If you think your Monday was bad, think again! Adding to the Monday blues, one of the seven units of the Koenigsegg One:1 was involved in a crash that took place at the Nurburgring track in Germany. Images reveal a sorry state of the vehicle that seems to have crashed due to a possible failure in the ABS system although there are no confirmed reports on the same.
Not only did the mega-car having a power to weight ratio of 1 PS per 1 KG crash at the track, but the rear quarter panel of the model suffered from a minor fire. Although details remain scarce, the model suffered from a crash during testing as part of Industry Pool at the track, also known as Green Hell.
Koenigsegg is believed to have been working on gaining the title for the best ring lap time record for production cars from the Porsche 918 Spyder which has a record of 6 minutes and 57 seconds. According to reports, the One:1 was at high speeds at the Adeneuer Forst section of the track when the brakes apparently locked up causing skid marks that is visible in the images.
The car then hit through the barriers before coming to a standstill in the grass. According to an official statement by the Swedish marquee, the driver escaped the crash and was released from the hospital soon after. The company stated that all was ok except for the car, which would be rebuilt in time.
The Koenigsegg One:1 is propelled by a 5.0 litre V8 engine with double overhead camshafts that produces 1341 hp. This motor is mated to 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and an electronic differential. The car is so mega that Koenigsegg didn’t bother testing the 0-100 kmph time as the model sprints from 0-400 kmph in a mere, to say the least, 20 seconds.
Here is an image gallery of the untoward incident:
Following is a video of the unfortunate incident: