• Sep 11, 2009

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - Click above for high-res image gallery

With much of the recent news regarding Koenigsegg being about their acquisition of Saab, you might have forgotten that the Swedish auto manufacturer builds supercars. Well, probably not, but it was refreshing to see Koenigsegg throw a changeup and release details of their latest special edition model, the Trevita.

Based on the CCXR model, the limited-edition supercar appears to have a simple silver paint job from a distance, but a closer look reveals a bare carbon fiber body coated with a unique diamond finish put directly into the weave using a process specially developed by Koenigsegg. According to the company, use of the "Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave" (catchy, eh?) means that "When sunlight hits the car, it sparkles like millions of silvery white diamonds infused inside the visible carbon fiber weave bodywork."

Along with diamond weave finish, the Trevita, which evidently means "three whites" in Swedish, features a double carbon wing, paddle shifters, an upgraded exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes, an infotainment system, and more. There's no word on pricing, but just three will be produced and we're guessing that they will demand a hefty premium over the "standard" CCXR.

No official word yet on whether the Trevita will roll out at next week's Frankfurt show, but we'll have our SLRs at the ready just in case. For now, though, you'll have to content yourself with the high-res gallery below.



[Source: Koenigsegg via GTSpirit.com]

PRESS RELEASE:

When sunlight hits the car, it sparkles like millions of silvery white diamonds infused inside the visible carbon fiber weave bodywork.

Trevita is an abbreviation in Swedish and translates into - three whites. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave body work is renowned around the globe for its perfection and uniqueness. However, so far it has only been possible to utilize the classic black carbonfibres.

As Koenigsegg always strives to create new unique technologies and solutions, we have now reached a new milestone -The Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave.

By utilising a new and unique method, Koenigsegg has managed to coat fibers with a diamond finish. The process was fully developed at Koenigsegg headquarters in Ängelholm Sweden, where the fiber treatment is conducted carefully in small quantities, prior to further processing the prepreg material.

Koenigsegg will only produce three Trevitas in total, hence the name. This makes the Trevita one of the most rare versions in the Koenigsegg family cars.

The three cars are fully equipped with Koenigsegg Shimmering Diamond Weave bodywork, double carbon wing, paddle-shift, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, infotainment system, tyre monitoring system, chrono instrument cluster and airbags.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Beats the "tennis-fuzz" Lexus from a couple of days ago in the best-alternative-coating-or-covering-for-car-that's-not-paint competition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      according to fastestcar.com it will cost over 2 million dollars!!!! insane!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well they did buy Saab so this is quirky enough for me to say they'll be a good fit. lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll have this car, but only when I'm caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom.

      Shine on!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would like to see that in person. Is it a car or is it jewelry? You wouldn't want to take it to the track and see it with a bunch of road rash on it at the end of the day. I know guys put painters tape all over the front and exposed areas of the car and I've seen them take it off only to remove a nice flake of paint and sometimes a piece of fiber glass. Nothing like the face of a proud Z06 owner when he sees a white spot on his black car. I don't think carbon fiber buffs out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So... it's Bedazzled?

      Awesome!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypn436DFTUQ
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      From a distance it looks like they didn't mix the paint well enough. Up close it has a pretty cool effect which I am sure out in the wild would look amazing. Overall give it my approval for being something truly creative.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Obnoxious Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave......Loving it
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the only thing I can think of is what special edition Mustang is next?! :D

      I can see it now...Koeingseggeggegegegeggg vs. Ford vs. Buggati: Battle of the Special Editions! It'll come on after Shaq's show. LMAO

      --RS
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sooo.... we can expect the next 9-5 Aero to have this as well?
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        Zamafir this isn't texalium, this is carbon fiber infused with pulverized diamonds. I can't imagine how this thing would look under a sunset on a beach, thousands of sparkles doesn't even suffice.

        http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=382
        • 5 Years Ago
        why not, this silver weave's been around the aftermarket community for a decade. About time an OEM gave it a try.
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        Also another example of it being different is if you look at a car with texalium panels it's surface appears to be even in color. Look at those pictures, there are numerous spots where the paint is refracting the light and is causing glow spots on it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a racist car. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson should hold a march to protest.

      JK, I'm a black guy, no pun intended lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm offended....=P
        • 5 Years Ago
        well , it's not as racist as that White Power Audi RS6 :)

        but anyway , i would take a Zonda over a Koenigsegg any day.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is an answer to all those gold plated cars. Beat diamonds biyatch! But I would be more impressed with a car with a titanium frame then a diamond paint job meh.
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