Today’s Formula One (F1) cars seem to have lost their voice on the racetrack. But it seems Koenigsegg has found theirs.
And you can definitely hear it in this video of a One:1, with its turbocharged, V8 burble roaring out of its single, titanium exhaust pipe.
The One:1 is so named because of its 1:1 power-to-weight ratio: it has 1,360 horsepower and weighs in at 1,360 kilograms.
Indeed, it’s strange that road cars now out-shriek Formula One’s 1.6-liter turbo cars.
I remember watching F1 on TV as a child in the early 2000s, with the cars proudly screaming past the camera at full speed. Their 3.0-liter, naturally aspirated V10s shouted to the heavens at up to 19,000 rpm, assaulting your ears and electrifying your senses. No other racing car, then and now, sounded like that.
If only today’s F1 teams could make their cars sound as good as the Koenigsegg One:1.