With extraordinary determination and vision, Christian Koenigsegg explored the limits of both technology and innovation to create the Supercar of his dreams – the Koenigsegg CC. The Koenigsegg CC was the manifestation of a dream and its successful completion gave Christian the courage to continue and to share his quest for perfection with others. Thus, the car company that bears his name was born. Today, it gives us marvels like the 2014 Koenigsegg One:1, which we closely examine.
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Koenigsegg is now creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this, the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series-produced mega car; this is exactly why this astonishing monster was named as it is known today – One:1.
This Koenigsegg product raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to enhance track performance without compromising top speed or everyday usability, with a stunning visual appearance to go with it.
What’s new? Unique track-optimised aero winglets extended venturi tunnels and side splitters, Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration and optimised active undertrim air management. In addition to this, there are large air vents for improved cooling, roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt of power, 8250 RPM rev limit, complemented with custom made Michelin Cup tyres, upgraded rear triplex suspension with carbon bevel springs and active shock absorbers and ride height, combined with the revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fibre wheels.
Fuel it up
Koenigsegg was the first extreme car manufacturer to take steps towards green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The One:1, a sibling of the highly competitive Agera R, follows the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel, race fuel or normal gasoline.
In order to give the One:1 maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery, Koenigsegg has implemented its patented variable turbo geometry technology in the One:1 program. This technology gives improved response and more low-end torque than otherwise possible. As an example, the One:1 engine has over 1000 Nm of torque between 3000 to 7500 rpm, which is truly unheard of.
Power output: 1 MW at 7500 rpm – rpm limiter @ 8250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 Nm from 3000 to 8000 rpm
Max torque: 1371 Nm at 6000 rpm
0 – 400 km/h approx. 20 sec
400 – 0 km/h approx. 10 sec
Braking distance: 28 m (100-0 km/h)
Max lateral g-force: 2.0 g
Emission levels: Euro VI
Total length: 4500 mm
Total width: 2060 mm
Total height: 1150 mm
Ground clearance: Rear: 74-90 mm Front: 59-100 mm plus 50 mm lift system
Wheelbase: 2662 mm.
Front track: 1700 mm. Rear track: 1650 mm.
Front overhang: 944 mm Rear overhang: 900 mm
Fuel capacity: 74 litres
Curb weight 1360 kg (complete car ready to drive with 50% fuel,
Weight distribution: 44% front, 56% rear