Here it is in all of its glory: The Koenigsegg One on stage in Geneva. Notice how the lights set off all of that delicious carbon fiber and take in all of the racing inspired design cues. With the perfect power-to-weight ratio and the perfect exterior, it is a force to behold.
The Koenigsegg One outshines most on stage in Geneva this year with ample horses and carbon fiber.
As I have mentioned before, the Koenigsegg One gets its name from the fact that it boasts the perfect power-to-weight ratio: One. That means that its 1,340 horses are perfectly matched to its 1,340 kg weight, which includes all fluids and an average sized driver. That ratio is no easy feat for an automaker to accomplish. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport produces 1,200 horses and tips the scales at around 4,000 pounds, yet has managed to remain the ‘Fastest production car’ since 2010.
The Koenigsegg One is based on the Agera, and has shaved off 20% of its predecessor’s body weight thanks to all that carbon. With its ridiculously light frame and perfect ratio, the Koenigsegg One is certainly poised to challenge records. Speaking of records, it seems that Hennessey is not the only one out for Bugatti’s claim-to-fame record. Koenigsegg has expressed some confidence that the One may surpass the Veyron’s 269 mile per hour record and perhaps exceed 273.
I demand a drag race on the VW test track between the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the Hennessey Venom GT and the Koenigsegg One. That is the world I want to one day live in.
Think this Koenigsegg is the One? Sorry, you cannot have one. Just six examples will be created at around $2 million each and they are all pre-sold.