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The Koenigsegg car brand is still quite young. This project was officially launched in 1993. The creator of the brand was Christian von Koenigsegg, who had intentions to create true car of dream. The concept of the future machine was based on Formula One technology. Can it be surprisung that Koenigsegg became one of the fastest streetcars in the world?
Koenigsegg constructed its first prototype car in 1994, in only one and a half years after company establishing. The world-renowned drivers tested this model and were all amazed by its incredible performance. Among them were Picko Troberg, Calle Rosenblad and Rickard Rydell. As Picko said, the new car would be the king of the speed.
In 1997, the company created Koenigsegg CC prototype. The car was shown at the Cannes film festival and had great success. The new star comes out to the automobile world. The silver production prototype CC received great attention at its presentation at the Paris Motor Show. Articles about it were published in most of world car magazines.
The first custom Koenigsegg CC, named CC 8S, was assembled and handed over to its proud owner at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This red car was also tested by Koenigsegg test drivers on racetracks and roads, for further look and drivability refine.
In 2003, the Koenigsegg vehicles set the Guinness World Record as most powerful streetcars. In the meantime company engineers were working on the improvement of CC. Some new ideas in design and look were implemented on the 2003 model CC 8S.
The new Koenigsegg CCR was presented at Geneva Motor Show in March 2004. That splendid car had 806 horsepower and could achieve extremely high speed. In 2005 February, 28th the CCR broke the road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 388 (387.87) km/h at Italy’s Nardo Prototipo proving ground.
Nowadays company creates new exotic cars. The CCXR prototype was presented at Geneva MotorShow 2007. This “green” car runs on biofuel and ha the powerful engine (1018 hp at 7200 rpm). That means that Koenigsegg CCXR will be even faster than the 1001-hp Bugatti Veyron. Read the rest of this entry »
When I think about supercars I really don’t come to think about the environment.
I just think about the car, how fast is it? Is it expensive? Why is it so popular? You know the typical thoughts we have when we see a supercar. But now the Koenigsegg has managed to create a Bio Fuel Powered CCXR car. That means it’s a supercars with a pretty friendly engine and the same time it make a great supercar like Koenigsegg goes fast, very fast!
The good thing is that when you think about Koenigsegg, you don’t expect them to make a new model and lower the performance. Even thou the new model has a Bio Fuel Powered engine the performance is more spectacular than the standard CCX!
Koenigsegg is not a typical car company. Well, let me say this, the company want to make super sportscar that is about the fastest thing on wheels. So it’s pretty impressive that a small company like Koenigsegg can afford to develop a solution like this. As you probably know by now, this means that Koenigsegg must be one of the most eco friendly sportscar in today’s history.
Even thou Koenigsegg hasn’t reveal the official numbers about the car we still know that the car has the performance to go way under 3 seconds by 100km/h and the top speed be around 380-400km/h. That’s a friendly car or what di you think? I guess it’s a good thing that a big world wide company like Koenigsegg does something like this.
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The Koenigsegg CCX combines raw power with an attractive style that makes it perfect for a Sunday drive down the coast or a quick race at the track. This Swedish supercar is a sight to behold if you’re a fan of sports vehicles. The body itself is enough to induce a purchase from many.
The two-door car has a sleek and stylish body that looks more like a fighter jet than a conventional car. The removable top is able to be stored under the trunk, so changing on the go isn’t a problem. The carbon-fiber construction also adds a lightweight durability to the body. Similar to Lamborghini, the actuation doors add another stylish and convenient touch to the exterior.
Koenigsegg released their CCX (Competition Coupe X) in 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show. Another model was also released, the CCXR, that ran on bio fuel, making it very eco-friendly, but the original model is the one that’s stuck in the hearts and minds of sports car enthusiasts everywhere. After this lightweight, powerful roadster with a wide wheelbase and picturesque body arrived at the show, it was clear Koenigsegg had developed a real contender.
The CCX’s engine isn’t as large as some of its competitors, but the size doesn’t matter nearly as much as most people think. Even still, the 4.7 liter V8 with dual overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder is nothing to sneeze at. The engine is comprised of aluminum alloy, making it stronger, thinner and lighter than other engines – and with 806 bhp, it’s more powerful than some larger engines. The CCX can reach 0 to 60 in 3.2 and is rumored to achieve speeds of up to 259mph.
In fact, the CCX wiped the floor with many of today’s fastest and most popular supercars. In June of 2008, at a closed track overseen by SportAuto, a standard fully equipped CCX recorded a speed of 0 to 186mph in only 29.2 seconds, which was good enough to beat the Corvette Z06, Porsche 997 GT2, SLR McLaren 722, and the Lamborghini Murcielago, among other cars. This show of raw power instantly catapulted the Koenigsegg supercar to the top of the list. Read the rest of this entry »