Koenigsegg Increases Production of CC850 Due to High Demand

While Koenigsegg didn’t reveal the CC850’s price, the figure is very likely in the millions, judging by the Swedish supercar maker’s previous offerings. There’s good news if you have plenty of cash to spare as the company is increasing production numbers to 70 units, rather than the initial assembly plan of 50 vehicles.

“The response to the CC850 has been tremendous. Producing an additional 20 on top of the planned 50 CC850 is still not even close to demand, but it gives us the opportunity to take brand loyalists into account to a greater extent, while also welcoming a small number of new owners,” said Christian. von Koenigsegg in his announcement.

The first 50 examples of CC850 already have buyers. Judging by von Koenigsegg’s statement, it doesn’t look like the other 20 won’t be available for long.

Christian von Koenigsegg is now 50 years old, which is the reason for his original production figures. The 20 additions commemorate the automaker’s two decades in business. Before making the decision to increase the number, the company consulted with long-term clients to see how they felt about making more CC850 units.

The CC850 pays homage to the CC8 – Koenigsegg’s first production model from 2002. While both vehicles share the same styling, there’s nothing in common beneath the leather. The new model has a twin-turbo 5.0 liter V8 that comes from the factory in Jesko. The app produces 1,185 horsepower (884 kilowatts) when running on gasoline or 1,385 hp (1,033 kW) when drinking the E85.

For comparison, the version of this engine at Jesko produces 1,280 hp (955 kW) on gasoline or 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) on the E85.

Transmission also comes from Jesko, and it’s a strange unit. There’s a six-speed gated shifter in the cab, but the gearbox has nine gears. The driver can shift six gears manually or switch drive modes to have a nine-speed automatic.

There are no acceleration or top speed figures available for the CC850. With 1,185 hp on tap, it’s safe to say the vehicle isn’t slow, though.

Leave a Reply