The CC8S was the first production car ever made by Koenigsegg. Its minimalistic, clean, efficient and elegant styling set it apart from the peers of the time.
The CC8S laid the foundation for all the following Koenigsegg car models, when it comes to estetics, philosophy and functionality.
The CC8S was produced between 2002 and 2003 in 6 examples in total, making it one of the rarest Koenigsegg models around. 2 out of the 6 cars were right hand drive.
The CC8S pioneered the detachable, stowable carbon roof and the dihedral actuation doors that Koenigsegg has become famous for. The car won several awards, including the "Guinness World Record" for the Most Powerful Production Engine and awards for excellent design from both "Red Dot" in Germany and "Utmärkt Svensk Form" in Sweden.
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson named the CC8S his favorite supercar of 2004, despite fierce competition from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. The CC8S also recieved 5 star rating from EVO magazine.
All CC8S cars can at any time be fully factory upgraded and serviced.
- Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) under 3.5 seconds.
- Top speed: 390 km/h (240 mph).
- Standing quartermile: 10 seconds, end speed 217 km/h (135 mph).
- Braking distance: 32 m (100–0 km/h)
- Cd. 0.297. Frontal area 1.825 m2. Completely flat underside of chassis.
- Venturi tunnels at the rear of chassis/body.
- Semi monocoque made of preimpregnated carbonfibre and with honey- comb reinforcements for added stiffness.
- Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, adjustable Öhlins Racing gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated. Anti-roll bar. Electronically adjustable ride height.
- Front brakes: Ventilated discs Ø 340 mm, 32 mm wide. 6 piston light alloy calipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control system.
- Rear brakes: Ventilated discs Ø 315 mm, 28 mm wide. 4 piston light alloy calipers. Power assisted. Koenigsegg Advanced Control system.
- Type: V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts. Cam cover of carbonfibre.
- Displacement: 4.700 cm3.
- Compression: 8.6:1
- Weight: 210 kg
- Lubrication system: Dry sump with unique oil spray piston cooling.
- Oil cooler.
- Oil: SAE 5 W/30 fully synthetic racing.
- Oil tank capacity: 12 litres (2.64 gallons)
- Induction system: Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
- Supercharger with 1.2 bar boost pressure. Intercooler.
- Fuel: 98 RON unleaded.
- Ignition system: Direct coil on plug. Transistorised.
- Power output: 655 bhp at 6.800 rpm.
- Maximum torque: 750 Nm (550 ftlb) at 5.000 rpm.
- Maximum rpm: 7.300 rpm.
- Specially developed 6-speed gearbox by Cima.
- Incorporated internal oil pump and oil cooler.
- Torque sensitive, limited slip differential.
- Clutch: Dual Plate, organic or cintered Ø 215 mm (8.46 inch).
- Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock to lock.
- Turning circle: 11 metres.
- Koenigsegg magnesium alloy wheels with centre locking.
- Front: 18” x 9.0”
- Rear: 20” x 12.5”
- Michelin Pilot Sport 2.
- Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern.
- Front: 255/40 ZR 18
- Rear: 335/30 ZR 20
Two-door, two-seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front boot lid. The body is made of preimpregnated carbonfibre/kevlar and lightweight hard-foam sandwich reinforcements.
- Ground clearance: 100 mm (3.9 inch)
- Fuel capacity: 80 litres (17.6 gallons)
- Luggage compartment: 120 litres (26.4 gallons)
- Dry weight: 1175 kg