When it comes to cars, Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg has the most powerful internal combustion engines in production. The company’s One:1, of which just seven cars are to be built (six customer cars and one prototype), is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 that when fed with ethanol-laced fuel produces a world-beating 1,341 horsepower (1,360 hp in metric figures).
Understandably, the engine’s internals will be faced with stresses significantly higher than those of most other cars in production. That’s why the company has formed a partnership with one of the world’s leading providers of performance lubricants, Castrol. Under this partnership, Castrol’s Edge-branded engine oil will be the exclusive lubricant for the One:1.
Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said that after extensive testing, it was determined that Castrol had the ideal solution. The key is Castrol’s Titanium Fluid Strength Technology, or Titanium FST for short. It’s said to physically change the way oil behaves under extreme pressures. Testing has shown that it doubles the oil film strength, preventing oil film degeneration and reducing friction.
Koenigsegg says that the One:1 has proven so popular that all six customer cars plus the prototype have been sold. Once production wraps up, Koenigsegg will focus on its Agera RS and Regera hybrid, and the company will also continue its partnership with Castrol to further lift the performance bar for production powertrains.