Koenigsegg CC

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Koenigsegg CC
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Overview
ManufacturerKoenigsegg Automotive AB
Production1994–2000
(3 working prototypes produced) [1]
AssemblyAngelholm, Sweden
DesignerChristian von Koenigsegg
David Crafoord [2]
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body style2-door Targa top
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
DoorsDihedral
Powertrain
Engine4.2 L Audi V8 [3]
Transmission6-speed manual [3]

The Koenigsegg CC was the prototype for the CC8S sports car made by the Swedish automobile manufacturer Koenigsegg.

Overview[edit]

2000 Koenigsegg CC prototype

Work on the car started in 1994, Koenigsegg wanted to build a sports car that could exceed the standards set by the McLaren F1 at the time, and achieve speeds over the 386 km/h (240 mph) set by the F1 in 1997. The design of the CC was inspired by the McLaren F1 along with the Ferrari F40. The car was initially painted silver was then painted black when the new dihedral helix synchro actuation doors were fitted to the car and then was painted in its current colour. Other two prototypes included the white European spec prototype which was produced in 2000 and the other was a pre-production version of the CC8S. The production version of the CC, the CC8S, was designed in 2002, and was the first car Koenigsegg produced.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koenigsegg CC prototypes". KoenigseggRegistry.net. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  2. ^ "The Italian Junkyard: 20.1 Sweden Ain't That Cold: Christian Von Koenigsegg gives us a quick interview on how he made his dream come true". theitalianjunkyard.blogspot.se.
  3. ^ a b "CC prototype". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  4. ^ "CC prototype, history". Koenigsegg. Retrieved 2018-01-08.

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