While other super car makers are busy trying to shave a second or two off their Nurburgring times, Koenigsegg went to Japan where they put their hottest creation ever, the Koenigsegg One:1, to test at the Suzuka circuit. In doing so they broke the track’s lap record for production car!
It’s an unofficial time the Koenigsegg One:1 has set at Suzuka, but that doesn’t make it in any way less impressive. The 2:17.57 lap time is a testament both to the capabilities of the One:1 and the skills of test driver Robert Serwanskiand.
“Our best recorded lap time in this half-hour slot was 2m 17.57s,” Christian von Koenigsegg said. “This is from our own data-logging system, connected to the car on the day. It is not an official time and has no external standing.” The official Suzuka track record for a production car stands at 2:18.36 min and is held by the Nissan GT-R. To have potentially beaten this time at our first outing, while running a standard setup, with little exposure to the track beforehand, with a passenger inside the car during all laps and with brakes that had to be nursed a little throughout the session, was very encouraging indeed.”