Luxury List Item: The Koenigsegg CCXR-Pricey but Green Supercar

In the market for a supercar, but it needs to be environmentally friendly and be able to successfully display your impressive bank account?  Meet the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR, destroyer of wallets, but not the planet!  It can be yours, for $1.2 million or more.

That is right, no matter what color your CCXR is, they are all green inside.  So how does a world-class supercar manage to meet eco standards, while keeping its er, cool?  I thought you would never ask, let’s get down to specs.

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR SupercarThis Koenigsegg has taken all the success of its predecessors, and adapted it a bit to create a new level of performance.  The CCXR is a derivative of the CCX model, but boasts a modified 4.7-liter twin-supercharged Koenigsegg engine that can run on E85 and E100 biofuel, and normal 98-octane petrol (Europe).

While Koenigsegg has not officially released a figure for its top speed, it is likely over the 250 mile per hour mark, with a weight to horsepower ratio of only 1.26 kg/hp.

Running on regular petrol, the supercar bursts out 806 Bhp, a figure that increases to 1018 Bhp when run on E85 Biofuel.  The CCXR is being touted as the first green supercar in the world, and other companies are paying attention.

From a technical point of view, the ethanol E85 fuel has a higher octane rating and internal cooling capacity, allowing the engine to run with higher compression, boost pressure and increased spark advance in comparison to the petrol fuelled CCX.  Both retain the same exhaust temperature.

On the outside, the 2010 CCXR edition is gorgeous, with great curves.  Featuring unpainted carbon fiber, the luxury standpoint is a statement indeed.  



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