It has been 20 years because the begin of deliveries of Koenigsegg’s first automotive, the CC8S, and the Swedish marque has celebrated by reimagining the unique hypercar for the fashionable period.
The result’s the CC850, which Koenigsegg offered for the primary time on Friday at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of many premier occasions of the current 2022 Monterey Automotive Week.
Much like Lamborghini’s reimagined Countach unveiled in Monterey a 12 months in the past, Koenigsegg’s CC850 borrows closely from the CC8S. There is not any lacking the signature Koenigsegg shoulder line, whereas followers of the model can even be fast to note further retro parts, such because the prolonged splitter just like the design used on the CCR and the protruding taillights just like the design used on the CCX.
And naturally, as a Koenigsegg, the CC850 comes with the distinctive synchrohelix door-opening system and a detachable roof. Within the cabin, extra retro themes might be discovered, together with an anolog instrument cluster with stunning dials that resemble Swiss chronographs.
Energy comes from Koenigsegg’s trendy V-8, a twin-turbo 5.0-liter unit with flat-plane crankshaft and dry-sump lubrication. The engine delivers a formidable 1,169 hp with common pump gasoline and 1,366 hp with E85, and since it does not have a flywheel, it is way more responsive than a conventional V-8.
However in contrast to Koenigsegg’s different fashions, the Jesko and Gemera, the CC850 is not about pushing the know-how envelope and breaking efficiency data, however moderately delivering driving enjoyable. That is why Koenigsegg has put in a brand new model of its distinctive 9-speed Mild Velocity Transmission from the Jesko, the place the usually computerized transmission has a brand new Interact Shift System mode that permits it to function like a 6-speed handbook transmission. There’s even a gated shifter and a clutch pedal only for this mode, and it’ll even stall in case you elevate too shortly. As one other nod to the CC8S, the Swedish flag crowns options on the shifter knob.
Simply 50 examples of the CC850 shall be constructed, the quantity matching Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg’s present age.
“The CC850 is an homage to the only most significant automotive in Koenigsegg historical past,” von Koenigsegg mentioned in a press release. “The CC8S put us on the map and made us profitable, and
celebrating 20 years of manufacturing, alongside my fiftieth birthday, felt like the appropriate time to disclose the CC850 to understand our roots.”
2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
The CC8S was offered to the general public for the primary time on the 2000 Paris Worldwide Motor Present and in manufacturing two years later. Simply six examples of the CC8S had been constructed earlier than new and stronger variants had been added to the CC household. On the time of its launch, the CC8S was among the many strongest vehicles in manufacturing because of its 665-hp output, generated by a supercharged V-8.
The CC8S is not the oldest Koenigsegg. There was additionally the unique CC prototype which was accomplished in 1996, two years after the founding of Koenigsegg. That automotive now resides within the Motala Motormuseum, south of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.