Koenigsegg is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and for the occasion, the Swedish specialists are taking the hypercar to the next level with its new Agera One:1 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, it claims that, because it is the first production car with a one megawatt of power (1,341 horsepower), and a power-to-weight ratio of one-to-one (kilogram to horsepower), it goes beyond super or hyper and is actually the "world's first megacar."

Koenigsegg Agera One:1 rearThis road-bound rocketship is powered by twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 with the previously mentioned 1,341 hp and 1,011 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and electronically-controled differential makes sure all that grunt gets to the wheels. It is equipped with seemingly science-fiction features like variable geometry turbos in custom, 3D-printed housings and a 3D-printed titanium exhaust. While Koenigsegg claims top speed was not a factor when creating the One:1, it says that it has a simulated top speed of around 440 kilometers per hour (273 miles per hour), which would make it the world's fastest production vehicle. However, the One:1 can never hold the Guinness world record for top speed because only six will be built, all of which it says are already spoken for.

Instead of speed, Koenigsegg says that the One:1 is meant to be a "track focused car." The Swedes claim 2 Gs of cornering capability on road-legal tires, thanks to up to 1,345 pounds of downforce at 160 mph from an active rear wing and independent, active left and right front flaps. In addition to those aids, the ride height, dampers and spring rates all adjust with the car's speed. The chassis can predict the road ahead using GPS, and drivers can even study telemetry later with a 3G connection sending the car's data to an iPhone app.

The One:1 seems to be the next automotive quantum leap on par with the Bugatti Veyron. However, no one outside of Koenigsegg has actually driven it yet. It will be very interesting to see if real life stands up to what the megacar claims on paper. Scroll down to read the press release about the brand's spectacular 20th birthday present, and make sure to check out the high-res gallery, which includes a full spec sheet and great detail on the One:1's aerodynamics package.
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Koenigsegg 2014 Geneva Auto Salon Press Release

Celebrating 20 Years By introducing - The Agera One:1 – Worlds first Megacar

· Worlds first 1:1 (One:1) power to curb weight ratio homologated production car (kg/hp)
· World's first Megacar - 1 Megawatt of power homologated production car
· 2 G cornering capability on road legal production cup tires
· 610 kg down force at 260 km/h (160 mph) utilizing advanced active under and over body aerodynamics
· Chassis with active ride height and shock absorbing including variable stiffness spring ratios
· Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps under front splitter and hydraulically actuated top mounted dual plane rear wing
· 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode
· 20% lighter carbon chassis and body due to implementation of M46J & M55J high modulus fibers
· 3D-VGT - Koenigsegg patented 3D printed variable turbo housing – gives improved response and bottom end torque
· 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app
· New Koenigsegg developed Carbon fiber ventilated memory foam racing seats
· 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to Aluminium counterpart
· Active noise canceling seat option
· Top Speed – has not been a priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car - however, the One:1 is anticipated to be, the world's fastest homologated production car, with a simulated top speed of > 440 km/h, due to high power and high rpm capability in combination with strong tires and active aero
· Many more exiting and new features will be present at the show
· Program fully pre-sold prior to introduction
· Welcome to stand 1259 in hall 1 to join our 20 Years Celebration with the introduction of the One:1!


Koenigsegg Celebrating 20 Years

The journey of Koenigsegg, since inception, is truly incredible. It all started on August 12th 1994 when a young man, age 22, set out to realize his childhood dream. A young man fuelled by passion, ingenuity and mind-bending will.

Christian von Koenigsegg had just made up his mind to live his dream and start his own car company. The odds were stacked against him. It was a now or never moment.

His idea was to create a sports car that he felt did not currently exist and one which he believed would be desired – two essential necessities for success, Christian felt.

The concept: A lightweight mid-engined car, with a detachable, stowable hardtop. A wrap-around screen for good visibility and aerodynamics. Short overhangs with two large intercooler intakes on the side of the car, behind the mass centre to aid high speed stability.

A car that looked and felt good with the top up, as well as in roadster guise, transformed in minutes with the hard top neatly tucked away inside the car. A car with a timeless efficient appearance that age like good wine.

This was a mid-engine car concept that did not exist at the time. The CC8S was born. Every Koenigsegg created since includes this simple but effective DNA and stay true to Christian's original vision.

It has been an amazing ride. From boyhood dream to a shining, all-conquering and powerful reality. It's awe-inspiring stuff that dreams are made of.

Five production models with as many Guinness production car records later - it is a fact, Koenigsegg has exploded on to the scene and is here to stay.

When Christian is asked what his greatest achievement is - he says without hesitation: -Living the dream!

Just imagine what the next 20 years will hold.

Time for the One:1


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      AcidTonic
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wow I was reading over the parts list and I saw that they are using variable geometry turbochargers..... First time since the 911 Turbo have I heard of these being used on gas engines. Fantastic :)
        GXP_Matt
        • 10 Months Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Pretty sure they aren't variable vane turbos like the 911 turbo, they are variable TH geometry- twin scroll turbos that has a flap that can close off one of the scrolls.
          AcidTonic
          • 10 Months Ago
          @GXP_Matt
          @Christopher Blow through a straw and try to knock over an action figure from 6 inches away. You can do it. But if I plug your nose it's not enough to breathe without passing out. Now try with a paper towel roll. You can breathe just fine but cannot make enough wind to knock over the figure nearly as easily. Volume and velocity are two different things. Less volume makes the velocity increase. Slamming shut one of the scrolls would instantly increase the velocity thus spinning the turbo faster. Then to make horsepower up top you open it back up to "breathe" once things are going. @GXP_Matt Interesting. I was just reading their spec sheet in the photo on Large view. Thanks for clarifying. This is basically a quick-spool valve then similar to what Supra guys were doing years ago.
          Indubitably
          • 10 Months Ago
          @GXP_Matt
          ^I refuse to believe this educated comment came from AcidTonic. Did someone hack your account?
          Christopher Anderson
          • 10 Months Ago
          @GXP_Matt
          I'm not sure I see the advantage of that...
      JMar
      • 10 Months Ago
      This car is claimed to reach 249 mph in 20 seconds flat. From tests i've read/seen the veyron ss wouldn't even have reached 200mph in 20 seconds. So. whether or not you like the look of this car or think is a credible hyper car if any of these claims are true like the 2g cornering or this insane acceleration this car and company has definitely deserves respect
        k_m94
        • 10 Months Ago
        @JMar
        Also, it's bound to be creating a lot of drag what with all that downforce, so how quick it gets to 250 is even more impressive.
      Indubitably
      • 10 Months Ago
      Like it or not, this is engineering at its absolute finest.
      Bandit5317
      • 10 Months Ago
      2G cornering on street tires is what stuck out to me even more than the power. That matches the P1.
      Naren R Parashar
      • 9 Months Ago
      The best car ever designed.....and for all haters (◣◢)┌∩┐ here you go. #Respect for #KoenigseggAgeraOne:1 This breaks the record in everything.....speed, horsepower and expense.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 10 Months Ago
      Just jaw dropping insane. The 1342kg is by far the bigger achievement.
      Krazeecain
      • 10 Months Ago
      How the hell is Koenigsegg making money? The number of cars they built last year could probably fit in a 7-11 parking lot...
        skierpage
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Krazeecain
        It's a good question, but "around $2M a car and all 5 pre-sold" answers it. That pays for a lot of custom parts, CNC milling, hand-formed carbon fiber, and hand-assembly. It's a very different approach to Bugatti and McLaren who blew millions on custom factory and production systems and now have to hustle to ensure a stream of cars rolls out of the factory to pay for it. The biggest money-saver is Christian von Koenigsegg pays himself last. It's damn impressive that Koenigsegg is not only still going after 20 years but innovating.
      shawoo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Please note Mr Hennessy. THIS is a real super car. Not that kit car thing you say you built 100%.
      BipDBo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Please. Koenigsegg is 80 years behind and still playing catch up. "1933 Blue Bird Race driver and motoring journalist Malcolm Campbell set numerous records with this car. With a rather astounding 36 liters of displacement, the supercharged Rolls Royce V12 produced over 2000 horsepower. Naturally, finding the traction to harness that power was a major problem, and wheel slip is why the car went "only" 272 mph on Florida's Daytona Beach during its maiden 1933 run. Over the next two years, Campbell improved the car. He modified the bodywork and added dual rear wheels to increase traction. In 1935, on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Campbell became the first man to break the 300-mph barrier." http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/vintage-speed/4329417 Why do they need to find a long track? Why can't they just head to the salt flats? Do they not have the gonads to run 272 mph down Daytona beach like Campbell did in the 30s? Obviously, the salt flats have provided enough traction for more powerful cars in the past. Perhaps it's an issue of more rolling friction?
        Bandit5317
        • 10 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        Using an airplane engine that probably weighed as much as this whole car.
        Krazeecain
        • 10 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        Clearly a troll, but I have to reply to this: -That RR Griffon V12 weighs 900 KG dry, which is about 2/3rds the weight of a whole agera one. The Agera's engine block is probably lighter than that beasts' intake manifold. -Because of it's absurd weight (nearly 5-tons!) and super thin tires, the Blue Bird probably has handling characteristics roughly on par with a ~1970's winnebago with bald tires. That's being generous. -I'm not an expert on pre-war cars, but I do know for a good period of time, cars didn't have front brakes at all. If this is the case with the Blue Bird, putting your hands in the air is probably more effective at stopping than pushing the brake pedal (pulling the brake lever?). (especially at 200+ mph!) -It also doesn't have power steering. Driving it would be a hell of a workout! -Mileage is measured in "gallons per mile" for the blue bird. Oil changes would cost a fortune too. -The Blue Bird is about as comfortable as falling down a flight of steel stairs. Alright I'm done.
      Semislicks
      • 10 Months Ago
      I thought Koenigsegg were serious company, but that is a lot of bull. 2G on a road tires. LoL, even GT3 cars struggle to get that number on full slicks.
      AcidTonic
      • 10 Months Ago
      268 horsepower per liter.... Finally a V8 that's trying.
      imtoomuch1
      • 10 Months Ago
      Awesomely powerful, but horrible bland looking. I never liked the look of Koenigseggs, but I love the brutal engineering behind their cars. They just need a new design staff.
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