• Dec 11, 2007

We got our first (and only) taste of the U.S.-spec Koenigsegg CCX more than a year ago when we piloted it on a road course outside Las Vegas Speedway with sportscar racer Justin Bell giving us driving tips from the passenger seat. We had mixed emotions about the super-fast Swede -- it was immensely powerful, but its ease of use and drivebility made it underwhelming at the same time. The day before we got behind the wheel, Koenigsegg had treated several prospective clients to stints around the track as well, and apparently there were at least a few who were impressed enough to plunk down the cash to buy one. It's taken a while, but Exotic Cars at Caesars Palace, Koenigsegg's sole authorized distributor in the United States, announced yesterday the delivery of the very first CCX to an Arizona customer. They expect to now delivery a new 'segg about every five weeks, meaning a little less than a dozen will be in the country at this time next year. Exclusiveness has a price, though: new customers have to deal with a one year waiting list and a $930,000 price tag.

[Source: Exotic Cars at Caesars Palace]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone wanna start a pool for when the first pics come out showing one of these wrapped around a pole?
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmmm...now I do loves me some fast ya'll...but NO car is worth this much money (realistically). I wonder how much an errl change and tire rotation would cost on this hot lil mamma? I say purchase several FORD GT's add some upgrades and call it a day. A very GOOD day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Funny that this should come just days after the 'segg was kicked off the top spot on Top Gear's power board!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually like the looks of the car, but, the price is insane and I don't like the way the doors open. Traditional hinges, please. I'd smack my head with those things, assuming I could get into the car to begin with.

      For a million dollars, I want something *perfect* in both looks and performance. I don't want anything that can be described as "twitchy".
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if he's already inquiring about a trade in on an Ascari :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lucky bastard. It's fast as hell... who cares if it's ugly?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think when you're paying a million bucks for a car, above all else, you'd expect it to perform. And this does. None of the Hyper-exotics are pretty anyways... function over beauty. Look at Enzos, FXXs and that SSC Ultimate Aero? They're all ugly. Matter of fact, a Veyron ain't much to look at either if you really be honest about it. It's well crafted, and visual imposing, but not pretty at all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dollar value is trashed in the recent years,so no wonder that thing costs 1 million dollar.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Odd/Ugly looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The spoiler on the back was "designed" by Top Gear. The original CCX tested on their track didn't have one and the Stig requested it be added.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well the wing was either way supposed to be an option right from the beginning, and thruthfully it is not necesary:
        http://davidnaylor.org/blog/2006/06/top-gear-koenigsegg-ccx-didnt-really.html

        It was a bad setup that made the first test car so twitchy...

        Autoblog:
        "but triple digit speeds are easily attainable in a matter of seconds and even maintaining those speeds through turns, bumpy turns no less, was fairly easy. Exhilarating, but easy. The car just felt so solid and well-planted in every section. Hard to imagine how far beyond the realm of mere mortal drivers the limits of this car might be."
      • 7 Years Ago
      ridiculous!! almost a mil for a 'segg??!??
        • 7 Years Ago
        And quite a bit of power and some real speed and of course... bragging rights
        • 7 Years Ago
        Anyone paying $930,000 for a car should be f**king .....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, the CCX really does look great!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if it's going to Mr. 219mph.
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