Koenigsegg's tagline is "Spirit of Performance," and you'd have to say the CCX lives up to the hype - and then some.

Let's start with the engine, shall we? The DOHC, 4.7-liter aluminum V8 is built by Koenigsegg. Fitted with a dry sump system and twin superchargers, it puts out 806 hp at 6,900 rpm, and 678 ft-lb at 5,700 rpm. All that motivation gets you from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and through the standing quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds at 146 mph. Top speed is rated at "245 " mph... Power is handled by a custom 6-speed gearbox and a torque-sensitive limited slip differential.

Everything else is pretty much what you'd expect from an over the top supercar - carbon fiber semi-monocoque chassis, slippery carbon fiber/kevlar bodywork (Cd 0.3) with big downforce-generating undercar tunnels and a removable hardtop, double wishbone pushrod suspension all around, 6-piston disk brakes (or the optional 8-piston ceramics), and centerlock mag wheels (carbon/magnesium optional).

When performance is your money-is-no-object goal, the CCX will be high on your shopping list! Lots of Alberto's pictures after the jump.


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