You’d better invest in superlatives because they’re going fast: Koenigsegg fully revealed the incredible One:1 last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the Swedish manufacturer is dubbing it “The World’s First Megacar”.
Because a Megacar is clearly better than a supercar, sports car, or hypercar, we knew the One:1 would be special, and my goodness is it ever.
The One:1 features a harmonious, almost poetic balance of power and weight. The horsepower to kilogram ratio is a perfectly balanced 1:1, which is impressive in its own right, but even more staggering when you realize the car generates 1,341 horsepower. With a matching curb weight in kg (2998 pounds), the One:1 makes the monumental McLaren P1 look sluggish and timid in comparison, and I don’t use those words carelessly.
The extreme levels of power are generated by a tweaked version of the twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V8 from the Agera R. The massively powerful engine is connected to a redesigned seven-speed dual clutch transmission and takes a single technician three weeks to build.
The weight savings come from carbon fiber, which makes up the body panels, suspension springs, and even the wheels.
These incredible specs allow for a sprint from 0 to 248.5 mph (400 kph) in approximately 20 seconds and an estimated speed of over 273 mph. Koenigsegg hasn’t released a 0 to 60 mph time for the car, but it’s a fair guess it’ll be far south of the 3.0 second mark.
The One:1’s cloud-connected suspension is one of the most interesting features of the car, even if it’s slightly overshadowed by the staggering power-to-weight ratio. When driven on a track, the One:1 will interface with the Koenigsegg cloud and retrieve the manufacturer’s recommended suspension settings for that particular circuit. The suspension will continue to react to the tarmac as you drive, continuously adjusting itself for the optimum track experience.
Only six examples of the One:1 are being built, and with a car like this, you won’t be surprised to learn they have all been reserved.