– Press Release
Excitement begins the moment one catches a glimpse of light flowing over it’s smooth, polished, surface. From a distance one recognizs the exhilarating lines and aggressive beauty of a Koenigsegg. – Koenigsegg
The CCR was an evolution of the CC8S, produced between 2004 and 2006., with 14 examples produced in total.
Compared to the CC8S, The CCR featured an upgraded body design, a larger front splitter, larger brakes, new enlarged tires and wheels, and upgraded suspension. It also had a more powerful engine with twin compressors, producing an astonishing 806 hp.
All in all, the CCR had a more racing car-like stance and appearance compared to the more elegant CC8S.
The CCR managed to take the Guinness record for the world’s fastest production car at the Nardo test track in Italy, in February 2005.
The CCR reached 388 km/h, beating the 8 year old record set by the Mclaren F1. The CCR went on to set records at the Nürburgring and at various other tracks.
The CCR has since been superceded by other models, however the design and lines are still quite relevant and current when compared to either it’s fellow stablemates or other vehicles within the same categories.
Look at the flowing roofline for instance, the large, beautifully curved windscreen and the short eccentric rear. Every design element is inspired by nature and by the functional beauty of animals.
The body is designed for perfect aerodynamics,low weight and accessibility. When the front and rear hoods are lifted, the entire chassis lies open for easy inspection and maintenance.
This has been accomplished without compromising the general ichthyomorphic design philosophy of the Koenigsegg aesthetics.
It was important to give the car a timeless and unique shape while at the same time ensuring a futuristic stance and aggressive attitude.
The lines and surfaces appear elegant and slippery, shouting in a clear, universal language: “I travel at extreme speeds!” – even when stationary.
The body has a class leading, aerodynamic design with a Cd value of 0.297. At the sides, two large air inlet ducts feed the engine with cooling air as well as improve downforce and stability at high speeds.
The Koenigsegg is alive and waiting to take you into the realm of speed…. Reach up to swing the door shut and be impressed by the smooth arc the door describes, as it moves downward and inward in a single, elegant motion.
Push the clutch pedal.
Take hold of the tall, turned metal gear lever and engage first gear.
Feed in the throttle and release the clutch pedal.
Increase the throttle more, and more… Within 3.2 seconds the speed is 100 km/h (62 mph).
In 10 seconds the speed is 217 km/h (135 mph) and now is the time for true acceleration.
Thanks to efficient aerodynamic design resulting in a low drag coefficient and a perfect weight distribution, the car is very stable at high speeds, a feature which also increases safety.
On a warm and sunny day perhaps you prefer to drive roofless. No problem with the Koenigsegg; the roof panel is easily detachable and stores under the front hood.
The gearbox is operated manually via the Koenigsegg developed shift mechanism, a clockwork piece of fine mechanics, which allows the gearstick to be mounted on a ball in a socket.
This practical and aesthetically attractive device provides accurate feedback to the operator and also alleviates the otherwise necessary gate-solution.
The mechanism is light weight, compact and easily adjustable to driver preference. It also incorporates an electronic anti-theft device.
The five-spoked magnesium alloy wheels are designed by Koenigsegg. Thanks to the spoke design, brake cooling is very effective.
An air duct on the uprights leads the cooling air through the uprights and into the brake discs. Centre nuts for mounting the wheels accentuate the aesthetic purity and racing heritage.
A safety-improvement feature is the big rim diameter – 20″ rear and 18″ front (19″ on model CCR).
They are shod with Michelin tyres specially developed for Koenigsegg.
The large tyre dimensions give a comparatively large contact area against the road – important for both braking and acceleration and allowing high cornering speeds thus avoiding any uncontrollable sliding.
The monocoque is handmade and consists of 21 layers of carbon fibre with honeycomb in between. Thanks to the use of carbon fibre, the weight of the chassis module is only 62 kg (136 lb.) and the torsional stiffness is 28.100
The monocoque gives the driver and passenger excellent protection and provides greater rigidity than any competitor, which is important for the car’s handling qualities.
It also incorporates four fuel tanks; two behind the seats and one tank on each side of the tub. This gives a perfect weight distribution and a low polar moment of inertia, which also benefits the handling.
A subframe is bolted to the front of the chassis module.
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) 3.2 seconds.
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph).
Standing quarter-mile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph).
Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.3 G
V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves, double overhead camshafts. 4.700 cm3, Compression: 8.6:1, Weight: 215 kg Sequential, multi-point fuel injection. Two Rotrex superchargers with 1.2 bar boost pressure. Inter-cooler. Direct coil on plug. Transistorised. 806 bhp at 6.900 rpm. 920 Nm (678 ftlb) at 5.700 rpm.
Maximum rpm: 7.250 rpm.
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