Koenigsegg matches the power to weight ratio in their latest One: 1, with one horsepower per kilogram.
The Bugatti Veyron may get a lot of attention for being incredibly fast, incredibly sleek, and surprisingly comfortable at speed, but it’s the Koenigsegg models that are more of a purist choice.
What separates the Koenigsegg from the Veyron? Honestly, it all comes down to the drivetrain, where the Veyron has an all-wheel-drive system, while the One: 1 makes things a lot more hairy with the rear wheel drive set up. Remember watching Top Gear and seeing The Stig crash for the first time? It’s the Koenigsegg he crashed, because it didn’t have enough rear downforce to handle all of the horsepower.
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The One: 1 may not be the most recently made model, but it is the pinnacle of the Koenigsegg team’s engineering achievement. Horsepower is one of the simplest things to add onto a car. Cutting the weight, isn’t. Here, they are able to accomplish both. Carbon fiber wheels, a revised, carbon fiber rear spoiler, and consistent carbon-fiber weaving throughout the entire chassis just reeks of pure craftsmanship. They were able to achieve a top speed of 273 miles per hour.
Here, Goodwood Road & Racing takes you through the design features, as well as the noise, on the track.
According to the Koenigsegg website, the One: 1 is capable of reaching 248 miles per hour in 20 seconds, and going back down to 0 in 10 seconds. Here, they shot video of going from 0-186 miles per hour, and back down to zero again. Want to see what an 11.92 second run to 186 miles per hour looks like?
The Koenigsegg One: 1 is simply one of our favorite megacars. The numbers are simply staggering.
We hope you enjoyed the speed.