0-300-0 Real Quick: Why The Koenigsegg One:1 Is A Megacar
17.95 seconds. That’s how long it took the Koenigsegg One:1 to go from 0-300-0 kmh, and in doing so it broke a world record held by it’s older cousin, the Koenigsegg Agera R.
When it was announced in 2014, the Koenigsegg One:1 boasted one very important performance figure: it has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. That means it has a monstrous 1360 HP with a curb weight of 1360 KG which is a first for a “production” car (only six examples, plus one prototype were made). Coincidentally, 1360 HP just so happens to equal one megawatt, hence the “Megacar” monicker.
Back to the record, here is an excerpt of the official press release from Koenigsegg:
Koenigsegg has outperformed existing production car speed records during a practice session in the groundbreaking Koenigsegg One:1 Megacar headlined by a 0-300-0 kmh time of just 17.95 seconds.
Koenigsegg stunned the world in September 2011 when it set a Guinness World Record time of 21.19 seconds for the 0-300-0 kmh run in the Koenigsegg Agera R. The time achieved by the Koenigsegg One:1 cuts a full 3.24 seconds from what was already considered to be an unbeatable time.
As if breaking the record wasn’t enough, the test driver does it in style by barely touching the steering wheel (look ma, no hands?) – ultimately intended to demonstrate the unrelenting stability of the One:1 under heavy acceleration/breaking.
It’s pretty intense.
Here are some additional One:1 specs from the onboard VBox data recorder:
0-300 kmh: 11.922 seconds
300-0 kmh: 6.032 seconds
0-300-0 kmh: 17.95 seconds
0-200 mph: 14.328 seconds
200-0 mph: 6.384 seconds
0-200-0 mph: 20.71 seconds
I’ll take Koenigsegg’s advice to not try this at home. That said, I do want that test driver’s job.
Link to the entire press release here.