Viktor von Koenigsegg has marked his birthday and his company’s 20th anniversary with the unveiling of the brand new hypercar Koenigsegg CC850. The new hypercar draws inspiration from the first car the Swedish automaker ever made, the Koenigsegg CC8S. We can say that the CC850 is a modernized version of the CC8S carrying forward the legacy and DNA of the company’s first car. In addition, the hypercar is also reminiscent of its other predecessors such as the Gemera, Regera and Jesco.
The numbers around the Koenigsegg CC850 align with the car as a whole, even more so as only 50 of these hypercars will be built with the ownership of the first prototype in the hands of boss Viktor von Koenigsegg.
The Koenigsegg CC850 is built on a carbon fiber monocoque, so its base is shared with Jesco. In addition, it gets double wishbones front and back shockers with adjustable dampers all around, complemented by Koenigsegg’s Triplex dampers.
Talking about the similarity with the Jesko, the CC850 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. The engine produces 1,185 hp on the regular fuel and a jaw-dropping 1,385 hp on the E85 fuel, while it has a peak torque of 1,385 Nm.
To harness this power, Koenigsegg has employed its ‘Engage Shift System’, which is a mix of manual and automatic gearboxes. It functions as a 6-speed, gated manual gearbox and is essentially the same 9-speed automatic “light speed transmission” as seen in other Koenigsegg hypercars.
The performance data of the Koenigsegg CC850 is yet to be released. However, the hypercar has a weight of 1,385 kg due to its carbon fiber chassis and Kevlar parts, which, when compared with the power output data, may justify the term ‘hypercar’ for it. In addition, the smooth lines around the car’s body give it the necessary aerodynamics to tackle high speeds.