Christian von Koenigsegg founded his Swedish supercar company, Koenigsegg Automotive Ltd., in 1994. Its mission is to build exclusive two-seat, mid-engine super sports cars based on state-of-the-art Formula One racing technology for a few select customers. Bodies and chassis are made of lightweight carbon fiber composite reinforced with Kevlar and aluminum honeycomb. These cars offer a combination of race car performance and superior comfort for long-distance touring. After three years of development and testing, Koenigsegg showed its first production prototype at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, and delivered its first production car, the 655 horsepower V8-powered CC8S, in 2002. This luxurious, 240-mph supercar features a custom leather interior and fitted luggage set, along with a host of high-tech features seldom seen outside of advanced race cars. Koenigsegg introduced the 806 horsepower CCR in 2004, followed in 2006 by the CCX, which delivers the same performance using 91-octane fuel and meets even more stringent emissions requirements. In 2007, the company introduced the CCXR, an 'environmentally friendly' version of the CCX. Koenigsegg creates each car in its very limited production specifically for each customer. These formidable vehicles can be set up to perform on any track or set of road conditions, but they are well-mannered on the street and offer a level of luxury no race-car driver ever enjoyed.

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