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Swedish manufacturer plans to take on the latest generation of hypercars with new 1322bhp One:1

Koenigsegg is targeting the likes of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder with its mighty new Agera One:1. The hypercar has been seen for the first time at the Geneva motor show

The One:1 is so called as it has a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 – it weighs 1340kg and produces 1322bhp (or 1340 metric horsepower). This power output figure eclipses the P1, LaFerrari and 918 Spyder, and also that of the 1184bhp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Final is given its swansong at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow

The new model from the Swedish supercar firm is derived from the Agera R, which itself boasts a 1100bhp twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8. For the One:1, a claimed top speed of more than 273mph is quoted, which would make it the fastest production road car in the world – faster than the 270mph Hennessey Venom GT and 268mph Veyron Super Sport.

Koenigsegg claims this top speed is possible thanks to the One:1’s “high power and high-rpm capability in combination with strong tyres and active aero”.

Koenigsegg, which in 2014 celebrates its 20th anniversary, has equipped the One:1 with a carbonfibre chassis that's 20 per cent lighter than the Agera R’s, active aerodynamics, active ride height, variable-stiffness suspension, upgraded tyres, a lightweight titanium exhaust and a variable turbo housing to boost low-end torque.

The active aero consists of independent flaps left and right under the front splitter and a hydraulic dual-plan rear wing. This helps the One:1 produce 610kg of downforce at 160mph, which is equivalent to that of a McLaren P1.

Other impressive numbers include the car’s ability to pull 2g while cornering on road-legal tyres, and the ability for the Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode systems to be informed by 3G and GPS connectivity.

The car can record lap times and telemetry through an iPhone app, which is also able to receive software updates for the car.

Koenigsegg has not released a price for the model, but has confirmed that all examples of the One:1 have already been sold.

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fadyady 4 March 2014

Not a very fair comparison

I love what Koenigsegg stands for - a bespoke sports car maker which is pretty much what McLaren stands for - albeit on a bit larger scale and so does Ferrari although on a far larger scale and Porsche used to before they diversified into building SUVs.
They still make good sports cars too. Anyway the point I'm trying to make here on this sun-kissed morning is that the McLaren, the Porsche and the Ferrari in question carry batteries hence they are bound to weigh more. On these grounds its not fair to compare...
TBC 2 March 2014


This is exactly how a company develops it's heritage. And, as mentioned in the report, they have pre-sold all of the production run. If you can afford one of these, then your garage will most likely contain examples of McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche's hybrid models. To that end, the debate is moot.
CCX 1 March 2014

Heritage does not make a car

Heritage does not make a car better or worse. McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti also had no heritage at one point.

Unfortunately, although they built a GT1 car to FIA regs back in 2008, the rules changed so they could no longer enter - they don't produce enough cars. Hopefully this will change one day. Same for Pagani sadly - who wouldn't want to see Koenigsegg, Pagani and other small manufacturers battling it out in their own series?