If you want to buy a new Koenigsegg supercar , you’ll need to have prepared anywhere between $1,5 to $2 million, depending on the model and market. Even more, a special-edition Agera S recently sold for $5.3 million, so one can easily see that for ordinary people, these are no bargains.
But now that the company produced over 100 cars, it wants to introduce a "pre owned certification program," for those customers that can not afford a brand-new supercar, but opt for a previously owned one. For example a pre-owned CCR is listed at €400,000 (about $550,000 at the current exchange rates), which is considerable less than a brand-new Koenigsegg.
In order to be eligible as a certified pre-owned car, "it needs to undergo an arduous inspection process as well as be updated and refurbished according to criteria set by Koeningsegg Automotive AB." If approved, that vehicle will receive a two-year factory warranty and free service. Another condition of making the cut; the vehicle had to be originally purchased from an official Koenigsegg representative.
Click past the jump to read more about the latest and greatest Koenigsegg has to offer: the Agera R.
We’ll start off by noting that if you ever find yourself with the opportunity to drive a supercar, like the Koenigsegg CCR, make sure you respect its power and ease yourself into it. Driving like a complete maniac the second you get behind the wheel is a recipe for disaster, as a group of spectators at Gran Turismo Polonia found out the hard way.
Apparently, a Norwegian driver found himself behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg CCR tried to impress the 60,000’s event spectators a little bit too much.
The details that are currently available allege that the driver switched off the
CCR’s traction control, which was his first mistake. It is evident by from the video that the CCR was too much for the driver to handle, let alone without traction control on, as he lost control of the car just circling to the starting line.
Well, despite the close call at the beginning, the driver chose to continue his asshat-style driving and launched from the starting line at full tilt on the slippery track without traction control. Then, just a few hundred feet later, the inevitable occurred, as he lost control of the CCR and plowed into bystanders, injuring 19 people in the process. Four of the bystanders suffered pretty serious injuries too.
We hope everyone recovers fully and that this driver learned a valuable lesson in the process.
Click past the jump for the video. Keep in mind it contains disturbing images.
There are tons of reasons why tuning firms decide to provide packages for various cars on the market. Aside from the obvious money-making aspect of the business, tuners feel a certain responsibility to take what an automaker has done and push it further. Most of the time, we understand that these vehicles need a bit of work to make them that much better and we applaud the various efforts provided by these tuning companies in doing so. This latest project by EDO Competition is no different. In their latest attempt to push a car deeper into the realm of awesomeness, the German tuning firm has taken a Koenigsegg CCR and fixed it up with a good ol’ fashioned power boost and a kickass exterior body kit.
EDO’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 result is a total of 891 HP - up from the standard 806 HP -, and a reduction in the redline to 7,200 rpm. The six speed gearbox was disassembled in its entirety and the plastic bushings were replaced with Uniball units. All of the work to the engine allows the CCR Evolution to get to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, to 124 mph in 9.7 seconds, and to 186 mph in 23 seconds.
As for the exterior, the tuner is offering 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 Evolution upgrade package for the Koenigsegg CCR will set customers back 40,000 Euros, or $56,828 at the current rates.
If there’s one thing traffic enforcers have taught us, it’s that nobody is above the law, even if you’re a pair of beyond wealthy Middle Easterners. As simple an infraction as illegal parking is, it’s still a little embarrassing for a lot us to have our tires clamped in those not-very-subtle yellow tire locks that never fail to catch the attention of a lot of passersby.
Sure, the owners of these two cars probably wouldn’t have any problems paying the fine for their parking negligence, but still, seeing two beautiful thoroughbreds like a Murcielago Super Veloce and a CCRX – then noticing that they’ve been clamped – isn’t exactly the kind of first impression you’d want to have of the supercars.
You know an engine is beyond powerful when it can be a quarter-of-a-mile away and yet you can still hear the partial sound - or is it noise? - of the engine. That’s what you’re about to see with the Koenigsegg CCR Evo.
You might remember this fine piece of machinery from drag racing footages we showed last week when the CCR Evo competed in a friendly drag run with a Nissan GT-R P800 and a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. There’s no drag race to be found in this new video, only the Koenigsegg CCR Evo performing a rolling start and blasting off into yonder at speeds of somewhere around 300 kmh. So turn up your speakers and enjoy the blood-curdling scream of that monster engine under the CCR Evo’s hood.
There’s no better way to start off your day than watching clips of your favorite high-powered machines engage in a friendly and fierce race to determine a question that seemingly plagues us auto nuts on a daily basis: which is faster? Car A or Car B?
So, today we’re going to do our best to try answering that question by bringing you some sports car throwdowns, courtesy of our friends from M5Board. The first battle pits a Koenigsegg CCR Evo taking on Godzilla, only that it’s a genetically-enhanced Godzilla in the form of a Nissan GT-R P800 , which somewhat levels the playing field against the Swedish bullet. There are two sets of races in this video, one of which has the CCR Evo starting on first gear and the other one starting on second gear. Think it makes a difference? Watch the video and find out.
America’s ’bad boy’ sports car, the Corvette ZR1 , is pretty fast in its own right, but sometimes, even the fast is no match for the faster. Putting the ZR1 in its place is Sweden’s super bullet, the Koenigsegg CCR Evo, which, to be honest, is just about head and shoulders faster than a lot of cars on the planet.
Despite the proverbial long chances of the ZR1, it doesn’t stop it from throwing the gauntlet at the CCR Evo. Bad move, buddy. While we enjoy a pretty good drag race every chance we get to see one, we didn’t enjoy this one for the competition, but for the way the CCR Evo just about wiped the tarmac with the ZR1.
That marquee alone should be enough to draw the attention of car enthusiasts all over the world. It’s the legendary Italian stallion versus the Swedish speed demons. And if you think that this is something that we just cooked up to pique your curiosity, guess again.
Our friends at GT Board actually pitted a Koenigsegg CCR Evo against a Ferrari 599 GTB F1 to determine which supercar can lay claim to being second to none. It’s a must-see video for fans of both brands who have always looked for bragging rights over the other.
Check out the video to see who won this super car showdown.
It’s always a treat to see a Koenigsegg up and running out on the streets. So when Sportbilen attended the 2009 Action Meet racing event and saw the one only Swedish registered Konigsegg CCR Evolution out on track, then we can all agree that it has our curiosities piqued.
To add more spice to an already smoking hot car, this particular Koenigsegg has been upgraded with a newer engine – the CCX’s 4.7-liter supercharged V8 – that now produces as much as 806 horsepower at 7,000 RPM with a maximum torque of 693 ft-lb at 5,500 RPM.
While we can say that we’re advocates of proper decorum and etiquette, you’ll have to excuse us for this momentary lapse in manners. We can’t help it; the mere sight of a Koenigsegg has us drooling off our mouths.
Koenigsegg Breaks World Record for Production Cars. On February the 28th 2005, at 12.08 local time, the Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 242 mph at Italy’s Nardo Prototipo proving ground.