1,340-HP Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is Sweden’s Latest and Greatest Hypercar
The Swedes are a fun bunch — especially those in the business of building hypercars. Koenigsegg was introduced to the automotive world nearly 20 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. Their cars have become some of the world’s fastest, best-looking, and among the most desirable. But what happens when Koenigsegg transforms its current 1,000-hp + offering into a vehicle that’s even more desirable, more powerful, and more insane? Your answer is this– the 1,340-horsepower, 280-mph, carbon fiber, straight sexy, Swedish “Megacar” dubbed the Agera One:1. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra
It’s unlike any Agera we’ve ever seen before, and considering the Agera’s brief-yet-epic history, that’s saying a lot. Engineers essentially took the frame of a standard Agera, and transformed it into the beast you see before you. New aerodynamics ranging from the front splitter, to the side skirts, to the massive rear wing, all provide optimal downforce for high speeds. And it needs it.
The 5.0-liter V8 churns out an earth-shattering 1,341 horsepower. And paired to a 2,956 lb (1,341 kg) curb weight, it makes for a perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Hence the name.
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All this power is dealt with courtesy of a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. From a standstill, 0-248 mph (400 km/h) can be had in only 20 seconds, on to an estimated top speed of 280 mph. If you don't know, that would make it the fastest car in the world.
Of course, the cost of such a machine would set back potential buyers $2 million. That is, if there were any left. According to reports from Koenigsegg, all six vehicles have already been sold out. But fear not, if you want to see the One:1 in person, it will be on display at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.
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