The Koenigsegg One:1 is a beast. We’ve seen this proven many times and we defy anyone to truly declare otherwise. We’ve seen it destroy the world record from 0-300km/h, even seen it blast up the hill at Goodwood.
Still not content with its place at the top of the hypercar food chain, Koenigsegg with its fearsome One:1 have broken the street-legal production car lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium by more than an entire second at 2 minutes and 32.14 seconds,
Just one second faster? That might seem unimpressive, but the previous record was also set in June with a Koenigsegg One:1 at 2 minutes and 33.26 seconds. So, it just beat itself by more than a full second.
The lap itself is really something to behold. The speedometer seen in the video measures per 65mph (or 105km/h). The rate at which the car accelerates from particularly slow corners to eye-bleeding speeds is ridiculous and can only be described with excessive use of ‘colourful’ language.
The whole time, driver Robert Serwanski – who drives a Mazda 3, by the way - handled the blinding speed and massive braking forces very handily around the famous circuit.
Koenigsegg, however, has yet to officially verify the lap time and quips at how there surely is room to improve that figure even further. Must be that Swedish modesty.
There's just something about cars. It's a conveyance, it's a liability, it's a tool; but it can also be a source of joy, pride, inspiration and passion. It's much like clothes versus fashion. And like the latter, the pursuit of perfection never ends.