Koenigsegg Unveils a New Supercar and Large Printed Components

 Koenigsegg introduces a new car and the world’s largest 3D printed titanium auto component.

3D Printing, car, auto, exhust, supercar, Koenigsegg, supercar, metal, DMLSIn advance of the Geneva Motor Show Swedish automaker Koenigsegg has debuted a powerful supercar, which features the world’s largest 3D printed titanium part.

Called the One:1, Koenigsegg’s new offering is a natural progression from the company’s Agera R supercar. While the cars are related, however, the new One:1 is a beast of a completely different nature.

Sporting a 1322 HP 5.0L V8 the 1340 kg (2954 lb) auto offers a nearly 1:1 power to weight ratio. With a simulated top speed of 440 km/h (273 mph) the One:1 has all the power needed to become the world’s fastest production car, a title that’s been changing hands a lot over the last few years.

Complete with active aerodynamics, the car boasts a lightweight carbon fiber frame that can produce 610 kg (1345 lbs) of down force when racing at speeds in excess of 257 km/h (160 mph). While that ability lends the One:1 greater stability than the McLaren P1 at speed, the most impressive part of the supercar might be its large 3D printed components.

According to Koenigsegg, the One:1’s power and beauty are complemented with a number of 3D printed components, including variable turbo housings that improve the car’s response time and its low end torque. Beyond its engine, the supercar also features a 3D printed titanium exhaust tip that can claim to be the world’s largest 3D printed titanium auto part. As a testament to their painstaking refusal to compromise on performance, Koenigsegg has admitted that it’s large exhaust tip takes 3 days to produce and saves only a 400grams (.88lbs) of weight.  Although completely impractical for the mass production market, the component fits the low-production, high performance model that Koenigsegg enjoys.

At the time of writing this, Koenigsegg had not released pricing or availability specs for its amazing speedster (which has already sold out). However, given the upcoming Geneva Motor Show it’ll only be a matter of time before we know more about the One:1, including whether it can challenge Hennessy and Bugatti for the world fastest production car.


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