2006 Koenigsegg CCX
It takes a special person to found a company at age twenty-two that produces a coupe that makes more than 800 horsepower, yet weighs a hair less than your average Honda Civic. Christian von Koenigsegg is that kind of person, and the CCX that bears his name is that kind of car. The CCX is the third generation Koenigsegg, and for the first time, it comes equipped with the company’s own 4.7- liter V8 that inhales through twin Rotrex superchargers and belches fire out thethrough massive exhaust pipes on the overrun. Tuning the engine to run on E85 ethanol blend unlocks even more power: more than 900 raging Swedish ponies. Mated to a carbon- fiber body that combines a sleek, clean Scandinavian design devoid of unsightly spoilers, the CCX has a better power-to-weight ratio than the mighty Bugatti Veyron and is nearly as fast.