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2014-05-20 09:01

THE NEW KING KOEN: Koenigsegg will debut its Agera One:1 'Megacar' at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Image: Koenigsegg


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LONDON, England - The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 will make its UK debut on the Michelin stand at the UK's upcoming 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed over June 26-29.

GALLERY: Koenigsegg Agera One:1

As the world’s first ‘megacar’ it will also make its dynamic UK debut as part of the Michelin Supercar Run at the famous festival, making Goodwood the first time two One:1 models have appeared together anywhere in the world.

Megacar? The Koenigsegg One:1 is the world's first homologated production car to have a Megawatt of power and has an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 and is likely to be acknowledged as the world’s fastest homologated production car with a simulated top speed of more than 440km/h achieved in testing.


Its maker says: "It will join an illustrious and unrivalled group of cars (including the Koenigsegg Agera R) to have broken world speed and performance records using Michelin tyres.  

"The One:1 programme is a celebration Agera edition marking 20 years of Koenigsegg and has already been fully pre-sold."

The One:1 will also make its UK dynamic debut in the Michelin Super Car run as part of the Michelin Supercar Paddock at the Festival of Speed, the first time two One:1 megacars have appeared together anywhere in the world.

The cars will be running on new Pilot Sport Cup 2 Michelin tyres thanks to Michelin being the exclusive tyre partner to Goodwood for the 2014 motorsport calendar.


The automaker says: "The car’s stunning design and breathtaking performance, which includes jet-like 2G cornering capability, are supported by Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres homologated for the road but inspired by and designed for ultimate circuit performance.

"They are based on patented endurance competition technologies too deliver more laps and higher speeds as part of the Michelin Total Performance ethos."

Further specification highlights of the Koenigsegg One:1 include:

  • 610kg down-force at 260km/h.
  • Advanced active under - and over-body aerodynamics.
  • 20% lighter carbon chassis and body.
  • Fully active aero with independent left and right front flaps.
  • Hydraulic dual plane rear wing.
  • 3G and GPS controlled predictive active chassis.
  • 3G connectivity for telemetry for
  • Performance, lap times and a dedicated telephone app.

You can stay up to date with the Michelin Supercar Run and other events at the Goodwood Festival of speed by following www.twitter.com/MichelinTyres, liking www.facebook.com/MichelinUK or logging on to www.live.michelin.co.uk.

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