A standard Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that delivers a total of 505 HP, which isn’t bad at all. Of course, supercharging this bad boy to an impressive 700 HP makes the American sports coupe jump a few levels to possibly match wits with Sweden’s Koenigsegg CCXR and its 1024 HP 4.7 L twin-supercharged V8 engine.
Place these two cars side by side in a one mile drag race and more than likely, onlookers would place their bets on the Koenigsegg CCX. Before that happens, however, it’s important to know that typically the Koenigsegg CCX does the 1/4 mile in less than 11 seconds and in this video, it only managed to do it in 12.4 seconds. Will the driver factor affect the outcome of the race? Watch the video to find out!
Koenigsegg CCX We’d love to have the opportunity to purchase a supercar out of what seems to be sheer boredom and then let it sit in our garage because we are too busy driving around in all of our other fantastic cars. It may seem like an unbelievable scenario, but we come across it all of the time. Our latest supercar abandonment comes as a Koenigsegg CCX that was purchased back in 2008 for about $650,000. The car is based on the first U.S. spec Koenigsegg CCX imported into the US and is largely constructed of carbon fiber weighing in at just 2,600lbs. The owner of this vehicle didn’t even bother taking off the factory window sticker from his princely purchase. The Koenigsegg CCX is said to have very few miles on it, with most of them attributed to the post-production tests. Seriously? Are they kidding?
And it gets even better. The standard Koenigsegg CCX is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 806 HP, but when the supercar was handed over to Scottsdale Ferrari, they decided to tinker around with the barely used machine and got it to produce 980hp! Now with this added power, this phenomenal black on black Koenigsegg CCX is set up with a price tag of $1,150,000 because, well, Scottsdale Ferrari assumes they can turn it over for that kind of crazy profit. If this were a cartoon, the head honchos at Scottsdale Ferrari would have large dollar signs in their eyes every time they looked at this vehicle.
If you’re a fan of supercars roaring through enclosed spaces, then this video will absolutely make your day. There aren’t a lot of supercars that have the cache of a Koenigsegg CCXR. The first part of the video will treat you to the sound of the Koenigsegg CCXR’s power as it roars along a tunnel. Incredibly enough, towards the latter part of the video, the camera finds its way inside the Koenigsegg CCXR where you can hear its unbridled roar even more.
So turn up the volume and put your seats in their upright position, fellas. The sound of this Koenigsegg CCXR inside this tunnel is going to knock your socks off into tomorrow.
While Conan O’Brien continues to display loving affection towards his beat-up 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, his one-time colleague and now fierce rival, Jay Leno just keeps on adding to his already massive car collection.
The latest vehicle to make its way to Jay Leno’s oversized garage is a Koenigsegg CCX after Christian von Koenigsegg CCX himself - yes, he’s the founder of the supercar brand - paid a visit to Leno in the comedian’s South California home to personally deliver a Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR.
Next to the 2010 Agera, Koenigsegg CCX also revealed a new special edition at the Geneva Motor Show. Limited to only one unit and built for a wealthy customer in Brazil, the Koenigsegg CCXR Platinuss E100 (named after a Brazilian dealership) had to be customized so it could use bio-ethanol.
But despite the modifications the Koenigsegg CCXR Platinuss E100 still develops 1018 hp. The customer also wanted a larger front splitter and the color has been custom painted.
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