"Race" is its middle name

The guys over at Koenigsegg have turned one of their series models into a race car. The Koenigsegg CC model range is the basis for the new race car, called the CCGT, which complies with ACO and FIA GT1 regulations. Its engine is based on the CCX production engine, superchargers removed and capacity increased to 5.0 liters.

The minimum weight allowed for GT1 race cars is 1,100 kg and the CCGT will have to worry about that, because it weighs only 1,000 kg. Most GT1 teams fight to meet the weight requirements because they are too heavy, but Koenigsegg needs to add some extra ballast anywhere they please in the car. Maybe this will give them an extra advantage over the competition. We'll have to wait to find until this new racing car is introduced in the circuit.

Koenigsegg has another trick up their sleeve, namely a bio fuel powered vehicle, called CCXR. Even if this model is eco-friendly, it has even more spectacular performances than the standard CCX, somewhere in the ballpark of 1018 horsepower at 7200 rpm, and 1060 Nm torque at 6100 rpm.

Pretty impressive for a biofuel powered car, but these increased performances are due mostly to the higher octane value in the biofuel and also, the biofuel manages to cool down the combustion chambers, thus increasing the engine's efficiency.
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