The Koenigsegg CC8S is the first brand production car but at the same time it is one of the rarest Swedish super vehicles since there are only 6 units manufactured. All the sports cars feature individual characteristics that make each of them exclusive. The CC8S model was available on the market between 2002 and 2003 at a price starting at $350 000.
Engine capacity and performance
The heart of the Koenigsegg CC8S is a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 655 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 550 ft-lb of torque at 5,000 RPM. It is mated to a six speed manual transmission. The aluminum powertrain features 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead cam-shafts, and a carbon fibre cover.
This Koenigsegg`s sports car accelerates to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. The top speeds seem to be very impressive even now – 242 mph.
The first Koenigsegg production car model has a minimalistic yet elegant sports exterior. The main highlight of the design is the Targa removable carbon top. Swedish car engineers have used for the first time the angular door actuation system which later became a brand distinctive feature. The sports car has two doors and two seats. The main construction is made out of armor-plated carbon fiber. The exclusive exterior is accessorized with Michelin Pilot sport 2 tyres and magnesium alloy wheels with central locking tool.
The interior can be tailor-made depending on the buyer`s expectations. All the units produced are plated with precious metals.
Koenigsegg CC8S Technical specifications
Engine – aluminum V8
Displacement – 4.700 cm3.
Compression – 8.6:1
Weight: 210 kg
Fuel capacity: 80 litres (17.6 gallons)
Power output: 655 bhp at 6.800 rpm.
Maximum torque: 750 Nm (550 ftlb) at 5.000 rpm.
Maximum rpm: 7.300 rpm.
Time to 62 mph – 3.5 seconds.
Maximum speed – 240 mph (390 km/h).
Transmission: Cima`s 6-speed gearbox
Front: 18 in. x 9.0 in.
Rear: 20in x 12.5 in
Front: 255/40 ZR 18
Rear: 335/30 ZR 20
Pre-impregnated carbon fibre body
Dry weight: 1175 kg
Image credits: G-Tinnetje, Koenigsegg Automotive AB