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2002 Koenigsegg CC8S

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  • Koenigsegg CC8S
  • Year:
    2002
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  • 0-60 time:
    3.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    240 mph
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Christian von Koenigsegg chased the dream of designing and building his own car, and after just a couple years of work with a small team, the Koenigsegg CC prototype showed up at a track meet. The car was received immediate attention, despite some minor flaws from an excessively quick built. That car was eventually modified to sport the first set of Koenigsegg’s dihedral doors and was even driven on a regular basis. What’s more important, however, is rolling start that prototype gave Koenigsegg in the supercar world – eventually leading to the brand’s first ever production car, the Koenigsegg CC8S.

The CC8S pre-production model made its debut at the Paris Auto Show in 2000, where Koenigsegg took its very first orders for the new supercar. The car went into production in 2002 and was produced in just six examples, with two of them being right-hand drive. It was based on the CC prototype, only this time, production wasn’t rushed, and the car was perfect in comparison. Naturally, it sported the dihedral doors that were integrated into the CC prototype, and also had the detachable, carbon roof that could fit inside the car’s luggage area.

Despite being produced in just six examples, the CC8S won multiple awards, including the Guinness World Record for most powerful production engine as well as awards for its overall design from publications in Germany and Sweden. Jeremy Clarkston, whom you should remember from years of co-hosting BBC’s Top Gear, even named called the CC8S his “favorite supercar of 2004” when comparing it to competitive models from brands like Pagani and Ferrari – now that says a lot about a car produced by a small company that was on a legendary come up.

By this time, it was clear that Koenigsegg had made its mark on the supercar market, and that mark has only gotten bigger over the years. As much as we love to talk about cars like the Koenigsegg One:1 or the Koenigsegg Agera, let’s do something different at look back at Koenigsegg’s first production model.

 

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