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Koenigsegg smashes 0-300-0km/h record

By Daniel DeGasperi, 18 Jun 2015 News

Swedish hypercar maker destroys its own record

Koenigsegg smashes 0-300-0km/h record

Koenigsegg has smashed its own performance world record with its latest One:1 hypercar.

Accelerating from zero to 300km/h and back to nought again in 17.95 seconds, the One:1 eclipsed the previous generation Agera R’s September 2011 record by 3.24sec.

Koenigsegg set the new record on June 8 2015 at its home test track in Angelholm, Sweden, announcing the new benchmark on its YouTube video account.

“Do not try this at home,” muses the video, before Koenigsegg’s driver Robert Serwanski warms up the tyres with a few donuts.

The One:1 – which references its 1360kg kerb weight matching its 1360ps (or 1000kW) power output – manages the 0-300km/h run in 11.92sec versus the previous 14.53sec.

Incidentally, as the One:1 passes 260km/h it is claimed to be producing 610kg of downforce.

For those who speak in miles per hour, 0-200mph comes up in 14.328sec, compared with 17.68sec for the Agera R, while 0-200mph and back to zero tallies 20.71sec compared with the previous 24.96sec.

The One:1 was revealed at the March 2014 Geneva motor show, replacing the Agera R. Both utilise a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, but the new model weighs 72kg less and makes 1000kW (between 3000rpm and 8000rpm) and 1371Nm, versus ‘only’ 838kW.

Ventilated ceramic discs (six-piston/397mm front, four-piston/380mm rear) and Michelin Cup 2 rubber (265mm-wide/19-inch front, 345mm/20inch rear) help with the part of the record-breaking run that slows the One:1 to none.

Koenigsegg also recently let the One:1 loose at two of the world's most famous racetracks, which you can view here.

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