has created a new race car - the CCGT, based on the production
CC-model range. The CCGT complies with the ACO and FIA GT1
The CCGT engine is based on the Koenigsegg CCX production
engine with the superchargers removed but enlarged to 5.0
The minimum weight allowed for a GT1 race car is 1,100 kg
and most manufacturers struggle to meet this target, having
to undergo massive weight saving programs.
Due to the fact the Koenigsegg CC cars are very light and
stiff in road confi guration, 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.
The CCGT has very short overhangs, which could be seen as
an issue when it comes to generating enough downforce. However,
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. Since the 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.
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