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UPDATE: Koenigsegg One:1 Destroyed in Nurburgring Crash, Hypercar Caught Fire

If you're reading this after you've had a bad Monday, we're pretty sure your start of the week couldn't have been worse than what Koenigsegg has gone through earlier today. For the second time, the One:1 was involved in a Nurburgring crash, with today's accident being downright brutal.
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As many of you know, the Megawatt car is on a quest to set a new Nordschleife record and stealing the title from the 6:57 Porsche 918 Spyder obviously requires religion-grade levels of trust when it comes to putting all the 1,341 hp (1,361 PS) rear-wheel-drive animal through its paces on the Green Hell.

Our spy shooters, who were spending their holiday at the Nordschleife, explained that the driver (we don't know if this is Angelholm's Robert Serwanski or the driver the company appointed for the record-setting task) appears to have walked away from the accident.

This is quite a feat, as it doesn't require a trained eye to tell this one-out-of-seven machine was torn apart in the accident.

It seems the driver carried too much speed coming out of the Foxhole corner - check out the vast image gallery and you'll notice terrifyingly long skid marks leading into the Adenauer Forst entry.

The One:1 carried such momentum when it hit the guardrail, that it managed to jump over the protection element on the side of the track. And as if all this wasn't enough, the hypercar also caught fire due to the impact. Fortunately, the flames were quickly extinguished.

Automakers, be they large or small, obviously don't let such unfortunate incidents keep them from reaching their record goals, but we'll have to wait and see what Koenigsegg plans for its return.

So far, the Swedes haven't released any statement on the matter, but we'll return with more info as soon as we get our keyboards on it.

Update 1 Koenigsegg has confirmed the driver is safe, while the Swedes are rebuilding the ruined One:1.

Update 2 Here's a clip that shows the aftermath of the crash - check out the serious rollcage the Nurburgring-sprinting One:1 is wearing, a feature not present on the "standard" car.

Update 3 We've added a pair of pics that show the final moments of the One:1 before the lap that led to the devastating crash (lens tip to Autogespot), with the beast having been spotted on the roads around the infamous German track.

Update 4 The Swedish automaker has analyzed the crash, explaining why the accident happened and coming up with an update for its safety systems.

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