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VIDEO: Koenigsegg One:1 Sets Another Lap Record Around Spa-Francorchamps

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Jim Kem July 21, 2015 15:36

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.

 

About Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.

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