One of the world’s rarest, most expensive rides set the Internet buzzing ...
One of the world’s rarest, most expensive rides set the Internet buzzing when it crashed at the Nürburgring Nordschleife during testing for a lap record attempt. The one-of-seven Koenigsegg One:1 smashed into a guardrail at the Adenauer Forst section of the Nürburgring.
The skidmarks of the $6 million Swedish hypercar suggest a front axle brake lock-up at about 106 mph before crashing into the barrier at approximately 68 mph. The force of the impact hurled the car into the air and it flipped 180 degrees before landing on its left rear wheel.
The safety systems including the airbags and fuel shut-off deployed as intended. The test driver survived the ordeal and even managed to extinguish the fire that broke out in the rear section of the car because of contact between the exhaust and the carbonfiber rear panels upon landing
Koenigsegg Automotive AB issued a statement explaining that the tragic incident was caused by a glitch in the front left ABS wheel sensor signal. It added that the damaged car will be reconstructed. The Koenigsegg One:1 is believed to be the world’s fastest production car. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 and can go from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Top speed has been pegged at around 275 mph.
With such mighty specs, it’s easy to glean why Koenigsegg is so confident that it can set a new production car lap record.
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