The CC8S premièred in 2000. The first production car ever made by Koenigsegg caused a sensation. It was the result of eight years of development work that started with Christian von Koenigsegg’s dream of building his own supercar.
The minimalistic, clean and efficient design is what sets the CC8S apart from its peers. In its aesthetics, philosophy and functionality, the CC8S set a benchmark for all future Koenigsegg cars. And with a top speed of 390 km/h, the car delivers incredible performance. But the CC8S also became famous for its unique carbon roof (which can be detached and stowed in the front of the vehicle) as well as its innovative dihedral actuation doors, a special type of butterfly door.
Numerous awards underline the CC8S’s cult status, including the ‘Red Dot’ award for excellent design, and the Guinness Book of Records lists it as the world’s most powerful production car. What’s more, Jeremy Clarkson named the CC8S his favourite supercar of 2004, which almost amounts to a knighthood.