Christian von Koenigsegg, the founder of the Swedish brand, announces that it will create a 1,400 HP model, which will be called Koenigsegg One:1 and will be built in only six copies.
Koenigsegg will unveil a new hypercar before the end of the year. The news comes straight from the founder of the brand, Christian von Koenigsegg, who presented the information in an interview with the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine (‘Million-Dollar Hypercars Lure Elite to Swedish Craftsmanship’). The new model will be called Koenigsegg One:1 and will have a ratio of one horsepower for every kilogram.
Koenigsegg One:1 aims to set new land-speed and acceleration records
The weight/horsepower ratio of one-to-one of the new Koenigsegg One:1 will be implemented using the so-called “dry weight” of the hypercar. Thus, while other models present this report without the engine being supplied with oil, water and fuel, Koenigsegg One:1 will have one horsepower for every kilogram and it will be ready to go.
The 1,400 horsepower supplied will ensure Koenigsegg One:1 best times for 0-200 km/h (125 mph), 0-300 km/h (186 mph) and 0-400 km/h (248 mph). Acceleration from 0 to 400 km/h will be achieved in 20 seconds, says Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO of the Swedish company. Compared to a Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg One:1 will be 25 seconds faster to 400 km/h, a significant achievement, not to mention that it will be able to reach 450 km/h (280 mph), much more than the Bugatti Veyron World Record Edition (431.0 km/h – 267.8 mph).
The first prototype of Koenigsegg One:1 will be submitted by the end of this year. The series models will enter production in 2014, only six One:1 will be built. Despite the strong demand for this model, Koenigsegg believes that brand he leads you will lose money with One:1, but it is an investment and the new hypercar will attract more customers.
“No one needs a car like this,” Christian von Koenigsegg says, twisting his mouth into a smile. “They just need to want one.”
The Koenigsegg One:1 price isn’t public yet, but it will certainly be “substantially higher” than that of the Koenigsegg Agera S ($5.3 million / €3.9 million / £3.3 million).
Koenigsegg One:1 via Bloomberg Businessweek