Sports car aficionados are more familiar with the Koenigsegg name than the layperson. The Swedish automobile manufacturer actually only makes high performance sports cars, one of which is the Koenigsegg CC8S. This mid-engined sports car is a multi award-winning vehicle. That’s something impressive to say about the company considering that the CC8S was Koenigsegg’s first ever street-legal production car. The production of the CC8S is a historic achievement not only for the company but also for the entire automobile industry as well. This car has set the standard for many other sports cars that followed it. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Koenigsegg CC8S.
Years of research
It took Koenigsegg at total of 8 years of research and development before they finally came out with the CC8S. Their patience paid off because by the time this vehicle was produced, they had built one of the best cars of the time while having the most limited resources.
This car has many fascinating features, but one of the most fascinating ones is the Targa top. This design is part of the semi-convertible factor; a part of the roof is actually removable and can be stored in the front of the car, which is where the trunk is. The Targa is a registered trademark of Porsche AG, which was the vehicle that first used this technology and terminology.