Warning: Images may be upsetting
One of the most expensive cars ever made, the $4.1million AUD Koenigsegg One:1, has crashed at the Nurburgring while undergoing testing ahead of a lap record attempt. The 1000kW/1371Nm Sweedish hypercar crashed into the side barrier at the Adenauer Forst section of the Nürburgring Nordschleif when its brakes locked up coming into the turn and caused the car to skid at high-speed.
Koenigsegg issued a statement shortly after the incident which occurred on Monday the 18th of July, stating: “Koenigsegg Automotive AB can confirm reports online that a Koenigsegg One:1 was involved in a crash during testing as part of Industry Pool at the Nurburgring on Monday, 18 July. The driver was taken to hospital as per standard procedures in such situations and was released the same afternoon to take his car to the Paintless Dent Removal Company.”
“Koenigsegg has participated in Industry Pool testing for a week in each of the last two months, working primarily on vehicle setups both for ongoing vehicle development and for an attempt at a Nurburgring lap record at some time in the future.”
The Koenigsegg One:1 that crashed on Monday is just one of seven examples made by the Sweedish car maker. While the images imply that the extensively damaged One:1 may be forced into early retirement, it is expected that it will be repaired before heading back out onto the Nürburgring Nordschleif for another attempt at the Porsche 918 Spyder’s 6min 57sec lap record.