Koenigsegg Blames Wrecked One:1 on ABS Sensor

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A rare and expensive Koenigsegg One:1 was totalled during testing on the Nurburgring, all because one a faulty ABS sensor.

The Swedish supercar maker released a detailed report on the crash, which took place during Industry Pool testing Monday the 18th of July. The crash is being blamed on a faulty front left ABS sensor, which did light up a warning on the dash that the driver didn’t notice.

While approaching a corner, the One:1 experienced front axle brake lock-up at 170 km/h, sending it into the fence at 110 km/h. That launched the car about 22 meters in the air before it landed on its left rear wheel and pivoted. A small fire then erupted when the carbon fiber contacted the exhaust, but the driver was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher.

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Koenigsegg insists that all the safety systems, including the fuel shut off and airbagd, worked properly during the crash, along with the ABS fault system, which keeps the rear wheels spinning when the fronts locked up to prevent the car from rotating.

According to the brand, the carbon fiber monocoque will be reused, though the One:1 may not be back on the Nurburgring this year. The brand is looking to capture a lap record at the track and will continue to do so as soon as the car is rebuilt.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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