Spotted driving around Monaco
The first ever Koenigsegg One:1 built, chassis number 7106, has been spotted in Monaco with its new owner, lady racer Carina Lima, at the wheel.
Chassis 7106 was used as the factory test and development car, finalizing the spec of the six production cars. It’s powered by a 5.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 producing 1,360 horsepower to go with its 1,360 kilogram (2,998 pound) weight, making it the first car ever put into production with a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio.
It’s officially the fastest production car in the world to do the 0-299 kilometres per hour (186 miles per hour) sprint, with a time 11.9 seconds, which was set in chassis 7106. It also holds production car lap records at the Spa and Suzuka race circuits. An attempt on the Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record has been postponed after the car being used crashed with brake failure.
It’s not often factory prototypes are released for sale, but chassis 7106 last year passed to British dealer Super Vettura, the UK’s only Koenigsegg agent. The price? Six million dollars. It seems likely Carina Lima acquired it through Super Vettura though, curiously, it is still listed on their website.
Former model Carina races in the Cup class of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series with Imperiale Racing, sharing a car with Pagani test driver Andrea Palma.