Ultra-rare Koenigsegg wrecked in Mexico

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Words: Nile Bijoux   |   Photos Pepe A. Secas via Twitter
21 Mar 2019

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.

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.

 

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