2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 sold for £3,319,000

2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 sold for £3,319,000

Two decades ago, the Swedish manufacturer of supercars, Koenigsegg, unveiled its racing car, the 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1, which it intended to compete in GT1 racing. After several years of development, only one example was produced, which has now been sold at auction for £3,319,000.

2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 Competition Coupé is for sale

This unique supercar is powered by a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 engine with 600 hp (441 kW), paired with a sequential gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 371 km/h (230 mph).

With a length of 4,293 mm, a width of 1,996 mm and a height of 1,120 mm, it has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. It is built from carbon-fibre/Kevlar on a Monocoque chassis. It’s mounted on pristine slick Michelin tires, and the Masters Historic Racing organization has given the next owner the “green light” to race in the Masters Endurance Legends series if he so chooses.

The development team was led by engineer and developer Dag Bolenius, while the test driver was engineer Loris Bicocchi. The project looked great, but production never happened, and the reason is that two months after the start of test drives, the FIA and ACO changed the rules for the GT1 class. Instead of producing 20 production examples over a period of several years, it was necessary to produce 350 cars per year. This was apparently too much for Koenigsegg and the project could not survive.

Source: Bonhams