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2007 Koenigsegg CCGT

2007 Koenigsegg CCGT

Koenigsegg CCGT

March 2nd, 2007 – Koenigsegg has created a new race car – the CCGT, based on the production CC-model range. The CCGT complies with the ACO and FIA GT1 regulations.

The CCGT engine is based on the Koenigsegg CCX production engine with the superchargers removed but enlarged to 5.0 litre. The reliability of the race engine is expected be exceptional as it is based on the proven strength and durability of the signifi cantly more powerful road car engine.

The minimum weight allowed for a GTI race car is 1,100 kg and most manufacturers struggle to meet this target, having to undergo massive weight saving programs. Due to the fact the Koenigsegg CC cars are very light and stiff in road configuration, the racing CCGT weighs in at just under an astounding 1,000 kg.

This gives the possibility to place 100 kg of ballast freely within the car structure, still following the set rules. This should give Koenigsegg an interesting advantage over the competition.

The CCGT has very short overhangs, which could be seen as an issue when it comes to generating enough downforce. However, by further developing the clever and “slippery” design concept of the CC range, Koenigsegg believes they have created a unique package incorporating a surprising amount of down-force combined with a very compact package and optimal weight distribution.

Since the CCGT has a short overall length and low overall height, whilst still maintaining adequate track width and length, it is thereby gifted with superior agility compared to most of the competition, which should be evident in future heated racing combats.

The Koenigsegg CCGT development team, headed by Dag Bölenius, has done a superb job by refining the CC into the CCGT.

The race engine is being developed in-house in parallel with the production units by Koenigsegg engineers, supported by Anders Hoglund from Cargine engineering and JP Motorsport.

Specs & Performance

engine Aluminum Alloy 90 Degree, V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement 5000 cc / 305.1 in³
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp
specific output 100.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 454.55 bhp per tonne
body / frame Carbonfiber & Kevlar Semi-Monocoque w/Steel Front and Rear Aluminum Subframes
driven wheels RWD w/Torque Sensitive LSD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Gas-Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1100 kg / 2425 lbs
gear ratios :1

Story by Koenigsegg Automotive AB