The Koenigsegg CCX is the latest supercar to be offered by Koenigsegg, a car company based in Sweden. The term "CCX" stands for Competition Coupe X, and this model is the successor to the CCR. This car was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first test drive conducted by the company. The Koenigsegg CCX is aimed at the US market and Koenigsegg has designed the car to be in compliance with US laws.
The CCX has a number of features which are impressive. The car houses a V8 engine which is made from high grade aluminium, and has dual Rotrex superchargers. The engine is capable of producing a maximum of 806 hp. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 245 miles per hour, slightly faster than the older CCR. The introductory price of the car is just over 450,000 euros, placing it in the category of ultra exotic sports cars. It is designed to compete against Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini.
Many believe that the CCX is an attempt by Koenigsegg to take back the speed record recently broken by the Bugatti Veyron. While the CCR had broke a record of 242 miles per hour, the Veyron surpassed this by reaching a top speed of 249 miles per hour. Perhaps the most impressive fact about the Koenigsegg CCX is that it may become available to American consumers. While models of the car have been sold in Japan, Russia, and the Middle East, the company has yet to ship any cars to the US.
The company estimates that between 20 to 25 cars will be sold each year in the United States once they are introduced. Christian von Koenigsegg, a founder of the company, says that those who are bored with the Ferrari or Lamborghini are likely customers for his vehicles. If his company is successful, the output of the company will be greatly increased over the next decade. It is critical that the company succeeds in the US if it wants to achieve its goals.
The international market for cars like the Koenigsegg CCX is valued at 3 billion dollars. Those who want to purchase the CCX will have to put up over $770,000, and this is before taxes. Those who purchase the car can expect to receive personalized driving lessons from Loris Bicocchi, the man responsible for breaking a world record. Though the price of the CCX may sound too expensive to most consumers, it is low in cost compared to the Veyron, a car which sales for well over $1 million dollars.