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A Review of Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition: The Most Expensive Car in the World

According to the manufacturers, our aim with the CCX Edition was to deliver superior performance – on the track, in a straight line and on your favourite winding road – and to do so in supreme style and comfort.

The CCX Edition was only produced in two examples. It featured a number of specifications that were unique to the model, including its 4.8 liter engine, 11 spoke wheels, a unique rear wing, unique side winglets, etc.This car currently costs about $4.8 million that is about 1.58Billion naira and it is been rated as the most expensive cars in the world. What makes the car so unique is the performance, speed and the luxury it entails.

PERFORMANCE
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h 8.75 sec. 0-200-0 km/h 13.0 sec, 0-300-0 km/h: 25.5 Sec.
Top Speed: 400+ km/h (250+ mph) (without rear wing)
Braking distance: 32m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.5 G
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 18 l/100 km (E85 fuel),
Combined: 22 l/100km (E85)
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.26 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear

CHASSIS
Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety. Monocoque torsional rigidity: 58,000 nm/degree. Weight including tanks: 72 kg.
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated. Electronically adjustable ride height.
Front: Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members. Rear: Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.
Fully machined aircraft aluminium uprights, with SKF LeMans specifcation 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.

TRANSMISSION
Specially developed transversal 6-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift.
Torque sensitive limited slip differential.
Clutch: Dual Plate, Ø 240 mm. (in paddle-shift version without Clutch pedal)
Final ratio: 3,364
1st gear: 2,875
2nd gear: 1,773
3rd gear: 1,267
4th gear: 1,000
5th gear: 0,833
6th gear: 0,711
Reverse gear: 3,000

BRAKES
Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide. 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers. Power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide. 6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers. Power-assisted.

WHEELS
Koenigsegg forged alloy wheels with centre locking.
Front: 19″ x 9.5″
Rear: 20″ x 12.5″

BODY
Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fbre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.

DIMENSIONS
Total length: 4293 mm (169″)
Total width: 1996 mm (78.6″)
Total height: 1114 mm (44″)
Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9″)
Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18.5 US gallons)
Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
Dry weight: 1280 kg (2821 lbs)

AERODYNAMICS
Cd. 0,36 Frontal area 1.867 m2
Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 350 kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

ENGINE
Koenigsegg aluminum V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4800 cc
Compression: 9.2:1
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.6 bar boost pressure.
Dry sump lubrication with oil spray piston cooling.
Power output: 1018 Bhp at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque: 1080 Nm (796 ft/lb) at 5600 rpm
Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts.
Patented response charge system for optimal engine response.
Tig-welded ceramic-coated stainless steel exhaust manifold with merge collector.
Emission levels: Euro IV
Weight: 178 kg

STEERING
Rack and pinion power-assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle: 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.

TRACTION CONTROL
F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.

TIRES
Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (or Cup tires)
Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern
Front: 255/35 – 19″ (Y)
Rear: 335/30 – 20″ (Y)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.

EQUIPMENT
Visible carbon body, dual airbags, Edition rear wing, winglets, large front splitter, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, satnav, rear camera, DVD, CD, I-pod connection, sat radio, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key, leather car- pets, roof stowage bag, car cover, forged aluminium wheels, Chrono instrument cluster.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Paddle-shift, carbon wheels, fitted luggage, special leather and colour requests, Inconell exhaust system.

WARRANTY
5 Years.

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