Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Brings 1,341 hp to the Table
There can be only One… er… I mean There can be only One:1. And, when that only one is the Koenigsegg Agera One:1, one is all one needs. Phew… that’s a lot one ones. Now that the witty (yes, I’m going with witty) world play is out of the way, I can fully explain why the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is quite possibly the most incredible road car ever created.
The Koenigsegg car company is turning 20 this year. Over the past two decades, the automotive brain-child of Christian von Koenigsegg, has built over a hundred of the fastest, most technologically advanced and utterly astonishing cars ever to hit the road. Their current cars, the Koenigsegg Agera S and Koenigsegg Agera R are thoroughly unbelievable in their combination of beauty, technology, quality, power, speed and stellar abilities on the track. They are the current definition of hypercar.
To celebrate their 20th birthday, Koenigsegg has created a limited edition car. This may sound familiar since TTV first told you about it last October. The car is called the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 and Koenigsegg claims it’s the “world’s first megacar”. They call it the Agera One:1 because it has a power-to-curb-weight ratio of 1 hp per kg. They call it a megacar because they claim it’s the first production car to produce one megawatt of power. That’s 1,341 horsepower. Churning out that titanic amount of power is a twin-turbocharged, 5.0 liter V8.
So, what does 1,341 and 1,011 pound-feet of torque running trough a seven-speed dual-clutch trans and electronic differential get you? Speed… and lots of it. According to Koenigsegg, the focus of this car was track performance, not top speed. That being said, I call bullshit. Yes, the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 can pull over 2g in the twisties and creates 1,345 lbs of downforce at 160. But, it also has a simulated (read: untested in the real world) top speed of 273 miles per hours (440 km/h).
That is 3 mph faster than the current world’s fastest production car, the Hennessey Venom GT. Although the Texas Titan has nothing to worry about since Koenigsegg is only making 6 of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1. (All of which are spoke for.) That means it doesn’t qualify as a production car and can’t shoot for the top speed title.
Title or not, the spec list of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 read like something out of a Starfleet starship service manual. Variable geometry turbos in custom, 3D-printed turbo housings and a 3D-printed titanium exhaust team with fully active aerodynamics with independent left and right front flaps under the front splitter and hydraulically actuated top mounted dual plane rear wing and something called 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode to make the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 one of the most advanced street cars ever.
Koenigsegg hasn’t told us any acceleration and hard performance figures for the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 yet, but the regular old Koenigsegg Agera R has the Guinness World Record for fastest 0-300-0 km/h at 21.19 seconds. And, a 0 to 200 mph record time of 17.68 seconds. And, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. And, it has a mere 1,140 horse (200 less than the Agera One:1). So, let’s just say the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is going to be blindingly fast.
Hopefully Koenigsegg will release more details after the official unveiling of the Koenigsegg during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Until then, check out the tech specs below and the press release below that.
Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Technical Specifications
Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Press Release
Koenigsegg 2014 Geneva Auto Salon Press Release
Celebrating 20 Years By introducing – The Agera One:1 – Worlds first Megacar
· Worlds first 1:1 (One:1) power to curb weight ratio homologated production car (kg/hp) · World’s first Megacar – 1 Megawatt of power homologated production car · 2 G cornering capability on road legal production cup tires · 610 kg down force at 260 km/h (160 mph) utilizing advanced active under and over body aerodynamics · Chassis with active ride height and shock absorbing including variable stiffness spring ratios · Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps under front splitter and hydraulically actuated top mounted dual plane rear wing · 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode · 20% lighter carbon chassis and body due to implementation of M46J & M55J high modulus fibers · 3D-VGT – Koenigsegg patented 3D printed variable turbo housing – gives improved response and bottom end torque · 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app · New Koenigsegg developed Carbon fiber ventilated memory foam racing seats · 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to Aluminium counterpart · Active noise canceling seat option · Top Speed – has not been a priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car – however, the One:1 is anticipated to be, the world’s fastest homologated production car, with a simulated top speed of > 440 km/h, due to high power and high rpm capability in combination with strong tires and active aero · Many more exiting and new features will be present at the show · Program fully pre-sold prior to introduction · Welcome to stand 1259 in hall 1 to join our 20 Years Celebration with the introduction of the One:1!
Koenigsegg Celebrating 20 Years
The journey of Koenigsegg, since inception, is truly incredible. It all started on August 12th 1994 when a young man, age 22, set out to realize his childhood dream. A young man fuelled by passion, ingenuity and mind-bending will.
Christian von Koenigsegg had just made up his mind to live his dream and start his own car company. The odds were stacked against him. It was a now or never moment.
His idea was to create a sports car that he felt did not currently exist and one which he believed would be desired – two essential necessities for success, Christian felt.
The concept: A lightweight mid-engined car, with a detachable, stowable hardtop. A wrap-around screen for good visibility and aerodynamics. Short overhangs with two large intercooler intakes on the side of the car, behind the mass centre to aid high speed stability.
A car that looked and felt good with the top up, as well as in roadster guise, transformed in minutes with the hard top neatly tucked away inside the car. A car with a timeless efficient appearance that age like good wine.
This was a mid-engine car concept that did not exist at the time. The CC8S was born. Every Koenigsegg created since includes this simple but effective DNA and stay true to Christian’s original vision.
It has been an amazing ride. From boyhood dream to a shining, all-conquering and powerful reality. It’s awe-inspiring stuff that dreams are made of.
Five production models with as many Guinness production car records later – it is a fact, Koenigsegg has exploded on to the scene and is here to stay.
When Christian is asked what his greatest achievement is – he says without hesitation: -Living the dream!
Just imagine what the next 20 years will hold.
Time for the One:1