(from Koenigsegg Press Release) The
Koenigsegg is currently the fastest street-legal car in production with
a top speed exceeding 390 km/h. The CCR has an acceleration that takes
it up to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with the CC8S not far behind in less
than 3.5. They are made using state-of-the-art materials and technology;
both body and chassis are made of carbonfiber, reinforced with Kevlar
and aluminum honeycomb.
The Koenigsegg developed suspension system, modeled from Formula One
racing, has been judged by expert test-drivers to provide better
handling than any competing supercar. Its supercharged engine delivers
655 horsepowers and a torque of 750 Nm for the CC8S, and a colossal 806
horsepowers and a torque of 920 Nm at 5.700 rpm for the CCR.
Koenigsegg creates each car specifically for each costumer; they are
individual pieces of art. They can be equipped to suit the costumer in a
variety of ways, including the new and extravagant Twin-fin Wings, which
provide downforce without obstructing the rear view, and the new 20"
Koenigsegg magnesium wheels.
The design of the CC creates an impression
of strength and flowing motion, and perfect aerodynamics have been
achieved without compromising this aggressive beauty. A hardtop
roof-panel, which is easily removed and stored under the front hood,
covers the luxurious interior. The leather and aluminum fitted cabin
incorporates all the top equipment for comfort and security.
The new model CCR is the top version of
Koenigsegg. It has all the features of the CC8S model but a refined
design of the side air intakes, different headlight arrangement, a
revised rear design, larger brakes, a more powerful engine and small
performance enhancing modifications as well as new front splitters for
The extremely favourable power figures are made possible thanks to use
of a specially developed Swedish Lysholm twin-screw compressor and a new
exhaust system made of titanium.
This takes the engine’s power output to the extreme peak value of 806 hp
at 6.900 rpm. The torque curve also shows high values over a broad
revolution band with a peak value of 920 Nm (678 ftlb) at 5.700 rpm.
As shown in the diagram, both max torque and power curves have their
peak values over a fairly wide (1000 rpm) band.
The CCR is decorated with a ghost symbol. This is to honour the Swedish
Fighter Jet Squadron No. 1 which had their fighter jets in the same
facility as Koenigsegg now occupies. The ghost was the squadron’s