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]