Koenigsegg – The World’s fastest car
This is a Swedish blog, and we are of course proud of almost all Swedish products. Many of you may know that Volvo and SAAB both are Swedish brands from the beginning, but what many doesn’t know, is that the World’s fastest car actually is a Swedish one – the Koenigsegg. A supercar with 806 horsepowers that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and has the current world speed record with 388 km/h.
The Koenigsegg project was started in 1994. With a long tradition of building high quality cars and a large number of suppliers to the racing car industry, Sweden offered a suitable breeding ground for the development of a world-class supercar.
It took 3 years of development and prototyping before The Koenigsegg CC was shown at Cannes film festival, and it took another 3 years before the first production car was assembled.
The latest iteration of the Koenigsegg model, the CCR, will cost you a $600 000, so it’s really expensive. But then you will be a proud owner of the world’s fastest car. A true swedish product!
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph)
Standing quartermile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.3 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100 km
Combined: 17 l/100 km
Two-door, two-seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front boot lid. The body is made of preimpregnated carbonfibre/kevlar and lightweight hard-foam sandwich reinforcements.
Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9 inch)
Fuel capacity: 80 litres (17.6 gallons)
Luggage compartment: 120 litres (26.4 gallons)
Dry weight: 1180 kg
Type: V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts. Cam cover of carbonfibre.
Displacement: 4.700 cm3.
Weight: 215 kg
Lubrication system: Dry sump with unique oil spray piston cooling. Oil cooler.
Oil: SAE 10W60 fully synthetic racing.
Oil tank capacity: 12 litres (2.64 gallons)
Induction system: Sequential, multipoint fuel injection. Dual Rotrex centrifugal compressors with 1.4 max boost pressure. Intercooler.
Fuel: 98 RON unleaded.
Ignition system: Direct coil on plug. Transistorised.
Power output: 806 bhp at 6.900 rpm.
Maximum torque: 920 Nm (678 ftlb) at 5.700 rpm.
Maximum rpm: 7.600 rpm