Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar shown at Geneva

3 Mar, 2014 5:57pm Jonathan Burn

This is the Koenigsegg One:1, a 1,322bhp hypercar set to become the most powerful road car ever

The new Koenigsegg One:1 has been revealed. It’s set to become the world’s most powerful production car, packing 1,322bhp, and it's been shown for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Koenigsegg Agera design cues will be carried over to the One:1, which is based on that car, such as the small LED framed rear lights and oversized central exhaust. Most noticeable changes over other Koenigsegg models such as the Agera S and R is the addition of a huge rear wing supported by two fins emerging from the roof.

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The One:1 name also bears some significance, as it refers to the power to weight ratio of the car. The 5.0-litre turbocharged V8 from the Agera now produces 1,322bhp (1,340hp), matching the kerbweight of 1,340kg. That means the One:1 will become the world's most powerful production car, taking the crown from the 1,300bhp SCC Ultimate Aero. 

The torque that the engine produces is staggering too: 1,371Nm at 6,000rpm. The One:1 gets a 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and an electronic differential. 

This means the car can go from 0-250mph in around 20 seconds - and the huge ceramic brakes take it back to 0 in just 10 seconds.

It would appear Koenigsegg is gunning for the title of the world’s fastest production car, too – currently owned by the 1184bhp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which set a 267.8mph record. The tyres fitted to the One:1 are rated for up to 273mph - indicating that the car could be able to hit those speeds.

Just six Koenigsegg One:1 cars will be built, and there's no word on price yet - but don't expect it to be cheap.

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Met the man in Sweden once - fascinating story.

@def90cars: got any other names to drop?

I've met Clarkson, May & Hammond & a host of other celebs. :-P

Very slow car. I prefer my Little Tikes Cosy Coupe.

My grandparents drove past Jeremy, James and Richard in their campervan on a narrow road in Italy in the summer two years ago.

"The stuff that dreams are made of"

No, I don't name drop.... as I was saying to David Beckham the other day....

I'm fairly confident they know what they're doing, it will have some performance benefit- the p1 has the same. F1 cars have a gap in there rear wings and that certainly isn't for appearance- it's something to do with reducing the high pressure build up on top or something along those lines.

F1 cars have them because of adjustments (not to mention DRS today) and dumb regulations so they have limited dimensions for each part of the car, especially for the wings.

Don't know, maybe there is actually some high-tech answer to it, but all I see is just less downforce and much more drag.

The use isn't what I'm getting at. I'm saying it's hardly likely they put it there for no reason, if it's also something that appears on F1 car and p1 etc. It's likely it has some benefit otherwise there'd be no point.

That World record is out of date, an American car has just this month set a record of 275mph. So the 'Koenigsegg One' will need even better tyres.

my gulfstream jet is way faster, and doesn't get stuck in traffic.

Too late. the Nissan GTR R35 has 2000 HP and street legal for daily use if you choose.

That's right a Lotus set the record.