<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066

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Lot 46
2008 Koenigsegg CCX

US$ 900,000 - 1,000,000
£ 670,000 - 750,000
2008 Koenigsegg CCX
VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066

4,700cc DOHC Twin-Supercharged V8 Engine
Port Fuel Injection
806bhp at 6,900rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of 30 CCXs built and 13 produced for the US market
*Under 1,200 miles from new
*Regularly serviced by the local Koenigsegg dealer
*A rare ticket to join the Ghost Squad


THE KOENIGSEGG CCX

Holder of the Guinness World Record as builder of the fastest production car, the Swedish firm of Koenigsegg succeeded - against all the odds - in establishing itself in the front rank of supercar manufacturers within a decade of its foundation. Among UK motoring enthusiasts Koenigsegg is now a household name, thanks to its setting a new lap record on BBC Television's Top Gear program in 2006, ahead of all contemporary supercars.

The company was founded in 1994 by sports car enthusiast Christian von Koenigsegg, who was running a successful import/export business at the time. His aim was nothing less than the creation of the ultimate performance car, where no technical solution would be deemed too difficult. Christian himself drew up the initial layout and in those days he even hand-modelled everything himself, together with a few friends who helped out for meagre wages. Nowadays, of course, the company has its own R&D department boasting state-of-the-art equipment, but in the beginning inspiration, enthusiasm and imagination had to suffice. Incredibly, the first prototype was completed in 1996, only two years after the project had commenced.

Rather like its cars, the Koenigsegg company moved at a record pace and in 2002 began series production of the CC8S model, which was crash-tested and homologated for sale in Europe. The CC8S's arrival demonstrated that it was indeed possible for a passionate, dedicated young manufacturer to compete with the older, long-established supercar brands.

After a fire at its original premises, Koenigsegg relocated in 2003 to its present location and headquarters: a former fighter jet facility that had previously belonged to the Swedish Air Force. Along with the buildings came a 1.7km runway, which turned out to be perfect for high-speed testing. Since the runway is 50 meters wide it can also serve as a test track. Many Koenigsegg customers have enjoyed landing their private jets just outside the factory gates, and there is also a heli-pad in front of the main entrance.

In the spring of 2004 Koenigsegg launched the CCR, a supercar that surpassed all others, breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest production road car, which until then had been held by the McLaren F1. In 2006, Koenigsegg released the new CCX. The first model to be designed specifically with the United States market in mind, power was produced by an entirely new in-house developed twin-supercharged, aluminum block V8 designed to run on 91 octane gas and meet stringent California emissions.

A Koenigsegg CCX set fastest lap in the now famous Top Gear program, and then the following year Koenigsegg launched the CCXR: a 1,018bhp version of the CCX capable of running on environmentally friendlier E85 fuel. This pioneering development made it the world's first 'green' supercar, but Koenigsegg was not done with record breaking yet, setting a new 0-300-0km/h record of just 29 seconds with a CCX in 2008. Although built to excel on the racetrack, the Koenigsegg is nevertheless a comfortable means of high-speed long-distance travelling.

The successor to the CCX/CCXR, the Agera, arrived in 2011.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Swedish missile is one of a mere 30 CCXs to roll off of the production line and one of only 13 to be built to US spec. Finished in silver with exposed carbon fiber accents, opening the dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors reveals a navy blue cockpit richly trimmed in buttery soft leather and Alcantara. Opening the front hood reveals a tidy trunk space perfectly suited for a weekend getaway somewhere sunny an hour or two drive away—or a few hundred miles at full crank. Pop the engine bay and a gleaming tangle of carbon fiber framework and twin supercharged V8 glory will greet you and lead you to believe that you are in fact gazing at the innards of some futuristic alien space craft and not the engine bay of a sportscar from a country famous for its neutrality.

Emerging from the drive tunnel is something rarely seen in modern supercars—a manual shifter—abetted by the uncommon site of a third peddle in the driver's footwell that in fact operates the clutch and not the parking brake. Offering a truly visceral and face-melting driving experience, the lucky wheelman is offered the opportunity to feel one with the car and truly connected to the near-limitless volumes of kinetic force being generated several inches behind his shoulder blades. True driving enjoyment is best had as a participatory venture and pressing your eyeballs into the back of your skull with a clutch-dumping, throttle feathering off-the-line start is far more exciting than putting in some cheat code for 'launch control'.

In the current ownership for the past five years, under 1,200 miles have passed below the steamroller sized tires in the dozen years the 'egg has been terrifying those who have found it barreling toward them in the rearview mirror. Regularly serviced by the local authorized Koenigsegg dealer, #066 is ready to fly into its next lucky owner's garage. A rare opportunity to join the coveted 'Ghost Squad', as the fellow enthusiastic owners of Christians cars like to call themselves, this Swedish rocket ship awaits your turn behind the wheel.
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<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
<b>2008 Koenigsegg CCX</b><br />VIN. YT9XC81B98A007066
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