A new race car has been created by the Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, based on the production CC-model range. The Koenigsegg Development team has done a great job by refining the CC into the CCGT.
The CCGT engine is based on the Koenigsegg CCX production engine with the superchargers removed but enlarged to 5.0 litre, The reliability of the race engine is expected be exceptional as it is based on the proven strength and durability of the significantly more powerful road car engine.
The race engine is being developed in-house in parallel with the production units by Koenigsegg engineers, supported by Anders Hoglund from Cargine engineering and JP Motorsport.
Due to the fact the Koenigsegg CC cars are very light and stiff in road configuration, the racing CCGT weighs in at just under an astounding 1,000 kg. This gives the possibility to place 100 kg of ballast freely within the car structure, still following the set rules. This should give Koenigsegg an interesting advantage over the competition.
Koenigsegg will definetly have an advantage over the competition. On the other hand, the CCGT has pretty short overhands which could be an issue when it comes to generating enough downforce. Still, by further developing the clever and “slippery” design concept of the CC range, Koenigsegg believes they have created a unique package incorporating a surprising amount of down-force combined with a very compact package and optimal weight distribution. The advantage over most of the competition will definately be seen in the future racing combats, since since the CCGT has a short overall length and low overall height, whilst still maintaining adequate track width and length. The reliability of the race engine is expected be exceptional as it is based on the proven strength and durability of the significantly more powerful road car engine.
Koenigsegg 2009 is introducing;
- A new touch screen infotainment system
- Lightning fast ATM paddleshift system
- Electronic differential
- A new creation for the future….The Quant
The touchscreen Infotainment system sets new standards for the Supercar industry. This high-resolution, intuitive system features many exiting functions, for example;
- Global Sat Nav
- Bluetooth telephone
- Performance mode – G-force meter, lap timer, power Torque meter
- Climate control
- Music system, with radio and I-pod control
- Outdoor temp
- Warning and Hazard displays
- Setup control for: Chassis, Traction control, Paddelshift etc.
- GPS controlled interior lighting and music volume
The Infotainment system is modular and can be upgraded over time, with new exciting features as we envision them. It is a great platform for us to make the CCX even more communicative. For example, it will be possible for drivers to record lap times, power levels and G-forces. On the CCXR model it will be possible to read ethanol mixture and how much this effects the power level.
The ATM Paddelshift system features a completely new gearbox design, which has been developed for the CCX. The gearbox is engineered to take up to 1100 nm of torque and due to its transversal layout, it is about 30 cm shorter then the manual transaxle gearbox it replaces, which improves weight distribution. The gearbox features a revolutionary synchronization system that allows shift times of 30 milliseconds – a great improvement, compared to existing synchromesh system. Basically it is as fast as a dual clutch transmission, but reduced in size and weight – two important factors in a Supercar.
The gearbox also include an electronic differential control. The E-diff, makes the car easier to drive on the limit of performance, and thereby enhances the experience to most drivers. The gearbox is controlled with ergonomic paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Koenigsegg believes this to be the most optimal solution, as the paddles follow the steering wheel movements at all times.
CCGT has a short overall length and low overall height, whilst still maintaining adequate track width and length, it is thereby gifted with superior agility compared to most of the competition, which should be evident in future heated racing combats.