Koenigsegg’s New Supercar Just Set Another Speed Record

Boutique supercar maker Koenigsegg has claimed another speed record.

The new One:1 megacar, named for its incredible kilogram to horsepower ratio, has set a new record for its time of 17.95 seconds to go from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) and back to 0. That time undercuts the previous record by 3.24 seconds, which was held by another Koenigsegg, the Agera R.

Breaking the record down, it took the One:1 just 11.922 seconds to get up to 300 km/h (186 mph) and only 6.032 seconds to come back down to a standstill. The driver was Koenigsegg factory test driver, Robert Serwanski. The test was performed in dry conditions at 9:53pm on June 8, 2015 at a 1.5km long airstrip.

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Power for the car comes from a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that creates an absurd 1,340 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque. This megacar, as Koenigsegg calls it, has been designed to be as light as it is powerful, with even the turbo housing made from titanium and 3D printed in-house. The chassis is constructed from carbon fiber in order to hit those impressive weight figures.

The One:1 also claims unofficial production car lap records at Suzuka Circuit and Spa-Francorchamps.

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