The Koenigsegg CCX.



  • That's some serious horsepower! At least, I think it is measured in horsepower...

    http://www.ssip.net/manufacturers/koenigsegg/model/koenigsegg-ccx/ 

    And all that in such a lightweight (I think) vehicle! 



  • @Brother Laz said:

    That's some serious horsepower! At least, I think it is measured in horsepower...

    http://www.ssip.net/manufacturers/koenigsegg/model/koenigsegg-ccx/ 


    I'm pretty sure the 806 is horspower @6900rpm (this is about 614 ft-lbs of torque at that RPM, and since it's lower than the 678ft-lbs @5700, I'll believe it). 

    @Brother Laz said:

    And all that in such a lightweight (I think) vehicle! 

    Yeah, not so sure on the weight thing.  I really got to wonder what 2601 kg kg lbs means.  It better not be kilograms, because that would give it the nass to take on some of the best vehicles America has to offer--like a '57 Chevy, or the Exxon-Valdez.



  • @Brother Laz said:

    That's some serious horsepower! At least, I think it is measured in horsepower...

    http://www.ssip.net/manufacturers/koenigsegg/model/koenigsegg-ccx/ 

    And all that in such a lightweight (I think) vehicle! 

    Oh, and, pretty car. 

    I wonder how fast it would go if they dropped the turbos in favor of Direct Exhaust Injection...

    Probably 3 hojillion 6 bhp@321 kg-mph per gallon.  Better send this to Steve. 



  • 2601 kg kg lbs...well that's mass cubed. Maybe it's NINE-DIMENSIONAL! Made from SUPERSTRINGS!

    Also, the wheelbase is inches. No number of inches, not even NaN inches, just inches. Which fits with the 9D thing I guess, that must mean there is no well-defined wheelbase.
     



  • @m0ffx said:

    2601 kg kg lbs...well that's mass cubed. Maybe it's NINE-DIMENSIONAL! Made from SUPERSTRINGS!

    Also, the wheelbase is inches. No number of inches, not even NaN inches, just inches. Which fits with the 9D thing I guess, that must mean there is no well-defined wheelbase.
     

    What they mean is that it's inches and inches wide. 



  • @dhromed said:

    @m0ffx said:
    ...wheelbase...
    ...wide

    I thought wheelbase usually meant length (between front and rear wheels). 



  • @m0ffx said:

    @dhromed said:

    @m0ffx said:
    ...wheelbase...
    ...wide

    I thought wheelbase usually meant length (between front and rear wheels). 

    This proves my ignorance about cars. 



  • There seems to be much confusion about this. From the car's entry in wikipedia:

    Wheelbase 1610 mm (63.4 in)[1]
    Length 4293 mm (169 in)[1]
    Width 1996 mm (78.6 in)[1]

    Would look kind of funny though, I guess.



  • This car set a new lap record on Top Gear (i watch it religiously) it is a seriously fast machine, its contending with the like sof the buggati veron and thats the fastest commercial car in exsistence :)

    http://www.koenigsegg.com/ 



  • That, however, has recently been beaten by the Caparo T1, which did an astonishing one minute TEN seconds. It was removed from the board, nominally on the grounds of being unable to cope with a speed bump! Its woeful unreliability is perhaps the larger problem.



  • @phaedrus said:

    I'm pretty sure the 806 is horspower @6900rpm (this is about 614 ft-lbs of torque at that RPM, and since it's lower than the 678ft-lbs @5700, I'll believe it). 

    What's that in reasonably new video cards? 



  • @asuffield said:

    @phaedrus said:

    I'm pretty sure the 806 is horspower @6900rpm (this is about 614 ft-lbs of torque at that RPM, and since it's lower than the 678ft-lbs @5700, I'll believe it). 

    What's that in reasonably new video cards? 

    Four 8800GTXes on a Quad SLI motherboard.  It's got over 750 HP in less than 2800lbs--it's about the craziest thing you can get on four wheels.

    And, being in the multiple hundreds of thousands of dollar price range, means it probably costs about $5 to $10 per mile to drive.  This is according to a friend of mine who used to write about Porsches for a car magazine (as in, hey, why don't you fly out here for a weekend, run this beautiful sports car around a track for a while and do a write up? kind of gig.  Talk about sweet).  The major cost is not gas.  It's not insurance, it's the $50,000 brake jobs.  There's a handful of places per continent to get the thing serviced, and you pay what they charge for low-volume highly specialized parts hand made from exotic materials. 

    (Not exaggerating about the $50,000 brake job:  [url=http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evolongtermtests/210355/pagani_zonda_s.html]Evo has a guy doing a long-term test with a Pagani Zonda S[/url].  This car is in a comparable bracket to the CCX.  For that money, I could have the car of my dreams, which I am slowly, but surely, talking the wife into.)
     



  • Tons and Tons of places to replace breaks on porsches and other exotica here in UK at a good price....  Porsches are two-a-penny.



  • Also, it's not like you NEED to get the official replacement parts (at least, I hope it's not). You might get a performance hit with 3rd party components, but sports cars are as much about status as performance - what proportion of owners regularly take them to a track? I'm guessing not a lot.



  • If you liked the Koenigsegg with its 
    806 bhp @ bhp bhp @ @ bhp @ 6900 bhp @bhp@rpm, you might be even more impressed by the TVR Chimaera: http://www.ssip.net/manufacturers/tvr/model/tvr-chimera/.  It was many decades ahead of its time when it was produced in 1907.

     


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