The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has opportunity to become the new king of the supercar world. Its twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 has been tuned up to 1,341 horsepower (1,360 PS) thanks in part to its proprietary, 3D-printed variable geometry turbos. Plus, with power equal to one megawatt, the company claims it has created the world's first megacar.

Even into prototype form, the One:1 shows what is possible when modern technology is taken to its limits. The test car weighs around 2,998 pounds (1,360 kilograms), and Koenigsegg thinks it can shed a further 66 lbs for the production versions. However, the megacars are going to be quite rare. The company is building just six of them, and all of them are already spoken for.

In this video, Christian von Koenigsegg goes into the details of his latest creation. He shows off all of the car's little secrets from its sophisticated suspension to many of the tactics it uses to shed weight. Scroll down to get a tour of the One:1 from the man who knows it best.


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      Matte
      • 8 Months Ago
      and loves a Tesla Model S. He even tried to buy SAAB Automobiles in order to build electric mass market cars, but was more or less totally neglected by the Swedish government... The cars that his company produces on the other hand, he likens to Swiss watches; a modern digital wrist watch is "superior" in many ways to an expensive Rolex or whatever, but people still buy the analog expensive ones...
        Matte
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Matte
        error in posting: Before you all complain about lack of electrification; C.v.K very much believes that electric cars are the future - he himself owns and loves the Tesla Model S....
      Lachmund
      • 8 Months Ago
      really curious if this kind of power can even be put to the ground.
      Luke
      • 8 Months Ago
      Can someone explain to me the economics of making just 6? Not that I can afford one, but it just seems so wrong. If I worked that hard to make something that awesome, I'd want to make more than 6. It's not like there are only 6 Veyrons or something. It's like ensuring that there will never be parts available and that every owner really really hopes the other owners wreck their cars so theirs will go up in value.
        Eggmania
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Luke
        maybe their profit margins are higher on the standard agera? aren't these halo cars are usually more about exclusivity and brand image than being the bread winner for a brand?
        k_m94
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Luke
        Koenigsegg is such a small company that they've only made about 100 cars in the 12+ years they have been in business. I doubt there's probably more than a few dozen Ageras sold, so 6 isn't astronomically more rare than the standard model variants.
      axton72op8
      • 8 Months Ago
      looks like koenigsegg is going the wrong way. maybe they haven't realized the new porsche 918 and telsa are next gen top performance
        k_m94
        • 8 Months Ago
        @axton72op8
        There's not just one way. Even though 3 new hypercars and a couple (relatively) less expensive sports cars are turning hybrid or electric, gasoline power is far from a dead end. From a sheer performance perspective, a battery assisted hybrid adds a shorter term power boost with a permanent weight gain and added complexity. Let alone some of the early issues with a full electric setup. It might work for Mclaren and Porsche, and likely even Ferrari, but it shouldnt be a trend forced onto manufacturers whether it appeals to them or not.
        Matt
        • 8 Months Ago
        @axton72op8
        He said he likes electric cars, he even owns a Telsa. He mentioned we could see ICE cars and all electric cars; he just isn't a fan of hybrids. Especially when his camless engine design is getting way better mileage and lower emissions than the best hybrids. With camless engine technology, one wonders why you would even spend the R&D money on hybrid tech when ICE tech can surpass it?
      Ben Hayat
      • 8 Months Ago
      Congrats to him and his team as well. He deserves it!
      AcidTonic
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's 268 horsepower per liter yet no one seems to be saying "Wow this is a high strung engine". Quite impressive if you ask me..... I'd love to see how the variable geometry turbo's improve the lag with a dyno sheet.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 8 Months Ago
      As an engineering exercise, his cars are a thing of a beauty. As a design, they are a work of art. But even with such limited production of his cars, I don't recall ever seeing any journalists testing his cars on the back roads or through the corners on a track. Sure, 1360 hp sounds delectable, but is it controllable? The P1 is not just monumental because of the technologies. Its also incredible that it can put the power down so efficiently while remaining flat and neutral at the limit, in the corners! In other words, it's a driver's car. CvK's cars, on the other hand, I'm not so sure. It'd be nice to see how his cars performs on a tempered day at the track and observe how it handles, if there's any brake fade, if the car overheats, things of that nature.
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