Wednesday, February 22nd 2006

The Koenigsegg CCX Gets 900 BHP

Update 4: All those who have seen Top Gear season 8, episode 1, will know that the 900 BHP figure wasn’t entirely off after all. Jeremy Clarkson mentioned that If you tune this engine to run on environmentally friendly bio fuel, you’ll be getting 900 BHP! So I wonder what the top speed is using bio ethanol? Why doesn’t someone just drive this thing flat out over those salt flats in the US?

Update 3: Sadly, the figures posted by VG have turned out to be wrong. The CCX will only get 806 BHP.

Update 2: I’ve now made a post with desktop wallpaper of the CCX, and a post which compares the exterior of the CCR and the CCX.

The Koenigsegg CCX

Anonymous just tipped me off with a link to a norwegian news article about Idar Vollvik who will be the first owner of a Koenigsegg CCX. The article goes on about how he already has owned a CCR (which he gave to charity), and that he has gotten to know Christian von Koenigsegg and the factory, etc. Anyway…

At the end of the article they list some specs for the new car:

It seems like they must have a fairly reliable source behind those figures. Either this is straight from the horse’s (von Koenigsegg’s) mouth, or it is Mr Vollvik who is just telling VG (the newspaper) what he had been told by Mr K. So… it sounds like the CCX might be aimed at winning back the title from the Veyron, after all… Let’s just hope they find a track long and straight enough for a new record!

Update: The article has a photo where the CCX can be seen from the front. The new fog lights are clearly visible. In fact, compare it to this photo and you can see that the whole front, including the bonnet, is new.

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  1. arturo marin says:

    really is a beautiful engine thanks for show us a nice car for our crazy dreams

  2. Magnus Eriksson says:

    Pretty sexy car! 8)Thanks for the info…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dude seriously… There is only one CCX made at this time. And it was shown to the press today, 23/2-06. The one made is grey but I doubt that it’s the one on the pictures. All pictures so far is computer generated. I don’t know if the real car looks the same as the pictures or not. So I guess we just have to wait untill the press has published their pictures and specs.

  4. David Naylor says:

    No, those are real photos of the real CCX. If you look at the really high resolution photos, at the wheels for example, you can see that they are clearly photos:, it has turned out that the CCX will in fact just be a rebadged CCR, power-wise anyway:“>“>

  5. Anonymous says:

    You are free to think whatever you want but fact is there’s only one CCX made and it’s grey…

  6. David Naylor says:

    Ok ok. The paintwork (colour) may well be photoshopped, but the details of the car show that it is definately based on a real photo.We’re both half right. Right? 😉

  7. Anonymous says:

    you guys are fucking idiots