by Branden Williams | SPEED, The Motors on Fox Blog
The world’s fastest production car on (Guiness) record – the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – produces 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds.
Now take the Bugatti, crank up the horsepower, lower its weight and you have the all-new Koenigsegg One:1.
The Swedish manufacturer calls its newest invention the world’s first production ‘megacar’ because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating, which converts to approximately 1,340 horsepower. Equally impressive is that the Koenigsegg machine carries a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – hence the ‘One:1′ branding – meaning the car weighs in at just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds).
This is all achieved through a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 on top of a lightweight carbon fiber chassis and body. Hammer through the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and you’ll be rocketing from 0-248 mph in just 20 seconds.
Unbelievable, right? Well it’s one thing to see it on paper (or a screen) and it’s another to see it in action. Car guru Shmee150 headed to an abandoned airstrip in Sweden to get an up-close look at the monstrous One:1. Check this out:
Tim was incredibly lucky to be the first to jump on board the absolutely epic Koenigsegg One:1 at the factory for a blast at the runway. With only a little time between test runs and important work being carried out on the car I was allowed a few runs in the passenger seat to experience the mind-boggling power and performance in the first production ‘megacar’.
Not only does test driver, Robert Serwanski take us up to 300km/h in moments, but we have a little demo of the handling capability and a rather cool powerslide. All in a car ‘only’ running in 1150hp mode and on Pilot Super Sport tyres as opposed to the stickier Michelin Cup2s.
Tim had a huge thanks to Koenigsegg for allowing him the opportunity in such an incredibly special car, stay tuned for some exciting things in the works and plenty more footage with the Swedish hypercars on the Shmee150 channel!
Thanks for watching, from Tim