Koenigsegg Planning Hypercar With One Horsepower Per Kilo
8 October 2013 - Autoblog
If this seems crazy (and awesome), that's because it is.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek,Koenigsegg is planning a car called the One:1 – as in, one horsepower per pound kilogram. Head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg describes this new hypercar as a "money-is-no-object venture" for a dealer in China.
A one-to-one power-to-weight ratio certainly sounds ridiculous, but it's not all that far-fetched. "Other cars have achieved this but by measuring dry weight – no oil, no water, no fuel," von Koenigsegg said in his interview with Bloomberg. The plan for the One:1 is to create a 1,400-horsepower car that weighs 1,400pounds kilos taking into account fluids and even the driver.
Of course, a car of this caliber will have blistering performance. Computer simulations have reportedly projected a top speed of 279 miles per hour, and according to von Koenigsegg, the One:1 will be the quickest car from 0-124 mph, 0-186 mph and 0-248 mph. And you thought the recently unveiled Agera S Hundra (pictured) was bonkers.
A prototype of the One:1 is expected to be ready by the end of this year, and when the car enters production, only six examples will reportedly be produced. Naturally, all six have already been spoken for, and AutoWeek states that backup buyers have even been chosen in case those first six customers flake out. Dream on, folks.
An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred used pounds instead of kilos in describing the car's power-to-weight goals as the result of a source article that made the same error. The text has been updated – we apologize for the mixup.