Not long ago a Koenigsegg One:1 out testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife had a very savage accident – but the Swedish exotic manufacturer has quickly come up to the stand with a host of good news.
First and foremost the driver behind the wheel has been confirmed to be safe – it’s unknown yet if the brand’s driver, Robert Serwanski, or somebody else was driving at the time of the accident. “The driver was taken to hospital as per standard procedures in such situations and was released the same afternoon,” commented the company. “Obviously we are dismayed with this development but pleased that our safety systems worked as designed to protect our driver,” reads on the statement, proof of the above average intensity of the incident. But it appears the 1,341 hp machine truly did its job – also saving the life of its handler.
We all know this is the second time the Megacar is involved in an accident, this time with much more important consequences. The One:1 is questing a new Nordschleife record and wants to go down in history with a time better than the Porsche 918 Spyder-achieved 6 minutes 57 seconds. Apparently, the driver missed the speed for the Foxhole corner – on site footage depicted huge skid marks leading into the Adenauer Forst entry. While the impact was major – jumping over the guardrail and also catching fire – it appears Koenigsegg is not giving up just yet, signaling they will rebuild the car to continue the adventurous lap record.