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2007 Koenigsegg CCXR

2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
2007 Koenigsegg CCXR Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/35 R19 - 335/30 R20
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Type:Supercharged V8
Displacement cu in (cc):287 (4700)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:1018(759) / 7200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:740(1060) / 6100
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:169 78.6 44.1
Weight lb (kg):2601 (1180)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:3.2
Top Speed mph (km/h):> 250 (400)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a. (22)
Base Price: 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR - n.a. (last update: 3/19/2007)

Flower Power

When thinking about supercars, one of the last things that spring to mind are their environmental friendliness.

Even though the very low and exclusive production volume of Koenigsegg can hardly be considered to have a measurable impact on the Co2 problem that global society is facing, it is an impressive statement that even a small and extreme company like Koenigsegg can afford to develop environmentally focused solutions.

By following conscientious and forward thinking strategies, Koenigsegg has managed to create the Bio Fuel Powered CCXR with even more spectacular performance than the standard CCX.

These two almost conflicting results are made possible due to the simple fact that the ethanol in biofuel has the positive side effect of cooling the combustion chambers, as well as a higher octane value, well over 100 RON, which gives the high power. Due to the fact that the biofuel has higher octane and cooling characteristics, the power has gone up to 1018 bhp at 7,200 rpm and the torque to 740 lb-ft at 6,100 rpm.

It is natural to expect a substantial gain in power when optimizing the engine for E85(biofuel) instead of Petrol. Still the actual gain obtained even surprised the enthusiastic engineers at Koenigsegg.

Following the long term strategy of Koenigsegg, all previous CCXs will have the possibility to be converted by the factory to accept the biofuel option and reap the performance and environmental benefits of this wonderful and eco friendly fuel.

The CCXR Biofuel upgrade has been developed in-house on the factory's engine dyno by the skilled technicians at Koenigsegg, led by Christian Koenigsegg, Marco Garver and Anders Hoglund from the Koenigsegg partner company Cargine Engineering.

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