A driver walked away from a very expensive crash at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany, and one of the rarest supercars in the world now needs some extensive repairs. Video emerged of a Koenigsegg One:1 being lifed onto a flatbed truck after destroying a guardrail following a high-speed accident, and Koenigsegg confirmed that the driver was released from the hospital.
"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.
.... 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."
The One:1 is what Koenigsegg refers to as a "megacar," and only seven of the finished models exist. The company claims the car can accelerate from 0 to248 miles per hour in 20 seconds. Given the rarity and performance of the One:1, it's difficult to estimate its true value, but Car and Driver listed a base price of $2.8 million in 2015. A dealership in Australia that acquired one of the cars listed it for approximately $7.4 million last December.