As the third production model from Koenigsegg, the CCX was a home run. It was fully developed in 3D software before the first panel was machined. This put every other auto maker on notice that Christian von Koenigsegg was ready to take on the world. As an engineer, his goal has been to bring future technologies into the present, and the CCX is a perfect example. The first carbon fiber chassis with integrated fuel tanks, the total weight including the fuel system is just under 159 lbs. As a consummate engineer, he even lists the torsional rigidity as a vehicle feature. At 58,000 Newton-meters per degree, the only production car to offer a stronger foundation is the Bugatti Veyron.
The 4.7 liter V8 is topped by two Rotrex superchargers, which are among the most efficient blowers available. It allows the dual-overhead cam engine to handle 20 lbs of boost to make 803 horsepower and 693 lb-ft of torque. Inboard coil over suspension is mounted to a chrome-moly subframe just like a track car, and its adjustable for bumpy roads. Everything electrical is controlled by the computer’s Can Bus instead of fuses or relays. Manufacturers have had the ability to build a solid-state electrical system for years, but why would anyone want something that reliable? A six-speed manual transmission is not a generic unit. The gear ratios and the differential are optimized to make use of the engine’s patented response charge system. The superchargers don’t have bypass valves, instead, they use a secondary throttle to keep a supply of boost ready at any moment.
These are just a few of the mind-blowing details that no other brand has offered to-date. Your daily driver probably has at least a few parts patented by Koenigsegg, so why not own something that combines them all. The CCX is where normal cars will be in a few decades, so experience the future today thanks to iLusso. This 2008 example only has 593 miles, but the over-engineered design is probably good for half a million. For more information please click on the link below and have a great weekend.
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