The Koenigsegg One:1 owned by the BHP Project and driven by Oliver Webb broke the Vmax200 speed record not once, not twice but three times last weekend, with a terminal speed of 240mph over the 1.4 mile track at Bruntingthorpe, in the United Kingdom.

If some of that last sentence didn’t make sense to you, here are the main players in this drama…..

The BHP Project is the online presence that represents a rather extraordinary collection of sports cars, including the blue carbon Koenigsegg One:1.

Oliver Webb (Oli) is a World Endurance Championship driver from the UK, driving in the LMP1 class for ByKolles Racing in 2016.

Vmax200 by Auto Vivendi – from the event’s own website – “is the UKs premier topโ€“speed driving event where owners of sports cars, supercars and hypercars gather at a private runway to drive their cars to their limits.”

These fantastic images were taken by Supercar Driver, and provided to us via The BHP Project.

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The most recent Vmax200 meeting was held this past weekend, 21 May 2016, and the BHP Project One:1 was back at Bruntingthorpe to work the tarmac even harder than in previous outings. This car recorded a previous best of 225mph in September 2015. It was hampered by a small wheel alignment issue at that meeting and it wasn’t considered safe to go for more. 225mph is extremely fast, but it’s shy of the Vmax200 record of 229mph, set by a tuned Porsche 911 in 2013.

That record didn’t last long once this particular Vmax200 meeting got underway.

The One:1 was first to break the old 229mph record with a 230mph run. And there was much celebration.

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Another tuned Porsche 911 recorded a 231mph run a few minutes later, which meant the three-year-old Vmax200 record had been broken twice in the space of just five minutes.

Then came the rain. As the track was too damp for seriously fast times, the BHP Project guys turned to offering passenger rides for a lucky group of attendees. The rain stopped and the track began to dry – slowly – but enough for Oli to get a good enough launch during one of the passenger rides to set a new Vmax200 record at 235mph.

That’s with a passenger. One very lucky passenger, I’d suggest.

With this time in the bank, the team decided to give Oli one more turn at a full sprint and neither he nor the car let them down. The new record speed was 240mph, some 11mph faster than the record at the beginning of the day and we’re told it’s the fastest a car (of any description) has ever travelled at Bruntingthorpe.

Cue the video:

Congratulations to the whole BHP Project team and Oliver Webb for doing such a great job and carrying the Koenigsegg banner so proudly through the event.

Again, all images by Supercar Driver, provided to us via The BHP Project.

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* Thrice – such an overlooked word in today’s lexicon. I’m glad I could give it a run here ๐Ÿ™‚

18 comments

  1. Comment by Han Klems

    Han Klems May 23, 2016 at 09:11

    Hello Steven & Oli,

    you made my Dayyyyyyyyyyyy,

    I will wear my Koenigsegg cap more proudly today than every other day :-)!

    Best “Speedy” Wishes,

    Han, the Man

    PS: Now, go for that new record on the “Grรผne Hรถlle” nickname for the Nuerburgring.

  2. Comment by Kris Singh

    Kris Singh May 23, 2016 at 11:17

    Congratulations!! That’s going to be hard to beat!!

  3. Comment by dee

    dee May 23, 2016 at 11:55

    congratulations guys! its troublesome for v-max cause ive done the research and the only car that can beat a koenigsegg is another koenigsegg it turns out.
    seriously though this event is a a level playing field and is a perfect test for measuring a cars power to weight ratio, koenigsegg did it with 5 litre engine crankin out 1360hp, tough to beat me thinks…que the koenigsegg regera and the future free valve koenigsegg super agera! or the space ship im currently working on…

  4. Comment by mahesh

    mahesh May 23, 2016 at 14:35

    there is one word to describe the one:1 AWESOME and the one always pushes the limits.

  5. Comment by Micky

    Micky May 23, 2016 at 16:53

    Dee… A tuned Porsche 911 turbo by ESMOTORS came 2nd by only 2mph at 238mph so it does have competition ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comment by dee

      dee May 24, 2016 at 09:40

      what engine capacity?

  6. Comment by Jordan Kwan

    Jordan Kwan May 24, 2016 at 05:44

    in the fifth picture up from the bottom one, you can see the EmojiTR in the reflection of the One:1!

    • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

      Nimalan Rajagopalan May 24, 2016 at 18:10

      The EmojiTR??? Really? I wonder how that ended up there……
      Perhaps the guys from Car Throttle were present! I remember them doing a top speed run in an unrestricted section of the Autobahn during the Gumball 3000 rally……they almost got to 200 mph! Take a look:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpLoaELi_nM

      Well spotted by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

      Nimalan Rajagopalan May 24, 2016 at 18:23

      Hey Mr.Wade!

      Glad to hear the record shattered three time in one day! Especially by my favorite car!
      Three time’s a charm! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I guess Mr. Webb felt pretty exhilarated after achieving 240 mph and Mr. von Koenigsegg felt proud for being the brains behind the creation of this true world-class car! It never ceases to amaze people…..

      I also share my hopes with Cloxxki that the Regera will make a special appearance one day to obliterate the record for good! Will it really become a possibility Mr. Wade? Or even more interestingly, a Nurburgring record for both? If possible please do update us!

      Congrats again,
      Nimalan S. R.

      P.S. – Thanks for replying to my comment on the previous post! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

        Nimalan Rajagopalan May 24, 2016 at 18:24

        Arrggh…wrong place to put the comment ๐Ÿ™
        Sorry…

  7. Comment by Dav

    Dav May 24, 2016 at 09:45

    Massive congratulations for the record!

    Just in regard of the One:1 and the One of 1, I have 2-3 questions for Steven (if he can answer me of course).
    We know that the owner of the beautiful One of 1 wanted a One:1, but, since the latter was out of order and the Agera was at its series final stage, Koenigsegg decided to build 3 special cars, based on the Agera RS, completely customized for the owner.
    The first of them was the magnificient One of 1, which is basically a bespoke One:1 for its (very, very lucky) owner. Now, in this regard, my questions are the following ones:

    – Is the bespoke top-mounted rear wing of the One of 1 just as completely adjustable as that of the One:1?
    – Does the One of 1 have the same specially developed 7-speed dual clutch of the One:1?
    – Finally, in regard of suspensions, is its Triplex set-up completely adjustable as that of the One:1?

    CVK said that the One of 1 is basically a One:1 with even luggage space for the removable roof, so I was just curious about its full technical specifications.

    Thank you again for your time and congratulations for the amazing work you guys are doing! Keep it up!

    Dav

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade May 27, 2016 at 07:42

      Yes, yes and yes. Yes it has an active rear wing, the same basic gearbox (as do all RS’s) and Triplex is common to all of our cars since we began producing it.

      However, it’s important to note that the One of 1 is not ‘basically a bespoke One:1’ as you suggest. The One:1 is a very distinct series of cars and while the One of 1 has many similarities, it’s not a One:1.

      • Comment by Dav

        Dav May 30, 2016 at 15:56

        Thank you very much for your kind answer and, again, congratulations for everything you achieved as a company until now!

        Best regards.

        Dav

  8. Comment by Cloxxki

    Cloxxki May 24, 2016 at 11:56

    Hopefully next time Regera will attend. The lack of gearshifts, plus of course the seamless extra power, should net a slightly faster speed. Probably the quoted top speed of 400/410kph since under ideal circumstances that it reached in 20 seconds?

    BTW, the Regera specs on the website seem to be from before the introduction of the production ready car. Still the originally larger battery capacity and associated e-only range are quoted.

  9. Comment by George Lekkas

    George Lekkas May 25, 2016 at 13:53

    Congratulations. Regera will set a new record I am sure. 245-250 mph is the new target and only Regera can achieve it….. or a highly modified supercar (Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R and the likes).

  10. Comment by Kyle

    Kyle May 25, 2016 at 14:36

    Congrats on an incredible back to back record day guys! I totally wish I could have been that passenger that rode along in the second speed run! I have a gut feeling Koenigsegg will never cease to prove that you guys are the ultimate dominator in the supercar industry. I can’t think of any other manufacturer that comes even close to matching the likes of you guys. Not even Bugatti pushes this hard.

    Always keep us updated with new awesome stories so we can keep anticipating the incredible future that lies ahead of you guys. That’s a beautiful paint finish on that One:1 by the way!

  11. Comment by ChrisCatto

    ChrisCatto June 18, 2016 at 22:21

    Steven, have the organisers of the event usually divided production cars from modified cars? I have not yet been to one of these although Bruntingthorpe is only a few hours from my home. I think there were some 9ffs and Gemballas which did well in the past. I think the tuned Porsche 911s did well against the One:1 considering they can only bore their engine out to 4L and even with very big turbochargers and water injection, I think the combustion limits them to 1100HP. The McLaren P1s haven’t been bad, I think they run narrow tyres so can’t quite put all the power down early. This is a typical problem of production vehicles: they are engineered to provide some customer comfort and compromise hence why they don’t fit such wide rear tyres and supersticky compound.

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade June 20, 2016 at 11:32

      Our is a production vehicle, too. It’s just a production vehicle with a different emphasis, shall we say? ๐Ÿ™‚

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