Get Inside the Koenigsegg CCR - The Car That Humbled the Legendary McLaren F1
When talking about the greatest supercars of the last 30 years, most people identify models like the McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and Ferrari Enzo. These exotics deserve their roses, for sure, one supercar, in particular, that doesn’t get the love it deserves is the Koenigsegg CCR. It’s easy to see why. The CCR was in production for all of two years — 2004 to 2006 — and the Swedish automaker only made 14 units of the model. There aren’t a lot of them to begin with, and the units that are still around are usually tucked away in some billionaire’s garage, away from public view. Make no mistake, though. The Koenigsegg CCR was a record-breaking monster that took down the almighty F1 as the fastest production car in the world. If that’s part of your résumé, you deserve to be recognized for it, and while it might be a little too late for some, YouTube channel Mr. JWW is shining a well overdue spotlight on one of the century’s greatest supercars.
If You Think Making a Koenigsegg Road Legal Is Easy, Think Again!
Koenigsegg, the Swedish motley crew responsible for some of the world’s fastest road-legal hypercars, is at the forefront of automotive development with its Regera plug-in hybrid and the 240+ mph Jesko that features a nine-speed, seven-clutch transmission. While all this tech took time and a lot of money to develop, the bulk of Koenigsegg’s resources are actually spent during the homologation process and here’s why.
Watch the Koenigsegg Regera Twist Its Wheels Up to 186 MPH With Ease
Koenigsegg’s Regera is a hybrid. A 1,480-horsepower hybrid that’s torturing its tires with over 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Hiding a 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 as well as three electric motors, the Regera is a car so mind-numbingly fast we’d wish Christian von Koenigsegg was tasked with conceiving all of the world’s hybrids.
Christian von Koenigsegg Demonstrates That Supercars Can Be Practical, Too
What’s the first thing you look at whenever a new hypercar is presented? Torque? Horsepower? The kind of engine/drivetrain it offers? Maybe what sort of wicked aerodynamic setups it flaunts? All of the above? Regardless of your answer, practicality is the last thing one cares about or expects from such a vehicle. Somehow, Koenigsegg’s Gemera made a selling point out of it.
Polestar Says Its Collaboration With Koenigsegg Isn’t What You Expected
If you got all excited about a possible collaboration between Koenigsegg and Polestar, like we did yesterday, it’s time to calm down because they’re not working on a state-of-the-art vehicle together. According to Polestar, the teasers the two brands shared on social media are just for a promotional video for the Gemera and the Precept concept.
Can the Koenigsegg Gemera and the Polestar Precept Concept Morph Into an Awesome Electric Supercar?
Koenigsegg took the supercar world by storm in early 2020 with the Gemera, a four-seat grand tourer with a hybrid drivetrain that generates up to 1,700 horsepower. Around the same time, Polestar, Volvo’s performance division, unveiled the Precept, a fully electric sports sedan that previews at least one production model.
What do these companies have in common? Not much apart from the fact that both are from Sweden, but their latest Instagram posts suggest they might be working together on a car project.
Koenigsegg’s Electronic Stability Control Can Protect Even the Dumbest Drivers
It’s hard to ignore Christian von Koenigsegg’s brilliance when it comes to developing supercars. And while Koenigsegg’s more recent offerings such as the Gemera and Jesko Absolut are just enough to blow your mind, one of the brand’s most popular models, although now considered ’old’, still manages to impress.
No, not by violent 0-60 mph sprints or brake-disc-melting decelerations, but by the way it stays glued to the ground and stable when mishandled.
This is What a Real, Entry-Level Koenigsegg Supercar Could Look Like
The digital concept that you see here wasn’t exactly commissioned by Koenigsegg, and there’s a good chance that it won’t find it’s way to production, but it was designed under the supervision of Sasha Selipanov and Christian von Koenigsegg as a graduation thesis for Finnish design Ea Mustonen. It’s called the Koenigsegg Raw, features a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, and could represent an entry-level model in the lineup should it manage to be green-lit for production.
Math Shows Us How Fast the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Could Be
We’re back on the topic of Koenigsegg’s radically-looking Jesko Absolut. With all the specs out of the bag, here’s still something we don’t know about the Absolut. And that something is its top speed.
When Koenigsegg dropped the Jesko Absolut online, it was clear about one thing: the Absolut would be the carmaker’s fastest supercar ever as the company “will never endeavor to make a faster series-production road car – ever.” Alright, but just how fast is the new Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut? Well, Koenigsegg’s estimates say 330 mph is theoretically possible, and now here comes Engineering Explained to clear the air for us.
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Has Vantablack-Painted Headlights
We are not going to lie, back when BMW unveiled the X6 Vantablack, we fronwed. Like, a lot. Luckily, that color wasn’t going to be used on road-going cars, at least not as body paint.
It turns out, however, that the Koenigseg Jesko Absolut, the Swedish carmaker’s fastest hypercar ever, features the blackest of all blacks in two very obvious places.
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Might Have An Unbeatable Top Speed
When the Geneva Auto Show was canceled, just about every other automaker stopped what they were doing and started tearing down their stands. Then there was Koenigsegg that continued to build its entire show-worthy outfit. Nobody really understood why until Christian von Koenigsegg kicked off a live presentation from that very booth. That’s when we learned about the awesome engineering feat that came courtesy of the new 2021 Gemera Hyper GT but before that happened we learned a lot about the new Jesko Absolut – a model that aims to be the fastest car Koenigsegg will ever build and one that, apparently, might be able to break not only the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+’s record but the mythical road-car speed of 330 mph.
The Koenigesgg Gemera Is Awesome, But Its Price Tag Certainly Isn’t
This year’s Geneva Motor Show turned into the 2020 Online Motor Show. You all know the reason for that, but it turns out Koenigsegg didn’t want to simply demolish its stand in Geneva and go home.
The Swedish carmaker actually insisted on revealing its cars there - albeit without the cheers of a big crowd. Even more, they’ve invited Top Gear to witness the stunning Gemera mega-GT in the metal, and that’s how we caught word of its price tag.