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.
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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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Ängelholm, Sweden|
|engine||Bio Fuel V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|aspiration||Twin Rotex Centrifugal Superchargers|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder|
|fuel feed||Sequential Multipoint Indirect Injection|
|displacement||4700 cc / 286.8 in³|
|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|
|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
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