just a few days Ago, a Koenigsegg One:1 has crashed on the Nürburgring. A serious accident that ended with the hiperdeportivo Swedish shattered, but fortunately no injuries to lament, just a damaged car, that Koenigsegg has already confirmed it will be completely repaired. The One:1 will be reborn, and will return to the Green Hell to continue his record attempt. But that will be within a few weeks. For the moment, the Swedish brand has already recovered all the accident data and clarifying what happened.
A failure in one of the sensors of the ABS caused the loss of control of the vehicle at 170 km/h.
In the recorded video you could see two huge brands of tires in the going down to Fuchsröhre. In the following Adenauer Forst, the hiperdeportivo jumped above protections, the place from where the video was recorded just seconds after the accident (no video). The true problem of the car was a failure of one of the sensors of the module of the ABS. The result was a complete bas well, the front train, at a speed of 170 km/h. With the curve to just a few tens of meters, the accident was unavoidable.
The car impacted with the shields to 110 km/h, flew above them and rotated 180 degrees before landing abruptly. Luckily there was no rollover, and the monocoque’s carbon fiber Koenigsegg not suffered any damage. Can’t say the same for the front subframe and rear, visibly damaged. At least, they are repairable according to the Swedish brand has an extensive entry in his blog. There was a small fire at the back, fruit of the contact between components hot engine and carbon-fiber nude.
The doors and the removable roof were still perfectly operational after the violent crash.
The fire was contained very quickly, and extinguished by the pilot himself with a fire extinguisher in hand that he was located in the passenger compartment. All the security systems of the car functioned perfectly: cut off the supply of fuel to the engine and the airbags were deployed. In addition, there was no leakage of any hydraulic fluid or fuel, despite the violence of the accident. At the time of the accident, the car took 3 and a half hours rolling on the Nürburgring, in one day of testing for the industry.
The failure of the ABS was not detected by the pilot. The warning symbol is small and little readable, and since the brand believe that the pilot could not see clearly. Among the measures taken to prevent the problem from happening again is a review of the notices of failure of ABS, because its consequences are disastrous, as we have been able to verify. A failure of the ABS is only noticeable in a braking very hard, or on terrain with little grip, being imperceptible in the day-to-day with the vehicle.
What will Koenigsegg to avoid problems?
In the first place, will increase the size and intensity of the warning in the digital display the vehicle, which we can ignore if we are focused on driving and carry a helmet. Secondly, if you fail one of the sensors of the ABS, the maximum speed of the car is limited to 100 km/h until the error is cleared from the system by a specialized technician and the sensor repaired. In this way, ensure that any driver or vehicle to see problems before an emergency brake stop.