The Koenigsegg One:1 has just set a new world record for the 0-300-0 km/h sprint with a blistering 17.95 seconds.
The previous record was set by the Koenigsegg Agera R in September 2011 and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Fast forward to June 8 2015 and the range-topping One:1 managed to shave 3.24 seconds off that time.
The record-breaking run was set during a number of runs in the midst of a performance shakedown of the car at the Swedish manufacturer’s test track in Angelholm. Unsurprisingly, it was the firm’s factory test driver, Robert Serwanski, behind the wheel. The run follows on from unofficial production car lap records at both the Suzuka and Spa-Francorchamps circuit set by the car.
During the run, the Koenigsegg One:1 manages to sprint to 300 km/h in just 11.922 seconds. It then braked from 300-0 km/h in a truly remarkable 6.032 seconds. A record for the 0-320-0 km/h run was also set at 20.71 seconds. During the run, Serwanski actually travelled to about 340 km/h before applying the brakes to ensure that the car was breaking at its fullest potential at 300 km/h.
Beneath the skin, the Koenigsegg One:1’s twin-turbocharged V8 delivers 1341 hp and 1371 Nm of torque. When combined with an overall weight of just 1341 kg, the One:1 features a perfect 1 hp to 1 kg power to weight ratio. The only other production car to achieve such a figure is the Hennessey Venom GT.