View Full Version : At 258 M.P.H., Swedish Dream Car Hits the U.S.

09-02-2006, 08:00 PM
The new Koenigsegg CCX goes 0-60 MPH in a blistering 3.1 seconds, and may prove to be the fastest production car in the United States. If you have to ask about gas millage, you probably can't afford the $695,000 sticker price. (Koenigsegg)


Ever wondered what it'd be like to take one of the world's fastest supercars around a track? Sure you have.

Anyone who's ever played a racing video game (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=video%20game), picked up a copy of Car & Driver or simply spotted a Lamborghini on the street has had that dream.
Unfortunately, few of us ever get the chance to indulge our ultimate automotive fantasies. Most of us will never have the money to afford a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. And the world's ultimate supercars, like the McLaren F1 or the Bugatti Veyron, are so rare that very few of us will ever even see one in person.

So when I was offered the chance to not only see, but also drive, the newest supercar available on the U.S. market, it was a chance I couldn't pass up. And while the experience demonstrated my obvious limitations as a driver, it was something I won't forget for a long, long time.

The Swedish-made Koenigsegg CCX is an engineering marvel goes 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.1 seconds with an estimated top speed of almost 260 mph. The 806-horsepower, 2,200-pound carbon fibre Super Car runs the standing quarter mile in just nine seconds at 146 mph.


09-02-2006, 08:10 PM
260 MPH?



09-02-2006, 08:26 PM
I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

If you have to ask about gas millage, you probably can't afford

09-02-2006, 08:35 PM
I'd end up killing myself in that thing.....

Where can I get one?

09-02-2006, 09:48 PM
I have seen some stories about this car in Road and Track....beautiful looking car, but a tad expensive....I think I would stick with a Ferrari.

09-03-2006, 04:38 PM
Only $625,000? pshhh.:wink: I wish the United States had an "Audobahn" type road.:D

09-03-2006, 04:41 PM
yea so where exactly are you going to get that up to 260mph?

The Confessor
09-03-2006, 04:43 PM
Hah, spend 5/8's of a Mil and about the only 2 places in the USA you could open it up are Montana and the "Gun Barrel" in southern Colorado....

Nice looking ride though.
Nowing those sweedes, it is also practically bulletproof and there are no spare parts available anywhere on the planet..(Except a few scrapyards in Mexico)

09-03-2006, 05:16 PM
damn I just bought my Ferrari.

09-03-2006, 06:37 PM
yea so where exactly are you going to get that up to 260mph?Anywhere you want. Who is going to catch you? Even radio would have a tough time catching up :lol:

First place that comes to mind: I-10 between El Paso and San Antonio.