Koenigsegg Agera One:1 to be the world’s first megacar, unveil at Geneva

Team OD Updated: March 03, 2014, 04:05 PM IST

Koenigsegg will turn 20 this year and to celebrate the realization of a dream, the Swedish manufacturer will be unveiling the world's first megacar – the One:1. The car weighs 1340kgs and has 1340PS (1 Megawatt) of power, hence the name One:1. This car has achieved the previously unachievable power to weight ratio of 1:1, which is considered the ideal for best performance.

Koenigsegg Agera one:1While the company has not released the 0-100kmph details it has however said that 0-400kmph mark will come up in a claimed 20 seconds

This "mega" car from the Angelholm based manufacturer is powered by an all-aluminium 5.0litre, custom twin turbo V8 producing an unreal 1340PS of max output and spine chilling 1370Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission along with an electronic differential transmits all this power to the road. While the company has not released the 0-100kmph details it has however said that 0-400kmph mark will come up in a claimed 20 seconds. The megacar was designed with the track in mind but with the technology put in to it, is expected to become the world's fastest homologated production car with a simulated top speed in excess of 440kmph.

The car is made to be as light as possible with every effort put in to ensure that those un-needed grams are carved away from any area wherever possible. The variable turbo housing and titanium exhaust end piece are 3D printed which saves weight and the carbon fibre chassis is also made 20 per cent lighter by the use of high modulus fibres.

koenigsegg-agera-one-1-004-1The car is made to be as light as possible with every effort put in to ensure that those un-needed grams are carved away from any area wherever possible

The handling dynamics are honed with active ride height adjustment, adjustable shock absorbers and adjustable spring ratio stiffness. A fully active aero setup includes left and right front flaps independently located under the front splitter and a top mounted hydraulically actuated dual plane rear wing. The car is capable of coping up with 2G  lateral force when fitted with legal production cup tyres. A phenomenal 610kg of down force is produced by the use of active under and over body aero design.

Interiors get carbon-fibre ventilated racing seats with a padding of memory foam. 3G connection for performance, telemetry, lap times and software upgrades as well as a separate i-phone application. Active noise cancelling seat option and 3G/GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Modes are some of the other advanced features.

Further details will be revealed at Geneva. Koenigsegg says that all the six examples which will be produced have already found buyers even before the car's debut.

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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