Koenigsegg calls the new CC850 "the world's most powerful and fastest manual production car." But everything is not so simple.

The modern Koenigsegg CC850 targa with a removable roof is a reference to the CC8S, Koenigsegg's first production car, which debuted in 2002. And the novelty is also presented for the 50th anniversary of the founder of the company, Christian von Koenigsegg. Therefore, the CC850 will be released in quantities of 50 pieces.

The CC850 received a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. On gasoline, this power unit develops 1135 hp, and on E85 fuel (85% bioethanol) - 1385 hp. The maximum torque is 1385 Nm and is available at 4800 rpm. By the way, the CC850 weighs 1385kg, so the power to weight ratio is 1 to 1.

One of the features of the Koenigsegg CC850 is a nine-speed automatic transmission (Light Speed ​​Transmission, abbreviated as LST) with manual mode. The car even has a clutch pedal and a classic shifter, although these controls don't really have a mechanical connection to the transmission and just send a signal over the wire to a separate control unit that does all the work. 

In the "manual" shift mode, the ratios change, so the driver has only six gears available plus reverse. The creators have thought of the mechanical mode so much that if you sharply release the clutch pedal, the car stalls. When these games of "mechanics" get bored, you can move the lever to the extreme right and down position, thereby activating the normal automatic mode.  

Koenigsegg has not yet revealed the dynamic characteristics of the CC850. It will probably not be as fast as the Koenigsegg Jesko with a similar but more powerful powerplant. But at the same time, it will beat the original CC8S in a straight line, which accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.

Source: Koenigsegg

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving