Last Call: The Koenigsegg CCR is randomly one of my favorite super cars

If you were to ask someone what their favorite supercar is you would get a lot of different answers. However, I don’t think many people would stop to consider the Koenigsegg CCR but here is why you should. For starters, just look at it. It’s so rad with the early 2000’s styling inside and out. It reminds of the Saleen S7 and Carerra GT but is unique from both with its teardrop-shaped cockpit. On top of this, it’s a little older so it has a 6-speed manual with a TWIN-SUPERCHARGED V8 cranking out just over 800 hp.

There have been a few variations of the Koenigsegg CC cars like the CC8, CCX, and infamous CCXR Trevita each amazing in its own way. But for me, the CCR just has it all without being completely overrun by computers like modern cars. Pure driver experience just as it should be.

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11 responses to “Last Call: The Koenigsegg CCR is randomly one of my favorite super cars”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    CCR rocks!

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Ah, CCR, the pride of El Cerrito, California; which is nowhere near The Bayou (although it’s sorta close to a Delta, but not even.)

      1. neight428 Avatar

        Lodi is closer, not that you’d want to get stuck there.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    Not sure I even have a favourite super car, as I have driven precisely none of them. Maybe the Noble M600 which is reknown for two things: Being a fully analog handful of dangerous while powered by a peak oil crisis Yamaha V8 designed for a SUV. A bizarre little machine.

    Anyway, I wonder if I could tap the hivemind once again. Tuesday, I had the day off and enjoyed myself massively finding another high mountain hydropower road, see pictures. Wednesday, I took The Limo to the office and after that, it wouldn’t start. No remote functionality, honked at me after unlocking it, engine wouldn’t turn. So I figured it’s the key and the immobilizer not talking to each other, got a new battery for the former and…nothing. Had to run to the bus then. Yesterday, same key, same battery, car started as normal with full remote functionality. No clue what happened, maybe the key caught some moisture? In any case, I have only one key. Tried to copy it earlier, but the immobilizer signature cannot be copied, as the shops I went to couldn’t access it – rare car issues. Now, how do I deactivate the immobilizer? I know it’s usually difficult due to the possibility of car theft, but…who would steal this? I am worried to get stranded in the middle of nowhere, which is the core description of where I want to drive this thing as often as possible.

    1. neight428 Avatar

      The dreaded electrical “couldn’t replicate issue, operating normally”. It’s the automotive equivalent of diagnosing yourself with cancer after a Google search of some minor malady.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Exactly. I end up watching videos about ECU reprogramming to remove the immobilizer, as if I was some Gyro Gearlose. Which I’m not.

        Btw, looking forward to your noise reduction posts, might be of interest on our i20 once we get this home.

        1. neight428 Avatar

          I downloaded a free decibel meter app on my phone, baseline is ~72 db’s at 75 mph on the highway. I’m starting with the doors and will look into the floors thereafter. I might get into it tomorrow.

  3. neight428 Avatar

    Of a piece with the Random Car Show post, I saw this one at a C&C type show a couple of years ago. I was just trying to get a picture of the car, but it tells more of a story than that. Here, you have approximately six khaki short wearing geeks (including myself) admiring the spectacle, grandpa sending his son a picture of it whist taking Thurston III out for a walk, loud shirt white Oakley guy, really enjoying the attention his good fortune has accrued and a guy I imagine to be the Aston owner congratulating him on the same. It’s just pitch perfect.

  4. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    i love early Koenigseggs. high tech but still with hints of weird-car quirk. i think what they’re making now is great too, lot of heart in them for sure, but these originals have such startup vibes, and there’s something charming in that.

  5. salguod Avatar

    A superbly engineered, finely crafted, cleanly styled super car in a fantastic color. Perfect.

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