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The Ring Claims A Unicorn. Koenigsegg One:1 Wrecks, Carted Off On Flatbed.

Today is a sad day. Today we’ve lost a unicorn. Today we have the very unfortunate task of telling you that a Koenigsegg One:1 has crashed at the Nurburgring. The green hell has claimed another and this time it could be the most expensive one the circuit has ever seen. For a road car that is.

According to a report from Motor Authority the One:1 entered the Adenauer Forst section of the ‘ring, locked up the brakes, and went straight off track and into the barriers at a high rate of speed. Given what the car looks like now, it’s testament to how well the One:1 is built that the driver came out unscathed.

Here’s the aftermath.

From Motor Authority:

According to our photographer, the driver came into the section with too much speed, slammed on the brakes and then slid off the track. The car eventually crashed through a barrier and into an embankment. The long skid mark that remains may indicate some form of mechanical issue, possibly relating to the ABS.

Just seven were built, including a prototype, and the original price is thought to have been 2.8 million euros (approximately $3.1 million), meaning this is likely to be the most expensive car outside of motorsports to ever crash at the Nürburgring.

Koenigsegg was using the One:1 in preparation for a lap record attempt. The company is yet to announce what car it will actually use for its record attempt, though. It’s possible the attempt will be made with the still-in-production Agera RS of which there are 25 being built.

More news as we get it, but this is a sad loss for the car world. one is now gone and only 7 One:1s remain. Glad everyone came out okay.

(Source: Motor Authority)

Written by Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.


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