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Koenigsegg One:1 to become world’s quickest & fastest car

October 1, 2013

It looks like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport might soon be pushed out of its ‘fastest car in the world’ throne, with Koenigsegg set to overtake in every way with upcoming Agera One:1.

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If you haven’t already guessed, the ‘One:1’ nameplate refers to the car’s epic power-to-weight ratio. It’s able to achieve this thanks to a twin-turbo V8 producing a whopping 1044kW (1400hp) while tipping the scales at around 1400kg.

Most of the car is made from carbon fibre to keep weight and rigidity to optimum levels, while even the wheels are made from carbon fibre.

As for performance, Koenigsegg says under recent testing conditions, the car has shown very impressive acceleration figures. In fact, even though figures are yet to be announced, the company says they are impressive enough to see the car go into the record books for the 0-200km/h sprint, 0-300km/h sprint, and even the 0-400km/h sprint, for a production car.

Taking the cake is the 0-400km/h sprint, which has been predicted by the company  to take around 20 seconds. Outright top speed will also be out of this world, easily surpassing the Veyron with a velocity of 450km/h.

The new model is set to arrive on the scene by the end of this year. It’s understood it will be much more expensive than the already-incredible Agera S, however, Koenigsegg will apparently lose money on each version it sells. For the company, it’s more of a development project which could also raise brand awareness.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.