Building the 1,360 HP Heart of the Koenigsegg One:1April 4th, 2014
/DRIVE recently had a chance to discuss the design and development of the Koenigsegg One:1 megacar with none other than Christian von Koenigsegg. We already had a look into the car’s extreme performance and aerodynamics and, in this new video, we look at the heart and soul of the One:1, the 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 1,360 hp and 1,011 lb·ft of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Based on the Agera R, the engine’s total weight of the engine is only 434 pounds thanks to a carbon fiber intake manifold and its aluminum construction. The team has made a great number of changes to the Agera R engine, including re-porting the cylinder heads, new valves, camshafts, fuel system components, turbochargers and much more. They’ve also been able to raise the engine’s RPM and horsepower with software tuning without putting more torque and strain on the engine.
Von Koenigsegg also expresses his opinion that, while supercars with hybrid drivetrains have proven themselves, he doesn’t think the results can be as good as those achieved without those systems. Of course, Porsche and McLaren might have a different opinion on that.