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Koenigsegg CCXR Biofuel Car Breaks 1000HP

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When most of us think biofuel, we think imperfect solution granolamunchingmobiles. But the Koenigsegg CCXR supercar just changed our minds. Featuring a lightweight, cast-aluminium V8 engine, this bad boy of biofuel can go 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds, cranking out 1018 HP at 7200 rpm and 780 lb/ft of torque at 6100 rpm. These drool-worthy specs are actually made possible by E85 biofuel's higher octane rating and (better) cooling properties. Now, just to land the 1.5 million euros to bring one home... [worldcarfans via jalopnik]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@Monty: It's all a matter of how you play with your toys. If you're a creature of practicality, there's no way you can justify buying a car that has such a high output since you'll never ever make it redline. But, there are people who do enjoy the power, and there are even some that do it in the relative safety of a closed track. Considering the price of the car, the owner can afford to do that once in a while. Without cars like these, where would all the automotive excitement go? Mini Coopers?

As for the Koenigsegg, perhaps Volkswagen AG can take a lesson from all this, as you don't need 16 cylinders and 10 radiators to make a car go fast. As for the design of it, it makes me love the McLaren F1 even more, though the unique door hinge design is friggin spectacular.