2007 Koenigsegg CCXR


2007 Koenigsegg CCXR

2007 Koenigsegg CCXR

March 2nd, 2007 – 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 focussed solutions.

By following conscientious and forward thinking strategies, Koenigsegg has managed to create the Bio Fuel Powered CCXR – environmentally friendly 1200 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 hp at 7200 rpm and the torque to 1060 nm at 6100 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.

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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 benefi ts 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.

Curiously enough the CCXR is the first homologated car currently in production to reach over 1000 BHP.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Ängelholm, Sweden
engine Bio Fuel V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Rotex Centrifugal Superchargers
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Sequential Multipoint Indirect Injection
displacement 4700 cc / 286.8 in³
compression 8.8:1
power 759.1 kw / 1018 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 216.6 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 862.71 bhp per tonne
torque 1060 nm / 781.8 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre/Kevlar Body over Carbon Fiber & Aluminum Honeycomb Semi-Monocoque w/Steel Front Cro-Moly Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD w/Toqrue Sensitive LSD
wheel type Aluminum Alloy Centre Lock
front tires 255/35 – 19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
rear tires 335/30ZR-20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Gas-Hydrualic Shock Aborbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Hydrualic Shock Aborbers, Anti-Roll Batr
curb weight 1180 kg / 2601 lbs
weight distro 45 % / 55 %
length 4293 mm / 169.0 in
width 1996 mm / 78.6 in
height 1120 mm / 44.1 in
transmission cima 6-Speed Manual w/Twin-Plate AP Racing Clutch
tran clutch Dual Plate 240mm
gear ratios 3.545:1, 2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, 0.711:1
top speed ~400 kph / 248.40 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.1 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~8.9 seconds
drag 0.33 Cd
extra urban fuel econ eu 18 L/100 km or 13.07 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 22 L/100 km or 10.69 mpg-us

 

Auction Sales History

2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
2008 Koenigsegg CCXR YT9XD33B28A007041
– sold for $825,000
41st Koenigsegg built. Offered as the second grand prize in the 2008 Cash and Cars Lottery, in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society. Returned to Ängelholm, Sweden, and in 2009, it was sold to a U.S.-based customer. Factory upgrades to the car included updating the suspension to newer Agera specifications. 441 miles on its odometer. Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015