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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28 February 2014
Over-ambitious, I don't think they have the wherewithal and know-how to truly rival the likes of Mclaren, Porsche and Ferrari.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

28 February 2014
I totally agree. This is a show-car for those who wan't to say that they've got the most hor(s)epower and nothing more. Can't remember when Koenigsegg actually backed some of their lofty claims up.
918, P1 and LaFerrari will run rings around this kit-car looking object on a track.

31 March 2014
Autocar wrote:

1322bhp (or 1340 metric horsepower).

1 MW is 1360 metric horsepower, that's 1341 imperial horsepower.

28 February 2014
on paper it's got the crednetials to eclipse the veyron, but a gut feeling is this car will be in ball of fire by 250mph. Still it'll add excitement to the speed something the veyron does in rather clinical fashion!

28 February 2014
The power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 is impressive. If Koenigsegg can muster that then it could pose a worthy challenge to the car of the moment that is the P1.

28 February 2014
Given the calibre of McLaren's engineers' I have serious doubts this effort could touch its abilities. Koenigsegg's pedigree is that of making bold statements and failing to deliver.

CCX

28 February 2014
Over-ambitious? Kit-car? You must be clinically insane if you don't think this car is an impressive achievement. For a small company - with such little heritage - to come up with a feat of engineering like this is simply astonishing. You might not want to believe it, but this will almost certainly beat the P1 on a track.

An amazing car. Bravo Koenigsegg.

28 February 2014
To all the people who doubt Christian Von Koenigseggs ability in design and engineering this car please watch inside Koenigsegg on the Drive channel on youtube before making any ill informed judgements.

28 February 2014
There are a few clips on YouTube of the R version blowing away a Veyron SS over and over again. If they can get 1300bhp from a 5 litre V8 then that surely leaves McLaren with a lot of room for a P1 supersports version, especially as they have a solution for the turbo lag. I can't wait to see this going head to head. Previous versions have been beautifully engineered and put together. A giant test with the 3 hybrids, the Venom and this. I would pay to read about that one...

28 February 2014
Yes, doubt at your extreme peril. Just go on YouTube and watch the Agera R and Agera S (both with less power than the One:1) DEMOLISH Bugatti Veyrons, in multiple races down a runway. And then come back and we'll talk.

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