One of the most beautifully beautiful cars in existence–and tantalizingly fast to boot– has just been smashed to bits after an assignation with one of the Nurburgring’s infamous Armco barriers.
In a statement released yesterday, Koenigsegg confirmed the crash:
Koenigsegg Automotive AB can confirm reports online that a Koenigsegg One:1 was involved in a crash during testing as part of Industry Pool at the Nurburgring on Monday, 18 July. The driver was taken to hospital as per standard procedures in such situations and was released the same afternoon.
Koenigsegg has participated in Industry Pool testing for a week in each of the last two months, working primarily on vehicle setups both for ongoing vehicle development and for an attempt at a Nurburgring lap record at some time in the future.
It’s unclear what exactly led to the impromptu rendezvous, but judging by the pair of fifty foot skid marks, it’s fairly safe to imagine an ABS failure of some kind.