Koenigsegg unveils world's first megacar

Last updated 12:10 03/03/2014

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The supercar to hypercar step has been taken further with Sweden's Koenigsegg now claiming to produce world's first megacar.

Some will argue about the megacar name tag, but there is no doubt the claimed performance figures of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 put it at the top of the fastest production car heap.

The performance is all in the name, One:1, for it promises the first 1:1 (1340 kilograms/1340 horse power) power to curb weight ratio in an approved production car.

Koenigsegg released official photos of the One:1 at the weekend along with a number of mind-numbing performance claims with more to be released later this week at the Geneva Auto Show.

Top speed "has not been priority, as the One:1 is a track focused car", however, the claim is it will reach 440kmh. As a comparison, the Bugatti Veyron is officially the world's fastest production car with a 431 kmh mark which was bettered "unofficially" last month by the Hennessey Venom which reached 435.5 kmh.

However, the Veyron's "official" record appears safe for the meantime with only six One:1's to be built which is not enough to be classed as a "production" car. All six One:1s have been presold but there is no mention of the price.

Among other performance claims, Koenigsegg says there is a 2G cornering capability on road legal production cup tyres and 610 kg down force at 260 kmh utilising advanced active under and over body aerodynamics.

Koenigsegg promises more exciting features will be unveiled at Geneva, but the current list includes:

- Chassis with active ride height and shock absorbing including variable stiffness spring ratios.

- Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps under front splitter and hydraulically actuated top mounted dual plane rear wing.

- 3G and GPS controlled Predictive Active Chassis and Aero Track Mode.

- Koenigsegg patented 3D printed variable turbo housing – gives improved response and bottom end torque.

- 3G connection for telemetry, performance, lap times and software upgrades, including owners iPhone app.

- New Koenigsegg developed Carbon fibre ventilated memory foam racing seats.

- 3D printed titanium exhaust end piece saves 400 grams compared to aluminium counterpart.

- Active noise cancelling seat option.

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