Koenigsegg One:1 Destroyed at Nurburgring

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onJuly 20th, 2016


When the Nurburgring removed its speed restrictions earlier this year, we were all prepared to see the Koenigsegg One:1 makes it official run at the quickest lap of the ring. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the Koenigsegg One:1 make some appearances on the track, but it was only for exhibition purposes. Recently, the company decided to have a go for the fastest lap, but unfortunately things didn’t end well. The ring claimed its one of only six One:1 in existence yesterday and it was a sad sad sight. News is that the driver did make it out of the crash alright which is the most important thing. Cars can always be replaced.

According to the automaker, the crash happened while they were working on vehicle development and preparing for a possible record run. Koenigsegg has not released any official word on what caused the crash, but just simply stated that any track testing with a high performance automobile carries with it some level of risk. However, as you view the video online of the crash site, you can tell the vehicle likely entered the corner carrying too much speed as the tire tracks go off in a straight line right off the track.

Despite the carnage shown by the pictures, Koenigsegg does plan to rebuild the vehicle and hopefully have it see track time once again.

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