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Koenigsegg continues to produce fabulous supercars. Its latest, the CCX, was revealed in Geneva.
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Don't know about you, but I don't usually associate madness with the Swedish race in general, but Mr. Koenigsegg is a different story. His company continues to produce other-worldly supercars and he used this year's Geneva Show as the launch pad for his latest road rocket, the Koenigsegg CCX.

The CC range of supercars (CC stands for Competition Coupe) began in 1996 with the roll-out of the first prototype. The CCX celebrates the 10th anniversary of that event. However, to call it an anniversary special edition might be to undersell it somewhat, as the CCX is actually a new car designed to comply with US legislation.

To that end, a new front bumper has been designed to survive US collision tests, and includes enhanced brake cooling, fog lamps and side position lights required in the USA. The CCX is 88mm longer than its predecessor in order to comply with the US rear impact regulations and this in turn allows better cooling of the rear mufflers. The huge rear clamshell (made of pre-impregnated carbon-fibre/Kevlar like the rest of the body) also includes a new glass window to show off the engine.

And what a motor it is! The Koenigsegg CCX features a 4.7-litre V8 with twin superchargers that boost peak power to a scarcely believable 806bhp. Koenigsegg claims simply shocking performance figures of 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and a record-breaking top speed of over 245mph. The price; oh about 300,000 depending on specification...

Shane O' Donoghue - 22 Mar 2006


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