Back in the summer of 2014, only two of the planned 6+1 Koenigsegg One:1s were completed, and only one of those was a customer car, chassis 107 with the clear carbon body and the golden-orange accents. This is the One:1 that was destroyed yesterday during testing at the Nürburgring.
Both cars debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed two years ago, where lucky Pontiac GTO enthusiast Andy Craig became the first person to drive the development car outside of Koenigsegg:
Koenigsegg's silver One:1 covered a lot of miles and broke several records before the company put her up for sale not long ago priced at around $6 million taxes, but there's a crucial difference between this car and the other six, including 107: the carbon tub of the prototype is heavier because of the carbon weave, and that fact makes the private cars faster, therefore better suited for such activities as Nürburgring record runs.
What makes 107 even more special is that when it was registered in Germany in October, 2014, the German equivalent of the DMV had to reconfigure their system because it could only input power values up to three digits in kW. That wasn't good enough for the One:1, which has a twin-turbo V8 producing 1014 kW, or 1360 horsepower.
The next thing you know, 107 got a roll cage, and Koenigsegg gave it all the beans for weeks until something went very wrong, making it crash through the barrier at the Nürburgring, luckily, without injuring the driver.
Considering that the car has ABS, these are interesting skid marks to say the least. Koenigsegg is now taking back the wreck to the factory in Angelholm, where they will have a good look at it before they would comment any further and start the long rebuilding process.