Koenigsegg Adds Sparkle to Its CCXR With Diamond-Look Trevita

By Editors on September 15, 2009 5:51 PM

Would-be Saab saver and well-established supercar maker, Koenigsegg, has added a new twist to its exotic CCXR with the even more dazzling variation, the Trevita. Its name comes from a Swedish contraction for "three whites," and refers to the Trevita's unique appearance which results from having bodywork made out of a new proprietary carbon-fiber formulation that Koenigsegg has dubbed Diamond Weave. Developed at the firm's headquarters in Angelholm, Sweden, the Diamond Weave process actually coats the raw carbon fibers with a sparkling diamond-like veneer early on in the manufacturing procedure. As a result, their finished appearance stands in sharp contrast to the well-known basic black look of all other forms of this superlight composite material, including that used in the exterior panels of the standard CCXR.

Mechanically, the Trevita shares the same mid-ship powertrain as the baseline CCXR: a 4.7-liter, twin-supercharged V8 that makes 806 horsepower on gasoline (or 1,018 ponies on E85) backed by a custom six-speed sequential transmission. Beyond its unique Diamond Weave exterior treatment, the Trevita boasts a dual-element rear wing, competition-style carbon-ceramic brakes, a custom navigation and audio package plus an on-board hydraulic lift system to help it fend off the threat of steeply angled driveway aprons and speed bumps. Koenigsegg has confirmed it will build only three examples of the Trevita, but has yet to announce a price. However, given that a "standard" CCXR commands about $1.2 million, it's safe to anticipate that the Trevita will run much closer to the $1.5 million mark.

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