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.
When it comes about cool supercars, Koenigsegg is definitely one of our favorite brands. So you can imagine why we get pretty excited when we see one in action around the Nurburgring race track.
This video shot by Youtube user cvdzijden shows a Koenigsegg CCX . In fact he say that this is a Koenigsegg CCX 7031 Streetfighter prototype, but offered no other details on it. Too bad! Next to it , Koenigsegg was also present with a red Agera R . In the video you hear the great engine sound and also the start-up sound. You see it also in action on the Green Hell!
And, for those of you who have forgotten, the CCX is powered by 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers an amazing 806 HP. The car is capable to hit a top speed of 245 mph!
First and foremost, we’d like to admit that we aren’t exactly huge fans of the Bugatti Veyron . We respect the fact that it is one of the most powerful cars in the world with a turbocharged 16 cylinder engine and 1001 HP, but a car with a price tag as high as the Veyron’s should have been a little easier on the eyes.
Koenigsegg models, on the other hand, have a wonderful combination of beauty and power wrapped up in one car. We could go into the sheer beauty of the Agera , but that’s not what we are here for. We are here to talk about the CCXR - one of the stars in this video. It features a 1018 HP V8 engine and can hit a top speed of 250 mph.
Regardless of which supercar tickles your fancy, both are present in this video, in pure white exterior paint finishes and delivering pure thrills as well.
A standard Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that delivers a total of 505 HP, which isn’t bad at all. Of course, supercharging this bad boy to an impressive 700 HP makes the American sports coupe jump a few levels to possibly match wits with Sweden’s Koenigsegg CCXR and its 1024 HP 4.7 L twin-supercharged V8 engine.
Place these two cars side by side in a one mile drag race and more than likely, onlookers would place their bets on the CCXR. Before that happens, however, it’s important to know that typically the Koenigsegg does the 1/4 mile in less than 11 seconds and in this video, it only managed to do it in 12.4 seconds. Will the driver factor affect the outcome of the race? Watch the video to find out!
We’d love to have the opportunity to purchase a supercar out of what seems to be sheer boredom and then let it sit in our garage because we are too busy driving around in all of our other fantastic cars. It may seem like an unbelievable scenario, but we come across it all of the time. Our latest supercar abandonment comes as a Koenigsegg CCX that was purchased back in 2008 for about $650,000. The car is based on the first U.S. spec CCX imported into the US and is largely constructed of carbon fiber weighing in at just 2,600lbs. The owner of this vehicle didn’t even bother taking off the factory window sticker from his princely purchase. The Koenigsegg is said to have very few miles on it, with most of them attributed to the post-production tests. Seriously? Are they kidding?
And it gets even better. The standard CCX is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 806 HP, but when the supercar was handed over to Scottsdale Ferrari , they decided to tinker around with the barely used machine and got it to produce 980hp! Now with this added power, this phenomenal black on black Koenigsegg is set up with a price tag of $1,150,000 because, well, Scottsdale Ferrari assumes they can turn it over for that kind of crazy profit. If this were a cartoon, the head honchos at Scottsdale Ferrari would have large dollar signs in their eyes every time they looked at this vehicle.
Some supercar videos really don’t need a whole lot of introduction. This is one of them. So in the briefest of ways to describe it, here’s a Koenigsegg CCXR that was captured driving through a tunnel in all its roaring, spine-tingling glory.
If you’re a fan of supercars roaring through enclosed spaces, then this video will absolutely make your day. There aren’t a lot of supercars that have the cache of a Koenigsegg CCXR . The first part of the video will treat you to the sound of the CCXR’s power as it roars along a tunnel. Incredibly enough, towards the latter part of the video, the camera finds its way inside the CCXR where you can hear its unbridled roar even more.
So turn up the volume and put your seats in their upright position, fellas. The sound of this Koenigsegg CCXR inside this tunnel is going to knock your socks off into tomorrow.
While Conan O’Brien continues to display loving affection towards his beat-up 1992 Ford Taurus SHO , his one-time colleague and now fierce rival, Jay Leno just keeps on adding to his already massive car collection.
The latest vehicle to make its way to Jay Leno’s oversized garage is a Koenigsegg after Christian von Koenigsegg himself - yes, he’s the founder of the supercar brand - paid a visit to Leno in the comedian’s South California home to personally deliver a Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR .
Next to the 2010 Agera , Koenigsegg also revealed a new special edition at the Geneva Motor Show. Limited to only one unit and built for a wealthy customer in Brazil, the CCXR Platinuss E100 (named after a Brazilian dealership) had to be customized so it could use bio-ethanol.
But despite the modifications the CCXR Platinuss E100 still develops 1018 hp. The customer also wanted a larger front splitter and the color has been custom painted.
The Koenigsegg CCX is one of the rarest automobiles in the world. The Swedish super car maker only produces 25 examples of their mid engine V8 powered 800+ HP speed machines per year, and of all the CCX’s that are created, an even more limited amount of 10 Koenigsegg s make it stateside. So if you have ever seen one in person, you can consider yourself to be a very fortunate individual, and if you have ever had the chance to get behind the wheel then you ought to know just how lucky you are to have driven a million dollar super car.
However luck had nothing to do with the NY based dealer who managed to do a little front end damage to this particular blue 2008 CCX. The worst part is that the now partially destroyed super car already had an owner, and when you do any kind of damage to a seven figure vehicle, you can only imagine just how much this little mess up will cost to fix. Not to mention that while destroying the dreams of their client and losing a customer in the process, the dealer who got a little too close to the guardrail also managed to damage a 2009 Porsche 911 GT2 in the process.
If you watch this video and you think that what you’re looking at is a real Koenigsegg CCX , then you’d be wrong. Dead wrong.
The video is actually a rendering of the Koenigsegg super car, which was created by Proper Graphics, a graphics studio based in Belarus. It looks stunningly real, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, you weren’t the only ones fooled.
The amazing detail Proper Graphics did with the CCX is nothing less of stunning, not to mention realistic. The digital rendering of the car seamlessly integrates itself with its surroundings, giving the visual feel that the car is in fact real.
From what we’ve heard, the model these guys used in creating this rendering is up-to-par with Gran Turismo 5, although it should be noted that these guys have no affiliation whatsoever with GT5.
Nevertheless, we have to give props where props are due. Proper Graphics did an amazing job with this rendering of the CCX, so much so that a lot of us we’re convinced – at first - this was the real deal.