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It’s not often we get excited about a car getting new bumpers and side markers, but when it means that the new Koenigsegg CCX is ready for U.S. sale, excitement is an understatement. After all, this new model–the third Koenigsegg, following the CC8S and CCR–will go from a stop to sixty mph in just 3.2 seconds, and will make a quarter mile seem shorter that a McDonald’s drive-thru, running it in just 9.9 seconds at 146 mph. Yeah, wow.
CCX stands for Competition Coupe X, and the model is a commemorates the ten years that have passed since Koenigsegg’s first prototype test run. For the first time, is complies with U.S. crash and emissions regulations, with new bumpers and side lights, and a redesigned, California-approved V-8 pumping out 806 hp and 678 lb-ft of torque. Another unrelated but notable change is the engine cover, which is now made of glass. As with the CCR, the industry’s first carbon fiber wheels are optional, and when combined with carbon-ceramic brakes (using eight- and six-piston calipers front and rear, respectively) they allow the CCX to boast the lowest unsprung weight of any supercar built today. Welcome to America, Koenigsegg.