Let’s start from the name, which is meant to be pronounced as a ratio, as in one-to-one, rather than one-one. The name is ambiguous, since it refers to both the car’s metric power output of 1 megawatt (or 1341 horsepower, when running on that E85 alcohol-gasoline blend) and its perfectly balanced power-to-metric-weight ratio – as in 1.0 kilogram to 1.0 PS (or Pferdestarke, which equals 0.986 horsepower).
Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior
With Koenigsegg One:1, the manufacturer has managed to reduce the vehicle’s weight, significantly increase bottom end torque, top end power and braking performance. They’ve also introduced new tire technology and more than 500kg extra downforce.
The One:1 is equipped with advanced high modulus carbon fibre chassis with F1 style honeycomb core and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
The vehicle’s monocoque torsional rigidity is 65,000 Nm/degree. It has double wishbones, active ride height control and bevel carbon fibre springs with variable spring ratio.
It sits on Koenigsegg Aircore carbon wheels (front – 19” x 9.5”, rear – 20” x 12.5”) with center locking.
Some other features the One:1 si equipped with are triplex damper in the rear, needle bearings and o-ringed wishbone bushings, fully machined aerospace grade aluminium uprights with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings, GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshaft and Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.
Koenigsegg One:1 Interior
The rich interior of the Koenigsegg One:1 includes lightweight glass system, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, One:1 stitching, adjustable light weight race seats, carbon ceramic brakes, Sport ABS, ESC, active ride height, power steering, power brakes, 6 point racing seatbelts, intelligent LifePo4 battery, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tire monitoring system, proximity key, car cover and a rear view camera.
Engine and Specs
The One:1 is powered by aluminum 5.0-liter 4-cylinder V8, double overhead camshafts with flex-fuel capability. It delivers over 1000 Nm from 3000 to 8000 rpm of torque (maximum torque being 1371 Nm at 6000 rpm).
The vehicle’s capable of developing acceleration of 0-400 km/h (0-250 mph) in jaw-dropping 20 s, 0-60 mph(0-100 km/h) in 2.5 sec. It reduces the speed of 400-0 km/h in only 10 s, and its braking distance is 28 m (100-0 km/h).
Some other engine and performance features that might interest the enthusiasts follow: the compression of 9.0:1, 1.8 bar boost pressure, sequential, multipoint fuel injection and carbon-fiber intake manifold with optimized intake tracts.
Price and release date
The first official appearance was recorded at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.
Only six units of Koenigsegg One:1 were released and immediately sold by the price of $2,500,000, with most of them heading to the Chinese market.