When thinking about supercars, one of the last things that spring to mind are their environmental friendliness.
Even though the very low and exclusive production volume of Koenigsegg can hardly be considered to have a measurable impact on the Co2 problem that global society is facing, it is an impressive statement that even a small and extreme company like Koenigsegg can afford to develop environmentally focussed solutions.
By following conscientious and forward thinking strategies, Koenigsegg has managed to create the Bio Fuel Powered CCXR - environmentally friendly 1200 with even more spectacular performance than the standard CCX.
These two almost confl icting results are made possible due to the simple fact that the ethanol in biofuel has the positive side effect of cooling the combustion chambers, as well as a higher octane value, well over 100 RON, which gives the high power. Due to the fact that the biofuel has higher octane and cooling characteristics, the power has gone up to 1018 hp at 7200 rpm and the torque to 1060 nm at 6100 rpm.
It is natural to expect a substantial gain in power when optimizing the engine for E85(biofuel) instead of Petrol. Still the actual gain obtained even surprised the enthusiastic engineers at Koenigsegg.
Following the long term strategy of Koenigsegg, all previous CCXs will have the possibility to be converted by the factory to accept the biofuel option and reap the performance and environmental benefi ts of this wonderful and eco friendly fuel.
The CCXR Biofuel upgrade has been developed in-house on the factorys engine dyno by the skilled technicians at Koenigsegg, led by Christian Koenigsegg, Marco Garver and Anders Hoglund from the Koenigsegg partner company Cargine Engineering.
Curiously enough the CCXR is the first homologated car currently in production to reach over 1000 BHP.
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (062 mph) 3.2 seconds.
Top speed: 400+ km/h (250+ mph).
Braking distance: 31m (1000 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.4 G
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 18 l/100 km
Combined: 22 l/100 km
Two-door, two-seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made of pre-impregnated carbonfibre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.
Total length: 4293 mm (169)
Total width: 1996 mm (78.6)
Total height: 1120 mm (44,1)
Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9)
Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18,5 gallons
Luggage compartment: 120 litres
(31,7 gallons US)
Dry weight: 1180 kg (2601LBS)
Cd. 0,3 Frontal area 1.867 m2 Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.
Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock to lock. Turning circle: 11 metres.
Semi monocoque made of pre-impregnated carbonfibre and honeycomb.
Front brakes: 380x34 mm ceramic discs with 8 piston calipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control system.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs O 362 mm, 32 mm wide. 6 piston light alloy callipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control system.
Front and rear suspension
Double wishbones, adjustable Racing gashydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated. Anti-roll bar.
Electronically adjustable ride height.
Koenigsegg magnesium alloy wheels with centre locking.
Optional: Carbon / Magnesium wheels
Front: 19 x 9.5
Rear: 20 x 12.5
Michelin Pilot Sport 2.
Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern.
Front: 255/3519 (Y)
Rear: 335/3020 (Y)
Specially developed 6-speed gearbox by Cima. Torque sensitive, limited slip differential.
Clutch: Dual Plate, O 215 mm (8.46 inch).
Final ratio: 3.545
1st gear: 2.875
2nd gear: 1.652
3rd gear: 1.125
4th gear: 0.865
5th gear: 0.711
6th gear: 0.604
Reverse gear: 3.000
Rear axel ratio: 4.111
Type: Koenigsegg V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4.700 cm3.
Lubrication system: Dry sump with oil spray piston cooling. Oil cooler.
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection. Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system 1.5 bar boost pressure.
Power output: 1018 Bhp at 7.200 rpm.
Maximum torque: 1060 Nm (740ftlb) at 6.100 rpm.
Text and photos: Koenigsegg