There was a car crash in Mexico City over the weekend. Not worth making a news. But this one needs a special mention as it involved $2.3 Million Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition, limited to just 2 cars ever built. Now left with only one.
Koenigsegg debuted in F1 paddleshift system with the CCXR Special Edition. It was indeed very limited to being made in a series of just two cars. These cars are with improved aerodynamics. More suitable for track driving, Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition is truly a work of art with classic features.
Take a closer look of CCXR Special Edition cars
But, What makes the car so special? Well, this beauty boasts the finest carbon work in the industry. As the car based on the CCXR concept, it also has flexfuel capacity and runs on E85 ethanol fuel. During its debut no other car manufacturer was even thinking about taking the environmental approach. This model was the first green supercar ever.
The CCXR built for the Al-Thani royal family of Qatar in 2009 which they later sold in 2011. The Koenigsegg Registry confirmed that the car passed hands between a few high-end Middle Eastern car dealers at a whopping price of $1 million before its current owner bought the car in August 2018 and shipped it to Mexico.
Pictures of the wrecked car uploaded on social media shows the blue supercar in poor condition. It damaged in the front and massive holes in the carbon fibre bodywork. Later moved off on a flatbed truck while the owner reportedly uninjured.
Considering the Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition has a twin-supercharged 4.8 liter V-8 shoving 1,017 horsepower to the rear wheels, it’s impressive that the car stayed intact this long.
Although the cause of the accident not released, but minor issues like Unsuitable driving conditions, old tyres, good doses of speed or driver’s cockiness could be few of the causes.
Though this accident is painful, but isn’t likely to take the Special one off the road. Koenigsegg, known to make few interesting changes when reassembling its crashed cars. Be ready to be dazzled to see this rare bird fly swiftly than ever in the future.