The Koenigsegg CCX

Going Global

The CCX was the third generation car from Koenigsegg. It was the first Koenigsegg that was truly designed with the latest and greatest tools available. All body and chassis tooling was designed in 3D cad and cut by CNC machines, instead of being hand modelled and built, like the previous models. The chassis was enlarged to also suit “the American” market. The roof line was raised, the bumpers and lighting was changed. The electrical system was now fully digital. Fuses and relays were based on semiconductor technology instead of physical fuses and relays. Even though the CCX in many ways looked like an evolution from the CCR, it was truly a completely new car, almost no components were carried over.

ccx exterior-rear
ccx on track


The CCX was designed to comply with global safety and environmental regulations, making it eligible for sale anywhere in the world. This was a great challenge for a small company like Koenigsegg. The performance of the car was staggering, as shown on the famous BBC program, Top Gear, where the CCX took the lap record that lasted for years. The record-breaking CCX was developed to deliver superior performance – both on the track and on the road.

The award-winning aerodynamics of the CCX transmitted the strength and fluidity of its design. It was built to maximize both top speed and efficiency. Every aspect of the CCX served a fundamental purpose. There were no gadgets or unnecessary features on the car – only elements that actively contribute to efficiency and purity.

ccx interior
ccx on track


The CCX was the first Koenigsegg to move away from a Ford engine block based design. The CCX engine laid the foundation for all Koenigsegg engines to come after. The 806 Bhp engine, developed and assembled by Koenigsegg, delivered unmatched power in terms of its size and weight. At the same time, it complied with the toughest emission regulations worldwide. The engine was built to last and to be driven to the limit on a daily basis.

ccx interior


  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mp/h) 3.2 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h 9.8 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 14 sec
  • 0-300-0 km/h: 29.2 Sec
  • Top Speed: 395+ km/h (245+ mph)
  • Braking distance: 32m (100-0 km/h)
  • Lateral G-force: 1.3 G
  • Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100km, Combined: 17 l/100km
  • Weight-to-power ratio: 1.59 kg/hp
  • Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear
  • Total length: 4293 mm (169”)
  • Total width: 1996 mm (78.6”)
  • Total height: 1120 mm (44.1”)
  • Ground clearance: Rear: 100 mm (3.94”), Front: 100 mm (3.94”)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (18.5 US gallons)
  • Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
  • Dry weight: 1280 kg (2821 lbs)
  • Koenigsegg aluminium V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 4700 cc
  • Compression: 8.2:1
  • Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
  • Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system
  • 1.4 bar boost pressure
  • Dry sump lubrication with oil spray piston cooling
  • Power output: 806 Bhp at 7000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 920 Nm (693 ft/lb) at 5500 rpm
  • Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
  • Patented response charge system for optimal engine response
  • Tig-welded ceramic-coated stainless steel exhaust manifold with merge collector
  • Emission levels: Euro IV and US and Carb
  • Weight: 178 kg
  • Specially developed transversal 6-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift
  • Torque sensitive limited slip differential
  • Clutch: Dual Plate, Ø 240 mm (in paddle-shift version without clutch pedal)
  • Final ratio: 3,364
  • 1st gear: 2,875
  • 2nd gear: 1,773
  • 3rd gear: 1,267
  • 4th gear: 1,000
  • 5th gear: 0,833
  • 6th gear: 0,711
  • Reverse gear: 3,000
  • Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers. Powerassisted
  • Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide.
6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers. Power-assisted
  • Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements
  • Cd. 0,32 Frontal area 1.867 m2
  • Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 100 kg
  • Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body
  • Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety
  • Monocoque torsional rigidity: 58,000 nm/degree
  • Weight including tanks: 72 kg
  • Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated
  • Electronically adjustable ride height
  • Front: Cro-Mo subframe with integrated crash members
  • Rear: Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements
  • Fully machined aircraft aluminium uprights, with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings
  • GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts. Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear
  • Rack and pinion power assisted steering
  • 2.7 turns lock-to-lock
  • Turning circle: 11 metres
  • TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted
  • Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays
  • CAN bus operated and fully programmable functionality
  • F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes


  • Koenigsegg forged alloy wheels with centre locking
  • Front: 19” x 9.5”
  • Rear: 20” x 12.5”


  • Michelin Pilot Sport 2
  • Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern
  • Front: 255/35 – 19” (Y)
  • Rear: 335/30 – 20” (Y)



  • Time: 1:17.60
  • Driver: The Stig
  • Location: Dunsfold


  • Speed: 313 km/h
  • Driver: Horst von Saurma (Sport Auto)


  • Time: 9.3 sec
  • Driver: Horst von Saurma
  • Location: Papenburg (Sport Auto)


  • Speed: 196 mph
  • Driver: J. Clarkson
  • Location: Dunsfold


  • Time: 29.2 sec
  • Driver: Horst von Saurma
  • Location: Papenburg (Sport Auto)
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