In 2015, Koenigsegg brought their then-fastest car, the One:1, to Belgium. The car’s name is derived from its incredible power-to-weight ratio of 1kg:1HP. This ratio is extremely rare in the world of cars. For example, the blisteringly-fast 2019 Porsche GT2 RS makes 691HP and weighs 1,483kg, so it has a power to weight ratio of 2.14kg/HP. The Koenignegg weighs 1,360kg. It makes 1,341HP. Close enough. This scene is from our first film APEX: The Story of the Hypercar, which is viewable on Netflix and available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and YouTube.
The car also had unique features designed to improve its track performance without sacrificing top speed such as the canards, extended venturi tunnels, and the active rear wing. The springs are made with carbon, as are the wheels, and the shocks constantly adjust to surface.
With all that kit harnessing the angry, rumbling 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8, Koenigsegg’s test driver (and drivetrain technician) Robert Serwanski climbed in and set out for glory.
We film a lot of cars each year and they all leave a lasting impression, but sometimes we’re so caught up with the job at hand that we don’t have time to appreciate appreciate the controlled fury that supercars are. This video had us white-knuckling our desk so we thought you might enjoy going along for the ride.