This just in: Koenigsegg's test driver is fast... In everything!
Photo: Miata Forum - Miata.net
I can think of worse day jobs than Driving some of Christian Von Koenigsegg's at the limit, chasing down lap records. It is a tough gig but someone's got to do it, in this case that someone is Robert Serwanski. All of Koenigsegg's balistic machinery gets put through its paces by Serwanski. However, like most of us Serwanski has some free time on his hands. How does he spend it? Driving other, slightly less exotic machinery, in this case much less exotic. The machine is an NC Miata and in Serwanski's hands it is a little rocket ship.
Even in its most extreme iteration the NC Miata produced 158 horsepower. Or in other words 11% the power of One:1. Even so Miata's are loved by enthusiasts everywhere for its accessible power and spirited, fun handling. Take the spirited little Miata, Serwanski's raw talent and combine it with the Nurburgring and you have a recipie for something truly impressive. How Impressive? How about a lap time of 7:37 (bridge-to-gantry).