Koenigsegg CCX

Special Cars 7 Mar 2006
Koenigsegg CCX

The Swedish Supercar Manufacturer has unveiled the latest evolution of the CC Competition Coupé series: the Koenigsegg CCX, an extreme vehicle with more than 800 hp and a top speed just below 400 km/h.


Koenigsegg CCX

The CCX is the latest version of the Koenigsegg CC family, and was re-engineered to comply with the US regulation and market demands.

The CCX also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the first CC prototype, dated 1996.

It is powered by an in-house developed V8 4.7 liters, with twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers, that delivers 806 hp at 6.900 rpm and a maximum torque of 920 Nm at 5.700 rpm.

As an option, Koeniggs offers ceramic discs, that save 2 kg per wheel, and carbon fibre wheels, that save another 3 kg per wheel compared to the already lightweight magnesium wheels that come as standard.

The interior features carbon fibre seats developed in partnership with Sparco.

Design

One of the goals of the Koenigsegg Design Team was to keep the distinctive and record breaking CC shape.

“We believe it is important to avoid trends and instead hone the aerodynamic shape of the CC range for the future, only enhancing its unique look and appearance with tighter lines and a more aggressive stance. We also believe in continuity. A new Koenigsegg shall show a clear lineage from its predecessor and shall not follow any other design trends – but enhance its already proven concept and shape to perfection.”

The new body exterior was created using Icem Surf CAD software; the side rocker panels now include side skirts in order to further enhance downforce by increasing underbody area.

From the official Press Release:

Body & Interior

The CCX features a completely new set of body and interior parts.

The new body incorporates a new front bumper design, engineered to function well in the stringent 2.5 mph bumper test, including enhanced brake cooling, fog lamps and US side position lights.

The front lamps have been slightly redesigned to suit the new bumper line.

Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX

There is a new scoop on the front bonnet acting as a larger fresh air-intake for the occupants and new air vents have been added behind the front wheels in order to further evacuate air from the cockpit.

The frontal shape revisions now allow for effective track use options to be added. The side rocker panels feature side skirts in order to further enhance downforce by increasing underbody area. The new exterior of the car has been created using the industry leading Icem Surf CAD software, guaranteeing a perfect fit and finish as well as optimal highlights.

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.

Koenigsegg CCX Chassis

The structure is a semi monocoque made of

pre-impregnated carbonfibre and honeycombThere is a further 50 mm in headroom, making the CCX the most spacious super car on the market, truly considering the taller driver’s needs. Koenigsegg believes to have found a niche by enabling really tall drivers to fit well inside the car, still with its highest point only 1120mm above the tarmac.

In corporation with Sparco, and Koenigsegg test driver Loris Bicocchi, Koenigsegg has developed a new seat design for the CCX. The structures of the seat are still carbon fibre, but now feature fully padded front surface and a tilting backrest. The striking and very comfortable Tempur padded CCR seats can still be fitted in the CCX on special order.

The optional ceramic 382 mm front discs are coupled to 8 – piston callipers and in the rear the 362 mm size is retained with 6 piston callipers. The optional industry first carbon fibre wheels save another 3 kg per wheel compared to the already lightweight magnesium wheels that come as standard. The ceramic discs save another 2 kg per wheel, giving the Koenigsegg CCX lower unsprung weight than any other super car.

Koenigsegg now also offers the ceramic discs and carbon wheel upgrade to all previous Koenigsegg models. Aerodynamic Enhancement.

Engine

The Engine in the CCX retains the incredible performance and power of the CCR engine, while running on US 91 octane fuel and complying with California emission regulations. In order to reach this challenging goal, extensive rework had to be done to emission related items, such as new cylinder heads with larger valve area and more optimally flowing cylinder head ports. Dual smaller injectors per cylinder were integrated, as well as new camshafts, a new carbonfiber individual runner intake plenum, a new engine management system, updated fuel and EVAP system. New exhaust system where the catalytic converters are moved closer to the engine for earlier light-off time. A returnless fuel system has also been implemented with pumps integrated into the new fuel tank. All in all, a heavy rework in order to retain the unique performance of the CCR engine and at the same time comply with the strictest emission regulations in the world.

Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg CCX

The new and cleaner CCX engine also incorporates the first engine block design that is specifically created and cast for Koenigsegg, with the Koenigsegg shield embossed in the casting on both left and right side of the engine block. This new block design is an all aluminium construction made out of 356 aluminium with a T7 heat treat that has undergone a High Intensity Pressure process in order to further enhance block integrity as well as a cylinder bore chill during casting. The new block reaffirms the future development of Koenigsegg engines and makes Koenigsegg stand out among low volume super car manufacturers, due to the fact that Koenigsegg engineer the engine completely in house in combination with the fact that it is also built, assembled, and dyno tested in the Koenigsegg production plant. The Koenigsegg Engineers also incorporated the most powerful internal piston coolers in the industry – bringing down the piston temperature by as much as 80% more than competing systems, which was a must in order to run high cylinder pressure with 91 octane fuel.

Koenigsegg CCX Technical Data

Performance

  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 395+ km/h (245+ mph)
  • Standing Quartermile: 9.9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
  • Braking distance: 31m (100-0 km/h)
  • Lateral G-force: 1.3 G
  • Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 13 l / 100 km – Combined: 17 l / 100 km

Body

  • Two-door, two seater with removable hartop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made of pre-impregnated carbonfibre/ Kevlar and lightweight sandwhich reinforcements.

Dimensions

  • Total length: 4293 mm (169″)
  • Total width: 1996 mm (78.6″)
  • Total height: 1120 mm (44.1″)
  • Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9″)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18.5 gallons US)
  • Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 gallons US)
  • Dry weight: 1180 kg (2601 LBS)
  • Aerodynamics: Cd. 0.3 Frontal area 1.867 m2. Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/ body.

Steering

  • Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock to lock.
  • Turning circle: 11 metres

Chassis

  • Semi monocoque made of pre-impregnated carbonfibre and honeycomb
  • Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, adjustable Racing gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated. Anti-roll bar. Electronically adjustable ride height.
  • Front brakes: Ventilated discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide. 6 piston light alloy callipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control System.
  • Rear brakes: Ventilated discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide. 6 piston light alloy callipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control System.
  • Optional: 380×34 mm ceramic discs with 8 piston callipers.
  • Wheels: Koenigsegg magnesium alloy wheels with centre locking.
  • Optional: Carbon / Magnesium wheels Front: 19″ x 9.5″ Rear: 20″ x 12.5″
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 2 – Undirectional with asymmetric tread pattern.
  • Front: 255/35-19″ (Y)
  • Rear: 335/30-20″ (Y)

Transmission

  • Specially developed 6-speed gearbox by Cima. Torque sensitive, limited slip differential.
  • Clutch: Dual plate, Ø 215 mm (8.46 inch)

Engine

  • Type: Koenigsegg V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
  • Displacement: 4.700 cm3
  • Compression: 8.2:1
  • Lubrication system: Dry sump with oil spray piston cooling. Oil cooler.
  • Sequential, multipoint fuel injection. Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system 1.2 bar boost pressure
  • Power output: 806 Bhp at 6.900 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 920 Nm (678ftlb) at 5.700 rpm.

Price data

  • Standard price: 458.000 Euro + VAT & ex works
  • Fully equipped: 510.000 Euro + VAT & ex works
  • Standard price: 540.000 USD + VAT & ex works
  • Fully equipped: 600.910 USD + VAT & ex works

(Source: Koenigsegg)

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