Years have passed by and man has been creating beasts powerful as ever. Cars especially released in this millennium have superseded once mankind’s expectation. Street legal hyper cars with more than 1000 HP are no more a myth. There was a peculiar incident in Germany which reminded me of the computer problem Y2K. Late 1990’s, Y2K was a computer problem where the year was in double digit, hence when the world enters the new millennium, the clock would read the date as 1/1/00; which would technically be the year 1900. This problem was an international issue till it was solved. So what is the correlation between Y2K and a car?
We all know that Autobahn(s) in Germany is the dream tarmac for any enthusiast. Just a few days back the first Koenigsegg One: 1 was delivered in Germany but the vehicle couldn’t be registered. Though the roads were ready to accommodate 1000+ HP cars, looks like the German RTO wasn’t. The German authorities could not register the Koenigsegg One: 1 as it was exceeding the limits of RTO registration software. The software when designed could accept a maximum power of 999 kW in the power category while The Koenigsegg One: 1 produces 1000 kW. The vehicle got registered only after a couple of technicians resolved the issue. The designers of the software probably never thought of a 1000 (+) kW street legal car running in their homeland; they must have learnt about it by now.
The Koenigsegg One: 1 churns out power of 1 Megawatt at 7500 RPM while the maximum torque is 1371 Nm at 6000 RPM. The company claims that the vehicle can do 0-400 km/hr in 20 seconds while it can come to a stop from the same in 10 seconds. With all alien figures in its brochure, the Koenigsegg One: 1 is set to rule the world.