2005 Koenigsegg CCR
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(from Koenigsegg Press Release) On February the 28th 2005, at
12.08 local time, the Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record,
achieving a new official top speed of 388 (387.87) km/h at Italy’s Nardo
Prototipo proving ground.
A team of five Koenigsegg engineers and mechanics together with founder
Christian von Koenigsegg ran, a technically standard Koenigsegg CCR in order to
take the top speed record for productions road cars. The famous super car test
driver, Loris Bicocchi who is a veteran recorder breaker, drove the CCR.
The Koenigsegg CCR raised McLaren's previously unofficial mark of 372 km/h set
at Nardo/Prototipo in 1993 with 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.
Nardo Prototipo is a circular track with a circumference of 12.5 km. This means
that the car is driven in a constant turning motion, which makes the exercise
and speed even more impressive. The steering wheel at this speed is kept at
around 30 degrees of constant angel, which equivalents to a sharp corner for the
The constant turning motion of the car creates extra friction on the tires. This
extra friction overcomes the extra horsepower that was needed for further
acceleration. The maximum speed was reached at around 6790 rpm, which is not
equivalent to the maximum hp level, which is at a higher rpm.
With this verification of speed, Christian von Koenigsegg is even more confident
that the Koenigsegg CCR is capable of reaching its projected top speed of 395
km/h, or more, in a straight line.
Driver Loris Bicocchi was very impressed by the performance of the car. He feels
happy to finally prove the performance of the Koenigsegg. “This test was very
important for the customers and owners of Koenigsegg cars. It proves that their
belief and faith in the small Koenigsegg Company was well founded”.
Filmator documented the record attempt. Filmator is a Swedish film crew that
currently is making a documentary about the Koenigsegg Company for Swedish
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.
A press conference will be held at 12:00 AM on Wednesday March 2nd 2005 at our
Geneva Motor Show stand 2053.
Other interesting data from the Nardo test
Max temperatures (in degree Celsius) during 40 seconds of full throttle:
Ambient temperature: 8, Tires: 64, Engine coolant: 91, Intake air after
intercooler: 64, Gearbox oil 94 degrees, Engine oil 112.
68 litre of fuel at the start of the test.
Standard road car fuel, Standard CCR Michelin tires, Standard ride height of the
car, standard engine configuration, standard wheel geometries, standard gearbox,
standard clutch, standard brakes, standard over boost pressure from the
Test safety equipment:
Roll cage, 4 point safety belts, Fire extinguisher system, logging for data
Comparison chart results at Nardo/Prototipo for Production cars:
1. Koenigsegg CCR 388 km/h
2. McLaren F1 372 km/h
3. Ferrari Enzo 355 km/h
4. Porsche Carrera GT 334 km/h
4. McLaren Mercedes SLR 334 km/h
5. Lamborghini Murciélago 330 km/h
Data was collected from Auto Motor & Sport, The official McLaren web page and
from Prototipo for the Koenigsegg data.
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