The Swedish car brand Koenigsegg was founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994. While many car manufacturers concentrate on mass producing affordable cars for the mass market, Koenigsegg has focused their efforts on developing luxury sports cars that have limited production that makes their cars highly desirable and almost unique. They did not create their first prototype until 1996 and this wasn’t officially launched until two years later. It was a further two years before they made their first car sale. Since that time, they have continued to introduce new limited edition models that use innovative techniques and technology. One of their best models was the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita which was released manufactured between 2009 and 2010. Let’s take a closer look at the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.
The name Trevita translates into English as ‘three whites’. It was so-called due to the innovative materials that were used to create the car. Prior to this model’s release, there was only black carbon fiber available to car manufacturers. This car was created using diamond-coated carbon fiber, which is a proprietary material of Koenigsegg’s. This gave the car its unusual and stunning white finish. It is not just any white car as when the light hits the surface, it glitters as though covered in jewels.
Initially, Koenigsegg had planned to create a limited production of just three of this model. However, the technical process of creating the white finish using their diamond-coated carbon fiber was causing them some difficulties. Due to these technical problems, only two of the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita were completed meaning it was an even more limited production than was at first planned.
Like all Koenigsegg cars, the CCXR Trevita has outstanding performance. It can reach 100 kilometers an hour in just 2.9 seconds and has a staggering top speed of 410 kilometers per hour. The car boasts a four-valve, 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 1,018 horsepower and has a torque-sensitive limited slip differential.
The design of the chassis is pretty impressive. It is made from carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb and the fuel tanks are integrated to improve safety and give optimal weight distribution. There are front and rear suspension and the ride height is electronically adjustable.
Another notable feature of the car is its wheels. The CCXR Trevita is fitted with Koenigsegg forged alloy wheels with central locking and undirected Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires with an asymmetric tread pattern. Both the front and rear brakes are ventilated ceramic discs with ABS. However, the front brakes have 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers while the rear brakes feature 6-piston light alloy AP Racing calipers.
Other important features of the car include a double carbon wing, winglets, an Inconel exhaust system, a hydraulic lifting system, paddle-shift, a detachable stowable hardtop with a glass roof, an adjustable steering column, power windows, and adjustable pedals.
Safety is also an important aspect of this car and something that the designers of the CCXR Trevita have taken into consideration when manufacturing this model. Many features of the car are included specifically to increase levels of safety when driving. Some of these safety features include dual airbags, an alarm, a G sensor, a tire monitoring system, rear parking sensors, and a digital warning and information system.
The interior aesthetics have not been forgotten about, either. Owners of a CCXR Trevita will feel like they are riding in comfort, luxury, and style. The seats are adjustable both in length and rake, and this means that the driver can find the most comfortable driving position for them. The climate control function allows them to adjust the interior temperature of the car in accordance with the weather conditions. High-tech features include the USB connection and the MP3 player. The interior of the car is stunning and even the carpets are leather.
There were only two of these cars produced and it was rumored that one of the buyers was Floyd Mayweather. According to reports, he paid $4.8 million to become the proud owner of a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. However, Koenigsegg is unwilling to confirm the authenticity of this rumor. They have simply said on their website that the car is well-worth paying this sum of money. Jay Leno was the buyer of the second car.
Written by Garrett Parker
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