A $6million Koenigsegg hypercar has been crashed during its test at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany making it in one of the most expensive accidents ever involving a car.
The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle at one of the track’s most demanding sections smashing right into barriers.
The One:1, one of only seven ever created, suffered serious front and rear damage as well as fire damage.
The unique high speed crash happened on Monday, July 18. The driver was reportedly taken to hospital as a precaution but released soon after medical checkup.
Koenigsegg released the statement commenting on the accident: “A Koenigsegg is an extreme performance car and must be tested accordingly.
This is an inherently dangerous undertaking that must be conducted progressively and methodically, working point by point on all areas of our highly adjustable vehicles. Our primary concern is always driver safety and any testing is structured and conducted accordingly.
This incident is confirmation of just how difficult it is to drive at this level on the world’s ultimate proving ground.
Obviously we are dismayed with this development but pleased that our safety systems worked as designed to protect our driver.”
The hypercar is powered by a 5-litre engine which develops a staggering 1,341bhp to give it a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds. The car will do 0-248mph (400kph) in around 20 seconds and the brake to a standstill in ten seconds.