Koenigsegg crafts the world's first 273 mph production megacar

Credit: Koenigsegg

The folks at Koenigsegg have created a monster. The just-unveiled Koenigsegg One:1 is, for all intents and purposes, the Holy Grail of automotive engineering. Deriving its name from its power-to-weight ratio, the One:1 is quite easily the most powerful car in its weight class. It's so incredible, in fact, that Koenigsegg has taken to calling it the world's first series-produced megacar. For those keeping track, that's a step above a hypercar, and light years beyond anything any of us mortals have ever set foot in.

We're hard-pressed to argue the point, considering that the One:1 has a turbocharged V8 engine that can churn out a full megawatt of power. That's 1,341 horsepower, a number which very nearly matches up to the vehicles weight of 1,360 kilograms. Granted, that makes the one-to-one power/weight ratio a little shy of the mark, but who's counting when the car has a listed top speed of 273 miles per hour and can go from 0-249 mph in 20 seconds.

If those numbers hold up, the One:1 truly is the fastest production car ever. Of course, the term "production car" is being used a little loosely here, as only six of these megacars will ever be made. You'll also have to have recently sold your company to Facebook in order to afford one. Rumor is, the One:1 will cost about 30 percent more than the $1.5 million Koenigsegg Agera R. That $2 million price hasn't swayed buyers, however. Every last one of the six planned One:1 megacars is already spoken for. Maybe its for the best, anyway. We're fairly certain that pulling a 2G turn in one of these would send you spinning haphazardly through the space-time continuum.

Via Koenigsegg

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