In 2011, A Koenigsegg Agera R made supercar manufacturers take notice when the Swedish hypercar smashed the 0 mph-to-186 mph-to-0 record, achieving this feat in a scant 21.19 seconds. Now, Koenigsegg returned to the battlefield equipped with the new Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar to smash the previous record.
In the company of other hypercars, the Koenigsegg One:1 is king. With a sweat-inducing 1,341 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque, the 2,998-pound road-going land speed record car sports an absurd one megawatt of energy per kilogram. With all of this firepower, you’d best believe the One:1 has the gumption to crack its estimated top speed of 273.4 mph.
To put this obscene performance capability to the test, Koenigsegg brought the One:1 out to their test track to see if the powerhouse has the performance to crack their old 0 mph-to-186 mph-to-0 record, set by a 1,124 hp Koenigsegg Agera R. The previous record stood at a blinding 21.19 seconds.
In the video, a test driver takes the helm of the One:1, and points it dead center down the runway. After the initial launch, the pilot takes his hands off of the wheel, presumably to keep subconscious inputs at a minimum while the One:1 breaches 200 mph. On board, the Vbox keeps dead accurate timing of when the hypercar hits 186 mph, and when it reaches zero mph again. The One:1 hits well above 200 mph, and the driver slams on the brakes, the Vbox beginning the timer once the needle crosses 186 mph once again on the way back down.
The result of all this sound and fury? A record breaking 17.95 seconds.
Take a look at the video below to see the craziest Swedish supercar in action.