The CCGT came about as side project for Christian and the engineers at Koenigsegg. When Christian started to build and design the first CC prototype, racing was always part of the larger picture. This is why Christian studied the ACO Le Mans regulations and made sure that his car met the requirements for one for the most interesting racing categories at the time – the GT1 Class.
According to the ACO Le Mans regulations, the car is not allowed to be wider than 2 meters and the cockpit has to cover at least 70% of the width of the car. Christian designed the CCGT to these exact measurements so that it would be a perfect basis for a GT1 car.
The CCGT was a side project that was worked on during engineering and production downtime, which meant the first prototype took several years to finish. It was based on a Koenigsegg CCR, but with some elements from the CCX model implemented, like the front lamps and some other small aspects.
The end result was staggering, the car was super stiff, weighed under 1000 kg without ballast, had over 600 kg downforce and over 600 hp normally aspirated, racing restricted hp. The few people that have driven the CCGT state it handles like a dream and that it would have been very competitive.
The reason why it never went racing? Two months after Koenigsegg started the first shake-down runs of the first CCGT, the ACO and FIA changed the regulations for the GT1 class. Carbon monocoques were no longer allowed, and minimum production numbers went from a total of 20 cars over several years to 350 cars per year! Well, that spelled the end of the CCGT's racing potential!
1100 KG Dry weight
100 L Fuel capacity