MAY 20th 2014

Koenigsegg goes 'mega' for FoS dynamic debut

If a consensus has been reached that ‘hypercar’ defines the likes of the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari, where does that leave cars like the Koenigsegg Agera One:1? Koenigsegg reckons ‘megacar’ does the trick.

That’s neatly justified by the fact that it’s the first homologated production to produce more than one megawatt of power ­– or 1322bhp to measure it by the standards of sub-megacars. Speaking of which, it has one bhp per kg, hence the One:1 name.

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Whether it’s mega or hyper, the One:1 will make an appearance in the Michelin Supercar Paddock at this year’s Festival of Speed, its run up the hill marking its world dynamic debut.

The One:1 has plenty of ‘mega’ tech, including 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis which makes set-up adjustments according to the local topography. It also has active aero in the form of a hydraulic dual plane rear wing and independent left and right ‘flaps’.

But with a car like the One:1, it’s all about numbers. In testing, it has already recorded a simulated top speed (whatever that means) of over 273mph, while it’s able to generate 2g of cornering force. But there’s another important number still to be revealed… the Michelin Supercar Run is being timed in 2014. The One:1 has to be in with a shot of outright victory, surely?

Watch the car go up the hill, and its wings go up and down, at this year’s Festival. Tickets can be ordered here.

 

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