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2011 Edo Competition EVO 817

In 2011 Edo Competition modified a Koenigsegg CCR and upgraded the intake as well as the transmission to reflect the newer CCX specification. They called the new car the EVO 817.

Press Release

When it comes to high quality modifications for supercars, edo competition Motorsport GmbH is one of the most established names in the business. Regardless of make and model, the edo team is always looking for ways to refine and optimize. That’s also why the owner of a Koenigsegg came to us. Not entirely happy with the power of his Swedish exotic and looking to improve the drivability as well as the appearance, he tasked edo competition with the job of making it happen.

Since the V8 engine is being force-fed by twin superchargers, the main focus was on the setup of the two Rotrex units. With assistance from the manufacturer the drive ratio was modified and the ECU was remapped to accommodate the hardware changes. The aim was to increase the power output while maintaining a broad torque curve over the whole rev range. With the new drive ratio the engine hits its torque peak earlier and puts out up to 891 horsepower, depending on the level of tune. In order to ensure long term reliability of the superchargers, the engine redline was lowered to 7,200 rpm.

The transmission with its notchy gear changes received an overhaul as well. The six speed gearbox was disassembled in its entirety and the plastic bushings were replaced with Uniball units. The final result: full boost pressure from just 3,700 rpm all the way up to 6,000 rpm, reassuringly durable brakes, finely tuned directional stability beyond 300 km/h (186 mph) and a top speed that was reduced slightly from 390 km/h (242 mph) for phenomenal and significantly improved acceleration and drivability.

Additional changes were made to the design of the vehicle’s interior and exterior. The wheels for example underwent a beauty treatment and received a coat of charcoal paint. The updated front with auxiliary lights now resembles the later CCR models, and the Alcantara material that was used throughout the Koenigsegg’s cabin provides a more luxurious feel. The redesigned center console now accommodates a new infotainment system including a reversing camera as well as a custom-made pouch for the immobilizer remote. For safety reasons a TPM system now informs the driver about tire pressures and temperatures. The display was integrated into the dashboard.

The bottom line: edo competition has succeeded in upgrading this extremely rare exotic with fine details without watering down its distinctly unique character. However, the most impressive aspect is still the intense and violent acceleration, which is virtually unparalleled, even in the realm of supercars.

All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.

Edo Competition EVO 817 Image Gallery

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Ahlen, Germany
engine Koenigsegg 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 8.2:1
power 560 kw / 750 bhp @ 7750 rpm
specific output 159.57 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 563.91 bhp per tonne
torque 740 nm / 545.8 ft lbs @ 6800 rpm
redline 7200
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 Carbon/Magnesium
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
f brake size 34 x 380 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size 32 x 362 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in
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 1330 kg / 2933 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 2.875:1, 1.773:1, 1.267:1, 1.000:1, 0.833:1, 0.711:1
final drive 3.364:1
top speed ~365.24 kph / 227 mph
0 – 100 kph ~3.1 seconds

Story by edo competition Motorsport GmbH. Above Images ©edo competition Motorsport GmbH.