Koenigsegg’s One:1 Redefines High Performance
What do you do if you’ve already made one of the fastest cars in the world? Well, naturally, you make one that’s even faster — because you can. That’s what Sweden’s Christian Von Koenigsegg and his team have done, and if anyone is qualified to do it, it’s them.
Behold the mighty Koenigsegg One:1. We’ve seen plenty of strange names for cars, but this one — and it may be just the way its formatted — is among the weirder. But as is usually the case, the car’s bizarre name is representative of the car itself.
For those who are familiar with Koenigsegg, the company’s name says almost everything you need to know. For those who are not, Koenigsegg is a Swedish outfit known for making some of the most insane high-performance cars in the world. From a small hangar in Scandinavia, they build cars like the Agera and Agera R that rival the likes of Bugatti’s Veyron and the 270-mile-per-hour Hennessey Venom GT.
The One:1 is the latest creation from Koenigsegg’s skunkworks, and theoretically, it can do 280 flat out. While it looks largely like the Agera, the One:1 has been tweaked and fiddled with to give it a 1-to-1 horsepower-to-weight ratio, hence the name of the car. “The One:1 is one of the most obscene and amazing supercars that will ever exist,” Jalopnik says.