Friday, March 23rd 2007
The most interesting part of the interview was when Mr K spoke about the bioethanol car’s performance. He explained that the acceleration is not improved by the extra 200 odd bhp over the CCX, because the car isn’t able to sink the power into the road.
However, the top speed he said was calculated to
en bra bit över 400, which means
quite a way above 400 (kph). (400 kph = 249 mph). I do wonder what
quite a way is here… The Koenigsegg CCXR fact sheet only says the top speed is 400+ kph.
I guess we might never find out… The Nardo track in Italy was where the Koenigsegg CCR broke the world speed record for road legal cars. The problem is that it’s round, so the g-forces won’t ever let you get to the real top speed in a supercar of this calibre. (The CCR reached 388 kph flat out and not ~395 as it is estimated to be capable of in a straight line.)
As I can see it, the only way to find out what it will do when maxed is to take one across the Atlantic and kindly ask the law-enforcers of Nevada to close off a long straight road for you…