Koenigsegg CCXR

Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the Swedish supercar company that bears his name, has created a greener car not by reducing horsepower—the Koenigsegg CCXR packs a brutish 1,018-hp engine—but by designing a fuel system that uses ethanol, a biofuel. To complement the intricate, highly original fuel system, Koenigsegg manufactures the CCXR to the highest standards, […]

Power Play

It did not take long for enthusiasts of high-performance cars to redefine the term “going green” as a pejorative. Among drivers who savor speed and raw power, the very thought of another fuel-sipping hybrid seems to trigger yawns and sighs. However, there are a handful of manufacturers currently striving to prove these skeptics wrong. Performance […]

Best of the Best 2007: Sports Cars: Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX The latest top model from Scandinavia—the Koenigsegg CCX—could have taken the Best of the Best sports car award based solely on its sex appeal. Its lightweight carbon-fiber dihedral doors swing simultaneously up, out, and over, rendering gullwing and scissor doors passé. Those doors also exemplify the CCX’s depth of engineering, and therein lies […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: A Swede with Speed

The Koenigsegg CCX, a made-to-order, 240-plus mph, 806 hp Swedish supercar, customized with the exterior and interior colors of your choice.   A private tour of the Koenigsegg factory near Angelholm, Sweden, guided by Christian von Koenigsegg, and an opportunity to test the CCX’s performance capabilities on the runway adjacent to the factory. An invitation […]