By far the biggest new release of the Geneva Motor Show 2014 for us is the Koenigsegg One:1. Just 6 cars will be made, each one so fast it is worthy of the moniker, “mega car”. The Koenigsegg One:1 was released online last week, we got our first taste today and we have to say, it looks absolutely incredible!
The bodywork on this car is something else. At the front, the car features aerodynamic flicks and a large front splitter. New vents in the bonnet expel air much quicker and channel it around the roof-mounted air intake. The rear wing is quite frankly absurd! It all helps to produce a total downforce at 260 km/h equal to 610 kg whilst at 440km/h, the One:1 develops 830 kg of pressure. Active aerodynamics help tweak the downforce to suit the situation.
Koenigsegg retains its own design Koenigsegg aluminium 5,0 litre V8 unit with, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts and variable geometry twin turbochargers. Changes over the standard Agera R include a larger bore, up form 91.7 mm to 92 mm. The boost is also increased up to 1.8 bar boost pressure from 1.4 bar boost pressure in the Agera R.
Power figures are truly incredible. Koenigsegg quotes 1 Megawatt of power (1,341 hp) and an 8,250 rpm rev limit. Torque is rated at 1371 Nm from 6000 rpm. Total weight is just 1,360 kg which is based on the complete car ready to drive with 50% fuel, 100% fluids and without the driver taken into account. This is a total weight saving of just over 70 kg on the Agera R. As a result, the Koenigsegg One:1 is said to achieve a perfect 1 horsepower to 1 kilogram power to weight ratio.