Koenigsegg said it wanted to become king of the Nurburgring but a speed restriction on the track meant it had to put its plans on ice.
Until now, that is, because the speed limits are gone and already manufacturer of four-wheeled stupidity Koenigsegg has been spotted back on the legendary Nordschleife circuit in its One:1 hypercar in what appears to be a practice session.
The video, uploaded to YouTube by user ‘cvdzijden Supercar Videos’, shows the 1,322hp One:1 monster – named so because it has 1hp for every 1kg of weight – blasting around the track, giving viewers a chance to see and hear that 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 at full tilt.
The Internet seems to think it’s Robert Serwanski at the wheel, which would make sense as he is Koenigsegg’s test driver and the man ultimately charged with making the Swedish manufacturer do more than just look good on paper.
To be crowned king of the Green Hell, Koenigsegg needs to challenge the current record production car record holder, which is the Radical SR8LM and its time of 6:48. Second place is the Radical SR8.
A more likely target would be the Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar in third place, which managed a time of 6:57 and the fourth place Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce’s time of 6:59.73. Not easy competition, but then the modified Lotus Evora has a power-to-weight ratio better than a Bugatti Veyron.
Whether or not the 260mph Koenigsegg One:1 comes away victororious (we get the feeling it will), the video of the lap should make for one hell of a video. Until then, scroll down for a taste.