Koenigsegg celebrating its 20th birthday this year and what better way to kick things off than with a major unveil at this month’s Geneva Motor Show. The Swedish company is taking the wraps off its Agera One:1, the first production car with a one megawatt of power (1,341 horsepower, and a power-to-weight ratio of one-to-one (kilogram to horsepower). That’s not super or hyper, folks. We’re talking the world’s first “megacar”.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 which is then mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically-controlled differential. It features variable geometry turbos in custom, 3D-printed housings and a 3D-printed titanium exhaust. All this comes together to give it a simulated top speed of 273 miles per hour. Keyword: simulated. No one outside Koenigsegg has driven the Agera though the claims are massive.
This is a track focused car that gets 2 Gs of cornering capability on road-legal tires via 1,345 pounds of downforce at 160 mph, all thanks to an active rear wing and independent, active left and right front flaps. The ride height, dampers and spring rates all adjust with the car’s speed, lending extra support. The chassis can also predict the road ahead using GPS, while drives can study telemetry later with a 3G connection sending the car’s data to an iPhone app.
Only six Koenigsegg Agera One:1 will be built and they’ve all been reserved.