THE FOLLOWING IS A REINACTMENT OF A FICTIONAL INTERACTION THAT AN ANONYMOUS EXOTIC CAR BROKER HAD WITH A WELL-TO-DO CLIENT ABOUT A REAL CAR
ONE PERCENTER: (broker’s name) Do you have anything new here today? I’m tired of my current set of “toys”.
BROKER: You mean the Gulfstream and the Al Mirqab are not to your liking anymore?
ONE PERCENTER: No. They are fine. They get me from point A to B alright. I just need something that I can pilot myself.
BROKER: We just took your order for the McLaren P1. Don’t you like it anymore?
ONE PERCENTER: It’s so passe’; so yesterday’s news.
BROKER: Well I can get you any number of Ferrari or Lamborghini special models…
ONE PERCENTER: Blah, blah, blah. The bull and the horse have been done to death.
BROKER: A Porsche 918?
ONE PERCENTER: No.
BROKER: A nice Aston Martin One-77?
ONE PERCENTER: No!
BROKER: A Spyker?
ONE PERCENTER: Please….
ONE PERCENTER: Gezundtheit!
ONE PERCENTER: The nerve…I think not.
ONE PERCENTER: Everybody has one.
ONE PERCENTER: I beg your pardon?
BROKER: A Koenigsegg.
ONE PERCENTER: Connie’s egg?
BROKER: No, Koenigsegg. A very exclusive, very fast and very expensive ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar.
ONE PERCENTER: I like the sound of that. Go on….
BROKER: They have a brand new model. It’s called the One:1, which fits you perfectly.
ONE PERCENTER: Tell me more!!
BROKER: It’s fitted with Koenigsegg’s own twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 design. It uses variable geometry turbochargers. Its power is incredible: 1,341 horsepower. Torque, meanwhile, is 1,011 pound-feet.
ONE PERCENTER: The neighbor’s Veyron Super Sport is blazingly fast. How about this car?
BROKER: Considering the One:1 will weigh 1,360 kilograms (2,998 lbs.) or less, Koenigsegg is confident the One:1 could eclipse the Bugatti.
ONE PERCENTER: (leans in and whispers) What did the neighbors shell out for that Super Sport?
BROKER: (whispers) You know that’s confidential.
ONE PERCENTER: (whispers) C’mon….It’s just you and me, talkin’.
BROKER: (whispers) Let’s say it was upwards of 2 million.
ONE PERCENTER: How much is the Kunisyeg?
ONE PERCENTER: Yes. That’s it. How much?
BROKER: About $2 million.
ONE PERCENTER: A bargain. I’ll take it.
BROKER: Very good. Shall I have it delivered to the next track day?
ONE PERCENTER: Certainly. (broker’s name) one more thing….
BROKER: Whatever you like….
ONE PERCENTER: I won’t be in for a while.
BROKER: Because you have finally topped them at the country club?
ONE PERCENTER: Because it will take me a while to pronounce the name.
BROKER: You can simply call it the One:1 because you will be one of six people on earth with one.
ONE PERCENTER: I like that.
BROKER: I knew you would.
Koenigsegg One:1 Gallery