Koenigsegg isn’t usually related with motorsports, however it did construct one race automotive, and it’s slated to be auctioned off by Bonhams on the 2023 Goodwood Pageant of Pace on July 14.
First noticed by Robb Report, the 2007 Koenigsegg CCGT GT1 Competitors Coupe was primarily based on the CCX supercar and designed for the GT1 class of sports-car racing, which on the time featured automobiles such because the Aston Martin DB9 and Chevrolet Corvette C6.
We by no means acquired the possibility to see how the CCGT GT1 in comparison with its extra established rivals, nevertheless. Earlier than the Koenigsegg race automotive may flip a wheel in competitors, the GT1 guidelines have been modified.
The automotive up for public sale is the one proof-of-concept model constructed by Koenigsegg, in line with Robb Report. Consistent with GT1 guidelines, the bodywork doesn’t deviate too removed from the CCX highway automotive, the principle exception being a big rear wing.
A 5.0-liter V-8 produces 600 hp, which is definitely lower than the highway automotive on account of racing guidelines. Different highlights embody a double-wishbone suspension, gas-hydraulic shocks, and carbon-ceramic brakes with 6-piston monobloc calipers. The 16-year-old automotive has additionally been licensed by Masters Historic Racing for the Endurance Legends Collection, so it could actually lastly be used as meant.
After Koenigsegg canceled the racing program, the CCGT GT1 went to shareholder Bård Eker, in line with the public sale itemizing. The itemizing additionally states that Eker maintained the automotive, stored it in a temperature-controlled darkish, dry storage space, and introduced it out for twice-yearly train runs. Bonhams expects the race automotive to promote for between $3.8 million and $5 million when it crosses the public sale block.