Christian von Koenigsegg has revealed that it isn’t currently a priority for the manufacturer to verify its top speed claims.
Last week, Koenigsegg opened up an ‘Ask Me Anything’ forum on its website where fans of the Swedish automaker could ask any question they want and have it answered by company founder Christian von Koenigsegg. It is in this section where a fan pondered the question that has been on everyone’s mind; “when will you guys test the real top speed of your cars”.
In answering this, von Koenigsegg said “We would like to do such a test, but I have to say it’s not a super-high priority for us. It’s nice to be able to say you’ve got the fastest driven road car in the world and we believe that the One:1 could take the current record but for us, it’s a matter of priorities.”
The company founder went on to point out three key factors dissuading the marque from attempting production car top speed records. For starters, von Koenigsegg isn’t convinced of the importance of such records both for the firm itself as well as its customers. Additionally, Koenigsegg hasn’t found an airfield long enough to max out its current vehicles. Finally, the fact that the Swedish automaker is still a small company, it believes its resources can be better spent on ensuring its cars are as enjoyable to drive as possible.
After all, customers, particularly One:1 owners, will never be able to max out their cars but will be able to fully explore its acceleration and handling capabilities on a race track.
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.