It’s not even really fair to refer to the Koenigsegg One:1 as a ‘car’. First debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show the Koenigsegg One:1 is a super limited edition car made by Koenigsegg with only six of the cars ever being made, and all six instantly selling to likely Saudi oil billionaires. The Koenigsegg One:1 features a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, goes 0-to-60mph in 2.8-seconds, and it just set the 0-to-300 km/h world record at 11.922-seconds, besting the previous world record set by the Koenigsegg Agera R in 2011, at 21.19 seconds. Apologies for all the numbers here, bros, but I just want to get that out of the way before I discuss just how badass the Koenigsegg One:1 is. In the recent trial the Koenigsegg One:1 went 0-to-300km/h in 11.92-seconds, then decelerated from 300km/h in 6.03-seconds, making the total time for the car to go from a standstill to 300km/h and then back to a standstill a world record 17.95-seconds. Straight up NASTY.
Word of this new world record is already spreading like wildfire throughout the car world. But before we get to the ins and outs of this incredible feat, here’s the world record once more, broken down in GIF:
It’s okay if you have to change your underwear after watching that, I won’t judge you.
If the name Koenigsegg rings a bell that’s because I’ve posted on the Koenigsegg Agera R several times here on BroBible, most recently when a Koenigsegg Agera R and a Porsche 918 Spyder were racing in Germany’s Autobahn. If you missed that video definitely check it out by following the link above. As for the new world record set by the Koenigsegg One:1, Koenigsegg has all the information regarding speeds and track conditions on koenigsegg.com:
Data was collected using the industry standard VBox data recorder.
The stage data for the record beating run is as follows:
0-300 kmh: 11.922 seconds
300-0 kmh: 6.032 seconds
0-300-0 kmh: 17.95 seconds
0-200 mph: 14.328 seconds
200-0 mph: 6.384 seconds
0-200-0 mph: 20.71 seconds
It should be noted that this run was just one of many in the four hour session and that faster individual stages, e.g. 0-100 and 100-200, were recorded through the session. In fact, if we piece together all the fastest individual acceleration and deceleration stages from the day, the theoretical 0-300-0 kmh time would be a staggering 17.49 seconds.
For more from Koenigsegg check out the this street race between a Koenigsegg Agera R and a Porsche 918 Spyder!