Koenigsegg makes some of the fastest cars in the world. Many of their limited edition cars have smashed records set by the world’s leading manufacturers. They’ve also pioneered and patented some of the most innovative and futuristic features in the Automotive industry. From the CC prototype to the 4 seater Gemera Koenigsegg cars have pushed the limits of the Auto industry. This list covers every production car from the Ghost Squadron.
1. Koenigsegg CC
Every Koenigsegg has had a distinct shape which comes from the CC. The CC is the first prototype ever made in 1994 and features almost every design element found on all Koenigsegg cars today. The wrap-around windscreen, dihedral doors, interior layout, and overall profile can still be found on every car they make. It originally used Audi’s 4.2-liter V8 engine.
2. Koenigsegg CC8S
In 2002, the first production Koenigsegg was made after 8 years of development and was called the CC8S. It features a removable roof that could be stowed in the front trunk and the dihedral synchro helix doors. A free-flowing center-mounted exhaust was invented and patented by Koenigsegg which gave the car an extra 100hp. It also had a carbon fiber tub fully protecting the passengers. These features are standard and part of every Koenigsegg made to this day.
The body is made from Kevlar reinforced with carbon fiber. The engine is a 4.7 liter Ford Modular V8 which has been supercharged making 655hp and 553 lb-ft of torque (750 Nm). This was more powerful than the McLaren F1. It had a 6-speed manual transmission and powered the rear wheels only. Wheels are made of magnesium making them quite light with powerful brakes aided by Koenigsegg Advanced Control System.
Being fast was clearly the aim of this car and it was fast:
(0–62 mph) under 3.5 seconds
Top speed: 240 mph (390 km/h)
Braking distance: 32 m (100–0 km/h)
Weight: Under 1200kg (2646 lbs)
The car won several awards, which included the “Guinness World Record” for the Most Powerful Production Engine and awards for excellent design from both “Red Dot” in Germany and “Utmärkt Svensk Form” in Sweden.
Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear named the CC8S his favorite supercar of 2004, despite fierce competition from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani. The CC8S also received a 5-star rating from EVO magazine. Only 6 of these cars were made in 2003-2004 due to the high production costs with 2 being right-hand drive cars.
3. Koenigsegg CCR
The CCR was made in 2003-2006 and was an evolution of the CC. It had a new front splitter, rear wing, larger brakes, wheels, and tires. Power was now up to 806hp and 678 lb-ft (920 Nm) with the addition of two Rotrex superchargers. Weight was still under 1200kg (2646 lbs). Performance was improved with a Guinness Top Speed World Record of 241 mph (388 km/h). This made it the fastest production car in the world in 2005 but the record was broken later that year by the Bugatti Veyron.
Only 14 examples of the CCR were made and also the first model to wear the Ghost symbol. The symbol was to honor the Swedish Fighter Jet Squadron which formerly occupied the Koenigsegg facility.
4. Koenigsegg CCX
The CCX was made from 2006-2010 and was designed to meet global standards. CCX is an abbreviation for Competition coupe X, the X stands for 10 celebration the anniversary of driving CC in 1996. It was the first car to be designed using 3D CAD and built with the help of CNC machines. It maintained the shaped of the CC but was completely redesigned with all new components. A new front bumper, enhanced brake cooling, fog lamps, US spec headlights, a new air intake on the bonnet that acts as ram air booster, air intakes behind the front wheels to increase airflow, and a glass window over the engine bay. For the first time in the industry, the CCX could be offered with optional Carbon fiber wheels.
The engine was no longer a Ford modular engine but Koenigsegg’s own in-house engine. The 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V8 still made 806hp and 678 lb-ft (920 Nm) with 91 octane fuel. A beautifully presented exposed carbon fiber was on display when the engine bay was open. The transmission options were either a 6-speed manual or sequential sending power to the rear wheels.
Many performance metrics also improved with the car still hitting 60mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds but hitting 124mph (200km/h) in 9.3 seconds. Aerodynamics was now improved with the wing and splitter producing 125kg (275 lbs) of downforce.
- CCGT: This is the racing version created in 2007 to compete in the FIA GT championship. The twin superchargers were removed and the engine size increased to 5 liters. It was ow a naturally aspirated engine but was limited to 600hp. New aerodynamic parts like a bigger splitter, rear wing, louvered fenders, and wheels were fitted to the car. They helped the car produce 600kg (1322 lbs) of downforce weighing just 1100kg (2425 lbs).
- CCXR: Koenigsegg calls this the “green giant” and is a CCX that could run on E85 (Ethanol) and E100 (Ethanol fuel). The engine had to be modified to enable the use of these new fuels. These changes led to a power increase from 806hp to 1018hp and 740 lb-ft (1060 Nm). Weight was around 1280 kg (2821 lbs) with the 0-124mph (200km/h) time dropping to 8.9 seconds. In 2009, Forbes named the CCXR as one of the 10 most beautiful cars of all time. Only 9 cars were made from 2007-2009.
- CCX Edition: 2 units of the CCX edition were made in 2008 with an updated 4.8-liter twin-supercharged V8. These were more track focused cars with stiffer springs and anti-roll bars, new dampers and a lowered chassis, a bare carbon body, unique 11 spoke aluminium wheels with a unique rear wing, and a larger front splitter and side winglets. These parts helped the car produce 350 kg (772 lb) of downforce at 155mp (350 km/h). The interior was also updated to match the new body.
- CCXR Edition: 4 units of this were made in 2008 with most mechanical parts similar to the CCX Edition.
- CCXR special edition: This was the final edition of the CCXR range. It had revised aero parts with a larger front splitter, side winglets, louvered vents, and a double wing. The car also debuted the first paddle shift system and had flex-fuel capability. The interior was updated with a new touchscreen infotainment. It also had the most refined exposed carbon fiber bodywork. Only 2 units of this car were made in 2008 and 2009.
- CCXR Trevita: Trevita is a Swedish abbreviation meaning “3 whites”, these cars were referred to as “Diamond on Wheels”. The car was finished in silvery white exposed carbon fiber meant to mimic a diamond effect in sunlight. The Trevita features a unique double carbon rear wing, Inconel exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, airbags, paddle-shift, Chrono instrument cluster, infotainment system, F1 paddle shift gearbox, and a hydraulic lifting system. 3 cars were originally planned for production. Due to the complex nature of producing the carbon body, only 2 were eventually made. World boxing champion Floyd Mayweather formerly owned one of these cars. A total of 49 CCX cars were made between 2006 and 2010.
5. Koenigsegg Agera
The Agera came onto the scene in 2010 and was a complete refresh from the former cars. The word Agera means “to take action” in Swedish. It is also short for the ancient Greek word Ageratos which means “ageless”. These terms really describe the elegance and beauty of this car.
It still maintained the original Koenigsegg shape but was completely redesigned and visually different from any previous Koenigsegg. It had all-new headlights and taillights giving it a fresh look. The rear wing was now an active aero piece, with new VGR wheels. These are turbine style wheels that help improve downforce and improve cooling of the brakes.
The drivetrain was also completely new with a new 5.0 liter V8 and for the first time had 2 turbochargers. It made 960hp and 811 lb-ft of torque (1100 Nm). The total weight of this engine was just 197 kg (434 lbs). The transmission was an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that still sent all its power to the rear wheels. This new transmission weighed only 81kg (179 lbs) with performance being greatly improved:
0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds
0–124 mph (0–200 km/h) in 8.0 seconds
The interior has also been heavily updated featuring the now famous ‘ghost’ lighting system, where all interior symbols are created with laser etched, virtually invisible nano-holes through the aluminum panels and buttons. Only 7 Ageras were made in 2011 and was named Top Gear’s Hypercar of the year in 2010.
- Agera R: 18 examples of the Agera R were from 2011-2014 with 2 Ageras converted to the R. It was shown in a white and Red Speed Racer livery. Visually it was similar to the Agera but had exposed carbon on the front bonnet and bumper, new front side winglets, an all-new Aero exhaust, and a rear wing. The Agera was also environmentally friendly with the flex fuel technology. Its engine management system senses the fuel mixture and can adjust the engine’s operation ‘on the go’. Power was now 1140hp and 885 lb-ft of torque (1200 Nm). The car broke six world records in 2011 which included:
0-200-0 MPH Time: 24.96 sec
0-200 MPH Time: 17.68 sec
200-0 MPH Time: 7.28 sec
0-300-0 KM/H GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Time: 21.19 sec
0-300 KM/H Time: 14.53 sec
300-0 KM/H Time: 6.66 sec
- Agera S: The S was built from 2013-2014 without the flex-fuel technology for markets that lacked E85. It still managed to make 1040hp and 811 lb-ft of torque (1100Nm). It was also the first Koenigsegg to feature the hollow “Aircore” carbon fiber wheels. In 2013 one of the Agera S was the 100th Koenigsegg produced and was named the Hundra which is Swedish for hundred. It had gold leaf inlays to its body work.
- One:1: The one:1 was an exercise to match a power-to-weight ratio of one:1. The 5-liter engine made 1360hp and the car weighed 1360kg making it the first homologated car in the world to have 1 megawatt of power. Koenigsegg’s new triplex suspension meant this car could put the power down more. Aerodynamics was taken to the max with this car with the new extended splitter, dive planes, roof scoop, and huge top-mounted rear wing. Changes to the roof meant it could no longer be stored under the hood like before. & examples were made in 2014 and 2105 including a prototype.
- Agera RS: The RS makes use of parts borrowed from the One:1 with the usability of the previous R and S models. Power was 1160 with an optional I megawatt upgrade to make 1360hp. The new wing could produce 450kg (992 lbs) of downforce at 155mph (250 km/h).
The Agera also set records:
0–300 km/h 11.92 sec
0–200 mph 14.328 sec
300–0 km/h 6.03 sec
200–0 mph 6.384 sec
0–300–0 km/h 17.95 sec
0–200–0 mph 20.71 sec
0–400–0 km/h 33.29 sec
In 2017, An Agera RS also set an average top speed world record of 277.9 mph (447.2 km/h) on a closed public highway between Las Vegas and Pahrump. The Agera actually recorded a top speed of 284mph (457km/h) in one direction. 25 units of the Agera were made.
- Agera Final Edition FE: In 2016, 3 Ageras left the showroom dubbed the final editions. They were the Agera RS with the one:1 engine. The one of one was painted in a bright orange paintwork.
The other two were named Thor and Vader
6. Koenigsegg Regera
The Regera is the first hybrid vehicle as well as the first grand tourer made by Koenigsegg. The name Regera is a Swedish word that means to reign “to reign” or “to rule”. It was more luxurious than the other cars and featured new technology all geared toward comfort. The engine is still the 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 but with 3 electric motors attached to give a combined power output of 1500hp. The transmission is an all-new bespoke direct drive system developed specifically for this car. It eliminates the need for a traditional gearbox and acts like an electric drivetrain that sticks to 1 gear and makes power all the time. Despite being geared towards comfort these new drivetrain changes and updates make the car a very fast hyper grand tourer.
The other luxury features includes motor assisted doors, hood and rear clam all operated from the key fob. Its interior is also highly updated giving a more jewelry-like finish compared to its predecessors.
7. Koenigsegg Jesko
The Jesko was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva motor show and is the replacement for the Agera lineup. The car was named after Christian Koenigsegg’s father who has been a big part of the company’s success. Koenigsegg has made further innovations for this car with a new suspension setup, faster and lighter transmission, and even an elongated chassis. Its engine still has the 5.0 liter V8 has also been updated and revs more freely than the previous cars and thus sounds even better. Power is now 1280hp on regular fuel and as much as 1600hp on E85.
It carries over many comfort features found in the Regera like the remote-controlled doors and body parts. The interior is also updated with new features most notably the new smart wheel setup with the steering wheel and screen mounted together. 125 cars are set for production with two variants of the Jesko being made for different applications.
- Jesko Attack
The Jesko attack is the big aero, high downforce version of the Jesko aimed at breaking lap records. This car produces over 1000kg of downforce with its aero parts.
- Jesko Absolut
The Absolut is very similar to the Attack but drops all the aero bits in favor of a more smooth profile. It aims to be the fastest car Koenigsegg will ever make with the goal of hitting 300mph.
8. Koenigsegg Gemera
At the time of this writing, this is the latest offering from Koenigsegg and a first in the industry. It is the first 4-seater supercar/hyper GT, Koenigsegg calls it the first MEGA GT. The first superfast car in its class and power level to have 4 doors.
It is powered by a 2.0 liter 3 cylinder engine making 600hp which is the most powerful 3 cylinder production engine ever. Koenigsegg calls this power plant the Tiny Friendly Giant “TFG”. 3 electric motors are combined to make a total output of 1700hp. It has a similar drivetrain setup as the Regera with its direct drive system.
For the first time in the company’s history, the Gemera is equipped with 4-wheel drive. The interior is quite roomy with 4 carbon bucket-shaped seats. A large center touch screen and smart wheel and a total of 8 cup holders. The doors are also 2 very large pieces which are motorized just like the Regera and Jesko. It also has custom 4-set luggage which is fitted to the front and rear boot trunk spaces. 300 cars are set for production which is the highest number of cars Koenigsegg will have produced to date.