Reports of an accident at the Nürburgring have now been confirmed by Koenigsegg themselves.
The team from Sweden were on their quest to set a new lap record at the ‘Ring when the accident occurred on Monday afternoon. The car lost control, went into and over the guardrail, and then caught on fire. The fire was immediately contained and the driver walked away uninjured.
The car in question is 1 of only 7 One:1’s produced thus far.
Koenigsegg have also said that the crashed car will be rebuilt, and their quest for the fastest production car to lap the ‘Ring will continue!
Here’s what Koenigsegg said on the matter:
“A Koenigsegg is an extreme performance car and must be tested accordingly. This is an inherently dangerous undertaking that must be conducted progressively and methodically, working point by point on all areas of our highly adjustable vehicles. Our primary concern is always driver safety and any testing is structured and conducted accordingly.
This incident is confirmation of just how difficult it is to drive at this level on the world’s ultimate proving ground. Obviously we are dismayed with this development but pleased that our safety systems worked as designed to protect our driver.”
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