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Koenigsegg CCR Breaks the World Speed Record

  • Friday, 11th March 2005
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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).


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