In an unusual pairing, Volvo and Koenigsegg had two of their strongest players take to the track to compete. A One:1, the world’s first megacar with a perfectly matched power-weight ratio, raced an FH, a 540 hp 8 ton monster with a dual clutch inspired by the racing world, according to a Nov. 10 YouTube video from Volvo.
Driving the FH was Tiff Needell, British TV presenter and co-host of Top Gear and Fifth Gear, who explains the challenge in the video; he believes that the FH can complete one lap around the track faster than the One:1 can complete two.
In a press release issued today, Christian von Koenigsegg, CEO and founder of Koenigsegg, said there was no way they could turn down the challenge from a fellow Swedish car manufacturer. “When Volvo Trucks challenged us to a race, it was impossible to turn down,” he said in the release. “We are always open for the unexpected and what could be more unexpected than for a Megacar to go up against a heavy truck on a race circuit?”
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Who do you think will complete their laps first? Can an 8 ton truck really take on the 1,360 hp and 1,360 kg One:1?
Watch the video above to find out, and be sure to check out the videos below, which give you a behind the scenes look and a glimpse of Koenigsegg’s official test driver Robert Serwanski’s perspective as he raced around the track.
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(Source: Volvo Trucks / YouTube)