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by Michael Hines
The Swedish supercar company makes some of the fastest and prettiest supercars around.
There once was a time when Koenigsegg could claim the record for the world's fastest production car. The Bugatti Veyron has long since taken that title away from Christian von Koenigsegg's company, but that doesn't make Koenigsegg's creations any less awesome. The vehicles featured here are some of the fastest and most gorgeous production cars on the planet, proving that Koenigsegg is indeed here to stay. If you're into flex fuel cars with over 1,000hp, then you'll want to continue reading below.
Tuning house Edo Competition gave the CCR a powerful makeover. An ECU remap and modified drive ration increased the CCR's total horsepower to 879 (up from 795) and made it so that it hits its peak torque quicker. Edo Competition also added a complete infotainment system and Alcantara upholstery. All of these additions are great, but for some strange reason the CCR's top speed was dropped from 245mph to 242.
Koenigsegg replaced the CCX with the Agera, an even more powerful and prettier supercar. The Agera sports a twin-turbocharged V8 that kicks out 940hp and drives the supercar to 248mph. Koenigsegg made gratuitous use of aluminum and other lightweight materials to give the Agera a curb weight of just 3,160 pounds.
The Agera R is a slightly more awesome and eco-friendlier version of the Agera. The R manages the same engine and power output as the Agera, but when filled with E85, its horsepower jumps from 940 to 1,115. The Agera R can do 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and comes with a set of custom Michelin Supersport tires. Other goodies that come with the R include: heated seats, custom luggage and a ski box roof.
What you see here is the Agera R BLT, the first supercar to come out of Koenigsegg's bespoke program. The power details of the project have been kept largely under wraps, but what we do know about the BLT R is that it's inedible, was built for a Chinese customer and features a beautiful blue-tinted clear carbon finish. Here's hoping that Koenigsegg's bespoke program takes off. The world needs more one-off supercars to drool over.
Joel W. Olsen of Norway is the man responsible for this beastly Ford Granada. Olsen took the guts of a CCX and shoved them inside the sedan to create a 1,700hp monster. The crazy Norweigan calls his creation the "Norwegian Zzz...Zzz Granada" and says that it drives like a Corolla.