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Jay Leno drives the Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR – Click above for to watch video after the jump

It takes a serious piece of engineering to really impress Jay Leno. Even by auto journo standards, the guy has driven more lust-worthy sheet metal than ought to be possible, so when he starts gushing on a car, you know it's something special. Such is the case with the Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR. Odds are the supercar-obsessed among us will recognize that smattering of consonants and vowels as the same 1,018 horsepower, twin-supercharged 4.8-liter V8 beast that weighs a fraction of what the Bugatti Veyron weighs.

Leno recently had a chance to go over the carbon-fiber work of art with none other than Koenigsegg head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg himself. According to the Swede, there are only three Trevita CCXRs in existence, and Leno was brave enough to drive one of them around Los Angeles for a day.

Watching the video, it's clear the car is on a totally different level from most supercars. Yes, you can take the top off, but there's enough space on board to store the carbon fiber lid so that you don't need an entourage of shop hands following you around. It has a ridiculously low ride height, but also boasts a suspension that can raise the vehicle high enough to tackle most speed bumps. Are we in love? How could we not be? Unfortunately, if Leno can't afford the price tag, we seriously doubt we can pull it off either. Hit the jump to see the clip for yourself.

[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      O M G !!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I envy Jay Leno so much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That carbon fibre is stunning. I'm glad they did so many closeups so you can appreciate how it meets at the seams as well. I know was beating on that point over and over but he's absolutely right. Its just such a beautiful piece of art/engineering. I wish the overall shape was a bit more to my taste, but the details certainly go some way towards satiating that aesthetic need...
      • 5 Years Ago
      A temple must be built to hallow Mr. Christian Koenigsegg; in which Veyrons are sacrificed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      amazing automotive achievement!
      i would also love to see any pagani. greatest sound ever
      • 5 Years Ago
      He can certainly afford it. It's not like he doesn't own any other million dollar cars.

      It's more like he doesn't think it's worth $2.2 mil
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing level of engineering and craftsmanship in that car.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Price tag is $2.2 mil although I'm scared to think how much extra the owner had to pay to have it delivered personally by Mr. Koenigsegg himself. C'mon, Horacio, show up at Jay's Garage with a Cinque even though it's not certified for U.S. sale! He'll talk you up to a higher level of craftsmanship than even this CCXR.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Redline don't be a tool, do your homework.
        • 5 Years Ago
        while great cars , to me the Koeonnigseesngs have the appeal of a bar of soap. Zonda on the other hand is the automotive version of Scarlett Johansson naked , covered with whipped cream.

        just my opinion .
        • 5 Years Ago
        I love the Zonda. It's got essentially nothing wrong with it when compared to almost any other supercar. But Koenigseggs have a special place in my heart. It's really like they just thought of everything while making the car. They're something different in a segment almost entirely dominated by German and Italian engineering. They're certainly not for everyone though, and I think that's part of the appeal. Kind of like Saabs now that I think about it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "while great cars , to me the Koeonnigseesngs have the appeal of a bar of soap. Zonda on the other hand is the automotive version of Scarlett Johansson naked , covered with whipped cream. "

        On any given level, the koenigsegg and the zonda are kind of the same. Sure some might argue that the Zonda looks better but really? Zonda is not what you call a beauty, beauty is the aston martin dbs volante, or Alfa rameo brera. Matter of fact, the Zonda R is so ugly that it is pretty. And that same knowledge apply for the koenigsegg. On a craftsmanship level, both car are identical. Same kind of craftsmanship.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fantastic engineering - you cannot deny this, although it is not quite as strong in the looks department. It would be great to see how the brand could also develop their aesthetics...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm ready to try this one whenever you want, Christian.
      http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/30/first-drive-in-koenigsegg-ccx/
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car gives me a reason to live.
        • 5 Years Ago
        wow, you own one of these exotics?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jay always wears the same outfit (it's practically like a uniform) when he's in the garage. What's up with that?
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 to canadian tux comment. lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Clarkson's been wearing the same outfit for decades, they must share wardrobes :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think it's because Jay is an actual "car guy" who doesn't mind getting his hands dirty under the hoods of his collection, and therefore will wear something that can get grease on it or rip etc. Yes, he has more money then he knows what to do with, but it doesn't mean he has to wear expensive clothes to prove it. His auto collection will do the talking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its his Canadian tuxedo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wonder if he has 100 duplicates of that outfit hanging in his closet like superman.
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