Sole Koenigsegg Race Car Up for Auction
Koenigsegg is a top-tier producer of high-performance cars. Many argue its cars are track-ready from the shop, and to an extent, they are correct. However, these hypercars come filled with creature comforts and need the appropriate safety features to be called a race car in the traditional sense.
However, a unique unit stood out - a fully-fledged race car equipped with a roll cage, specialised racing parts, and safety features. Koenigsegg unveiled the CCGT GT1, a modified CCR model with enhancements from the CCX.
Firstly, why on earth does this car exist in the first place? Well, it's pretty straightforward since Koenigsegg wanted to compete at Le Mans and produced this mind-boggling project car between 2005 and 2007.
This unit is unique, with a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8, which produces a restricted 447 kW due to race regulations. This amount of power being laid down by a vehicle lighter than a tonne is nothing short of insane. Its cornering characteristics are equally impressive, with the aero kit on the CCGT producing 600 kg of downforce. Not as much as your typical F1 car, but it still allows for a rather aggressive cornering ability.
A lot of work went into this impressive track machine; however, it failed to make it into the racing scene as regulation changes in 2008 disqualified the CCGT from competing just months after its testing commenced.
This impressive hyper-track car is a pricey toy as it hits the auction scene. Set to be held at the Goodwood Festival of Motoring Auction, the CCGT will go under the hammer with an estimated value of between R71,500,000 – R95,000,000. A dear price for a race car with no significant racing heritage, but a spectacular car nonetheless.