Koenigsegg CCX

The Koenigsegg CCX in essence is an updated version of the successful CC/CCR models. The main aim of developing this car, according to Swedish auto maker Koenigsegg, is to allow their company to penetrate the world market, particularly the United States. The CCX, which first appeared during the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, is so named because this is an acronym that stands for Competition Coupe X, with the X marking the 10 years since the first CC car was developed in 1996.But the X could have stood for another word: extreme.

Koenigsegg CCX in Iceland

So what are the modifications made for the CCX? It is essentially the CCR with a lot of modifications made. The front bumper was made to comply with low speed collisions rules, and to be able to comply with rear impact rules, the body was lengthened by 88 millimeters. Additional headroom of 2 inches is also incorporated in order to fit larger people in the car. And perhaps most importantly, Koenigsegg has designed a new engine in order to meet emissions standards and to make it capable of running on octane 91 fuel.

Performance

First, the aerodynamically contoured CCX is constructed out of carbon fiber and Kevlar. This structure contributes to its light curb weight. And just how aerodynamic this car is? The drag coefficient for the CCX was rated at 0.30, a phenomenally low figure. Its design, together with its set of diffusers, spoilers, and vortex generators, is known to generate some serious down force; 60 kilograms on the front and 65 kilograms on the rear at 120 miles per hour. The wheels used for this car are made from magnesium alloy, though it can be upgraded to a carbon/magnesium composite wheel that is lighter by 3 kilograms compared to the standard wheels. Providing the stopping power is 14.3 inch disc brakes located at all 4 wheels.

The engine on this car is a V8 engine similar to the Ford Modular engines that they have used in the CC and CCR. But it was thoroughly modified to the point that it can be considered a brand new engine in itself. Featuring a lighter yet stronger heat treated aluminum engine block; it is equipped with 2 superchargers that are capable of creating boost of up to 17.5 psi. The output is rated at 806 horsepower while using 91 octane gasoline. This engine is mated with a 6 speed dual clutch manual transmission designed by Cima, though a sequential manual is optional equipment.
Koenigsegg CCX side view

More

The performance numbers of the Koenigsegg CCX simply cannot be denied. Acceleration numbers of zero-to-100 kilometers per hour at 3.2 seconds and zero-to-200 kilometers per hour at 9.8 seconds indicates that this car is a force to be reckoned with. And a zero-to-300-to-zero time of 29.2 seconds (done by Sport Auto) is a record holder. And in 2007, it held the record for the fastest lap time recorded in the TV show Top Gear, clocking in at 1:17.6 seconds.

There is no doubt that the Koenigsegg CCX is one extreme car. Achieving numbers most cars can only dream of, it is a creation that is built to achieve extreme speed.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Base Price: $540,000.00
Dimensions
Length: 169 in. (429 cm) Width: 78.6 in. (199 cm)
Height: 44.1 in. (112 cm) Wheel Base: 104.7 in. (266 cm)
Dry Weight: 2821 lbs (1280 kg) Ground Clearance: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 4.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V8 Displacement: 4700 cc
Horsepower: 806 HP Max RPM: 7000 RPM
Torque: 693 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 245 mph (395 km/h)

Koenigsegg CCX Render

Koenigsegg CCX vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia: 50-300km/h rolling start from 50 km/h (25 mph) to 300 km/h (188 mph).

Koenigsegg CCX Overview

Koenigsegg CCX Test Drive

26 Responses to “Koenigsegg CCX”

  1. Aquib says:

    Is koeneggsegg CCX is much faster than it’s competetor car Lamborghini Murcielago.

  2. Big DreDre says:

    no one says you will drive so fast that the engine will roarand besidesthe noise comes from the exhaust not the engine itself

  3. Big DreDre says:

    oh yeahthe veyron and super sport are fastbut they are punk cars all it is is putting 2 engines in the carThey cant make a car with 1 engine to run fast enough to keep up with KOENIGSEGG!!!!

  4. Big DreDre says:

    ok 1 the stig doesnt talk but he can type duhh!
    2 dont hate that a fighter pilot can afford it
    3 if your looking at this car your interested in koenigsegg (how do you feel)
    4 dont post things if your going to talk trash
    and 5 this car might be a few miles slower but like others have said it can go faster if you test it and push it.
    if you havent noticed no one ever said they tested the TOP top speed and carjunkie said he did go faster!!!!

  5. Driving Fan says:

    this car is awesome, i think all sports cars are..athletic and kinda muscular fearsome look with a good tech and a record breaking acceleration and top speed.. still they can’t be enjoyed 4 driving even on hwy and i don’t think that this is the type we would like driving to work or university anyways 395 isn’t allowed on most driveways and sure as hell not allowed in the city, as for fun in this car u can’t even listen to music because of the engine’s loud noise and handling a 395 km/h of a speed is a hell of a mission besides most of us would like to enjoy a nice easy driving in fresh air or under the rain insted of fcsing on the road all the time the perfect solution is a strong luxury car and my favortie type is the luxury SUVs especially the range rover supercharged it comes with a 510 hp engine and gives all the top tech experience with an exterior that mixes tradition with a modern fearsome view hell that’s my favorite

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