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The Koenigsegg CCR is an automobile made by Koenigsegg. Designed and manufactured in Ängelholm, Sweden, it debuted at the 2004 Geneva Auto Show.
It briefly held the world speed record for a production car. The CCR is currently the fourth fastest production car in the world, behind the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg CCX and the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
On February 28, 2005, at 12.08 local time, the Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 387.37 km/h (240.70 mph) at hoi Italy's Nardo Prototipo proving ground.
The CCR took the record from the McLaren F1, which held the record for over 12 years of 386.7 km/h (240 mph), set on the 9 km straight track at the VW Ehra facility in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The CCR is based on the Koenigsegg CC8S but is more powerful and has better performance.
The CCR's power increase was achieved with the use of dual centrifugal compressors and fitment of a new titanium exhaust system. This took the power output to 806 hp @ 6900 rpm, and peak torque to 678 lb-ft @ 5400 rpm.
Externally the Koenigsegg CCR looks similar to the CC8S, but features a new side air-intake design, a tweaked headlight arrangement, a revised rear-end, larger brakes, more power and new front splitters for optimized downforce.
Like the CC8S, the Koenigsegg CCR is a two-seat coupé with a mid-engine, featuring large, high-tech dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors that open by rotating up and forward.
In May, 2005 not long after the Koenigsegg CCR claimed the record, a prototype of the long awaited Bugatti Veyron took the crown with a top speed over 400.6 km/h (248.9 mph).
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The Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined roadster from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. The CCX has been engineered to comply with the U.S. regulation and market demands and is a newer design that replaced the Koenigsegg CCR.
CCX is an abbreviation for Competition Coupé X; the X commemorating the 10th anniversary (being the Roman numeral for ten) of the completion and test drive of the first CC vehicle in 1996.
The CCX was first unveiled on February 28, 2006 at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show although its existence was announced earlier.
A derivative known as the CCXR is available, the main difference being that CCXR's engine is tuned to run on biofuel. The different fuel and tune allows the CCXR to produce 25% more power than the CCX.
The Koenigsegg CCX holds the prestigious honor of being the third fastest production supercar behind the Bugatti Veyron and SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
Developing 806 bhp from the supercharged V8 engine, and weighing just 1180 kgs (2601 lbs), the Koenigsegg CCX sprints to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, going onto a top speed of around 245 mph (395 km/).
The CCX is a two-door targa top and the removable roof can be stored under the front trunk meaning that, unlike many of its competitors, it can be changed at any location, not only one where the roof can be safely left.
The body incorporates a new front bumper design, engineered to function well in the stringent 2.5 mph bumper test, including enhanced brake cooling, fog lamps and US side position lights. The front lamps have been slightly redesigned to suit the new bumper line.
There is a new scoop on the front bonnet as a larger fresh air-intake for the occupants and new air vents have been added behind the front wheels in order to further evacuate air from the cockpit. The frontal shape revisions now allow for effective track use options to be added.
The Koenigsegg CCGT is a one-off racing car built by Koenigsegg. Making its début appearance at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, the CCGT is designed to compete in the grand tourer categories of sportscar racing.
Mechanically, the CCGT is very similar to the CCX. However, the most noticeable difference between the CCGT and the CCX is the engine - in order to meet the regulations for the GT1 class as set by both the ACO and the FIA, the two centrifugal superchargers were removed from the DOHC V8 engine. Its capacity was also increased from 4.7 litres to 5.0 litres to partially compensate for the loss of power resulting from the removal of the two superchargers. The power output is an air restricted 600 horsepower (591 bhp).
Through the extensive use of carbon fibre in the car's chassis and bodywork, the CCGT's weight is just 1,000 kg, allowing Koenigsegg's racing teams to use up to 100 kg of ballast freely to make the car meet the 1,100 kg minimum weight requirement for cars in its category.
Just after the cars development, the FIA changed the GT1 regulations so that there had to be a minimum of 350 road cars produced per year of the model that was to compete. As Koenigsegg's annual production volume was much less than this, they were unable to enter the car into GT racing.
The CCGT has been driven at closed circuit sessions and events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed but never entered into any racing series.
When introduced, it was the fastest street-legal car in production, with a claimed top speed of 389 km/h (242 mph), and an acceleration that takes it up to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.6 seconds. In 2006, however, it was beaten by the Bugatti Veyron.
The CC8S's body and chassis are made of carbon fiber, reinforced with kevlar and aluminium honeycomb.
These facts combined with the engine give it a power to weigh ratio of 2.4 kg/kW (4 lb/hp), an impressive figure equal to the McLaren F1 and greater than the 2.6 kg/kW (4.3 lb/hp) of the Bugatti Veyron
The Koenigsegg-developed double wishbone suspension system and can be fully adjusted to optimize the vehicle for the track.
There are dihedral actuation doors and hardtop roof-panel, which can be 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 car won Several awards, for example, The Guinness record for the most powerful production engine in the world with 655 hp (488 kW). Excellent Design award, from Red Dot in Germany and Utmärkt Svensk Form in Sweden.
Koenigsegg manufactures exclusive sports cars for a select elite of enthusiasts. Spaceage materials and uncompromising quality both in finish and function make these cars among the very best in the automotive history.
In May, 2005 not long after the Koenigsegg CCR claimed the record, another another sports car claimed the record called Bugatti veyron.
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