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Watch the Koenigsegg One:1 set a new World Record

Koenigsegg One:1 World Record

Bringing the performance crown to Sweden.

The Koenigsegg Agera R showed just how impressive its performance was in September of 2011 when it sped from 0-300-0 km/h in a record time of 21.19 seconds. That figure was pretty insane when it happened and now the Swedes have bested that with the Koenigsegg One:1.

The world record set in 2011 was shattered by the lightweight, One:1 hypercar and its 1,341 bhp, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The rules of the game were simple: measure the time it takes the super car to accelerate to 300 km/h then add the time it takes for it to come to a complete stop from 300 km/h.

Koenigsegg One:1 World Record

The run saw Koenigsegg test driver, Robert Serwanski, accelerate past 300 km/h as fast as possible, measuring the time it takes to reach the 300 km/h figure. After exceeding 340 km/h, Seranski then applies the brakes and attempts to make a complete stop as fast as possible. This is more accurate at measuring the 0-300-0 km/h time because it does not take driver reaction into account.

On a 1.5 km runway surface with no gradient at 9:53 mph on June 8th, 2015 with dry weather and calm air, Seranski set out with the Koenigsegg One:1 equipped with the same Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires that are fitted to customer cars. The only difference is that the One:1 used for the testing was equipped with a roll cage that made it approximately 50 kg heavier than customer vehicles.

After the run, the team set a new world record of a 0-300-0 km/h time of just 17.95 seconds – an incredible 3.24 seconds faster than the Agera R’s record. The data is as follows:

0-300 km/h: 11.922 seconds
300-0 km/h: 6.032 seconds
0-300-0 km/h: 17.95 seconds

0-200 mph: 14.328 seconds
200-0 mph: 6.384 seconds
0-200-0 mph: 20.71 seconds

Those figures are utterly insane. However, we cannot wait to see another automaker attempt to break this record!

Source: Koenigsegg

Do you think the Koenigsegg One:1’s 0-300-0 km/h record of 17.95 seconds will be broken anytime soon?

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