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Koenigsegg CCX – The beginning of mass produced supercars

Meta: Looking for a world-class super car with high prestige and reliability? Check this review about Koenigsegg CCX for incredible facts and features.


Thinking of expensive super cars, what will bear in your mind first? Well, super cars are designed and customized for ultra-rich individuals with limited production per year. Unlike normal street cars, super cars cannot be produced massively. Here comes Koenigsegg CCX. A super car is built to commemorate the 10th anniversary since the first completion and test drive of the first CC prototype. This is also the super car opening the first global appearance of Koenigsegg.
It has been a long road from the first CC production model in 2002 launched. CCS8 – the result of eight years of development and improvement of the CC prototype – is said to have been inspired by the McLaren F1 and Ferrari F40. Later, Koenigsegg continued to develop CCR in 2004, but until 2005, this super car company introduced the first state-of-the-art car called the CCX.

The CCX super car is designed and engineered with strict compliance with global safety and environment regulations. Therefore, there are some significant alterations in this CCX against the CCR. Furthermore, the CCX is so special and unique as it is a brand new, in-house design and includes two transmissions. This enables the super car to be entitled to the US market.

The CCX becomes the first super car of Koenigsegg to be produced for more than two years. The most recent example was built in 2015. Koenigsegg then produced a total of 30 CCX cars in the last ten years together with 19 special models like CCXR Edition, CCXR Trevita, and CCXR.

The CCX is the strategic product. Therefore it is an extremely important car for Koenigsegg. Besides, this is also the cornerstone that ultimately helped the Swedish car producer to develop and build the Agera and the One:1.

Now let’s have a closer look at this super car regarding facts and features.

Facts and features


The CCX is the revolutionary edition model of the CCR. As a result, the CCX shares some similarities of its exterior design with its predecessor. The overall appearance is somehow the same as the previous CCR. However, the CCX still obtains some redesigned parts. When it comes to the upfront, the CCX has a more intricate bumper design with larger vents, a redesigned carbon-fiber diffuser and LED fog lamps.

What is more, the front hood is facilitated with a central vent for more effective cooling. The head lamps are considerably larger compared with the CCR.

When you look at this CCX from the side, it still maintains some same designs as the CCR like rear fenders, the massive vent in the door and nearly flat haunches. On the other hand, the CCX is equipped with some differences. The most notable change lies in the front hood. A “CCX” logo in the rear fender is added. The side skirts are bigger.

The back of the CCX is less changed when Koenigsegg retains the same tail lights which are three lights on each side. The middle is decorated with the two-tier grille, a split diffuser, and a large exhaust outlet. You might see the rear hood is added to a larger glass window for better visibility in the back.

What you need to know more about the CCX is that it is88 mm longer than the CCR with the aim to complying with the US rear impact regulations. Moreover, thanks to the longer body, this super car frees up the room in the rear mufflers allowing better cooling.


Unlike the exterior appearance, the interior fittings come out with more differences compared with the CCR. The Targa-top configuration and the “dihedral synchro-helix” actuation doors are maintained. However, the CCX is further 50 mm in the head room allowing itself the most spacious super car in the market. This is appropriate and convenient for taller drivers.

Race-spec seats are redesigned. The carbon fiber structure is maintained. Also, the front surface is changed with the new design. The seats offer more comfortable experience on special CCX orders. The cabin is quite spartan in spite of loads of carbon fiber, a wraparound dashboard design, and fine leather. An instrument cluster is a round unit with three gauges.

Furthermore, the dial-like unit on the center stack is really interesting. A wide range of colors is also available.


The CCX has a brand new power plant. Koenigsegg has its block casting and revised existing components. A twin supercharged with 4.7 liter V8 is added. Besides, the CCX engine is assembled and tested at the company’s plant in Sweden. A dry sump system with a separate oil pump and pistons are cooled via a cooler for running high cylinder pressure with 91 octane fuel.

The CCX engine is rated at 795 horsepower and 665 pound-feet which enable this super car to reach 62 mph from 0 mph in 3.2 seconds and the top speed of 245 mph. Consequently, the CCX is a half second quicker and takes fewer seconds to reach its top speed. What about the fuel consumption? Well, although the power output is amazing and strong, the CCX turns out to be a decent fuel economical car.

Thanks to the high-performance braking system, the CCX’s brake is highly reliable and powerful. The company offers the first carbon fiber wheels and 8 piston caliper carbon ceramic brakes at the front part and 6 piston caliper brakes at the rear in the market place. For this reason, the wheels are only 6.6 pounds in weight, and the braking system saves 4.4 pounds of weight.


The CCX is around $650,000 in the first year. Customers tend to pay more than that due to options of customizing features delivered by Koenigsegg. This CCX super car is somehow still more affordable than its competitors currently.

To sum up

The Koenigsegg CCX is an impressive piece of automotive engineering industry with a stunning design that makes it quick and reliable. This strategic super car is extremely important to Koenigsegg which used things this company has earned from the building and selling globally to develop even more impressive Agera and One:1.

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