Koenigsegg’s mind-melting One:1 hypercar to debut at Geneva in March

The Koenigsegg One:1 has been haunting my dreams for the last six months, since its grainy renderings and shadowy details were leaked.

Showing a car whittled from carbon fiber – including the wheels – and resembling an aerodynamic version of the Batmobile, the renderings hint at a car that will have as many horsepowers as it will kilograms of weight: 1,400 hp to 1,400 kg, to be exact.

That power to weight ratio should be enough to push the One:1 from 0 to 248 mph in 20 seconds. To put that in perspective, the McLaren P1 takes 16.5 seconds to reach 186 mph from a dead standstill.

For side-by-side comparison, I tried to do the math on how fast the One:1 would be going in 16.5 seconds. Sadly, though, I’m not good enough to figure it out. Needless to say, it’s faster than the P1 … I think.

Anyway. Moving on.

We now have word that the One:1 will be moving from vaporware into the real world. GTSpirit claims we’ll in fact see the physics-bending One:1 in the flesh at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Hoping you’ll be able to scope one out before you plunk your hard-earned dollars down? Think again. Although Koenigsegg is making six examples, all have already been sold.

So how does the One:1 go faster than a Saturn V rocket? The unhinged Swedes at Koenigsegg have altered the twin-turbo V8 that powers the Agera R. Unlike other hypercar makers, Koenigsegg knows that hybrid bits ultimately add weight and detract from a car’s performance. That’s why this one is all internal combustion grunt.

As soon as we know more about the One:1, or we get real, live, in-the-flesh pictures for you, we’ll be sure to push them live. So check back often.


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