Koenigsegg goes after a Nürburgring lap record

The 1322hp One:1 needs to do it in less than seven minutes.

One of the most coveted achievements for a supercar maker is a Nürburgring lap record. A lot of companies do testing on the legendary track, and now that the Nordschleife's speed limits have been lifted, manufacturers are free to hit the demanding and unique "Green Hell" with nothing to hold them back.

The Swedish supercar company Koenigsegg has been spotted on the Nordschleife, with their 1322-horsepower One:1. Koenigsegg is going after Porsche's record, as the German carmaker managed a time of 6:57 with their 918 Spyder back in 2013. Speed limits were set on certain sections of the track in 2015 after a grave accident during a VLN race, and this made record-breaking attempts somewhat futile. Or at least complete-lap times, which are more valid than claims made from a multi-lap composite.

Not many street-legal cars have made it under seven minutes, with a Lamborghini Aventador SV managing a 6:59.73. Nissan's best time for the GT-R Nismo is a 7:08.69, and the fastest Koenigsegg times are around the 7:34 mark. With the One:1, Koenigsegg could be able to take a clean half minute off their best time. Famously, the model weighs as much as it has power: it's kg to hp ratio is 1:1, giving it its logical name. There's also a staggering 738 pound-feet of torque available from 3000 to 8000 rpm in Koenigsegg's own twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8.

In the video, you can see and hear the One:1 negotiating the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It sounds very, very good on the track, and manages to appear menacing even when idling on the pavement.

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