The Koenigsegg CCXR

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Koenigsegg CCXR – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Koenigsegg CCXR

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Koenigsegg CCXR – Technical Specifications

Koenigsegg CCXR – Registry & Videos

Koenigsegg CCXR – Key Details

Koenigsegg CCXRDetail
Launched: 2007
Engine: V8
Power: 1,018 PS (749 kW) at 7200 rpm
Torque: 1,060 N⋅m (782 lb⋅ft)at 6100 rpm
Top Speed: over 400 km/h (249 mph)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 2.9 s
Replaces: TBC
Did You Know:TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Koenigsegg CCXR

KOENIGSEGG CCXR – THE 1,000 HORSEPOWER TREE-HUGGER

To casual observers, there wasn’t much changed as the 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR was developed from the standard CCX model. The rakish profile and outlandish dihedral doors remained, after all. Ask Koenigsegg, however, and they will tell you at great length about why this new model is so special. Donning their headbands and tie-die shirts, these Swedes will probably even sing the praises of the CCXR to the tune of “Imagine,” by John Lennon. For, you see, Koenigsegg claim that the CCXR is the first supercar ever produced with the environment in mind.

PERFORMANCE OVER POLAR BEARS

So, just what is it that makes the CCXR, a model that looks so very much like the petrol-swilling CCX, a hippie’s best friend? If the car were to come out today, we might assume it has been loaded down with tons of lithium-ion batteries. But remember, this car debuted 10 years ago, when hybrid technology hadn’t begun to creep into the supercar world. No, the Koenigsegg CCXR’s secret lies in the fuel itself: ethanol. That’s right, all of this hullabaloo about being kinder and gentler to the environment stemmed from the model’s ability to run on E85.

While there is plenty of conflicting information out there as to whether ethanol is actually better for the environment than regular petrol, the CCXR boasted one more benefit: power. With new fuel injectors, fuel lines, and piston rings ready to take on the higher-octane fuel, the car now made even more power than before. A lot more, in fact. When running on traditional gasoline, the 4.7-litre V8 produces a healthy 806bhp. Stuff some E85 into it, however, and that rating jumps up to 1018bhp, or more than 200 additional ponies. The result is a claimed 3.1-second 0 to 62mph run, with a top speed of over 400 km/h (249mph).

DON’T DITCH THAT PRIUS JUST YET

The downside? As mentioned earlier, the debate rages on as to whether E85 is actually all that much cleaner than petrol. Also, when the Koenigsegg CCXR runs on ethanol, the engine burns more fuel than on petrol. Environmental crusaders might not be so fond of this model after all. At the end of the day, the CCXR is more notable for its environmentally-friendly ethos than its emissions. And that’s not nothing.

Koenigsegg CCXR – Photo Gallery

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Koenigsegg CCXR – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h2.9 s
0 -200 km/h8.75 s
Max. speed400+ km/h (250+ mph) (without rear wing)
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement4.800 cm3
Max. power output*1,018 PS (749 kW) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*1,060 N⋅m (782 lb⋅ft)at 6100 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4293 mm (169″)
Width1996 mm (78.6″)
Height1114 mm (44″)
Dry weight**1280 kg (2821 lbs)
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Koenigsegg CCXR – Registry & Videos

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