Saab History & New Salem Saab Koenigsegg CCXR Walk-Around Promotional Video At Universal Auto Sports

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by in 2000-2009

Film Credit: Saab History

As part of the visit to Universal Auto Sports to meet the staff, see their facility, we of course could not ignore a full detailed walk around inside and out of the 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR.

This CCXR as you may know is the high end model for Koenigsegg which runs on biofuel and we did our best to cover this experience with a promotional video for you here on Saab History. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it as much as we did while experiencing it!

Here are the details and specifications of this model for your review from Koenigsegg’s website.


The CCXR will take you to an entirely new level of performance. It is a derivative of the CCX, with a highly modified engine that can run on E85 and E100 Biofuel as well as normal 98 octane petrol (Europe). When run on regular petrol, the 4.7 litre twin-supercharged Koenigsegg engine delivers 806 Bhp, but this figure rises to an astonishing 1018 Bhp when the car is run on E85 Biofuel. The CCXR is the first green supercar in the world and thereby sets a great example for others to follow. Since the ethanol in E85 fuel has a much higher octane rating and internal cooling capacity, the engine can run with higher compression, boost pressure and more spark advance compared to the normal petrol-fuelled CCX, whilst still maintaining the same exhaust temperature.

Performance Acceleration
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.1 seconds
0-200 km/h 8.9 sec
0-200-0 km/h 13.7 sec
Top Speed: 400+ km/h (250+ mph) (estimated)
Braking distance: 32m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.4 G

Cd: 0,33 Frontal area 1.867 m2
Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 100 kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
Monocoque torsional rigidity: 58,000 nm/degree.
Weight including tanks: 72 kg.
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated. Electronically adjustable ride height.
Front: Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members.
Rear: Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.
Fully machined aircraft aluminium uprights, with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.

Koenigsegg aluminium V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4700 ccCompression: 8.8:1Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
Emission levels: Euro IV.Weight: 178 kg
Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.6 bar boost pressure.
Dry sump lubrication.
Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts.
Patented response charge system for optimal engine response.
Tig-welded ceramic coated stainless steel exhaust manifold with merge collector.

Specially developed transversal6-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift.
Torque sensitive limited slip differential.
Clutch: Dual Plate, Ø 240 mm (in paddle-shift version without clutch pedal)
Final ratio: 3,364
1st gear: 2,875
2nd gear: 1,773
3rd gear: 1,267
4th gear: 1,000
5th gear: 0,833
6th gear: 0,711
Reverse gear: 3,000

Rack and pinion power assisted steering.
2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle: 11 metres.
TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted

Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide. 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers. Power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide. 6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers. Power-assisted.

Traction Control
F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.

Koenigsegg carbon alloy wheels with centre locking.
Front: 19” x 9.5”
Rear: 20” x 12.5”

Michelin Pilot Sport 2Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern
Front: 255/35 – 19” (Y)
Rear: 335/30 – 20” (Y)

Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar & lightweight sandwich reinforcements.

Electrical System
Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully
programmable functionality.

Dual Airbags, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, rear wing, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable seats in rake and length,
carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, satnav, rear camera, DVD, CD, I-pod connection, sat radio, climate control,
digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key,
leather carpets, roof stowage bag, car cover.

Extra Equipment
Paddle-shift, Chrono instrument cluster, carbon wheels, forged aluminium wheels,
fitted luggage, special leather and colour requests, Inconell exhaust system.

Total length: 4293 mm (169”)
Total width: 1996 mm (78.6”)
Total height: 1120 mm (44.1”)

Ground clearance
Rear: 100 mm (3.94”)
Front: 100 mm (3.94”)

Fuel capacity
70 litres (18.5 US gallons)

Luggage compartment

120 litres (31.7 US gallons)

Dry weight
1280 kg (2821 lbs)

2 Years

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  1. Golfhunter

    11. Sep, 2009

    Absolutely fascinating !!! Gorgeous report !!

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  2. MJ

    12. Sep, 2009

    Fantastic video!! I’m so happy Koenigsegg will be owning and influencing future Saabs!

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