Last year a horrific accident that led to human casualties imposed a rework of some parts of the famed German circuit, and also included the introduction of speed limits on certain sectors of the infamous Nordschleife.
But now the speed limits have been axed and exotic Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has revealed it plans to return to the “test track” soon. The company revealed the news on a post on its website and there they reiterated their ultimate goal of nailing a world record lap time in the One:1. But the company also stressed the Nürburgring record “doesn’t just happen” without careful advanced planning so we’re pretty much months ahead of any such reveal. The preparation process will include a range of private track days before even attempting a record breaking attempt. That’s also because the driver will need to harness beforehand an intimate relationship with the car on the circuit before they start making successful attempts.
Koenigsegg factory driver Robert Serwanski will be on point to assist in the company’s stride by optimizing the model’s setup but it’s unlikely he will be the one driving it when the attempt is performed as Koenigsegg is looking for a more Nurburgring seasoned driver. With the One:1 being “far more powerful than most rear-wheel-drive cars” the company went on to say that even the driver will have to get acquainted to the vehicle and a record breaking attempt may or may not be performed this year – as they have to take into account other factors as well, from track availability to weather.