New 240 mph Koenigsegg record at Vmax
As you probably know, the Koenigsegg One:1 has resurfaced at the Nürburgring as of late, which lead to all sorts of rumors about the swedish brand being back to business about trying to break yet another lap record for fastest-production-car ever.
That being said, no need to go as far as the Green Hell to make a record! The guys at The BHP Project brought their blue-carbon Koenigsegg One:1 to the Vmax200 event this saturday (somewhere in the UK). The Vmax200 event is, as you might guess, all about going fast and trying to reach the 200mph barrier (give or take 321 km/h), which is a flabbergasting high speed. But some cars are BUILT for speed, and supercars are used to testing and toying around such limits. But when you’re talking with what is more commonly known as a “hypercar”, the Koenigsegg One:1 answers.
Indeed, today, racing driver Oliver James Webb drove the Koenigsegg One:1 at the airstrip at Vmax200 and broke the Vmax200 speed record. Twice. First of all, he got up to the speed of 230 mph (which is 370km/h, can you imagine?). Everyone cheered and celebrated, but I guess he wasn’t done for the day. The man went behind the wheel again, tried yet another time. This time, he hit 240 mph. That is absolutely immense. Can you imagine that this is close to some speeds around the Hunaudières straigh-line at the 24 Hours of Le Mans..?
Enjoy the full 240 mph Koenigsegg record video by The BHP Project
Talk about having balls of steal at such speeds (let’s be honest, the airstrip, though very long and very secure, isn’t the “best” road from what I’ve seen). So I think we can all congratulate both the driver as well as the car & manufacturer, obviously! It’s quite a feat to reach such speeds! CVK must be super-proud. What do you think will happen at the Nürburgring, now ??
Pictures from The BHP Project