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Koenigsegg CCX news - Green flash - 2007

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Who
says you can’t be green and enjoy super dooperüber-cars? 

Not
Koenigsegg, that’s for sure, because it has just come up with a version of the
CCX supercar that runs on clean, green ethanol and just happens to produce
 1,018bhp.

That’s
more than 200bhp up on the standard car’s meagre 806bhp for this CCXR, as the
Veyron-munching machine has been called.

Also
demonstrating just how much power Koenigsegg squeezes from its in-house
developed V8 engine, they’ve had to detune it to go endurance racing.

It
seems 806bhp is too much of an advantage, so the engine has been reigned-in to
a paltry 600bhp to take part in the FIAT GT1 series.

The
racer is called the CCGT and had no problems slimming down to the minimum
weight limit, even getting below the 1,100kg minimum so that the team could
place ballast weights around the car to help with handling.

Koenigsegg’s
engineers have also been busy sorting out the racer’s aerodynamics. Wonder if
they’ve had any help from the Stig?

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