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Koenigsegg ccx
Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg
aka
Production 2006 - 2010
Class Supercar
Body Style Mid-engined
2-door, 2-seat
Length 4293 mm
Width 1996 mm
Height 1120 mm
Wheelbase 2660 mm
Weight 1280 kg
Transmission 6-speed manual,
6-speed automated manual, RWD
Engine 4.7 L V8 (twin s/c gasoline/ethanol

4.8 L V8 (twin s/c gasoline/ethanol)

Power 795 hp (593 kW) @ 7000 rpm
679 lb·ft (920 N·m) @ 5700 rpm
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Designer Sven-Harry Åkesson

The Koenigsegg CCX was a supercar from the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg, to replace the Koenigsegg CCR. CCX is an abbreviation for Competition Coupe X, the X commemorates the 10th anniversary of the completion and test drive of the first CC vehicle in 1996. The CCX was intended to be suitable for the United States market and thus engineered to comply with US regulations. A base model CCX costs approximately US$ 540 000 (€ 395 000) but with all optional extras the car costs US$600 000 (€440 000).

The CCX was first unveiled on February 28, 2006 at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show although its existence was announced earlier. The CCX was also available as the CCXR, the difference being that CCXR's engine is tuned to run on biofuel. The different fuel and tune allows the CCXR to produce 25% more power than the CCX.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • For 2009, the CCX gets a new infotainment system. [1]

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

PricingEdit

Prices are taken from Koenigsegg's Official Website.[2]

MODEL Trims
base fully equipped Trim3 Trim4
MSRP
€458,000 ($578,866 or £303,373) €510,000 ($644,589 or £337,817) $Price3 $Price4
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4


Gas MileageEdit

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim
Trim1 Trim2 Trim3 Trim4
MPG
c/h c/h c/h c/h

Engine and TransmissionEdit

EngineEdit

While the previous Koenigseggs were powered by a V8 Ford Modular engine sourced from the U.S., the engine of the CCX was designed by Koenigsegg based on the Ford Modular engine architecture, and assembled for them by Grainger & Worrall, a British company that produces drivetrain components for Formula One cars. The engine is a 4.7 Litre (4712 cc, 287 cu in) V8, with dual overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder. The engine block is made of 356 Aluminium that has undergone a T7 heat treatment, a form of accelerated precipitation strengthening. The aluminium alloy is stronger than the previous engine and allows a thinner, thus lighter, engine block with higher pressures in the cylinders. The engine is boosted by two centrifugal superchargers that increase the compression to 120 kPa (17.5 psi) with an 8.2:1 compression ratio. The engine produces 601 kilowatts (806 bhp) at 6900 rpm and 920 Newton metres (678 lbf·ft) of torque at 5700 rpm on 91 octane (U.S. rating) petroleum. The engine is lubricated with a dry sump system with a separate oil pump, the pistons are cooled by oil sprayed onto them and the oil itself has an external cooler. The CCX engine burns 17 Litres per 100 kilometres (14 mpg–U.S. / 17 mpg–imp).

TransmissionEdit

The CCX has a six speed manual gearbox made for Koenigsegg by Cima with a twin plate clutch of diameter 215 millimeters (8.46 in) as default but a sequential manual transmission option is available. The power is fed to the wheels through a torque sensitive, limited slip differential. The option to select gear ratios is available, but the default ratios of the 2007 CCX are in the table.

Gear 1 2 3 4 5 6 Reverse Final Drive
Ratio 2.875:1 1.652:1 1.125:1 0.865:1 0.711:1 0.604:1 3.000:1 3.545:1

PerformanceEdit

The CCX can accelerate from stationary to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph) in 7.7 seconds. It can complete a standing quarter mile in 9.9 seconds with an end speed of 235 kilometres per hour (146 mph) and according to Koenigsegg it has a top speed of 395+ kilometres per hour (245+ mph) because it has not officially been tested on a long enough straight to confirm its maximum speed. The CCX has a turning circle of 11 and can turn at 1.3 lateral Gs.

Wheels and brakesEdit

The standard CCX wheels are Koenigsegg's magnesium alloy wheels, though the option to upgrade to carbon/magnesium wheels which each weigh 3 kilograms (6.6 lb) less than the standard wheels is available. The front wheels have a diameter of 480 millimetres (19 in) and the rear, 510 millimetres (20 in). Each of the wheels is attached by centre locking wheel nuts. The car comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 unidirectional tyres with asymmetric tread. The front tyres have codes of 255/35 Y19 and the rear 335/30 Y20.

The front and rear cast iron disc brakes are 362 millimetres (14 in) across with 32 millimetres (1.25 in) of contact at any point and have 6 piston calipers. The brakes can be upgraded to carbon ceramic brakes which weigh 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) less per wheel, a diameter of 380 millimetres (15 in) with 34 millimetres (1.34 in) of contact and eight piston brake calipers.

ReliabilityEdit

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SafetyEdit

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PhotosEdit

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Main CompetitorsEdit

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Hybrid ModelsEdit

Koenigsegg made a "green" version of the CCX called the CCXR that runs on E85 biofuel.


Unique AttributesEdit

InteriorEdit

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Resale ValuesEdit

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<MODEL> Year
Year X Year X-2 Year X-3 Year X-4
Resale Value
$ $ $ $


CriticismsEdit

  • "Koenigsegg are saying that the CCX is more comfortable. More comfortable than what - being stabbed?" Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear




WorldwideEdit

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Design quirks and odditiesEdit

Top GearEdit

A pre-production CCX was featured on the May 7, 2006 edition of BBC motoring programme Top Gear. It was test-driven by Jeremy Clarkson, who praised the car highly but criticised its lack of downforce, which he attributed to the lack of a rear spoiler. The first Power Lap time was 1:20.4 seconds, with the Stig encountering short-shifting problems. Later in the same edition, the car was crashed whilst the Stig was on his second attempt at the Pagani Zonda F's time; the Stig also went on to suggest that the car would be significantly faster and more stable with a spoiler. Koenigsegg then wrote back and said that they will put a rear spoiler on the car in the near future and promised to return the car back to Top Gear for further testing.

On the May 28, 2006 episode of Top Gear, Koenigsegg supplied a CCX fitted with a rear wing. The Stig had another attempt and the car went on to set what was then a new lap record - 1:17.6 since then it has been beaten by the Ascari A10 & Gumpert Apollo. The carbon-fibre rear wing is available as Optional Equipment, though it drops the car's top speed to 230 mph.

On the same programme, Jeremy Clarkson stated that he had found a thing better than smoking, the Koenigsegg CCX.

Other appearancesEdit

The Koenigsegg CCX appears in the Collectors Edition of Need for Speed Carbon. In the game, the car's maximum speed is only 202 mph.

One of the first North American drives of the CCX by the automotive press was made by Modified Luxury & Exotics at a showing of the car by Exotic Cars at Caesars Palace, dealership in the forum shops at Caesars that sells high end automobiles and is the exclusive US dealer for Koenigsegg. The reviewer praised the power and design of the CCX, but derided the interior and "feel" of the engine. The CCX at the showing was noted as the same car that The Stig crashed on Top Gear and had notched 3000 track miles.

AwardsEdit

  • 2009 Best Performing Green Exotic, duPont Registry
  • One of the 10 Most Beautiful Cars by Forbes magazine

In 2007, the CCX was the fastest car to complete Top Gear's Power Lap with a time of 1:17.6 (until it was beaten by the Ascari A10 with a time of 1:17.3). The car originally lapped the circuit in 1:20.4, but was then fitted with an optional rear wing to provide downforce after the show's test driver (The Stig) spun it off the track. The Stig purportedly recommended this modification, predicting that the car would then be the fastest ever round Top Gear's track but Koenigsegg later stated that the improvement was due to adjustments to the chassis and suspension settings and not the addition of the rear spoiler. Despite this, the Stig's spoiler-idea remained the credited reason for the improved lap time.


See AlsoEdit

Koenigsegg logo
KOENIGSEGG

Koenigsegg


Current

Regera · Agera RS

Historic

CC · CC8S · CCR · CCX · CCXR

Racing

CCGT

Concept

CC Prototype · Quant Concept


Bård Eker


Christian von Koenigsegg Official website independent


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