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Beats the McLaren F1. I am very impressed!

www.koenigsegg.se



From Geneva 2004:

http://www.bmwm5.com/articles.php?id=21&page=6

From Geneva 2005:

http://www.m6board.com/articles.php?id=29&page=3

Expect another report after this week!

The Koenigsegg CCR breaks the World Record

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On February the 28th 2005, at 12.08 local time, the Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 388 (387.87) km/h at Italy's Nardo Prototipo proving ground.

A team of five Koenigsegg engineers and mechanics together with founder Christian von Koenigsegg ran, a technically standard Koenigsegg CCR in order to take the top speed record for productions road cars. The famous supercar test driver, Loris Bicocchi who is a veteran recorder breaker, drove the CCR.

The Koenigsegg CCR raised McLaren's previously unofficial mark of 372 km/h set at Nardo/Prototipo in 1993 with over 15 km/h. On top of this the CCR broke the official McLaren F1 record of 386.7 km/h, which was set on the 9 km straight line VW Ehra facility in Wolfsburg Germany.

A team of Nardo Prototipo technicians independently verified the speed of the CCR. The car was clocked using Tag Heuer´s Splitmaster 650 with photocells stationary at the track, recording the average speed during 1 km.

Nardo Prototipo is a circular track with a circumference of 12.5 km. This means that the car is driven in a constant turning motion, which makes the exercise and speed even more impressive. The steering wheel at this speed is kept at around 30 degrees of constant angel, which equivalates to a sharp corner for the speed.

The constant turning motion of the car creates extra friction on the tires. This extra friction overcomes the extra horsepower that was needed for further acceleration. The maximum speed was reached at around 6790 rpm, which is not equivalent to the maximum hp level, which is at a higher rpm.

With this verification of speed, Christian von Koenigsegg is even more confident that the Koenigsegg CCR is capable of reaching its projected top speed of 395 km/h, or more, in a straight line.

Driver Loris Bicocchi was very impressed by the performance of the car. He feels happy to finally prove the performance of the Koenigsegg. "This test was very important for the customers and owners of Koenigsegg cars. It proves that their belief and faith in the small Koenigsegg Company was well founded".

Filmator documented the record attempt. Filmator is a Swedish film crew that currently is making a documentary about the Koenigsegg Company for Swedish television.

The official Test Report is issued by Prototipo, acting as a third party verificator and is forwarded to the Guinness Book of Records for processing.

Other interesting data from the Nardo test

Max temperatures (in degree Celsius) during 40 seconds of full throttle: Ambient temperature: 8, Tires: 64, Engine coolant: 91, Intake air after intercooler: 64, Gearbox oil 94 degrees, Engine oil 112.

68 litre of fuel at the start of the test.

Car Set-up:
Standard road car fuel, Standard CCR Michelin tires, Standard ride height of the car, standard engine configuration, standard wheel geometries, standard gearbox, standard clutch, standard brakes, standard over boost pressure from the superchargers.

Test safety equipment:
Roll cage, 4 point safety belts, Fire extinguisher system, logging for data collection.

Comparison chart results at Nardo/Prototipo for Production cars:
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="400"> <tbody><tr> <td>1. Koenigsegg CCR</td> <td>388 km/h</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2. McLaren F1</td> <td>372 km/h</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3. Ferrari Enzo</td> <td>355 km/h</td> </tr><tr><td>4. Porsche Carrera GT</td> <td>334 km/h</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4. McLaren Mercedes SLR</td> <td>334 km/h</td> </tr> <tr> <td>5. Lamborghini Murcielago</td> <td>330 km/h</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Data was collected from Auto Motor & Sport, The official McLaren web page and from Prototipo for the Koenigsegg data.

This press release can also be downloaded from: www.koenigsegg.com. On the webpage there is also a scorching hot video clip from the test.

For further information, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

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The 9ff was heavily modified, a one-off with no side mirrors and taped down wiper blades.

The Koenigsegg is a "stock" production supercar from the ground up and inherently faster in my opinion. It gets my vote :M5thumbs:
 

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I guess the 391 kph from the McLaren F1 in the FTP site video was "unofficial"? I think that trumps 388.
 

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The 9ff is not a production car,

Well done konigsegg, raised the bar somewhat...

all the best
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Richard in NC said:
I guess the 391 kph from the McLaren F1 in the FTP site video was "unofficial"? I think that trumps 388.
Speedo error comes into play at those speeds that's why they use GPS at the Nardo.
 

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Ashok Arora said:
The 9ff was heavily modified, a one-off with no side mirrors and taped down wiper blades.

The Koenigsegg is a "stock" production supercar from the ground up and inherently faster in my opinion. It gets my vote :M5thumbs:
But you can't take away the fact that it did it on a 3.6L flat-6 TT engine. That in itself is truely impressive where as the others used either V12's or FI V8's sporting more than 5.0L in dispacement.
 

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Don't get me wrong guys, I love the CCR and think its probably the best car out there, but the fact remains the 9FF did 388 in December.
 

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:cheers: Go Sweden go Sweden :noSMG:

Cheers

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Richard in NC said:
I guess the 391 kph from the McLaren F1 in the FTP site video was "unofficial"? I think that trumps 388.
And it is measured with GPS not the regular car speedo..

The CC-R is quite a nice car i like it.. and that a good job in breaking the Nardo ring record :M5thumbs:
 

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9ff is not a production car, and it was not standard either (dissassembled vipers and reaor spoiler). Koenigsegg is a manufacturer.

Dauer 962 was manufactured in a too low number. My plan: this spring, E60 M5 and CC-R video shootout!
 

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any videos? What a monster, it weighs nothing and has 800hp...scary.
 

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Just totaly awesome! What is the top limit for any car? Love it, the test drivers got the big b-lls hiha Hats off to the builders and drivers.
 

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Re: Nice to know my choice of superchargers seems just right :)

540is said:
Twin Rotrex - CCR and 540is :)
I am with 540is on this.I think I will become the 3rd twin Rotrex patient.
 

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Richard in NC said:
I guess the 391 kph from the McLaren F1 in the FTP site video was "unofficial"? I think that trumps 388.
I thought the same until reading the March issue of Evo Magazine. They explained that the 391 kmh recorded on video was based on the onboard equipment. The official measurement done by external photocells was "only" 386.7 kmh. Even Mclaren accepts the 386.7 kmh figure as the official top speed.
 
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