Saturday, May 26, 2007

Koenigsegg CCX

The Koenigsegg CCX is the second latest and the sencond fastest ever supercar from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. 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 is intended to be more suitable for the U.S. market and thus engineered to comply with US regulations. It is also the World's Fastest V8 production supercar.

The carr will accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in a flashing 3.1 seconds. From a stand stilln on a quarter mile it will do 235 km/h (146 mph) in 9.9 seconds! It has a top speed of 403 km/h (250 mph+), just 3 miles per hour slower than the worlds fastest production car bugatti veyron. It has more than 800 horse power at its disposal, which is 200 horsepower less than the bugatti but it being entirely made from carbon fiber takes away the difference!


The CCX is powered by a Koenigsegg designed and assembled, all aluminium, 4700 cm³ DOHC 32-valve V8 engine based on the Ford Modular architecture enhanced with twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.2 bar (120 kPa, 17½ psi) boost pressure and an 8.2:1 compression ratio. The engine produces 806 hp (601 kW) and 678 lbf·ft (920 N·m) on 91 octane (U.S. rating) gasoline, 870 hp (649 kW) on 110 octane (Euro rating, 95 octane US rating) gasoline and 1,018 hp (760 kW) on biofuel . The engine is lubricated via a dry sump with external oil pump, features oil spray piston cooling, and an external oil cooler.

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