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Koenigsegg One:1 Destroyed at Nurburgring


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.

Koenigsegg Heads to the Nurburgring


Koenigsegg is a company that delivers direct and impactful statements with each and every one of their vehicles. Following with that mantra, the company decided to get ahead of the curve and spill the beans to the public about their planned Nurburgring appearance.

The company states that they “unfortunately won’t be recording any record times any time soon. We won’t be doing a lap record in the immediate term, but we will be there and because people will see us there and expect all sorts of things, we thought we’d get out ahead of the car-spotters and tell you what we’re up to.”

Koenigsegg last year had planned to have a go at recording the fastest time around the ring. However, due to new speed limits which were put in place at certain parts of the track after a spectator death last year the record attempt run was put on hold. Koenigsegg will be focusing their time and effort on preparing the One:1 for a record attempt over the next few months, but like all other automakers, Koenigsegg will have to wait their turn and line up things like track access/availability, driver schedules, and weather in order to get the optimum conditions to produce a record lap.

Koenigsegg One:1 at the Heart of New York Auto Show

The Koenigsegg one:1 made its way to the New York Auto Show and made a huge splash infront of an American audience. When the company produced six vehicles for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, all units were spoken for before it even made its appearance before the public. Fortunately, Koenigsegg continued to build more of these super cars.

One thing the Koenigsegg does is blur the lines between what follows the other, form or function. Naturally, all Koenigsegg vehicles are build with function and purpose in mind, but you can’t deny that sometimes form creeps its way to the forefront. Regardless which follows the other, one can’t deny the beauty of a one off machined and cnc’d part made from aerospace grade aluminum like the paddle shifters which are engineered to give a specific clicking feel to convey gear engagement. With performance in mind, Koenigsegg managed to achieve the “dream” equation of 1:1 hp-to-kg curb weight ratio, hence the name One:1.

As the One:1 sits peacefully inside the New York Auto Show flanked on the right by a Spyker C8 Preliator, and snuggled up to Koenigsegg’s own Regera on its left, one can only stand back and embrace what it is they are seeing before their eyes. The One:1 is an engineering marvel. It exudes beauty across every inch of its body, and it expels performance out of every pore.

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