The Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg imagined a new generation of supercars when it designed the CCX, and the result was incredible for those times. For any time, actually.
It was the tenth anniversary for the small car manufacturer, and Christian von Koenigsegg decided to ad an X (ten, in the Roman numbering system) to the CC letters, which stood for Competition Coupe. But it was more than a supercar; it was the beginning of the hypercar era, where the vehicles were hand-built piece by piece, and the result was famed with incredible performances and a mind-blowing price.
Koenigsegg built the CCX from carbon-fiber and designed the re-engineered Ford 4.7-liter engine to obtain an incredible power-to-weight ratio. Its aerodynamic profile led to a drag resistance of 0.32, which was needed to achieve some downforce on both axles. Later on, the car manufacturer added an optional wing on the back to increase the traction. Its doors featured a unique opening mechanism, which Koenigsegg designed since any other existing systems didn't fit into the car's profile.
Inside, the carmaker installed a leather-clad interior garnished with carbon-fiber trims on the steering wheel, dashboard, and air-vents. The carmaker installed an aluminum disc on the center console with buttons for various functions for the car. Koenigsegg closely worked with Recaro in developing light-weight, carbon-fiber shells upholstered in Alcantara and leather for the seats.
Under the hood, the 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged engine produced 806 hp and 970 Nm (679 lb-ft). It was paired as standard to a six-speed manual gearbox, and the car manufacturer offered a six-speed sequential gearbox.
ENGINE SPECS - 4.7 V8 6MT (817 HP)
|Power:||601 KW @ 7000 RPM|
817 HP @ 7000 RPM
806 BHP @ 7000 RPM
|Torque:||679 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM|
921 Nm @ 5500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Supercharged Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||245 mph (394 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.2 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||255/35 R19 || 335/30 R20|
|Length:||169 in (4293 mm)|
|Width:||78.6 in (1996 mm)|
|Height:||44.1 in (1120 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||104.7 in (2659 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||3.94 in (100 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||4.2 cuFT (119 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||2821 lbs (1280 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3384 lbs (1535 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||11.2 mpg US (21 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)|