With the Nurburgring speed limits now lifted, Koenigsegg might finally get its opportunity to set a new record.
The company posted a new blog post on its website, in hopes of getting “ahead of the car spotters,” saying that it will be at the Nurburgring in the near future, which will likely cause plenty of rumors and speculation about lap times. Last year the Swedish exotic automaker had plans to attempt a new lap record with the One:1, but after speed limits were put in place, it had to pull the plug on those plans.
Unfortunately, its coming visit to the ‘Ring won’t result in a lap record anytime soon: “We won’t be doing a lap record in the immediate term, but we will be there and because people will see us there and expect all sorts of things, we thought we’d get out ahead of the car-spotters and tell you what we’re up to,” Koenigsegg said in the blog post.
In other words, Koenigsegg will be spending the next few months preparing its One:1 for a record attempt with regular factory driver Robert Serwanski supporting the effort. Serwanski, however, will likely not be the one behind the wheel for the attempt. In fact, Koenigsegg won’t even promise that an attempt will be made this year.
“Will we gun for a record this year? Maybe. It depends on many, sometimes mundane, factors such as track access/availability, driver availability, the weather and other commitments that may pose a conflict in terms of timing.”