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    Your favorite supercars drag race at VMAX 200 (VIDEO)

    VMAX 200

    Porsche 918, LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and a load of other crazy supercars hit their top speeds drag racing at VMAX 200. 

    This weekend the VMAX 200 event was held in the U.K at an old airfield that’s often used to performance test quick cars. VMAX 200 is an event open to the public where drivers can push their cars to their limits racing down the runway against other drivers. The cars include Nissan GT-Rs, Audi R8s, McLarens, Lamborghinis LaFerrari and Ferrari 458, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Zondas and even a couple of Koenigseggs including the 1360hp One:1.

    While the runway isn’t long enough for all cars to reach their absolute top speeds but most of the really quick ones were able to reach speeds in excess of 180mph. And the insane Koenigsegg One:1 managed over 220mph – still someway off its theoretical v-max of 270mph.

    The video below gives you a behind the scenes look at the event from the perspective of Car Throttle founder and CEO Adnan Ebrahim. It even includes a passenger ride in the Porsche 918 Spyder and appearances from Youtube supercar celebrity Lord Aleem.

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    Koenigsegg One:1 Houses Innovative 3D Printed Variable Turbo (VIDEO)

    3D printing is set to be the next revolutionary technology, and one of the most impressive uses of the tech so far is seen in the Koenigsegg One:1.

    Koenigsegg have managed to create a fully 3D printed variable turbo. And get this: it has moving parts printed within the chamber itself.

    The turbochargers in the One:1’s 5.0 Litre V8 are fully variable, giving it a full 1341hp, and 1371Nm. It boggles the mind.

    So sit back, and let Christian von Koenigsegg himself explain and explore the insides of the Koenigsegg One:1

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    Idiotic Koenigsegg Driver Loses Control And Plows Into Spectators (VIDEO)

    After attempting to show off with some pretty lackluster driving skills, this Koenigsegg driver plows straight into the spectators at the side of the track.

    This took place during Gran Turismo Polonia, having regained control of his car, only to lose it again. Perhaps he shouldn’t be allowed to drive the awesome Koenigsegg CCX.

    It’s hard to believe this isn’t something straight out of a video game. Be warned; it’s not for the faint hearted, with spectators injured and at least 4 in critical condition.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Piy_h4QmpI

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    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud Connectivity And Custom App

    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App

    These days developing the world’s premier supercar takes a lot more than simply ensuring you have the quickest acceleration or highest top speed or most outrageous styling. Today, supercar brands need high-tech interfaces and connectivity options just as much as they need horsepower, and one of the most advanced in this field is Sweden’s Koenigsegg.

    Koenigsegg is presenting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week its limited edition One:1 supercar, whose 1,340-horsepower output makes it the most powerful production car on the planet and potentially the fastest too. But the One:1 isn’t all about brute power as it also has a pretty sophisticated suite of electronic goodies.

    ALSO SEE: Fifth And Final Pagani Zonda Revolucion Bows In Geneva

    Working together with fellow Swedish firm Telenor Connexion, Koenigsegg is offering with its new One:1 cloud services, a web interface and an app for smartphones and tablets. The various services will enable owners to remotely track their car, its fuel level and battery status as well as access the latest software.

    Koenigsegg, too, will be able to access the cars remotely, allowing it to optimize settings, install new software and monitor vehicle health all from its headquarters in Ängelholm, Sweden.

    Some specific services, which are destined to be offered with future Koenigsegg models in addition to the new One:1, enables owners to get direct access to statistics such as recent runs, average speed, top speed, lap time, g force etc. They can also adjust the height of the rear wing, the firmness of the suspension, adjust the temperature, and even open the doors and windows.

    “Our target market is demanding global customers who want the best-of-the-best,” Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said in a statement. “Telenor Connexion was the obvious choice for connecting our cars, with their broad and extensive experience in connected automotive solutions.”

    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App

    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar Comes With Cloud and App
    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.

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    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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    Finally, Koenigsegg One:1 Images Leaked! (PHOTOS)

    It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the first glimpse of the elusive Koenigsegg One:1.

    The render here predicted what the car would look like; but we needn’t wonder any longer. So how close was this artist’s rendering?

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    Past: Future.  Man: Machine. Power: Weight. And so on. Setting aside it’s peculiar name, it looks like an absolute beast.

    If looks weren’t enough to have you sold, how about the specs? It boasts 1340hp, 2g cornering, 600kg downforce, with 1340kg curb weight and driver. Absolutely absurd.

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    The official teaser video is below, even if these leaked images beat them to the punch.

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    Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Has Bugatti In Its Sights At Geneva

    The Koenigsegg Agera R is about to become more insane than ever. The Swedish supercar-maker is teasing the hot new Koenigsegg Agera One: 1 ahead of its Geneva debut, and Koenigsegg promises big power, and even more impressive performance from its ultra-rare exotic. 

    The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is named after its power to weight ratio: one metric horsepower for every kilogram of weight. That means the 1340 kilogram (2954 pound) Swedish sensation will pack 1340 metric horsepower – 1321 hp to you and I – under its mid-mounted carbon-fiber engine cover. That’s 187 hp more than what the regular Agera R’s twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 makes.To put that in perspective, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ‘only’ makes 1184 hp using a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W-16 engine, and it weighs in at around 4100 pounds.

    I’ll pause for a second to allow you to pick your jaw up off the floor.

     

    Koenigsegg Agera One 1 Rear TeaserNot only does Koenigsegg promise that the Agera One:1 beats Bugatti in power and curb weight, but claimed performance, too. The automaker told the Wall Street Journal that the Agera One:1 will accelerate from 0-249 mph in less than 20 seconds.

    Koenigsegg then says that its hypercar will be able to come to a standstill from 249 mph in less than 10 seconds. Meanwhile, the Veyron Super Sport needs 25.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to just 200 mph and then back to zero again.

     

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