Written By: Justin Bell
I thought the space race ended in 1969. Apparently, I was wrong; today the race is between manufacturers instead of countries. With NASA and Roscosmos being surpassed by Elon Musk and Richard Branson, the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg are still going strong, making rocket ships of their own. Who would have thought that the superpowers of today would hail from Sweden and France, making cars with enough horsepower they’d propel themselves skyward and towards Mars had they not mastered the concept of negative lift.
Engine: Twin-Turbo 5.0-liter V8
Torque: 1,011 lb-ft
0-60: 2.7 sec
Top Speed: 273 mph
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Koenigsegg’s latest contender for the first mission to Mars is the One:1. It’s the first ever car with a 1 to 1 horsepower to weight (in kilograms) ratio, which cemented the car’s status as THE super car to beat. Add in the fact that it’s 1,360 horsepower actually makes it the first “mega” car in that its output is equivalent to 1 megawatt. Is the One:1 a well-rounded speed machine that can handle as well as it accelerates? Only time will tell; we’ll just have to wait to hear from the six lucky buyers that will have the chance to put it to the test.