Just in case the Koenigsegg Agera wasn’t already a mental enough thing for you, the Swedish maker of hypercars went back into the lab and created this: the Koenigsegg One:1.
Powering the Koenigsegg One:1 is the twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 common to all Ageras, tuned to make an ungodly amount of power. More precisely, the One:1 cranks out an unbelievable 1,341 HP – more than the fastest production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
As for the weight – well, that’s where the name of the Koenigsegg One:1 comes into play. The hypercar was so-named because the ratio of power (in PS) to weight (in kg) is one-to-one. In other words, all 1,360 PS are only tasked with accelerating a scant 1,360 kg of weight – just a hair under 3,000 lbs.
So on a related note, back in 2011, the Koenigsegg Agera R set a new world-record for the quickest 0 to 300 to 0 km/h time, at 21.19 seconds. That is, in one instrumented test, the Agera R accelerated from a stop to 300 km/h, and then braked to a halt again, all within 21 and a bit seconds.
That record was previously thought unbreakable, but the Koenigsegg One:1 had to give it a go anyway. The video below shows the result.
(Note: In the video, you will see the driver accelerate past 300 km/h before braking. That’s because 1) it allowed Koenigsegg to also test the 0 to 200 to 0 mph time simultaneously, and 2) the result is compiled from the best acceleration to 300 km/h, plus the following 300 to 0 km/h, without the time in-between. Otherwise, it would be a test of the driver’s reaction time as much as anything.)