We hate talking about this kind of stuff here at Moto Networks but when it involves the devastating loss of a rare edition of the 2009 Koenigsegg CCX we felt it necessary. It was reported that the two men in the car were taken to local hospitals and as of this writing the details of their condition is unknown, but they’re alive.
That actually says something about the build quality of the Koenigsegg considering the condition of the car in the photos. The passenger compartment, which is a monocoque made completely of carbon fiber, was reported to of stayed intact which surely played major part in keeping the occupants alive.
As far as what happened, or what caused the wreck, you’ve probably already guessed. The driver pushed the car beyond his driving capabilities and he hit a curb flipping the car into a barrel roll where it ended up in shambles. The two men apparently had taken the car down into Mexico where its known that penalties for street racing are far less severe than in the United States. To make matters worse this particular car is currently listed for sale at Crave Luxury Auto in the Woodlands, Texas for $1.25 million. Now we are uncertain if the car had been recently purchased or if it was technically still under the dealer.
However its also been reported that the car was uninsured at the time of the crash which would mean that it’s going to be a seriously expensive mistake. That’s not not even counting the money for hospital bills, and of course the whole almost dying thing.
Its very unlikely that any sort of restoration of the car will be possible considering its literally in pieces strewn all over the Mexican highway. But where it is one of the 30 CCX’s made from 2006-2010, and knowing how Christian Von Koenigsegg is some what of a magician when it comes to his cars if he were to get involved it might be possible. The CCX is listed on the Koenigsegg website to have a 4.7L twin supercharged V8 producing 806hp, but I’ve seen other publications list as high as 1,000hp. Either way the car was stupid fast, the claimed top speed is 245+mph. We wish the best to occupants of the car and of course the car itself.