Koenigsegg recently had the distinct pleasure of taking the One:1 to Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain to pit man against machine as part of the Castrol EDGE CloneRival campaign.

First, we sent one of our test drivers, Christoffer Nygaard, to London to spend some time in a bespoke driving simulator configured to the Koenigsegg One:1’s exact driving parameters. Christoffer did 10 sessions on the simulator. The simulator gurus then cut-and-pasted his fastest sections of the Ascari digital track to put together his ‘ultimate’ lap.

His mission – to go to Ascari and beat that ‘ultimate’ lap time in an actual Koenigsegg One:1.

How did he go? Watch the video and find out….

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Castrol has a range of oils called Castrol EDGE boosted with an additive called Titanium FST that doubles the film strength and better protects your engine. Their brand new range of oils is called Castrol EDGE Supercar and the Koenigsegg One:1 is one of the launch vehicles for that oil.

All Koenigsegg cars come with Castrol EDGE oil from the factory. We’re very happy with it – and that should mean something from a company that puts as much stress on their engines as we do.

7 comments

  1. Comment by Ces

    Ces June 15, 2016 at 20:13

    Nice add, really love seeing the One:1 in the race track.
    I have a little request, is there some place I can find a photo (or the photos) of all the 7 One:1s?

  2. Comment by Jérémie

    Jérémie June 16, 2016 at 03:42

    If you go to koenigsegg-registry.net, it has pictures of most of the koenigseggs and all of the one:1s plus some trivia about some of them

  3. Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

    Nimalan Rajagopalan June 16, 2016 at 12:14

    Hey Mr. Wade!

    Wow. Just…..wow. I have never, ever before seen anything like this in real life! The only other place I can think of is Forza Motorsport 6 where your ghost literally appears on the track for you to beat. To see that sort of scenario, appear in real life with the One:1 right in the thick of things is just amazing!!!

    I can only imagine the sort of technology that goes into making a simulator that can simulate the true Koenigsegg One:1 racing experience so accurately to the point of craziness! That would be a VR experience that I would pay for…..a lot!

    I would really like to thank Castrol and Koenigsegg for their collaborations to make this video possible for us to see and applaud Castrol for coming up with such cutting-edge engine lubricants and Koenigsegg for creating the One:1, one of the greatest Megacars ever known. Really, to go and set a great time on a simulator is one thing, but to go and do even better in real life….is to just be better than yourself[is that even possible?].

    For anyone who doesn’t know what was going on behind the scenes, here’s a link: https://youtu.be/sFDQM3bOaE4

    Waiting for more awesome news,
    Nimalan S. R.

    P.S.:- You guys said,”we sent one of our test drivers, Christoffer Nygaard, to London”.
    Does that mean you guys now have two test drivers, Chris AND Robert? If so please let me know!
    🙂

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade June 20, 2016 at 11:36

      We actually have 4 or 5 test drivers. Robert is the one who does most events for us. Christoffer may do some more in the future, too.

      • Comment by Nimalan Rajagopalan

        Nimalan Rajagopalan June 23, 2016 at 15:15

        Thanks for letting me know Mr Wade!
        Do let me know if there is a vacancy in the ranks of your test drivers…..
        😀

        Thanks again!

  4. Comment by Menno

    Menno June 19, 2016 at 21:56

    I know Koenigsegg isn’t necessarily interested in taking the production car top speed record, but I (and many many others) really want to see a top speed run so I thought about it for a bit. Also, taking that record would definitively prove to the world that Koenigsegg is leading the hypercar scene, and via media coverage it would raise brand awareness even further.

    For such a top speed attempt you need a longer straight than the airfield, which means closing a public road. And (when i was a bit bored) I found what I would consider the ideal road minutes away from the Koenigsegg hq.
    So now my actual question:

    Have you ever considered trying to get the E20 closed (in one direction ofcourse) between the Ängelholm exit and the Hjärnarp exit to test out the top speed of your cars?
    This would give you 4+ km straight, plus a few km of very gently curved road so you could enter the straight at very high speed.

    Would this be option, or is it too difficult or even impossible to close a road (or that bit of the E20 in particular) for such a purpose?

    I would love to hear an answer!

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade June 20, 2016 at 11:35

      That’s a very busy piece of highway you’re talking about. I’m not sure anyone would be in favour of that.

      Plus, it really needs to be dead straight and preferably, at least 7kms. There can be no variations at the speeds we’re talking about here. Each additional kmh take a lot of getting at the top end.

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