Koenigsegg CCR

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Koenigsegg CCR
Manufacturer Koenigsegg
Production 2004–2006
14 built[1]
Assembly Ängelholm, Sweden
Designer Sven-Harry Åkesson
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door Targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine 4.7 L V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,659 mm (104.7 in)
Length 4,191 mm (165.0 in)
Width 1,989 mm (78.3 in)
Height 1,069 mm (42.1 in)
Curb weight 1,180 kg (2,601 lb)[2] (Dry)
Predecessor Koenigsegg CC8S
Successor Koenigsegg CCX

The Koenigsegg CCR is a mid-engined sports car manufactured by Koenigsegg.


Debuting at the March 2004 Geneva Auto Show, the CCR[3] is quite similar to the CC8S and like its predecessor it features dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors. It has, however. various improvements. An upgraded body with a larger front splitter for optimized downforce, tweaked headlight arrangement and revised rear end. New larger tires and wheels equipped with larger brakes. Upgraded suspension and a more powerful engine with twin Rotrex Superchargers, producing 817 PS (601 kW; 806 hp) at 6900 rpm and 920 N·m (680 lb·ft) of torque at 5700 rpm.

To honor the Swedish Fighter Jet Squadron No. 1, (Johan röd) which had occupied the current facility of Koenigsegg, the CCR is adorned with a symbol of a ghost, the symbol of the squadron.


Manufacturer estimates.

  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds
  • Top speed: 389 km/h (242 mph), theoretical top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph)
  • Standing quarter mile: 9.7 seconds at 235 km/h (146 mph)

Special Editions[edit]

CCR REVO[edit]

A one-off CCR which includes various improvements such as front, side and rear splitter, a new wing, and red and black ascents on the exterior and interior.

EDO Competition CCR Evolution[edit]

A German-based tuning company named EDO Competition highly modified a CCR in 2011. The company's process with the CCR began with a modified ECU to boost power and a modified drive ratio to allow the vehicle to hit its torque peak earlier. The six speed gearbox was disassembled in its entirety and the plastic bushings were replaced with Uniball units. Due to the remapped ECU and the drive ratio, power was up from 804 bhp (600 kW; 815 PS) to 891 bhp (664 kW; 903 PS) and the reduction of the redline to 7,200 rpm. As the result, the EDO Competition CCR Evolution can get from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.7 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph (299 km/h) in 23 seconds. As for the exterior, the tuner offered a new set of wheels with a coat of charcoal paint and an updated front end with auxiliary lights. The interior of the Koenigsegg was then covered in Alcantara material and a redesigned center console was added to accommodate a new infotainment system with a reversing camera and a custom-made pouch for the immobilizer remote. The display was integrated into the dashboard. The total cost for this customization kit was €40,000 or $56,428.

Speed Record[edit]

At its debut, Koenigsegg claimed the CCR to be the fastest production car with a theoretical top speed of more than 395 km/h (245 mph). Said claim was put to test on February 28, 2005, at Italy's Nardò Ring where a team of five Koenigsegg engineers and mechanics together with founder Christian von Koenigsegg ran a standard CCR, driven by Loris Bicocchi to a top speed of 387.87 km/h (241.01 mph), breaking the fastest production car record that was held for 8 years by the McLaren F1. However, in April 2005, not long after the CCR claimed the record, a prototype of the long awaited Bugatti Veyron took the crown with a top speed over 400 km/h (250 mph) with the production model reaching 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).


  1. ^ "Koenigsegg CCR Overview". Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Koenigsegg CCR specifications". Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Koenigsegg CCR". DieselStation. Retrieved 17 April 2007. 

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