Watch This Super Rare Koenigsegg CCR Startup And Blast Down A Runway

Photo Credit: Exotic Car Spotting
Photo Credit: Exotic Car Spotting /

When there’s only fourteen of something in the world, what better way to share it than WOT blasts down an abandoned runway.

The Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina is the island of Malta’s biggest car show and features some of the world’s most rare and exotic cars. During this year’s Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina, an owner showed up in a super rare Koenigsegg CCR and according to Exotic Car Spotting on their Youtube upload earlier today (Nov. 1, 2015) the Koenigsegg proceeded to blast up and down the runway where the event was taking place. Take a look at that video below.

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The Koenigsegg CCR is a mid-engined sports car built by Koenigsegg and is the successor to the Koenigsegg CC8S and predecessor to the CCX (which is a predecessor to the Agera.)  Like the CC8S and its future selves, it features dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors (which you can see in action in the video above.) Powering this bespoke beast is a twin supercharged Ford Modular 4.7 L V8 good for 806 HP and 680 lb-ft of torque at a relatively low 5700 RPM.

Although not officially tested, the CCR can hit 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 245 MPH, although when that was put to the test in 2005, with world famous test driver Loris Bococci behind the wheel, the Koenigsegg CCR was able to put down a blistering 241 MPH top speed, eclipsing the McLaren F1. However, shortly after the Bugatti Veyron all but trounced the Koenigsegg CCR with a blast to 253 MPH, making the CCR’s record obsolete.  If you pay attention to top speed record runs by production cars, you’ll find that Koenigsegg and Bugatti oftentimes swap records between each other, and it’s no coincidence either.

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All in all, only 14 Koenigsegg CCR’s were ever built, making them extremely rare to see one “in the wild.”