Koenigsegg declared yesterday that just five days after introducing the CC850, the entire run of 50 initial models has been sold out. The Swedish automaker has, therefore, decided to expand vehicle production.
“The response to the CC850 is overwhelming,” said Christian von Koenigsegg, company founder and CEO. “Producing an additional 20 on top of the planned 50 CC850s is still not even close to demand, but it gives us the chance to consider the brand loyalists to a larger degree, while also welcoming a small portion of new owners.”
In advance of announcing the decision, Koenigsegg consulted several long-term clients who had signed up earlier for the CC850 to solicit their thoughts on increasing production to 70. The response was positive, Koenigsegg says.
“Clearly, we struck a chord with the connoisseurs and the fans by blending our roots with novel thinking and a timeless design that stands apart from the rest,” said von Koenigsegg. “We are humbled and grateful for the response and will do our utmost to exceed expectations.”
To celebrate Koenigsegg’s 20th year of production, an additional number of examples were offered. The initial number, meanwhile, had been selected to celebrate Christian von Koenigsegg’s 50th birthday.
Koenigsegg’s CC850 is based on the brand’s first vehicle, the CC8S, which itself is based on the brand’s Jesko. It features a one-of-a-kind manual transmission that’s attached to an engine producing 1,385 hp (1,032 kW/1,404 PS) and 1,021 lb-ft (1,385 Nm) of torque. Weighing in at just 3,053 lbs (1,385 kg), it should be a monster to drive.