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    Will This Koenigsegg One:1 Be Dubai’s Next Police Car?

    Koenigsegg's One-1 Dubai police car

    The Dubai Police have some of the most amazing super cars in the world in their fleet.  Their supercar fleet consists the ultimate ‘knock list’ for super cars, including, the Bugatti Veyron,  Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 12C, Ferrari FF, and the ultra-rare Aston Martin One-77.

    A new supercar has hit the blocks – the Koenigsegg’s 1340bhp One:1 – which the Dubai police will have firmly in their sights if they are to become the ultimate supercar fleet.

    Sadly all 6 have been bought, and while the Dubai Police won’t get one in the foreseeable future, you can see what it will exactly look like here. Supercar photographer SantaPanter has created the following rendering complete with the Dubai Police livery to visual just how such a One:1 could look!

    Render: Dubai Police Koenigsegg One:1

     

    After been shared around the world and featured in many prominent auto websites, including TopGear, Santapanter decided to give the people what they want and create a rear rendering.

    “After the success of my One:1 render from last week (from 550 to 700 likes in a week), I also created a render from the back of the car!”

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    Geneva 2014: McLaren 650S Spider Drops Its Top (VIDEO)

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    As if the launch of the McLaren 650S at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show wasn’t enough, the crew from Woking brought along a convertible Spider version. The 650S’ P1-inspired styling is made all the more dramatic with a removable roof.

    DON’T MISS: 1,340-Horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar: Live From Geneva

    As with the MP4-12C Spider with which it shares a platform, the 650S Spider features a retractable hardtop that effectively makes it a coupe with the roof fitted. The roof takes 17 seconds to raise, a task that can be accomplished at speeds up to 19 mph.

    McLaren says the car’s carbon fiber MonoCell chassis did not require any additional strengthening, despite the removal of the roof. The weight penalty over the coupe is about 88 pounds. The 650S Spider comes equipped with the coupe’s lightweight alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and carbon ceramic brakes.

    Also unchanged is the 12C-derived 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, which produces the same 641 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque it does in the 650S hardtop. That allows the 650S Spider to do 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and reach a top speed of 204 mph.

    That’s 0.1 second, 0.2 second, and 3 mph behind the coupe, respectively. It doesn’t look like convertible buyers will sacrifice much in the way of performance.

    MUST SEE: Fifth And Final Pagani Zonda Revolucion: 2014 Geneva Motor Show Live Photos

    McLaren says the 650S Spider will also return the same 24.2mpg on the European combined cycle as the coupe. That number will be significantly lower in U.S. EPA testing, though.

    There’s also no shortage of convenience features in the Alcantara-trimmed cabin. The 650S Spider comes standard with Bluetooth, IRIS satellite navigation, SIRIUS satellite radio, and voice controls.

    Sales begin later this year.

    Once you’re done with the video and gallery, head over to our dedicated hub for more 2014 Geneva Motor Show coverage.

    via Motor Authority

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    The Koenigsegg One:1 Hypercar Is 1,340HP Of Pure Awesomeness

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    Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full ahead of a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Koenigsegg One:1, and it should be an insane road-going time machine that transports you to future sections of roads in the blink of an eye. We first brought you details on the One:1 as far back as November 2012. Since then there have been plenty of rumors but now we have the definitive details on the world’s newest supercar.

    ALSO SEE: McLaren 650S Performance: 10.5 In The Quarter-Mile, 0-60 MPH In Under 3 Seconds

    Marking 20 years since the formation of the Koenigsegg skunk works in Sweden, the One:1 is very much a Koenigsegg product, one based on the Agera line of supercars recently launched in the U.S.. However, numerous upgrades mean it’s virtually an all-new car.

    The car gets its name from the fact that it produces one horsepower for every kilogram of weight. Koenigsegg calls it the world’s first production ‘Megawatt’ car, because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating. For readers in the U.S., that translates to about 1,340 horsepower, which means, you guessed it, the car weighs just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds)–taking into account all necessary fluids and even the weight of an average size driver. This was achieved via a 20 percent lighter chassis and body compared to the Agera, made using advanced carbon fiber.

    By comparison, the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (according to Guinness) develops only 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds. Performance, as you would expect given the insane power to weight ratio of the One:1, will be nothing short of amazing. Koenigsegg is confident the car will set new acceleration records for 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph), 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) and even 0-400 km/h (0-248 mph) sprints. The latter could be as quick as 20 seconds.

    Koenigsegg One:1

    As for top speed, Koenigsegg says that’s not a priority for the One:1, since it is a track-focused car. However, the company is confident the One:1 could eclipse the Veyron Super Sport’s 267.8 mph speed record and go on to pass 273 mph!

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    But if you’re thinking the One:1 won’t be able to handle corners like its Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 rivals, then you’d be wrong. The vehicle is capable of developing up to 2 g of cornering force and at speeds in excess of 160 mph its trick aerodynamics allows it to produce 1,344 pounds of downforce, which is comparable with the P1. The aero setup is fully active and consists of independent left and right front flaps under the front splitter and hydraulically-actuated rear wing.

    The engine fitted to the One:1 is Koenigsegg’s own twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 design. It uses variable geometry turbochargers also designed by Koenigsegg and whose housing is constructed using a 3D printing process. The exhaust, a titanium setup, is also 3D printed. Drive goes to the rear wheels only, via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that was also designed by Koenigsegg.

    In the cabin, things are equally advanced. There is an active chassis system that can adjust the ride height and shock absorbing level based on data collected from 3G and GPS services. Koenigsegg says the setup is even effective when at the track. The seats, meanwhile, are carbon fiber and feature memory foam.

    Only six examples will be built, and all of them have been been pre-sold. Not like it matters now, but the going price is believed to be around $2 million.

    Christian von KoenigseggOn August 12 of this year, Koenigsegg officially turns 20. For those unfamiliar with Koenigsegg, the company was founded by Swede Christian von Koenigsegg. He was just 22 when he started the company, setting out with an idea to create a sports carthat was like nothing in existence, and that would be desired.

    The concept, which remains to this day, was for a lightweight mid-engined car with a detachable, stowable roof. It also had to have a wraparound screen for good visibility and aerodynamics. Finally, it had to have a timeless and efficient appearance that would age like good wine, and so it has, since Koenigsegg’s first car, the CC8S, right up to the latest One:1.

    via Motor Authority

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    New Radical Koenigsegg One:1 Reportedly Confirmed for Geneva Show Debut (PHOTOS)

    Koenigsegg’s fastest car ever, and possibly, the world’s fastest street legal production model, the “One:1? will reportedly make its world premiere at the upcoming 2014 Geneva International Motor Show in March. 

    The debut news comes via GTSpirit, which also secured some additional photo-renders of the One:1 that will make extensive use of carbon fiber and other light materials to keep the weight at 1,400kg or 3,086 pounds, with that number purportedly including an average size driver and all the fluids.

    We’ve also been told that it will be motivated by an unspecified 1,400hp engine (that’s compared to the Agera’s 965hp). And if you didn’t notice it yet, the power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 gives Koenigsegg’s newest model its name.

    Company officials previously suggested that the One:1 will set new accelerations records from zero to 200 km/h (124mph), 300 km/h (186 mph) and 400 km/h (248 mph). In fact, they said the 0 to 400 km/h sprint will be completed in less than half the time needed by the Bugatti Veyron (45 seconds) at around 20 seconds, with the car’s top speed to exceed 450 km/h (280 mph).

    Only six units of the One:1 will be made.

    Cheers to Des for the heads up!

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