Koenigsegg CCGT Race Car


A new race car has been created by the Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg this year, on March 2nd, based on the production CC-model range.The homologated GT1 racer, the CCGT will be presented at the Geneva Show, on March the 3rd.
The Koenigsegg Development team has done a great job by refining the CC into the CCGT. The CCGT engine is based on the Koenigsegg CCX production engine with the superchargers removed but enlarged to 5.0 litre, in order to comply with the ACO and FIA GT1 regulations.
Most manufacturers are trying undergo massive weight saving programs, as the minimum wight allowed for a GTI race car is 1,100kg. Considering the fact that the racing CCGT wighs under 1.000 kg – which gives the possibility to place 100 kg of ballast freely within the car structure. Koenigsegg will definetly have an advantage over the competition. On the other hand, the CCGT has pretty short overhands which could be an issue when it comes to generating enough downforce. Still, by further developing the clever and “slippery” design concept of the CC range, Koenigsegg believes they have created a unique package incorporating a surprising amount of down-force combined with a very compact package and optimal weight distribution. The advantage over most of the competition will definately be seen in the future racing combats, since since the CCGT has a short overall length and low overall height, whilst still maintaining adequate track width and length. The reliability of the race engine is expected be exceptional as it is based on the proven strength and durability of the significantly more powerful road car engine.The race engine is being developed in-house in parallel with the production units by Koenigsegg engineers, supported by Anders Hoglund from Cargine engineering and JP Motorsport.