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2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition Specifications
TransmissionTransversal 6 Speed, Optional Paddle Shift
LayoutMid-Engine, AWD
DifferentialTorque Sensitive Limited Slip
Final Drive Ratio3.364
Front BrakesVentilated Ceramic Discs 380 mm, 34 mm Wide. 8-piston Light Alloy Brembo Monoblock Calipers.
Rear BrakesVentilated Ceramic Discs 362 mm, 32 mm Wide. 6-piston Light Alloy AP Racing Callipers. Power-Assisted.
Engine TypeKoenigsegg Aluminium Twin-Supercharged V8, 4 Valves per Cylinder, Double Overhead Camshafts
Displacement4800 cc
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Horsepower1018 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque796 ft-lb. @ 5600 rpm
Top Speed410+ km/h (254+ mph) Koenigsegg Estimated
Braking, 100-0 km/h32 m
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)2.9 seconds
Base Price: Koenigsegg CCXR Edition - Contact Manufacturer

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition: Over 250 mph Running On E85 Ethanol

Koenigsegg has produced one of the most visually inspiring supercars to date, the 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition. The Edition is an ultra exclusive edition of the Koenigsegg CCXR, one of the top 5 fastest production cars in the world. With a beautiful body done all in unpainted carbon fiber, the CCXR Edition makes no pretense of presenting itself as a luxury car.

The CCXR Edition is a driver's car, pure and simple. While completely street legal in Europe, driving the Edition in congested streets would be very frustrating indeed. Koenigsegg has designed the CCXR Edition for the track first, though the 254 mph supercar would love to be opened up on wide expanses of road. Koenigsegg has not released an official top speed record for the CCXR Edition, though with a weight to horsepower ratio of only 1.26 kg/hp, the current record top speed world record holder SSC Ultimate Aero would be given a run, to be sure.

Perhaps even more impressive is the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition's lateral g-force of 1.5 G. In the hands of the right driver, this is among the most capable sports cars in the world. The Koenigsegg CCXR Edition is only available by special order in a very limited run of, count them, 6 production models.

Icing on the cake is that the CCXR Edition has been retrofitted with the ability run on biofuel, premium gasoline or a mixture of both. Because of the combustion characteristics of E85 Ethanol fuel, the CCXR Edition actually is able to utilize its full 1018 horsepower only when running off this type of fuel. A corn-powered 250 mph+ supercar? Sign us up!


[Info Courtesy Koenigsegg]

On the 4th March 2008, we will be unveiling our latest creation: the Koenigsegg Edition. The Edition will be on show at the Geneva International Motor Show between the 4th and the 16th March 2008.

The Edition is the ultimate supercar - a Koenigsegg at its most extreme - built to break records and deliver breathtaking performance. Only a very few models will be produced, in order to ensure exclusive status amongst supercar owners.

It has a clear, fully visible carbon fibre body, and is available in two versions: the 4.8 litre 888bhp CCX Edition and the CCXR Edition, which can be driven on environmentally friendly ethanol E85 and E100 fuels, as well as regular petrol. When run on E85 fuel the 4.8 litre engine produces 1018 bhp.

Furthermore there are many unique details on the car. The new forged, machined and polished aluminium Edition wheels for example, which are extremely light and incorporate optimum brake cooling. The bright, polished surface of the wheels was chosen to maximize the contrast against the exclusive black clear carbon body.

The Edition interior is clad in striking red leather and features a special version of the Koenigsegg Chronocluster including a redesigned centre console. All the interior aluminium parts are anodized in a specially formulated Koenigsegg Edition tone that has a unique and purposeful look.

The Edition has a high performance specially developed rear wing, a larger front splitter plus side front strakes. The aerodynamics have been verified and optimized in CFD and in real life on the Koenigsegg test track in Sweden and on various proving grounds in Europe, in order to achieve maximum downforce. Together with the lower ride height, modified shock absorbers, modified springs and anti roll bars, this makes the car perfectly suited for both serious track fun and winding country roads. There is also the option of Michelin Cup tyres and paddle-shift if so desired.

One of the keys to Koenigsegg's success, and what distinguishes it from every other supercar manufacturer, is the fact that they are able to build, modify, tune and test their own engines, which means that every engine is precision-made to suit the car it is built for. Furthermore, they are able to fabricate intricate hand-made components at their own hi-tech production facilities, as well as being able to source specialist components from a network of dedicated specialist suppliers and partners - most of which are based in Sweden.

Many of these suppliers are small companies and craftsmen that produce low volumes of incredibly high quality components. Both the assembly and the manufacture of the components that make up a Koenigsegg are incredibly labour-intensive (there are more than 300 hand-formed carbon fibre parts alone in each car, for example), and the materials are without exception extremely costly. Each and every Koenigsegg has a premium price, but then each and every Koenigsegg has been painstakingly built by a select group of automotive artisans.


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