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Koenigsegg Founder Races Veyron Against His Own CCXR

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No, you didn’t misread that headline – Christian von Koenigsegg took a turn behind the wheel of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 to test it against one of his own creations.

A Koenigsegg CCXR was put to the test in a rolling start race, and a Sept. 16 YouTube video from Trust gives us a look at the race from a few different angles. The two tear down an airstrip, and you can see the power of the Veyron’s g-forces snap von Koenigsegg back in the driver’s seat.

There aren’t many supercar creators who spend time driving one of their competitors’ cars, and even fewer who will drive that car against their own. When you take into account how few supercar creators there are in general, that just makes this all the more impressive.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Engine: 8.0-liter quad turbocharged W16

Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch

Horsepower: 1,001

Torque: 922 lb-ft

Dry Weight: 4,162 lbs

0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds

Top Speed: 254 mph


Koenigsegg CCXR

Engine: Twin-supercharged 4.7-liter V8

Transmission: 6-speed transversal

Horsepower: 1,018 bhp

Torque: 740 lb-ft

Dry Weight: 2,821 lbs

0-62 mph: 3.1 seconds

Top Speed: 250+ mph

(Source: YouTube, Bugatti, Koenigsegg)

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