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By Ketan Patel


Koenigsegg CCR

The Koenigsegg CCR is one of the most iconic supercars in the world, and that really means something since not many brand new automakers are able to remain alive and kicking amongst the elite. In order for a brand new supercar to survive and become an in a matter of years, there really must be something special about it, something that manages to steal the spotlight from high-acclaimed carmakers like Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Sure enough the Koenigsegg CCR is definitely one of those cars and has a pretty impressive list of achievements. For starters, many believe that the fastest production car record held by the McLaren F1 for eight years has been beaten in 2005 by the Bugatti Veyron with its 408.47 Km/h (253.81 mph). However, truth of the matter is that roughly a couple of months before the Veyron stole the spotlight, the CCR was the first ever production car to beat the record established by the McLaren F1, for being able to reach a top seed of 387.87 Km/h (241.01 mph). However, since its victory lasted merely two months, many have forgotten about the Koenigsegg.

But, in other words, the CCR was once the fastest production car ever built, regardless of whether or not its glory days lasted shorter than the McLaren's .

The CCR achieved this with the help of its 4.7 liter V8 engine coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission that was sending the power plant's power to the rear wheels. The manufacturer estimates in terms of performances were a top speed of 395 km/h, the ability to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds and to cover a quarter mile from a standstill in 9.9 seconds at the speed of 236 km/h (146 mph)

In terms of design the CCR had something special about it mainly because it was built similar to the McLaren F1. There were no giant air intakes carved in the body, no huge spoiler on the back. Just a slippery body, a rather futuristic, clean look and a couple of unique "dihedral synchro-helix actuation" doors.

Only 14 units have been built before the Koenigsegg CCX took its place, so needless to say, whoever owns a CCR is one of 14 most lucky gearheads in the world.

That pretty much sums it all up. What are your thoughts on the Koenigsegg CCR? Do you think it deserves to be in the hall of fame?

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