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Koenigsegg One:1 breaks another lap record; Spa-Francorchamps

Koenigsegg has broken another record with the One:1 hypercar, posting the fastest ever lap around Spa-Francorchamps circuit for a production car. It clocked a 2:32.14 time.

Koenigsegg One-1 Spa-Francorchamps

Interestingly, Koenigsegg had to make modifications to the exhaust system in order for it to fall under the circuit’s 103dB limit. As such, the company says the car could probably post a quicker time if it weren’t for the restrictions. The company said,

“Any improvement in a lap record is a testament to the car’s capabilities and should be celebrated, but to be honest, this feels a little more like unfinished business for us.”

The One:1 used for the lap was a completely stock vehicle, aside from the exhaust, and even used to standard Michelin tyres that buyers get with the car. We’ll remind you the One:1 is mostly carbon fibre and offers a power-to-weight ratio of 1PS:1kg.

In the engine compartment sits a twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 producing 1000kW, or 1358PS, matched to a rear-wheel drive system. The package is lethal enough that it has helped the One:1 break the world record for 0-300-0km/h, doing it in just 17.95 seconds.

Earlier this year the car also set the quickest lap time around Suzuka circuit in Japan. Although the record is unofficial at this stage, it clocked a lap in just 2:17.57. What track will the company head to next to set a new record? We’ll have to wait and see.

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.