Now this is a car, the monstrous Koenigsegg CCXR with a sequential gearbox! It's one of only two in existence, for sale at Esser Automotive in Germany, but what could be better than taking it for a drive in convoy with the Koenigsegg Agera X too?! Hard to believe it's already 15 years old, but tough to beat for sheer awesome drama!
The Koenigsegg CCXR was the 'final' variant of the CC models, with a 4.8l twin supercharged V8 pushing out over 1,000hp and with a top speed of 250mph or 400km/h. However, this particular car, number #38, stands out as it is one of only 3 Koenigseggs ever made (2 remaining) with a sequential gearbox. Running up through the gears like a racecar with pushes forward or pulls back, it's an absolute workout to drive but an immensely rewarding experience as a result.
Having recently attended Esser Automotive's launch event for the new Jesko Absolut and Gemera, this time we're back at the showroom where it's absolute hypercar heaven! The amazing dislpay is lined with multiple Koenigseggs and plenty more including my McLaren Senna too. After a quick look around, we have to shuffle some cars about to pull out the two for the drive, plus a Polaris buggy too.
Having recently driven numerous Koenigsegg cars including the Agera RS, Regera, and plenty of the older cars, this particular CCXR is something a bit different thanks to the gearbox. It's incredible to think it's already 15 years old and becoming a classic, but yet Koenigsegg were such pioneers to have already made something that could do what this can.
A huge thanks to Esser Automotive for an incredible and memorable day!
Thanks for watching, Tim