11 March 2005
11 March 2005
The Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 387.87 km/h at Italy's Nardo Prototipo proving ground.
A team of Koenigsegg engineers and mechanics together with founder Christian von Koenigsegg ran a technically standard Koenigsegg CCR and set the new world record speed for productions road cars. Supercar test driver Loris Bicocchi drove the CCR.
The Koenigsegg CCR raised McLaren's previously unofficial mark of 372 km/h set at Nardo/Prototipo in 1993 by over 15 km/h. On top of this the CCR broke the official McLaren F1 record of 386.7 km/h, which was set on the 9 km straight line VW Ehra facility in Wolfsburg Germany.
A team of Nardo Prototipo technicians independently verified the speed of the CCR. The car was clocked using Tag Heuer’s Splitmaster 650 with photocells stationary at the track, recording the average speed during 1 km. The official Test Report is issued by Prototipo, acting as a third party verificator and is forwarded to the Guinness Book of Records for processing.
ACG’s composite materials are used solely throughout the vehicle from complete monocoque structure to exterior skin giving the vehicle exceptional structural, aerodynamic and safety performance.
the Koenigsegg CCR was exhibited at the 75th Salon International de l´Auto in Geneva (2005 Geneva Motor Show).
CRP Technology collaborated with the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) on the construction of parts for the aeroelastic wind tunnel demonstrators for ‘Aeroelastic Flutter Suppression (AFS)’ e ‘GLAMOUR’ projects.
Research to develop a revolutionary high-performance composite metal hybrid stabiliser bar for trucks and trains has entered a new phase. The findings from the project to date show that the technology has the potential to spin out into other sectors such as aerospace and could see the UK take a global lead with this disruptive technology.
Bindatex is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.