Koenigsegg used this month’s Monterey Automotive Week to current a new hypercar packing a revolutionary transmission, and it proved so widespread Koenigsegg has determined to extend manufacturing by 40%.
Referred to as the CC850, the automobile celebrates 20 years for the reason that construct of Koenigsegg’s first buyer automobile, the CC8S, and simply 50 examples have been initially deliberate to be constructed, the quantity chosen to have fun this yr’s fiftieth birthday of Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg.
Nonetheless, Koenigsegg on Wednesday revealed a further 20 examples will now be added to the manufacturing schedule to satisfy demand. In accordance with the corporate, the unique 50 construct slots offered out in file time following the reveal in Monterey, which meant each newcomers to the model in addition to lots of Koenigsegg’s most loyal clients missed out.
Even with the 20 additional construct slots, manufacturing will not meet demand for the automobile. Nonetheless, Koenigsegg checked with a number of long-term clients that had already positioned an order for the CC850 for approval earlier than growing the manufacturing run.
“The response to the CC850 is overwhelming,” von Koenigsegg stated in a press release. “Producing a further 20 on high of the deliberate 50 CC850s continues to be not even near demand, however it provides us the prospect to contemplate the model loyalists to a bigger diploma, whereas additionally welcoming a small portion of latest house owners.”
What makes the CC850 is not its outright efficiency, although the automobile will certainly be up there with the quickest due to its twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 able to pumping out 1,169 hp on common gasoline and 1,366 hp on E85. Moderately, the automobile combines the timeless design of Koenigsegg’s CC line of hypercars with a transmission that may swap between a totally automated 9-speed and a standard 6-speed guide full with a clutch pedal and gated shifter. In accordance with Koenigsegg, the clutch pedal is not a purely electrical affair however reasonably a real mechanical setup that disengages the clutch of the transmission, solely there are six particular person clutches in Koenigsegg’s transmission as an alternative of a single clutch in a typical guide transmission.