Koenigsegg themselves have confirmed that a One:1 has indeed wrecked at the ring. According to Koenigsegg, “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.”… [Koenigsegg] working primarily on vehicle setups both for ongoing vehicle development and for an attempt at a Nurburgring lap record at some time in the future. 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.”
It’s truly a shame to see such an amazing vehicles destroyed. Koenigsegg has said they plan to rebuild the vehicle. Surely this will not be the last time we see them at the ring, and with any luck, perhaps a ring record will be set in the near future. A direct link to the press release can be found here.