There’s no denying that Koenigsegg, even as a little automaker, has established itself as a powerful force in the automotive landscape. Case in point: the crazy Koenigsegg One:1 has smashed the 0 to 300 kmh (about 186 mph) world speed record, which was set by the Agera R back in September of 2011.
Even more impressive is the fact that the hypercar did it as part of a practice, not in an actual attempt. It logged a time of just 17.95 seconds, which is faster than some regular passenger cars can throw down on the quarter mile.
Impressed? You should be.
The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Once again, the Swedes have managed to astonish just about everyone, even if Ferrari and Bugatti are also secretly terrified at the same time. The old 0 to 300 kmh record was 21.19 seconds, which was pretty amazing back in 2011. In fact, many people thought that the Agera R had pretty much set a record that couldn’t be beaten, but they were wrong.
Koenigsegg already holds the official Guinness World Record time, but it looks like it will set a new one that will make for an even higher hurdle. The likelihood that the Swedish company can continue to hold onto its bragging rights for a long time looks to be pretty high.
According to Koenigsegg, the 17.95 second run was recorded during a four-hour session, with faster individual stages logged during that time period. Based on the data collected during the tests, the company believes that the theoretical 0 to 300 kmh acceleration time for the One:1 is an astounding 17.49 seconds, or 0.5 seconds quicker than the best time recorded that day.
The Swedish automaker is also quick to point out that the One:1 model that was used for the test runs is actually heavier than the production version, thanks to the addition of a roll cage and some other added components. Of course, Koenigsegg will install a roll cage as an option, but owners should leave the insane 0 to 300 kmh runs to the professionals