Christian von Koenigsegg, the boss of Koenigsegg told Top Gear that during practice runs at the ‘Ring, the One:1 was already lapping under the seven-minute mark. However, the record run was disrupted by an ABS failure and the car crashed eventually.
“When we were doing the One:1 practice runs, we were already under seven minutes. Really. And that was a leisurely run. Everyone who drove the car said ‘if we really push and hang our balls out, this is a 6min 40sec car’. Then we had the stupid ABS failure, and we never got to prove it. The practice laps weren’t even done on full power – we limited the car to 900bhp, which is 460bhp short. But that’s only worth 3-4 seconds on the lap,” he revealed.
The article went on to say that the company will attempt to set a production car lap record again some time in the future. It expects the car to lap the circuit in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. However, the attempt will depend on whether they can find a car to do so as their only prototype has also been sold to a customer.