My New Dream Car

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The new Koenigsegg CCX made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show this week and man what a beautiful car it is. This latest CCX, which stands for Competition Coupe X for the company’s 10th anniversary, is the one with North American homologation in mind. Little changes on the inside or out. The 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine makes 806HP can take the CCX into Bugatti territory above 248 mph, and do 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.

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The car is 88 mm longer in order to comply with the US rear impact regulations and in order to free up space around the rear muffler. The rear clamshell now features a glass window over the new CCX engine, clearly showing off the bespoke and unique Koenigsegg Block casting. The mufflers have received improved cooling, by incorporating grill vents above in the clamshell. The number plate area is now adapted to suit both US and Euro size number plates.

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The CCX is the world’s first production car to offer optional carbon fiber wheels that save 3 kg per wheel compared to the already lightweight magnesium wheels that come as standard. Optional ceramic disc brakes save another 2 kg per wheel, giving the Koenigsegg CCX lower unsprung weight than any other super car. The entire car weight is just 1,180 kg (2,601 lbs).

Combined 2,601 lbs with an 806 HP engine and you have a power to weight ratio of just 3.23 lbs/HP. That’s better than many super bikes! Koenigsegg claims a 9.9 second quarter mile time at 146 MPH. The 146 MPH trap speed I can believe. However, the 9.9 second time would require special drag racing slicks. I highly doubt the CCX can do sub 10 seconds quarter mile times with the stock Michelins. Still, the CCX is amazing enough for me to put it at the top of my dream car list.

And as luck would have it, this Koenigsegg is coming to America! It will be sold at Exotic Cars in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. How much? Only $650,000. Time to put the Google whoring into high gear!


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