Numbers of Koenigsegg CC850s enhance to 70 resulting from excessive demand
The CC8S was Koenigsegg’s first automobile 20 years in the past and to have fun the Swedish supercar maker has constructed a homage – the CC850. 2022 can be the 12 months the agency’s founder Christian von Koenigsegg turns 50, so there will likely be solely 50 CC850s made, or a minimum of there was going to be.
Resulting from elevated demand, Koenigsegg has determined to ramp up manufacturing numbers to 70. From the surface, it’s clear the CC850 has taken loads of design affect from the CC8S. We are able to see typical Koenigsegg options such because the teledial wheels, wraparound windscreen, big facet intakes and naturally, the look-at-me ‘synchrohelix’ doorways.
The inside can be a little bit of a throwback because the CC850 gives an open-gate gearshifter (with an computerized mode, however extra on that later) and an analogue gauge cluster. The CC8S’s signature rotary dial switches on the sprint have been clearly deemed too retro for the CC850 as we are able to see a portrait touchscreen as a substitute. There’s additionally loads of uncovered carbon fibre and a pair of very skinny bucket seats.
Regardless of the nods to the CC8S, beneath the CC850 is far more akin to the agency’s newest Gemera, Jesko and Regera supercars (or ‘megacars’ in line with Koenigsegg). A 5.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 produces 1,366bhp, over twice the output of the CC8S. There’s additionally 1385Nm of torque out there. The flat-plane crank, dry-dumped engine can run on artificial fuels and doesn’t use a flywheel to enhance responsiveness. The redline sits at 8,500rpm.
That engine is mated to a brand new transmission which gives each handbook and computerized gear shifting. The open gate is extra than simply for present as we are able to see three pedals within the driver’s footwell. The ‘Interact Shift System’ as Koenigsegg calls it will possibly change the ratios of the six-speed gearbox to supply various efficiency in line with which drive mode you’re in. The automated transmission options 9 gears for a extra stress-free driving expertise.
Koenigsegg has achieved a kerbweight of 1,385kg with the CC850, because of in depth use of carbonfibre and Kevlar physique panels in its monocoque. We’re but to obtain efficiency figures however count on a sub three-second 0-62mph time and a prime velocity properly above 200mph, making it an actual rival for one more supercar with a handbook gearbox – the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50.
Regardless of an anticipated price ticket within the hundreds of thousands, the mix of rarity and a few somewhat beautiful particulars means the CC850 has already offered out. Koenigsegg has produced some right-hand drive variations of its automobile up to now so we might probably see a small allocation of the 50 models coming to the UK.
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