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28/02/2014 1928

GENEVA 2014 - Koenigsegg One:1 - the megacar is here!

Koenigsegg finally dropped a bomb today. A highly speculated and much anticipated car entitled as world’s first megacar is the Agera One:1. Why is that? As we know Koenigsegg, this Swedish team is not of those guys who are just kidding and swelling oratory is not their feature.

We are talking about a true ultramobile the world has never seen before - a mega powerful supercar whose appearance is striking, specifications – mind-blowing. What to say.. they did it! The Agera One:1 literally has a power-to-weight ratio of one-to-one. Thanks to an extensive utilization of lightweight materials like state-of-the-art carbonfiber structures Koenigsegg engineers have succeeded to drop the total weight of the car to 1341 kg. This is accompanied by a true power megafactory – aluminium 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine developing a maximum power of 1 megawatt = 1341 hp at 7500 rpm and peak torque of 1371 Nm @ 6000 rpm.

This devastating amount of power is transmitted to rear wheels through a specially-developed 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with paddle-shift and electronic differential. In order to handle this performance, the Agera One:1 is equipped with Michelin Cup 2 tires - 265/35 R19 and 345/30 R20 (front and rear, accordingly). In addition to that, Koenigsegg has placed 397 mm diameter brakes with 6 ceramic piston calipers in front as well as 380 mm aggregate with 4-piston calipers in rear. According to Swedish Team, this is good enough to fully stop the car going at 400 km/h in just 10 seconds! Extraordinary.

Moreover, the Agera One:1 has a proposed top speed of 440 km/h (273.4 mph) and can accelerate from 0-400 km/h in 20 seconds! Noteworthy - Koenigsegg does not ever provide 0-100 km/h acceleration time for the model! You ask, how much does it cost? You should not be worried – all six scheduled examples are already presold well before the world premiere at the Geneva next week.

Name it Veyron-beater, the first megacar in the world, the fastest car in the world – the One:1 will be a true breaker of benchmarks and new trend-setting supercar which can be matched by just a few, if any, current hypercars. Time for One:1? Definitely!

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PRESS RELEASE:

Celebrating 20 Years

By introducing - The Agera One:1 – Worlds first Megacar

Worlds first 1:1 (One:1) power to curb weight ratio homologated production car (kg/hp)

• World’s first Megacar - 1 Megawatt of power homologated production car

• 2 G cornering capability on road legal production cup tires

• 610 kg down force at 260 km/h (160 mph) utilizing advanced active under and over body aerodynamics

• Chassis with active ride height and shock absorbers including variable stiffness spring ratios

• Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps under front splitter and hydraulically actuatedtop mounted dual plane rear wing

• 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode

• 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app

• 20% lighter carbon chassis and body due to implementation of M46J & M55J high modulus fibers

• 3D-VGT - Koenigsegg patented 3D printed variable turbo housing – gives improved response and bottom end torque

• Koenigsegg developed carbon fiber ventilated memory foam racing seats

• 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to Aluminum counterpart

• Active noise canceling seat option

• Top Speed – has not been a priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car - however, the One:1 is anticipated to be, the world’s fastest homologated production car, with a simulated top speed of > 440 km/h, due to high power and high rpm capability in combination with strong tires and active aero

• One:1 program fully pre-sold prior to introduction

• Many more exiting and new features will be presented at the show

The journey of Koenigsegg, since inception, is truly incredible. It all started on August 12th 1994 when a young man, aged 22, set out to realize his childhood dream. A young man fuelled by passion, ingenuity and mind-bending will.

Christian von Koenigsegg had just made up his mind to live his dream and start his own car company. The odds were stacked against him. It was a now or never moment.

His idea was to create a sports car that he felt did not currently exist and one which he believed would be desired – two essential necessities for success, Christian felt.

The concept: A lightweight mid-engined car, with a detachable, stowable hardtop. A wrap-around screen for good visibility and aerodynamics. Short overhangs with two large intercooler intakes on the side of the car, behind the mass center to aid high speed stability.

A car that looked and felt good with the top up, as well as in roadster guise, transformed in minutes with the hard top neatly tucked away inside the car. A car with a timeless efficient appearance that ages like good wine.

This was a mid-engine car concept that did not exist at the time. The CC8S was born. Every Koenigsegg created since includes this simple but effective DNA and stay true to Christian’s original vision.

It has been an amazing ride. From boyhood dream to a shining, all-conquering and powerful reality. It’s awe-inspiring stuff that dreams are made of.

Five production models with as many Guinness production car records later - it is a fact, Koenigsegg has exploded on to the scene and is here to stay.

When Christian is asked what his greatest achievement is - he says without hesitation: -Living the dream!

Just imagine what the next 20 years will hold.

 

FROM KOENIGSEGG BROCHURE:

WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR

Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars - the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car program ever envisaged.

The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar.

These are the reason for naming the car One:1.

The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to enhance track perfomance without compromising top speed or everyday usability, with a stunning visual appearance to go with it.

Examples of features; unique track optimized aero winglets, extended venturi tunnels and side splitters, Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration and optimized active undertrim air management. Large air vents for improved cooling, roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt of power. 8250 RPM rev limit, complimented with Custom made Michelin Cup Tires, upgrade rear triplex suspension with carbon bevel springs and active shockabsorbers and ride hight, combined with upgraded revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels.

Koenigsegg was the first extreme car manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The One:1, a sibling of the highly competitive Agera R, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel, Racefuel or normal Petrol.

In order to give the One:1 maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery, Koenigsegg has implemented its patented variable turbo geometry technology in the One:1 Program. This technology gives improved response and more low end torque than otherwise possible. As an example the One:1 engine has over 1000 Nm of torque between 3000 to 7500 rpm, which is truly unheard of.

The Koenigsegg One:1 is here.

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