There are evidently customers who find the 806bhp, €550,000 Koenigsegg CCX insufficiently powerful, far too cheap and nowhere near quick enough. Most are astronauts, amphetamine addicts or in long term mental health care, we assume.
But there must be enough of them in general circulation for the Swedish marque to today announce a limited edition version of its supercar with more than 1000bhp and a stiffer chassis setup. And that's because you don't make a £1million supercar without knowing exactly who's going to buy it.
These are the first pictures of the new Koenigsegg CCXR Edition. It’ll be shown to the world at the Geneva motor show next March, when the first deliveries will also be made. The firm will make just six of them in all, and a further 14 examples of the slightly less powerful CCX Edition.
The CCXR version, however, will get more than 1000bhp, will be capable of more than 250mph, and will cost a frankly staggering €1,500,000. Plus tax.
Koenigsegg goes carbonfibre crazy
The last Koenigsegg had a mix of carbon and Kevlar chassis components and body panels; this one is literally covered in carbonfibre and it’s largely unpainted. It’s also got part-carbonfibre wheels, for that ultra-lightweight, “I’ve-got-more-money-than-Switzerland” effect.