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.
Jay Leno received a very special guest in the form of the new Koenigsegg Agera supercar in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. The Agera is powered by the same 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 910hp at the 6850rpm-redline and a peak torque of 1100Nm at 5100rpm. The car weighs only 2832lbs and sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in 8.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to more than 245 mph.
We were a bit surprised to see that Leno was not the one behind the wheel of this masterful vehicle, but then again, he gets to ride around in his very own Trevita CCXR delivering 1018hp so the Agera probably doesn’t do it for him anymore. We did, however, discover that the car was being driven by Justin Bell and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran who took the exquisite supercar around the Goodwood race circuit.
Ever since the man in the white suit came out as Ben Collins, the news has been rolling on out to no doubt capitalize on such a popular topic of conversation. Collins was recently asked by The Daily Telegraph what his favorite car was during his time as the famous Stig. One might think it would have been a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, but you would be very wrong. His favorite car was the little Toyota Aygo, which was used to play car football.
He said: "We had about five or six touring car drivers on that day and we unanimously agreed we hadn’t had that much fun in a car that we could remember.
"The Aygo was the most fun although it was the cheapest."
That’s all well and good, but what about the high performance machines? For this category, Collins picked the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports as the best high-end vehicle during his time on Top Gear, stating that it "was the fastest thing we ever drove".
So, what car does The Stig hate more than any others? That’s fairly easy if you remember one of the biggest wrecks Collins had during his time on the show. During a test lap, he lost control of a Koenigsegg and damaged the very rare machine by putting it into some tires.
To find out more about Collins, you can pick up his new book, The Man in the White Suit: The Stig.
The holy grail of speed has always been the production car speed record. Car companies shoot for this record - if they can - in hopes that they can put their names in the history books. Some of them have succeeded and some have failed, but either way, these machines are fantastic.
Most of the cars on the list are very expensive and only built in limited numbers. You would be hard pressed to find any one of the top ten machines on normal streets. Hell, you would be hard pressed to find these cars on local tracks.
In order to get on the list, the car must be street legal, so no Formula One cars or land speed machines. The laws for getting on the list are also very tough, as there are no set rules. Nonetheless, the current fastest production car hit a speed of 267 miles per hour. Can you guess which car that was?
When you get into this category, it’s hard to say if one is better than the other. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and McLaren are all wonderful products, but is one better than the other one in the real world? Probably not, but there are a few things we can look at to try and determine a solid list.
When you have this kind of money, performance is expected out of these machines and that is a key thing to remember. Every car on this list is fast enough for most people. Many will begin to point out numbers and statistics to prove that their car should be ranked higher up. What they fail to understand is that most of the people who buy these machines will never get close to those numbers. For them, it’s more about the car. With that in mind, we will look at styling, prestige, luxury, and the sensations that you get when you sit behind the wheel.
There is a never a right answer when comparing these machines. Everybody has their own opinion and everybody will think they’re correct. We really had to think about this one long and hard because, well, we had no idea how to rank most of these machines. The top ten supercars for 2010 is just one of life’s great mysteries.
Nonetheless, we persevered on your behalf to try and rank today’s best supercars. We would also like to point out price was not considered in this ranking. If you can afford any one of these cars, most of the time price isn’t going to be a big deal.
A couple of weeks ago, Bugatti made a worthwhile statement with their Veyron SS speed monster. This beast was capable of hitting an average top speed of 267mph, effectively placing it in the Guinness Book of Records. Koenigsegg wasn’t just going to sit back and let Bugatti take all of the glory, so they prepared their new Agera hypercar to effectively beat the Veyron Super sports’ top speed. And who better to test it than the men of Top Gear.
The man behind the Agera super car, Christian von Koenigsegg, isn’t a man to be reckoned with. He’s one of the few people who have both the will and the means to silence Bugatti of its record-topping Veyron SS. According reliable reports, his aim is to do just that, and his new Agera is just the machine to do it.
Coincidentally, it was the men of Top Gear who first gave the news of the Bugatti’s record to Koenigsegg, even though the feat was still supposed to be kept under wraps. Upon hearing the news, Koenigsegg immediately began thinking out loud of places he could test his new supercar.
Ever wonder where all that money you pay for gas goes? Well, $5,000,000,000 of it has been accounted for and, no, it hasn’t gone to making the world a better place. It’s gone to one man’s collection of 7,000 high performance cars. That’s not a typo, that’s nine zeros. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei is the proud collector of what is undeniably the world’s most unique and gargantuan car collection. Where do you keep 7000 of the world’s rarest cars? Well, he doesn’t have a 7000 door garage, instead he stores most of them in five ultra-secret aircraft hangars, featuring a team of specialists from different car manufacturers to keep the cars happy. By now you’re probably wondering what is in his lavish collection and, well, the statistics are quite staggering. According to the Daily Mirror, as of June 30th 2010, The wealthy sultan is a proud owner of 604 Rolls Royces, 574 Mercedes-Benzes, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, 209 BMWs, 179 Jaguars, 134 Koenigseggs, 21 Lamborghinis, 11 Aston Martins, and 1 SSC.
Hit the jump for more some more staggering information on this one man’s car collection.
Jay Leno became famous because, at one point, he was a really funny comedian. Despite losing some of his mojo as a stand-up wit, Leno remains a deity within the auto industry for his unbridled passion for anything that has four wheels and goes really, really fast.
On the other hand, Leno’s exposure to some of the world’s most exotic cars has set his standards pretty high, so when a car makes even Jay Leno giggle like a kid having one too many lollipops, you know you’re dealing with more than just a fine piece of machinery. That’s exactly what Leno looked like when he sat behind the wheel of his new Koenigsegg Trevita CCRX, which was personally hand-delivered to him by no less than company owner and founder Christian von Koenigsegg.
The Koenigsegg Trevita is powered by a custom 4.8-liter V8 engine which outputs 1018 hp. It comes equipped with Koenigsegg Shimmering Diamond Weave bodywork, double carbon wing, paddle-shift, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, infotainment system, tire monitoring system, chrono instrument cluster, and airbags.
With only three such models in existence, you could say that Leno is in possession of one of the rarest supercars in the world and he wasn’t subtle about bringing his ride out on the streets of LA to show it off. Hey, if we had a Trevita CCRX in our garages, we’d be flaunting it out for the world to see too.
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.
After officially unveiling it at the Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg is also offering an online configurator for the ones interested in buying the new Agera supercar.
Customers will be able to choose from eleven exterior colors, three different wheel design, three types of rear wing and ten interior lether color.
The Agera is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 910hp at the 6850rpm-redline and a peak torque of 1100Nm at 5100rpm. The car weights only 2832lbs and sprints from0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in 8.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to more than 245 mph.