With speed limits lifted, Koenigsegg returning to Nürburgring to attempt lap record

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Just over a year ago, Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg was testing a version of its then-new One:1 at the Nürburgring in the hope of setting a record for a street-legal production car.

Unfortunately, just as Koenigsegg was testing, the motorsport governing body in Germany forced the Nürburgring’s operator to place speed limits on the track until safety modifications could be made. The move was in response to the death of a spectator during a race held a few weeks earlier.

As of last month, the speed limits have been removed and automakers—and anyone else for that matter—are free once again to push their cars to the limit over the entire course of the notorious race track.

Koenigsegg has confirmed it will soon be returning to the ‘Ring to begin preparations for its record attempt. Those preparations will mostly involve finding a driver intimate with the track and getting he or she familiarized with the car Koenigsegg plans to use. Koenigsegg’s official tester Robert Serwanski will be there for coaching but is unlikely to attempt the record.

Koenigsegg says it will announce the car it will use for the attempt at a later date. It’s possible the attempt will be made with the still-in-production Agera RS of which there are 25 being built, as opposed to the extremely limited One:1 whose seven examples—including the prototype—have already been sold and delivered to customers.

The time to beat is the incredible 6:57 set by the Porsche 918 Spyder in 2013.

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