Typically we like to keep the conversation here focused on cars and advice that apply to the vast majority of car owners. Shopping for used cars, updates on popular new models and inquisitive pondering on the state of the auto industry are common fodder among these pages.
Every once in a while, though, we have to let our inner teenager out and marvel at the latest happenings in the supercar industry.
The odds of any of us acquiring one of the world’s most powerful supercars aren’t particularly good, but when a brand new car shows up on the scene to challenge everything we’ve known about powerful cars, we definitely take notice.
The Bugatti Veyron and SSC Ultimate Aero have been in a back-in-forth contest for years battling for the crown of fastest production car in the world. Bugatti keeps coming out with new special editions, while SSC’s next volley will be with the new Tuatara.
Now, both companies have a worthy adversary that should put up a performance worthy of the crown: the Koenigsegg One:1.
That’s an odd name, isn’t it? Rest assured, it makes perfect sense when put into context. The One:1 will have around 1,400 horsepower and weigh around 3,000 pounds. Still not seeing it? In Euro-speak, that 3,000 pounds is 1,400 kilograms. Yes, the One:1 will have a 1:1 horsepower-to-weight ratio, which should make it the world’s most powerful and utterly bonkers production car.
There’s no indication yet of what engine will power this beast, but a teaser image reveals that some trademark Koenigsegg design cues will be carried over to the One:1. Expect small rear lights and a central exhaust along with a giant rear wing supported by two fins emerging from the roof.
If ever a car looked to be built for speed, it’s this one.
The One:1 and all its glorious details will be revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month and should set up the ultimate in head-to-head tests: the Koenigsegg One:1 versus the Bugatti Veyron versus the McLaren P1 versus the SSC Tuatara.
Any volunteers to drive?