The Koenigsegg One:1 That Crashed at the Nürburgring Lives Again

The 1360-horsepower hypercar took almost three years to rebuild.

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Some examples of the Koenigsegg One:1 are more famous than others. The silver development car, for example, is known for being around 110 lbs heavier than the six production models and still setting a lap record at Spa-Francorchamps. But chassis #107—a black customer car Koenigsegg sent to the Nürburgring, undoubtedly of all—is the most famous of the bunch. That's because it ended up in the barriers at the Nürburgring back in 2016.

Koenigsegg revealed that for its test runs, this One:1 was dialed back to 900 horsepower, and the crash was caused by the calibration of the ABS system. Christian von Koenigsegg also suggested that on a perfect day, the One:1 could run a 6:40 'Ring lap. But with #107 sent back to company HQ in Ängelholm, Sweden with severe damage sustained to its exterior panels and subframes, the chase for Nürburgring glory was over.

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The One:1 back a the factory after the crash.
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In 2017, Koenigsegg's waiting list was over four years long, which meant the company's biggest priority was to expand and optimize its production facilities. Once the factory was done with the Agera, then came the Regera, all while Koenigsegg was developing the new Jesko series. In other words, the automaker was busy. And so, the rebuild for the car that changed German registration law was only completed a few weeks ago, just in time for the opening ceremony of Carage, a brand new Koenigsegg dealership in Lucerne, Switzerland. And with that, the One:1 is back in business. Except now, it should be the high-downforce Jesko's turn at the 'Ring...

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