Koenigsegg Aims for Nürburgring Lap Record

Koenigsegg Aims for Nürburgring Lap Record

Koenigsegg plans on stealing the Nürburgring lap record from Porsche next year.

But the Swedish automaker doesn’t plan on doing it just once. In fact, Koenigsegg plans on setting the production lap record with its Agera R model, besting the current record of 6:57 held by the Porsche 918 Spyder, then, the company plans to beat its own record with the 1,340-hp One:1 model.

According to Koenigsegg’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg, the One:1 is capable of taking “a very significant chunk” out of the Porsche 918 Spyder’s current time. Koenigsegg believes setting the lap record is one of the ways to prove itself on the supercar market and the automaker has already done extensive testing this year and plans to make its record-setting attempts in 2015.

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If you’re simply comparing specifications, the Agera R is capable of dethroning the 918 Spyder and the One:1 is more than venerable enough too with impressive performance paired to a car that weighs 3,100 lbs. From the onset, the plan was to solidify the One:1 as the fastest car in the world and a Nürburgring lap record would only help support that stance.

GALLERY: Koenigsegg Agera One:1


[Source: Car and Driver]

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