Koenigsegg breaks own 0-300 km/h record in One:1
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Koenigsegg has outperformed existing production car speed records during a practice session in the groundbreaking Koenigsegg One:1 Megacar, headlined by a 0-300-0 km/h time of just 17.95 seconds.
Koenigsegg first stunned the world in September 2011 when it set a Guinness World Record time of 21.19 seconds for the 0-300-0 km/h run in the Koenigsegg Agera R. The time achieved by the Koenigsegg One:1 cuts a full 3.24 seconds from what was already considered to be an unbeatable time.
The record-beating run was one of a series of runs conducted in a practice session at the Koenigsegg test track in Ängelholm, Sweden. The session was conducted on Monday, June 8 2015, from 6pm to 10pm. The driver was Koenigsegg factory test driver, Robert Serwanski.
How 0-300-0 kmh works
The 0-300-0 run is a test of the vehicle’s mechanical and technical capability. This test is purely designed to see how quickly the car can accelerate from 0 to 300 kmh and decelerate from 300kmh to 0. It is typically done using two discrete measurements – acceleration and deceleration – which may be from the same run, or they may be from different runs within the same session.
For the time that we have published today, both the acceleration time and the deceleration time come from the same run. It is not unusual, however, to have them sourced from different runs within the same session, which would have resulted in an even lower number.
As you watch the video, you will see that Robert does not simply go to 300kmh and then apply the brakes. That would be a test of the driver’s reaction times rather than a pure test of the vehicle.
Robert accelerates past 300 kmh to 340 kmh and then applies the brakes. This is partly to exceed 200mph, the measurement of which was a secondary goal in this session, and also to ensure that full brake pressure (both mechanical and aerodynamic) is in place by the time the car has decelerated to 300 kmh.