Koenigsegg has increased the circulation of the CC850 hypercar from 50 to 70 copies. According to the founder and head of the brand Christian von Koenigsegg, there were not enough cars even for regular customers, so after consulting with those who were luckier, he decided to release two dozen more 1385-strong two-fours. This batch will be timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the start of production of the first Koenigsegg production model – the CC8S Targa.
The demand for the Koenigsegg CC850 Hypercar exceeded the wildest expectations. In a few days, the Swedes sold all 50 copies — but it was not enough. There were not enough cars even for regular customers, not to mention new ones. Therefore, with the support of the most loyal audience, the company decided to release another 20 twos. And if the first fifty were dedicated to the half-century anniversary of Christian von Koenigsegg, then these two dozen are the number of years that have passed since the launch of the first Koenigsegg model, the CC8S Targa, into the series.
The CC850 itself is a modern reading of Koenigsegg’s early Hypercars, with their minimalistic design and mechanical transmissions. Only here the “mechanics” are not quite ordinary. It is made on the basis of a nine-stage “robot” Light Speed Transmission from Jesko but allows you to switch gears using a conventional lever. However, of course, there is no question of changing the steps manually — everything is done with the help of clever hydraulics and software. In manual CC850 mode, six gears are available, with different gear ratios for the city and track.
The Hypercar is driven by the “Biturbo 8” 5.0 with a flat crankshaft. On conventional gasoline, the engine produces 1135 forces, on a mixture of E85 (85% bioethanol) — 1385 forces. The peak torque is 1385 Nm and is available at 4800 rpm. The CC850 has an active wing on inverted pylons, a Triplex suspension with a horizontal shock absorber on the rear axle, and a hydraulic ground clearance adjustment system.