There are three types of performance car in this world. The sports car, the supercar and the hypercar. Whilst the debate rages on as to how we should define such machines, I think I have hit the nail on the head. A sports car defies convention, a supercar defies logic, and a hypercar defies physics. These top tier machines are “money is no object” technological marvels that push what is physically possible for a road legal car to the limit. By that measure the near un-spellable Koenigsegg has something to add to this collection of cars. Koenigsegg Agera One:1 set to become worlds fastest car.
We have been spoilt by manufacturers lately who have gone out and brought to market their once in a decade hypercars. The McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari all set the benchmark. However, less than a week after the new kid on the block, Hennessey Venom GT, broke the speed record for fastest road production car, the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has been revealed.
This carbonfibre piece of science fiction is named after its power to weight ratio of 1:1. Weighing just 1340KG and producing a staggering 1340HP (1322BHP) from a twin-turbocharged 5.0 litre V8 engine. Its top speed is quoted as being over 273MPH. Weight saving goes as far as carbon fibre wheels. With active aerodynamics and a huge rear wing that can produce 610KG of downforce, you might not be surprised to hear that the One:1 can generate 2G’s though a corner.
Built to celebrate 20 years of koenigsegg, the Koenigsegg One:1 has already sold out.