An “unlucky” chap called Louie Edgi won a Koeniggseg CCX at a lottery for people that suffer from cancer and he had to make a choice, the car or the cash.
The CCX is one of the fastest cars in the world as it can reach 395km/h and go from 0 to 200 in less than 10 seconds. "The car is a Swedish make; it'll do 400 kilometers an hour. I don't see anybody would need that," Edgi said.
"It's worth a million dollars, so they gave me the option of taking the car or the cash. But living here in Norman Wells, I can't really see myself needing a car."
The problem with this car and this winner is the fact that Norman Wells, the village from which he is in, has no roads and if Edgi were to have chosen the car it should have been flown there or driven up an icy road. We don't think these cars were built for these kind of roads, so Mr. Edgi probably took the right decision. There are no highways to take you to Edgi's town, which is located 690 kilometers northwest of Yellowknife along the Mackenzie River.
The longest road in the small village is a 12 kilometer unpaved stretch and if you where to drive the CCX on that road at full speed, it would take less than 2 minutes.
"The wife is all excited and the kids are excited, but I don't think they really grasp what a million dollars is," he said. "They'll get it eventually."