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Koenigsegg CCX


By: Mustang Man 2003






The Swedish supercar is expected to cost around $650,000 and have more power than its predecessor, the CCR. 


Koenigsegg has announced plans to unveil new new 2007 CCX, also at the Geneva show. It will have 806 horsepower, weigh just 2200 lbs, and reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds. It is also expected to run the quarter mile in just nine seconds. The car will cost $650,000 - staggering price, but about half the price of the Bugatti Veyron.
The CCX is the latest iteration of the Koenigsegg CC family. The CCX is in many aspects a new car since it has been re-engineered to comply with the US regulation and market demands. Still, it has been a key issue for the Koenigsegg Team to keep the distinctive and record breaking CC shape. We believe it is important to avoid trends and instead hone the aerodynamic shape of the CC range for the future, only enhancing its unique look and appearance with tighter lines and a more aggressive stance. We also believe in continuity. A new Koenigsegg shall show a clear lineage from its predecessor and shall not follow any other design trends - but enhance its already proven concept and shape to perfection.
CCX stands for Competition Coupe X. The CCX commemorates the 10th anniversary of the completion and test drive of the first CC maiden prototype, which rolled out from the R&D Department in 1996.


Body and Interior


The CCX features a completely new set of body and interior parts. The new body incorporates a new front bumper design, engineered to function well in the stringent 2.5 mph bumper test, including enhanced brake cooling, fog lamps and US side position lights. The front lamps have been slightly redesigned to suit the new bumper line.
There is a new scoop on the front bonnet acting as a larger fresh air-intake for the occupants and new air vents have been added behind the front wheels in order to further evacuate air from the cockpit. The frontal shape revisions now allow for effective track use options to be added. The side rocker panels feature side skirts in order to further enhance downforce by increasing underbody area. The new exterior of the car has been created using the industry leading Icem Surf CAD software, guaranteeing a perfect fit and finish as well as optimal highlights.
The car is 88 mm longer in order to comply with the US rear impact regulations and in order to free up space around the rear muffler. The rear clamshell now features a glass window over the new CCX engine, clearly showing off the bespoke and unique Koenigsegg Blockcasting. The mufflers have received improved cooling, by incorporating grill vents above in the clamshell. The number plate area is now adapted to suit both US and Euro size number plates.


Space


There is a further 50 mm in headroom, making the CCX the most spacious super car on the market, truly considering the taller driver’s needs. Koenigsegg believes to have found a niche by enabling really tall drivers to fit well inside the car, still with its highest point only 1120mm above the tarmac.
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Seats


In corporation with Sparco, and Koenigsegg test driver Loris Bicocchi,Koenigsegg has developed a new seat design for the CCX. The structures of the seat are still carbon fibre, but now feature fully padded front surface and a tilting backrest. The striking and very comfortable Tempur padded CCR seats can still be fitted in the CCX on special order.
The optional ceramic 382 mm front discs are coupled to 8 - piston callipers and in the rear the 362 mm size is retained with 6 piston callipers. The optional industry first carbon fibre wheels save another 3 kg per wheel compared to the already lightweight magnesium wheels that come as standard. The ceramic discs save another 2 kg per wheel, giving the Koenigsegg CCX lower unsprung weight than any other super car.
Koenigsegg now also offers the ceramic discs and carbon wheel upgrade to all previous Koenigsegg models. Aerodynamic Enhancement
Between the raised speedster humps there is a new type of vortex generator originally conceived and patented by Torbjörn Gustavsson at Vortaflow and implemented as a Ram Air engine booster by Christian Koenigsegg on the CCX. Due to the fact that there is a fresh air engine intake right below the rear window, the vortex generator redirects the air directly into the air intake and thereby creating a positive pressure in the air box. To normally obtain this phenomenon in a mid engine car a roof scoop is required, increasing frontal area. In the case of the CCX, the small frontal area can still be kept and reward visibility is unaffected, even though it has now got a true ram air intake over its mid mounted engine.


Electronics


The CCX now features wholly digital, intelligent fuse and relay unit. This means that there are not physical fuses or relays as such. The unit is programmable and is can-bus connected to a display unit which sends crucial information to the driver. The main advantages of this system are its reliability, light weight, small physical size, programmability and direct information to the driver. The system is prepared for future upgrades and functions.
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Unique Koenigsegg Engine


The Engine in the Koenigsegg CCX retains the incredible performance and power of the CCR engine, while running on US 91 octane fuel and complying with California emission regulations. In order to reach this challenging goal, extensive rework had to be done to emission related items, such as new cylinder heads with larger valve area and more optimally flowing cylinder head ports. Dual smaller injectors per cylinder were integrated, as well as new camshafts, a new carbonfiber individual runner intake plenum, a new engine management system, updated fuel and EVAP system. New exhaust system where the catalytic converters are moved closer to the engine for earlier light-off time. A returnless fuel system has also been implemented with pumps integrated into the new fuel tank. All in all, a heavy rework in order to retain the unique performance of theCCR engine and at the same time comply with the strictest emission regulations in the world.
The new and cleaner CCX engine also incorporates the first engine block design that is specifically created and cast for Koenigsegg, with the Koenigsegg shield embossed in the casting on both left and right side of the engine block. This new block design is an all aluminium construction made out of 356 aluminium with a T7 heat treat that has undergone a High Intensity Pressure process in order to further enhance block integrity as well as a cylinder bore chill during casting. The new block reaffirms the future development of Koenigsegg engines and makes Koenigsegg stand out among low volume super car manufacturers, due to the fact that Koenigsegg engineer the engine completely in house in combination with the fact that it is also built, assembled, and dyno tested in the Koenigsegg production plant. The Koenigsegg Engineers also incorporated the most powerful internal piston coolers in the industry - bringing down the piston temperature by as much as 80% more than competing systems, which was a must in order to run high cylinder pressure with 91 octane fuel.

year:2007Horse Power @ RPM:806@6900
Curb Weight:2601 lbs.
0-60 time:3.2 sec.
Torque @ RPM:5700
Engine:4.7L V8
Top Speed:>245 mph 
 
 
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Lamborghini Reventon Review


Lamborghini Reventón 


By: Matt_Supercar



The Lamborghini Reventón, is actually pronounced as Rebenton to be correct. Lamborghini has always named after Spanish bulls and they kept it that way again. It is ranked as the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road car to date, costing 1 million Euros (U.S 1.5 million or £858,000). There is only 20 vehicles produced with an additional car (marked as 0/20 produced for the Lamborghini museum. 

Despite its new exterior, almost all mechanical elements (including engine) are taken directly from the Murcielago LP640.

Performance & Engines

The Reventón's engine was a slightly tuned up from the Murcielago LP640 6.5L V12 rated at 640hp (480kw). It can accelerate from a standing 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in the same time with the LP640 in 3.4 seconds and it is capable of a top speed over 340 km/h (210 mph). The highest recorded top speed from the internal speedometer is up to an amazing 356 km/h (221 mph).

Interior 

The Reventón's instrument panel compromises three TFT liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with 2 different display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminum block protected by a carbon fiber casing. It also has a G Force meter which is a completely new and it is one of the talking points of the Reventon. It displays dynamic driving forces, longitudinal acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. The seats of the Reventon are black and brown Alcantara. 

Exterior

The Reventón features an all new carbon fiber exterior. All Reventón's have the same exterior color described as "mid opaque grey without the usual shine". Rumors there are also in Olive Green, but they haven't been proved. It just stays us one unique color for this car. If you see any Reventón pictures/photos in different colors then they are edited in programs like Photoshop. Lamborghini has also picked up some parent company Audi's design language. It is the first ever Lamborghini to incorporate daylight running lights into the headlamps. 



Manufacturer: Lamborghini
Parent Company: Audi AG
Production/year: 2008 (21 produced)
Assembly: Sant' Agata Bolognese, Italy
Body Style: 2-door coupe
Layout: Mid-engine, four-wheel drive 
Engine: 6.5 L (400 cubic inch) V12
Transmission: 6-speed e-gear or 6 speed manual transmission
Wheelbase: 2,665 mm (104.9 inch)
Length: 4,700 mm (190 inch)
 
 
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Saleen S7 TT  Competition 


By: Mustang Man 2003




The Saleen S7 TT Competition is one of the new packages offered by the Saleen Motor company. To start the project they took the incredible Saleen S7’s V8 Motor, that cranks out a whopping 750 horsepower, by fine tuning the boost output of the Twin Turbo system and a few other tedious upgrades to crank out an astounding 1000 horsepower. They added an amazing aerodynamics package to the original S7 TT to hold the massive power of this rear engined 1000 horsepower beast to the ground.


Engine and Drivetrain Specs:
The all aluminum V8 engine was crafted to hold a displacement of seven liters. They also use stainless steel valves, titanium retainers, Beryllium exhaust valve seats, and an aluminum throttle body, Saleen also designed aluminum CNC machined Cylinder Heads and stainless steel exhaust system and those are just some of the major components of the Saleen S7 TT Competition motor.  


Chassis, Suspension and Brakes:
A major improvement in ride over previous models is achieved with the use of coil springs that are a dual-stage design. The first spring has a lower rate than the single springs fitted to the current S7, resulting in softer ride during normal street driving. But if you remember your history, you know that the S7 is a flat-bottom, downforce car. The faster you go, the more downforce the S7 develops. In the case of the S7’s new dual-stage springs, the second stiffer spring starts coming into play at around 100 mph when the car begins to develop serious downforce.
Chassis tuning also includes revised shock valving front and rear. Saleen-engineered Brembo-supplied lightweight aluminum six-piston mono-block calipers are fitted front and rear. The brakes are among the largest of any production car with 15-inch vented discs up front and 14-inch vented discs at the rear.


Year: 2006
0-60 time: 2.6 seconds
Curb Weight: 2950 lbs
Top Speed: 250 Mp/h
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual 
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo
Horsepower @ RPM: 1000 
 

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    Matt_Supercar also know as Matthew Doan to some, I'm the founder & chief/lead admin of TSG. I'm happy to share my passion for supercars, I'm just a big fan of exotics, so I'll do some reviews on my favorites.


    MustangMan2003 also known as Tyler to some, but I wanted to share my love of supercars by posting this review written by me.

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