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Check out the 1,360-hp heart of the Koenigsegg One:1

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The wild Koenigsegg One:1 showed up on our radars late last year before it appeared at the Geneva motor show in March. The latest piece of machinery from company founder--and Michael-Chiklis lookalike--Christian von Koenigsegg delivers one horsepower per kilogram, hence the name. That means 1,360 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque with a 3,000-pound curb weight. Drive is producing a series about the new car; the second episode debuted last week.

The first short film (below) features the Koenigsegg crew getting the car ready for Geneva with a tight timetable of five hours or so -- you also hear the man behind Koenigsegg call the One:1 a “megacar,” supposedly because it makes one megawatt of power. Von Koenigsegg calls it a GT1 car on the track, saying it still has power windows, air conditioning and a ride setting that allows it to travel safely on public roads, “with double the horsepower.”

The second, more exciting video focuses on the 1,360-hp heart of the One:1, which is about as technically advanced an engine as we've seen.

It's based on the Agera R engine, but the heads have been ported and it gets new valve springs, retainers, cam shafts, injectors, fuel system and turbos. That allows them to up the redline for the car's insane output.

Both videos are pretty interesting if for no other reason than only six will be built, so you probably won't see one on the street any time soon.



By Jake Lingeman