Koenigsegg One:1 Breaks 0-300-0 KMH World Record

Koenigsegg One:1 Breaks 0-300-0 KMH World Record
Koenigsegg One:1 Breaks 0-300-0 KMH World Record /

Koenigsegg released a video earlier and announced on twitter earlier today (June. 17, 2015) showcasing the brute force that is 1341 HP by breaking their own 0-300-0 KMH record. That means the Koenigsegg ran up to 186 MPH from a dead standstill, then smashed on the brakes as quick as possible back to zero KMH/MPH. The previous record was of course held by Koenigsegg themselves in a record-setting run back in 2011, but it looks like this motley crew of Swedes weren’t satisfied with that run and aimed to break it. The previous record was 21.19 seconds, and they pretty much smashed that record. Check out the official video below!

If you’re wondering where the name One:1 comes from, it’s from the fact that for every one kilogram the car weighs, there’s exactly one HP powering it down the track. Motivation comes from the same motor used in the Koenigsegg Agera R. Except, this time the engineers at Koenigsegg have turned up the boost on the 5.0 liter V-8 from 20.3 psi to 26.1 psi bringing an extra 201 HP and 126 lbs-ft of torque to the original motor. In total, power numbers reach 1000 KW, which makes it the first megacar (megawatt.)

In the video the Koenigsegg One:1 tracks straight and true. There’s no fuss in how it takes the whole ordeal. The test driver oftentimes barely has his fingers on the steering wheel, the whole car is so stable. And the new record? 17.95 seconds. As far as records go, that pretty much take a giant leap over the previous mark set. According to the clock, it took less than 12 seconds to reach 186 MPH, then a little over six seconds to come to a complete standstill. Pretty amazing stuff. I wonder how other supercars like the McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 would fare? Also, don’t try this at home kids.