The Koenigsegg CCX is a 259mph, Swedish supercar that can do 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and takes another 6.6 seconds to get to 100mph! It is powered by a twin-supercharged, 4.7 liter (4,719 cc) V8, with 806 bhp, and dual overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder.
Appearence on Top GearEdit
After Jeremy's Powertest of the car, The Stig took it around the track for a time. The car set a time of 1 minute, 20.4 seconds, which although very quick, was not enough to set a lap record, mainly caused by the car's lack of downforce. Then, during an all-out time attack, the power-steering system failed (according to The Man In The White Suit, The Stig's/Ben Collin's autobiography) and sent the CCX off at the Follow Through at 130mph, crashing through a tyre wall. Koenigsegg took the car back to Sweden, and fitted a rear wing to aid downforce. The car made a return to Top Gear, and set the lap record of 1 minute, 17.9 seconds. However, the car's name was written as "Koeniggggsenisseggsegnignigsegigisegccx2 with the Top Gear wing" on the lap times board because none of the presenters knew how to spell Koenigsegg.
After learning about Bugatti's reclaimation of the production car speed record from the American SSC Ultimate Aero (Thanks to an editor of the Top Gear Magazine who visited them for an article), Koenigsegg released the one-off Agera showcar, the successor to the CCX.