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Koenigsegg One:1, the Veyron Killer?

The Bugatti Veyron is the standard by which most cars are measured, or, at least it used to be until recently. The new contender arrives from Koenigsegg. The new model is based on a highly modified version of Koenigsegg’s current model, the Agera R.

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They call it, the Koenigsegg One:1, and it’s a beast. Why is it called One:1 you ask? It’s a play on the new car’s power-to-weight ratio. Yes, Koenigsegg claims the power-to-weight ratio will be close to 1:1. Admittedly, they’ve played with the number to achieve this, but they claim 1,360 horsepower and a curb weight of 1,360 kilograms. When you measure in pounds however (2998.29 lbs), the true power-to-weight ratio is closer to 2.2lbs/hp, which is still frighteningly astounding.

When you compare the One:1 to other cars like the Pagani Zonda, the Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Aventador, the new Koenigsegg really stands out:

  • Pagani Zonda
    Weight: 2667 lbs
    Horsepower: 678 hp
    W/P Ratio: 3.93 lbs/hp
  • Bugatti Veyron
    Weight: 4162 lbs
    Horsepower: 1001 hp
    W/P Ratio: 4.16
  • Lamborghini Aventador
    Weight: 3472 lbs
    Horsepower: 700
    W/P Ratio: 4.96 lbs/hp

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The same 5.0-liter V-8 and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission carry over from the Agera. However, the turbos’ have been turned up to 11, or to be precise, they’ve added an additional 6psi, to bring them to an insane 26.1 psi. All of this adds an extra 201 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Supposedly, this engine puts out an equivalent of one megawatt, which some people think earn this car the title of a ‘megacar’. I don’t know about that, but we’ll wait to see what the One:1 is capable of. Koenigsegg is claiming a top speed in the neighborhood of 280mph.

Pricing and other details haven’t been discussed with the public yet.


So what do you think? Is the Koenigsegg One:1 all hype, or does is it have what it takes to dethrone the almighty Bugatti Veyron?

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Jon Daiello is husband, father, and an automotive nut. He loves the rumble of a motor, the intricacies of tuning, and the symphony of notes sung by a well matched exhaust. Motoring Brigade is his outlet for all things automotive.

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  • jonmotoringbrigade

    Based solely on styling, I think I’d rather have the One:1. Looks awesome.