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Koenigsegg CCX

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A sports car produced by Koenigsegg from 2006-2010.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Koenigsegg CCX page on 25 June 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined sports car built by Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The project began with the aim of making a global car, designed and engineered to comply with global safety and environment regulations, particularly to enter the United States car market. To sell cars in the US many alterations were made to the design of the CCR; the previously used Ford Modular engine was replaced by an in-house developed Koenigsegg engine designed to run on 91 octane fuel, readily available in the United States, and to meet the Californian emission standards.

The name CCX is an abbreviation for Competition Coupé X, the X commemorating the 10th anniversary (X being the Roman numeral for ten) of the completion and test drive of the first CC vehicle in 1996.

The CCX was unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, sporting body modifications to meet US regulations and a new in-house developed 4.7 L twin supercharged V8 engine capable of producing 806 PS (593 kW; 795 hp) at 7000 rpm and 920 N⋅m (679 lb⋅ft) at 5700 rpm of torque while running on 91 octane gasoline. There were 49 CCX-Series cars produced between 2006 and 2010 (30 CCX, 9 CCXR, 6 CCX/CCXR Edition, 2 CCXR Special Edition and 2 CCXR Trevita). One of them was a CCX used for Crash tests and the other was a CCXR which is still a factory test car. Some CCX cars have later been upgraded to CCXR-specifications.


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