Koenigsegg One:1 Sets Production Lap Record at Spa-Francorchamps
After tackling the practice session on a track day, the One:1 splintered the previous production car record by a whopping five seconds, with a finishing time of 2:32.14. Remember, this was done during the practice session, among a field of much slower cars.
Koenigsegg geared up to tackle the track alone the next day, free from any traffic, but poor luck struck again, with the One:1’s 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 breaching the track’s sound limit of 103 dB. Despite an unsightly exhaust addition to curb the raucous noise, the One:1 was unable to complete a hot lap on an empty track. While they were able to chop five seconds off the next-fastest production car lap time, the Swedes feel there was more to take.
Hopefully, we will see the Nurburgring tamed by the One:1 in the near future. As Koenigsegg themselves said, “We hope to only need about 7 minutes of their time and we will do our best to not use all of it.”
Take a look at the record-setting run in the video below.