It’s always heart breaking to see a car crash, more so if it’s exotic metal.
That’s exactly what happened to the ultra-rare and super-exotic Koenigsegg One:1 that was tasked with setting a new Nürburgring production car lap record.
According to reports, the hypercar crashed during a high speed testing and set up run, where it lost control at the Adenauer Forst section before hitting a guardrail. The impact was so severe that hypercar burst into flames but was quickly extinguished.
Luckily, the driver reportedly escaped without injury.
The ill-fated One:1 was just one of seven made, bearing chassis #107, and was first shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2014. It was also the first One:1 to be privately registered in Germany.
Koenigsegg has since released a statement confirming the company will rebuilt the wrecked car.
The One:1 was the world’s first megacar, with its name reflecting 1hp per 1kg of weight. It features a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 986kW (1,361PS) and 1,371Nm of torque, enough to blast the car from 0-100km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 451km/h.