Edo Competition upgrades the Koenigsegg CCR Evolution

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 2, 2011

Edo Competition’s tuners used their expertise on the Koenigsegg CCR Evolution, boosting the power and performance of the Swedish supercar. Priced at EUR40,000, this upgrade program enabled the supercar to have an output of 891 horsepower at 6,835 rpm and 900 Nm of torque at 6,275 rpm.

In particular, Edo Competition optimized the engine by installing two Rotrex superchargers and remapping the control unit. Edo gave the car a better set of brakes while also fine-tuning the car's directional stability beyond 300 km/h (186 mph).

To improve acceleration and drivability, the top speed was slightly reduced from 390 km/h (242 mph). Aesthetic modifications include auxiliary front lights, and its wheels were given one coat of charcoal paint. The interior of the Koenigsegg CCR Evolution also received modifications.

Alcantara can be seen all over the cabin and the center console had been redesigned to fit a new infotainment system with a reversing camera and a custom-made pouch for the immobilizer remote. The display was also integrated into the dashboard. The TPM system gives the driver information on tire pressures and temperatures.

The Koenigsegg CCR is a creation of Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, with design and production done at its base in Angelholm, Sweden. First unveiled at the 2004 Geneva Auto Show, the Koenigsegg CCR used to hold, albeit for a short time, the world speed records for a production car.

Although the Koenigsegg CCR is derived from the Koenigsegg CC8S, it is more powerful and more dynamic in terms of performance. This is partly thanks to a high-performance engine made more potent by a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger and a new titanium exhaust system. This engine develops 806 hp (601 kW) in max output at 6,900 rpm and 920 Nm (678 ft.lb) of peak torque available at 5,700 rpm.

According to Koenigsegg, the CCR has a theoretical top speed of over 385 km/h (240 mph), which should make it the fastest road car in the world. Later versions of the supercar, like the Koenigsegg CCX, are powered by the same engine that uses a different supercharger. This version employs twin Rotrex centrifugal type superchargers that allow the engine to provide the same max output but lower peak torque point (from 5,700 to 5,400 rpm).

When viewed, the CCR may appear similar to the CC8S, save for the headlight arrangement, side air-intake design, larger brakes, the rear end and front splitters. Similarities include large scissor doors that open by rotating up and forward. Both Koenigsegg creations are mid-engine two-seat coupe. Koenigsegg adorned the CCR with a ghost emblem, which is the symbol of the Swedish Fighter Jet Squadron No. 1, (Johan röd) used to occupy the carmaker’s current facility. Koenigsegg revealed during a History Channel special on the CCR that it will have a base price of around US$590,000.

Press Release

Koenigsegg CCR Evolution by edo competition

When it comes to high quality modifications for supercars, edo competition Motorsport GmbH is one of the most established names in the business. Regardless of make and model, the edo team is always looking for ways to refine and optimize. That's also why the owner of a Koenigsegg came to us. Not entirely happy with the power of his Swedish exotic and looking to improve the drivability as well as the appearance, he tasked edo competition with the job of making it happen.

Since the V8 engine is being force-fed by twin superchargers, the main focus was on the setup of the two Rotrex units. With assistance from the manufacturer the drive ratio was modified and the ECU was remapped to accommodate the hardware changes. The aim was to increase the power output while maintaining a broad torque curve over the whole rev range. With the new drive ratio the engine hits its torque peak earlier and puts out up to 891 horsepower, depending on the level of tune. In order to ensure long term reliability of the superchargers, the engine redline was lowered to 7,200 rpm.

The transmission with its notchy gear changes received an overhaul as well. The six speed gearbox was disassembled in its entirety and the plastic bushings were replaced with Uniball units. The final result: full boost pressure from just 3,700 rpm all the way up to 6,000 rpm, reassuringly durable brakes, finely tuned directional stability beyond 300 km/h (186 mph) and a top speed that was reduced slightly from 390 km/h (242 mph) for phenomenal and significantly improved acceleration and drivability.

Additional changes were made to the design of the vehicle's interior and exterior. The wheels for example underwent a beauty treatment and received a coat of charcoal paint. The updated front with auxiliary lights now resembles the later CCR models, and the Alcantara material that was used throughout the Koenigsegg's cabin provides a more luxurious feel. The redesigned center console now accommodates a new infotainment system including a reversing camera as well as a custom-made pouch for the immobilizer remote. For safety reasons a TPM system now informs the driver about tire pressures and temperatures. The display was integrated into the dashboard.

The bottom line: edo competition has succeeded in upgrading this extremely rare exotic with fine details without watering down its distinctly unique character. However, the most impressive aspect is still the intense and violent acceleration, which is virtually unparalleled, even in the realm of supercars.

All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.

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