distinction the company decided to go with because it creates the kind of downforce that can be of good use to the high-speed stability of the One:1.

Another unique characteristic of this top-mounted active rear wing is its weight. According to Koenigsegg, the whole carbon-fiber component only weighs 10 kg, one-third the weight of similar contraptions from Koenigsegg’s competitors.

That’s pretty impressive, more so knowing how much it helps the supercar achieve its ungodly performance capabilities. It makes us wonder, really, how far more advanced the One:1 really is when you line it up against its rivals.

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Video: Inside Koenigsegg Presents The Heart Of Heart Of The Koenigsegg One:1

Video: Inside Koenigsegg Presents The Heart Of Heart Of The Koenigsegg One:1

The second and latest episode of Drive’s "Inside Koenigsegg" web series is now up online. In keeping up with the overall theme of the second season, this episode returns to showcase the 5.0-liter, V-8 engine of the powerful supercar it has ever built: the Koenigsegg One:1.

Much has been said about the One:1 and all of them has been either tinted with breathless amazement or shameless gushing. We admit to having fallen to both states at one point or another. But for all the technological wonder of the One:1, the heart of the car remains its massive V-8 engine that spits out an ungodly 1,340 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet of torque.

Koenigsegg founder Christian Von Koenigsegg returns to give us a rundown on the development of the One:1’s engine, including his disclosure that the One:1’s engine is actually an evolution of the one sitting inside the Agera R.

In order to generate that much more horsepower, Koenigsegg went and changed a number of the engine’s mechanical components, including the camshafts, the springs, the valves, the injectors, the fuel pumps, and the turbochargers. And that’s just the physical changes, as Koenigsegg put it. Software modifications were also done to raise the redline of the engine.

As always, it’s a fascinating look inside one of the most highly regarded supercar manufacturers in the world and how it goes about the business of continuing to raise the bar of exotic engineering.

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The Koenigsegg One:1 has Some Seriously Advanced Active Aerodynamics

The Koenigsegg One:1 has Some Seriously Advanced Active Aerodynamics

Air. This simple combination of oxygen and nitrogen is one of the most difficult factors for designing a high-end supercar. It needs to be routed to the engine for combustion, funneled to various systems for cooling and it is used for downforce to keep the car stuck to the road. For most of the 20th century, designers had to make compromises to one of those systems to improve the other. You had to cut downforce to reduce drag and increase speed, or you had to increase drag to provide better brake cooling. Now though, we have active aerodynamics. The engineer’s solution to have your air-based cake and eat it too. For the most technical demonstration of active aero any production car to date we need to look no farther than the new One:1 from Swedish supercar maker Koeingsegg.

Using a complex collection of vents, flaps, motors and hinges the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 can completely alter its aerodynamic profile and performance.

Read on to find out about all of the advanced aero technology on the Koenigsegg One:1

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