Koenigsegg wants to become the King of the Ring in 2015

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 3, 2014

When Porsche announced that its 918 Spyder is one of the fastest hypercars on the Nurburgring with its 6:57 lap, we believed that the German vehicle is the fastest on the market. However, we didn’t take into consideration Koenigsegg’s Agera and One:1 models. It appears that the Swedish hypercar manufacturer has big plans for 2015 and wants to show the world how fast are its hypercars.

According to Koenigsegg, the Agera R managed to reach a top speed of 400 km/h (250 km/h) on Nurburgring’s Dottinger Hohe straightway during testing, which means that it will definitely be faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder.

The Agera R uses a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1124 hp, 237 hp more than the Porsche 918 Spyder. What’s more surprising is that the Agera R is 100 kg (220 pounds) heavier than the exclusive One:1 and has half the downforce.

In addition, the Koenigsegg One:1 offers the same 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 1341 hp when using E85 ethanol. In ideal conditions, the One:1 might be able to lap the well-known German racetrack in 6:30s and this means that the Swedish hypercar will be the new King of the Ring in its segment.

If you still don’t know, the Koenigsegg One:1 weighs just 1,341 kg (2,959 lbs), offering a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Using a 7-speed gearbox, the Swedish hypercar promises a top speed of 273 mph or 440 km/h, while to achieve 400 km/h (248.5 mph) it needs only 20 seconds.

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