Ultra-rare Koenigsegg wrecked in Mexico
There was a car crash in Mexico City over the weekend. Normally not exactly newsworthy except that this one involved a multimillion-dollar Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition, just one of two ever built.
Pictures uploaded to social media show the baby blue supercar in a poor way, with heavy front-end damage and massive holes in the carbon fibre bodywork. The car was eventually moved off on a flatbed truck while the owner was reportedly uninjured.
Mucho Koenigsegg CCXR Special One de 30 MDP, acelerando de 0 a 100kph en 3.1 segundos, pero utilizas las calles de la ciudad como circuito de carreras. ¡Páguense un día en el autódromo!— Pepe A. Secas (@joseSps) March 18, 2019
La ciudad reclamó lo que no les pertenece: sus calles. Justicia divina pic.twitter.com/5GWJ1YPFx7
The cause of the accident is unknown but if it was a single-car crash, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear if unsuitable conditions, old tyres and good doses of speed and driver cockiness were involved. After all, the one-of-two car has a twin-supercharged 4.8-litre V8 pushing over a thousand horsepower to the rear wheels.
The CCXR was built for the Al-Thani royal family of Qatar in 2009, who onsold it in 2011. It floated around a few high-end Middle Eastern car dealerships with a sticker price of around $US1 million before its current owner bought the car in August 2018 and shipped it to Mexico.