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First Official Renderings of 1018 hp Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition

 First Official Renderings of 1018 hp Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition
Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition

Supercars and eco-friendliness are terms rarely seen occupying the same linguistic space. But it is Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg that wishes to unite the apparently radically-opposing concepts in a new Special Edition model dubbed the CCXR. Announced earlier this year, these are the first official renderings via Autoblog.nl of the new Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition, fitted with an engine capable both of running on biofuel and of de-throning the Bugatti Veyron.

The Special Edition model features a cast-aluminium V8 engine with sequential multipoint fuel injection and twin rotrex centrifigual superchargers for up to 1.5 bar boost pressure. Burning the ethanol in E85 biofuel results in the cooling of combustion chambers, while combined with a higher octane rating, power of 1,018 hp at 7,200 rpm and torque of 1,060 Nm at 6,100 rpm is produced.

The 4.7-litre turbocharged engine propels the biofuel CCXR Special Edition to 100 kph in just 2.9 seconds, with top speed expected to exceed 400 kph. The supercar achieves 22l/100km or 10.7 mpg on the combined cycle. And all for a cool 1.5 million euros.

Source: Autoblog.nl
Published Nov 25, 2007 3:31 pm By Sam Stockley
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JoeFool.
Better than swish chocolate
Sep 5, 2008 5:59 pm
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ataro
Don't bother arguing with amg55, he's just a troll. I'm a transformers fan and I was thinking it'd be cool if the character Starscream transformed into a Koenigsegg. I can't put my amazement into words; the use of grey and red is JUST like 'screamer.
Jan 6, 2008 2:41 am
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bman49
"In them days, there wern't crap companies like bugatti and koenigsegg who just came now out of nowhere." -AMG55 ...are you stupid or ignorant? Bugatti has been making cars since early 1900.
Jan 2, 2008 9:27 am
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bman49
wow I've just read the rest of your comments. First off yes mercs are good cars very good in fact, but you defend them as if they are perfect. My dad has had many BMW's/Porsche's/Merc's and the mercs all ways broke down first. Plus when we would go to get them fixed the price of the parts are double of the Bimmer's and Porsche's.
Jan 2, 2008 9:37 am
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jibkid
First of all amg55, you're a poser. If you truly appreciate cars for their performance, engineering, styling, and heritage, then you would truly appreciate brands such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg. You back your opinions with irrelevant points. Of course Mercedes is the pioneer of the car, so what? Does that mean just because they invented the wheel nobody can do it better? I am a Benz driver, and a fan but by no means does that make me 100% for benz and 100% against everything else. Wake up. Get real. GET A LIFE! And just to clear something up (this is to rydamee)... VW Group doesn't own Porsche, Porsche in fact owns 20% of the VW Group. Porsche has been by itself for quite some time.
Dec 7, 2007 7:09 am
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rydamee
mercedes wasted time and money with chrysler. let that sink in. i know a family that has 2 '06 benzes and 3 '07's. every one of them has spent more time in the shop than being driven, whats that you say about jd power? i watched the trunks of their cls and clk pop open at 3am while they family was sleeping. scary. the only thing done right at mercedes are the amg engines. who the hell claims to be so upper echelon that they invest in the dying american big three. facts like these should keep you guys from getting upset with amg55. just let him know that resale values count for something, and if you look at the used car prices of the amg cars vs m and rs, you'll see that there are hundreds of amgs on used car lots. everyone look at 2003 cars. cl600's everywhere for sale, cheap. 2003 m5, a clunker will still fetch 35-40k. 2003 rs6, 45k and up all day and very rare. i predict amg55 to be a very unhappy camper in the next 5 years. by the hands of the vw group.(lambo,audi,bentley,bugatti,porsche) dry your eyes kid.
Nov 30, 2007 7:51 pm
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joelynn
Mercedes-Benz? One word: Vaneo (nah, they're a great company really, just NOT the best)
Nov 29, 2007 1:08 am
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jjs
actully keonigsegg made a car before the ccx witch had 699bhp
Nov 28, 2007 10:49 am
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radmeister
This car is absolutelly amazing mercedes,bugatti,audi,ferrari all the brands out there would be lucky to get their hands on the swedes that built this car. A true car fan would appreciate this machine, maybe it's not the best car out there or the fastest. It is what it is, it's different. Built by a group of guys in a barn from the first concept to date in 10 years and durring these 10 years they have been breaking records over and over. Maybe you dont like the car, but you have to admire the craftsmanship and engineering that these swedes put into making this car. I would love to see any of the ppl on here that talk crap bout this car build something better in a barn.
Nov 28, 2007 3:21 am
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NitrousOxide
Dear bmwaddict, ThanX for the sweet exaggeration!!
Nov 27, 2007 11:31 pm
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VectorW8
Directed at AMG55: How somebody could be so moronic I dont know? Yes its true that Mercedes have some hugely powerful engines (V12 bi-turbo anyone?) but they failed spectacularly with the SLR, I mean who in their right mind pays that sort of money to get plastic dashboard trim and cheap leather? The CLK GTR cost around 1.5m dollars and although it was a technical masterpiece is was not a daily driver which the bugatti veyron certainly is! Most people who drive the bugatti veyron are left speechless and compare it to an audi TT due to the way it feels like a much smaller car, how many people heap so much praise on mercedes supercar? And one final point, what does AMG55 actually drive? I very much doubt it has an AMG badge attached to it, and if so there probably from ebay! lol
Nov 27, 2007 2:56 pm
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Bullet93
This car is good, much beter tan the mercedes. The looks, the power, the erection, the passion,the magic
Nov 27, 2007 2:03 pm
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shifty
however, I agree with most of your other coments ;)
Nov 27, 2007 1:51 pm
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shifty
Harajo "Ähem, in the past 50 years the democratic "left" forces deleted all german culture from the public, so their cars are anything they have now." So what was that about? I consider myself as well lets say on the middle-left and somehow i care more about german culture and virtues than most conservative people around here do^^ besides i thought u are from sweden and not from germany?
Nov 27, 2007 1:47 pm
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bmwaddict
Sadly this extraordinary site is visited by so many people that don't have the smallest idea about cars in general.
Nov 27, 2007 1:12 pm
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bmwaddict
First of all for NitrousOxide I want to tell you that you would make a good car journalist. Second of all this is not the place to talk about enything else but hypercars. The article is about a great hypercar company. NitrousOxide what can you expect from a person who sais that Bugatti is a new brand? They really don't know enything about cars. And by the way AMG55, BMW is the most succesfull premium brand in the world. In 2006 it outsold Mercedes and Audi put together. So stop talking nonsense and go bang your head over a wall so you could wake up from your stupidity.
Nov 27, 2007 1:08 pm
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foose1397
BENZian, thank you. first logic from an MB guy I've seen on this board in a while..Your right the Koenigsegg bets SLR..but we haven't seen what AMG will do when they build it on there own..also the Lexus thing is very true...However i still do not believe they will ever create a hard core car like the CCXR. They are not that company and never will be, supercar's don't have to be crazy like this, some are but don't have to, and MB has always gone for the sophisticated feel even if that means loosing some edge
Nov 27, 2007 8:00 am
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F599GTB
actually German cars are known for their terrible reliability. you can't make such accusations.
Nov 27, 2007 4:45 am
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F599GTB
actually some German cars, but you get the point.
Nov 27, 2007 4:46 am
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BENZian
you have some points...but please spare us the ridiculousness of saying your Ferrari is more reliable than a Mercedes Benz/AMG...that is not the case. Mercedes quality did suffer in recent years but (laugh) it was due to trying too hard to compete with Lexus and trying to maximize $ returns for the company...and that is one of the main reasons profits are down at Benz for the last couple years...they have had to invest billions to bring the quality back up to the high standard expected of a Benz...and as for the people saying that Benz cannot build a proper supercar that is also rubbish...their racing teams have the trophies to prove it...but there was significant gap from the late 50s to about the 90s where they were not present in racing and this is why they enlisted McLaren's help with the SLR. AMG is no slouch in any performance arena and believe me they have learned from McLaren and this is why the SLR replacement will be built by AMG not McLaren. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin...there are many great car companies...give them due credit...but Benz is always in the top echelon.
Nov 27, 2007 7:42 am
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F599GTB
read my comment, i never said ferrari had better quality than mercedes. think what you want.
Nov 27, 2007 6:41 pm
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F599GTB
but still i must agree with you that AMG is truly spectacular and i hope that Mercedes did indeed learn from their mistake called the SLR. mercedes hasn't really done anything recently in the supercar area and by the looks of where they are headed they really should work on a serious competitor to Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
Nov 28, 2007 4:31 am
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carfan519
The media company which operates JD power is owned by someone who is of a faith which definetely does not like German cars. They bias against them to try and reduce german profits so they can have all the gold.
Nov 27, 2007 4:13 am
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NitrousOxide
AMG55, forgot to tell you one head-breaking fact: Mercedes in the last years has reduced thier profits from 3 to 1 billion per year. And what do you think was the reason??? The answer is bad reputation in terms of quality. They were focusing on maximizing profits, while they ignored taking care of quality. Taking the ML-class as the closest example. ML-class was chosen by JD-Power company as the "WORLDS WORST CAR".. CONGRATS!!! and the reason was "Rubbish-like Quality"; For decades, MB has been the best in Quality, but so far, they lost it. BMW has beaten MB in Quality, so as Porsche.. SO PLEASE, try to delete the word "quality" from your MB-pedia.
Nov 27, 2007 2:54 am
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NitrousOxide
AMG55, I bet that you are an employee in Mercedes Benz.. Thats all I can see. I think if all the world would say that you are wrong, you will say "u ppl dont understand!!!" Alright MB are the best, May God keep it for you.. YOU WON.. Just, stop adding comments in this page.. You've taken the sense of the car by your silly comments.
Nov 27, 2007 2:37 am
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