The Koenigsegg One:1 is one of the most incredible cars manufactured to date and with it’s one horsepower per kilogram power to weight ratio its also one of the fastest accelerating cars on the planet. We recently spoke about how one of the seven examples ever made set a new VMAX 200 record of 240 mph so we know it can reach some ridiculous speeds, and in a hurry.
But the “Megacar” as referred to by many Koenigsegg officials is also designed to do quite well in the corners. In fact, the company has plans on beating the production lap record at the mighty Nurburgring one day. However, just a few days ago there was an “industry pool testing” taking place at the Ring and there was a Koenigsegg One:1 that smashed into a wall, destroying this magnificent car. The driver was apparently out prepping the car for the attempt at beating the course record. He came into one of the sections too fast, imagine that, and experienced what appeared to be some sort of mechanical failure with the ABS system. Both front tires locked up when he was going just over 100mph and he smashed into the guardrail, that flipped the car up in the air where it did a full 180 degree turn landing in the opposite direction.
The car itself was totaled, but at the same time it did everything it needed to do, at least after the mechanical failure thats assumed to have caused the problem. Most importantly the driver survived fairly unscathed, all the important safety features like fuel shut-off and airbags among many others worked exactly as they were intended too. Koeniggsegg immediately jumped all over the problem taking the car back their shop to determine what went wrong and caused the terrible accident. Turns out it was a faulty ABS sensor the caused the front wheels to lock up, but the good part is the back wheel kept moving which helped keep the car going straight. Koenigsegg has announced that the car will be rebuilt back to showroom condition, which is a good thing because as I mentioned before there are only 7 of these in existence. With 1,350hp and 1,350kg curb weight it would be crazy not to rebuild it. Hopefully we will see the One:1 take the record at the Ring, on paper its most definitely capable of doing so. Only time will tell.
Koenigsegg released the official analysis from the crash which can be seen here.
This was taken a few weeks ago where the One:1 was out running on the Ring. Damn, that thing sounds so good.