Wednesday, February 22nd 2006
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.
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.