Koenigsegg One:1












The car gets its name from the fact that it produces one horsepower for every kilogram of weight. Koenigsegg calls it the world’s first production ‘Megawatt’ car, because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating. For readers in the U.S., that translates to about 1,340 horsepower, which means, you guessed it, the car weighs just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds)--taking into account all necessary fluids and even the weight of an average size driver. This was achieved via a 20 percent lighter chassis and body compared to the Agera, made using advanced carbon fiber.

By comparison, the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (according to Guinness) develops only 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds. Performance, as you would expect given the insane power to weight ratio of the One:1, will be nothing short of amazing. Koenigsegg is confident the car will set new acceleration records for 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph), 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) and even 0-400 km/h (0-248 mph) sprints. The latter could be as quick as 20 seconds.

The engine fitted to the One:1 is Koenigsegg’s own twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 design. It uses variable geometry turbochargers also designed by Koenigsegg and whose housing is constructed using a 3D printing process. The exhaust, a titanium setup, is also 3D printed. Drive goes to the rear wheels only, via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that was also designed by Koenigsegg.

In the cabin, things are equally advanced. There is an active chassis system that can adjust the ride height and shock absorbing level based on data collected from 3G and GPS services. Koenigsegg says the setup is even effective when at the track. That, among other things, will enable owners to remotely track their car, its fuel level and battery status as well as access the latest software. The seats, meanwhile, are carbon fiber and feature memory foam.

Only six examples will be built, and all of them have been been pre-sold. Not like it matters now, but the going price is believed to be around $2 million.

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