• Feb 23, 2006


You would think that when a company like Bugatti builds a $1 million super-duper car like the Veyron that the top speed title would sit pretty for awhile. The fact that the Veyron's terminal velocity is already being contested is proof positive that the supercar segment is once again healthy enough to support some friendly competition.

Perhaps the only production car in the world that won't resign its life to the rearview mirror of the Veyron will be this car, the Koenigsegg CCX that debuts in Geneva next week.

David Naylor received some inside info on the CCX that reveals Koenigsegg is aiming for 900bhp and a top speed greater than 400 kmh, or 248.5 mph. The Bugatti Veyron has been clocked around 407 kmh, or 252.9 mph, so the Koenigsegg will have to pull a few extra ticks out of its pocket if it hopes to match the current king of the hill.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Veyron's top speed is capped, so said Jeremy from Top Gear, when the car was featured...
      • 8 Years Ago
      You flippin idiot. YOU CANT COMPARE THIS CCX TO THE CATERHAM. This is not a light track car. It weighs 2500lb to caterhams 1000. It has nowhere near the same power to weight ratio at least compared to caterham 500r. The the differences in aerodynamics are just worlds apart. So stop being such a flippin idiot and grow up. How do you expect to ever get past the 6th grade if you are skipping school right now?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Justin you flamin Pleb! He is talking about power/weight principles you flipin arse!!

      You obviously have some sort of hangup about caterhams. What happened? You caught your girl blowing a guy in one?

      You can use principles from any vehicle to make a point. So happens he chose the caterham which has excellent power to weight but no extreme top end which I understood to be his point.

      If you cant understand that, maybe you should pull your head out your arse.. better still leave the physics talk to the grown ups and go pull your girl off that guy in his caterham..you turd!

      6th grade beats being a nappy wipe everyday.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Fair enough DrNO
      But you emphasized power to weight and I responded to that with the example of caterham etc. You say the Veyron took the top speed record from the CCR but what you must remember my learned friend, is that the Veyron was in production long before the CC series was an itch in Christian's pants. Let me also correct you by saying the Veyron was THE car that was designed with top speed in mind. Not saying the Koenigsegg wasn't, but it took the advantage and slipped into production before Veyron, thats all. Koenigsegg's title of "fastest car" never really was on the cards They had an opportunity and they took it. If it hadn't been for the technological genius's at VW taking the time, lots and lots of time, to make sure the Veryron is the fastest most impressive car of all time, the Koenigsegg would just be "another" supercar with an immense top end. So is the Saleen...

      As for you justin, I used the phyiscal effects of Caterham's fantastic Power to weight of the to prove that it doesnt ultimately determine top speed. Before you go spouting your gums, read and learn. Then just maybe you wont sound like a blabbering idiot.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well Nick Haug, like I've already stated, the most important aspect of top speed is aerodynamics. Which the Koenigsegg has the Veyron beat in having less drag. However, power is still important, being that the car has to still be pulled through the air.

      Remember, the Koenigsegg was mainly designed for top speed while the Veyron is more all around, and has downforce to think of, hence incresing drag. Also remember, the Veyron took the production car speed record from Koenigsegg (which had taken it from the McLaren F1).

      With proper tweaks to the CCX should be able to retake the crown. Tires with lower-rolling resistance, reduce drag, more power, right track conditions, etc.

      Thing is, qualities that make a car go high speeds, negatively impact other qualities of the car, which is the reason why Bugatti/VAG and Koenigsegg are the only ones that even bother to contest for the record. Porsche and Ferrari have found better things to do.

      • 8 Years Ago
      i hope the koenigsegg CCX does win, it looks so much better then the rocket, but honestly i think 1001BHP could take it to a higher speed then its already good 252BHP, COME ON CCX
      • 8 Years Ago
      I say no.
      The Veryron was clocked doing 252mph. That is not its top speed. The CCX might reach 252mph, but beating the Veyron? Not in this lifetime. But who am I to say?
      Why not get the two of them on a runway strip and see who hits the horizon first.

      PerformanceGT.COM
      • 8 Years Ago
      Correction typo: I meant the CC8S can do 240mph

      note: The CCR has been recorded at 245mph.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How can you compare this thing to a Caterham? The CCR already does 245mph. They just have to squeze another 8mph out of that car and they beat the Veyron. Nothing an extra 100hp and few aerodynamic tweaks can't handle.

      The Veyron is a bloated monument on one person's ego. VW will never make a dime on those turds since the car costs 5 times more than they can sell it for.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Justin!
      Are you stupid or something??
      Nick made a valid point about the power/weight ratio using the caterham and other light track cars. He didnt make a comparison you fool, so whats your f-ing problem..

      The Veyron becomes unstable at high speeds.. DUH!!

      What car is'nt.



      Nicks right. you really sound stoopid!


      • 8 Years Ago
      Oi the koenigsegg CCX actually has to do better than 410km/h cause hennesy have taken a nice shiny viper and made 24 hennesy viper venom 1000's and they already accelerate and do a better top speed for about a quater of the price and if say nah its not a production car well 24 is more than the amount of CCR's that koenigsegg made last year so haha good luck CCX
      • 8 Years Ago
      HEY GUYS. KEEP IN MIND AS WELL THAT THE BUGATTI WAS NOT DESINGED FOR HUGE SPEEDS, IT WAS DESIGNED TO LOOK GOOD ONLY THAT THE BUGATTI CHEIF FELL IN LOVE WITH IT AND WOULDNT LET ANYONE CHANGE IT. THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND MONEY SPENT TO MAKE IT GO 4007 KS PER HOUR WAS HUGE. IT IS ALSO VERY UNSTABLE AS THOSE SPEEDS. THE CCR AND CCX HOWEVER WERE DESIGNED FROM DAY ONE TO BE THE WORLDS FASTEST SUPERCAR. ITS CS FIGURE (WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT) IS LOWER THAN THE MCLAREN F1S, IT IS LIGHTER AND HAS ALMOST AS MUCH POWER AS THE VEYRON. KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SWEDES DO NOT MUCK AROUND. THEY ARE THE MOST PRAGMATIC PEOPLE ON EARTH. THE FRENCH ARE A SUPERFLUOUS BUNCH THAT LIKE THINGS TO LOOK BEAUTIFUL BEFORE THEY WORK PROPERLY!!! IF ANYONE CAN BEAT THE VEYRON, ITS KOENIGSEGG. EVEN FERRARI AND LAMBO ARE TOO ITALIAN IAND INTERESTED IN LOOKS AND SEX APPEAL TO BEAT KOENIGSEGG. I MEAN FOR CHRISTS SAKE THE KOENIGSEGG WAS DESIGNED PARTLY ON A FISH!!! THERE ARE MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL CARS THAN THE CCR OR CCX. THIS CAR WAS DESIGNED PURELY FOR THE TITLE OF FASTEST CAAR IN THE WORLD. CHRISTIAN VON KOENIGSEGG WILL NOT LET US DOWN. HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO FAIL. WATCH AND SEE.
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