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.