We’re all familiar with the automotive “unicorn.” That car that no one ever sees, that most of us will never see in person in our lifetime, but any gearhead who’s an actual gearhead knows exactly what they are. Enter Koenigsegg. A tiny (fewer than 100 bodies as of 2015), Swedish company based in an old military air base and founded in 1994, that specializes in birthing such vehicles. To these guys, a “large” production run is the projected eighty-unit Regera line, which is nearly triple their twenty-nine-car sprint, labeled CCX, from 2006-10. Smashing world records with a giant smile on his face, founder Christian von Koenigsegg has every petrolhead’s very literal dream job. To put those numbers into context; Think of how many Bugatti Veyrons you’ve seen in the wild in your lifetime, and remember 850 of them left the Molsheim factory.
But if you’re the type of person that finds themselves shopping in this price bracket (+$2m USD), do you really feel special enough if there are still more than two dozen other examples roaming this little blue ball we call home? CvK didn’t think so, and so he set out to create not just special editions of an already special edition car… he unequivocally started producing unicorns.
A DIAMOND ON WHEELS
One such unicorn born from this pursuit of perfection; The CCXR Trevita. You wouldn’t think these Swedes would ever throw in the towel, considering everything we just discussed, but this car was SO unique and SO challenging that - two-thirds of the way through the planned three-car run - they had to do just that. Thanks to creation of a new form of carbon fiber treatment derived by the Koenigsegg skunkworks, the cars appeared as a literal white carbon weave, which has never been done in the history of ever. The following is a direct excerpt from Koenigseggs own website about the project.
“Trevita” is a Swedish abbreviation that translates into “three whites”. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is renowned around the globe for its uniqueness and perfection.
Prior to the Trevita, car manufacturers only had access to traditional black carbon fibres. Koenigsegg developed a unique coated fiber solution for the Trevita program that transformed the fibers from black to a sparkling, silvery white. When sunlight hits the Trevita, it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork.
The Trevita features a unique double carbon rear wing, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, airbags, paddle-shift, chrono instrument cluster, infotainment system, tire monitoring system and a hydraulic lifting system.
The Trevita was originally intended to be a limited edition of three examples. The white carbon fibre used for the Trevita made the car extremely difficult and time consuming to manufacture, however, and a decision was taken to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number of Trevita made to just two.
As a result of all this, you might eloquently think, “Damn, I guess our chances of seeing those cars again - let alone together - are slimmer than the Buffalo Bills’ Superbowl prospects. We'll probably have to get museum tickets for both.”
You would be correct about one of these two things…
Both. Yes, BOTH Koenigsegg Trevita are currently on the open market, albeit on opposing sides of the planet. Vin -89 currently resides in Costa Mesa, California under the care of iLusso, and is the Trevita that recently popped up on most of our radar after being sold at Mecum Auctions on consignment from Floyd Mayweather’s personal collection. It was reported to throw down a price tag of around $4.8m USD when new, but unfortunately these cars are not yet immune to depreciation, as it’s tough to gauge a vehicle's fair market value if your particular vehicle IS the market. As a result, -89 was sold on what we think is massive clearance at $2.3m USD. As of this writing, there is no published asking price from iLusso on the only US-spec Trevita in existence, boasting a mere 1.979mi (3.185km) on the clock.
Unicorn Twin Number Two (or VIN -71), is listed with Swiss dealer Prestige Motor Group A SA of Nyon (in the outskirts of Geneva). Also for an unlisted price, and with an even less road time - 1.500km (932mi). We don’t know too much of this car’s history or lineage of ownership, but we see this as a very literal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the only two cars of their kind (cue Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world.
The following images are provided by Prestige Motor Groups A SA and iLusso, respectively. Below both galleries are specification details of the Trevita, sourced directly from Koenigsegg.
- Acceleration; 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 sec. | 0-200 km/h 8.75 sec. | 0-200-0 km/h 13.55 sec.
- Top Speed; 410+ km/h (254+ mph)
- Braking distance; 32m (100-0 km/h)
- Lateral G-force; 1.5 G
- Fuel consumption; Highway travel: 18 l/100 km (E85 fuel) | Combined: 22 l/100km (E85)
- Weight-to-power ratio; 1.26 kg/hp
- Weight distribution; 45% front, 55% rear
- Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
- Monocoque torsional rigidity; 58,000 nm/degree
- Weight including tanks; 72 kg.
- Front and rear suspension; Double wishbones, two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated.
- Electronically adjustable ride height.
- Front; Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members.
- Rear; Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.
- Fully machined aircraft aluminium uprights, with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
- GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
- Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.
- Cd. 0,36 Frontal area; 1.867 m2
- Total Downforce at 250 km/h; 350 kg
- Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.
- Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid.
- Body made from Koenigsegg proprietary shimmering diamond pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar weave and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.
- Koenigsegg aluminium V8, 4,8 L, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
- Displacement; 4800 cc
- Compression; 9.2:1
- Sequential, multipoint fuel injection Twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.6 bar boost pressure
- Dry sump lubrication with oil spray piston cooling
- Power output; 1018 Bhp at 7000 rpm
- Maximum torque; 1080 Nm (796 ft/lb) at 5600 rpm
- Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts
- Patented response charge system for optimal engine response
- Tig-welded inconell exhaust system manifold with merge collector
- Emission levels; Euro IV and Carb
- Weight; 178 kg
- Specially developed transversal paddle-shift gearbox
- Torque sensitive limited slip differential.
- Front brakes; Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
~ 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers. Power-assisted.
- Rear brakes; Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 362 mm, 32 mm wide.
~ 6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers. Power-assisted.
- F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.
- Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.
- Rack and pinion power-assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
- Turning circle; 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.
- Koenigsegg forged alloy wheels with centre locking
- Front; 19” x 9.5”
- Rear; 20” x 12.5”
- Michelin Pilot Sport 2
- Unidirectional with asymmetric tread pattern
- Front; 255/35 – 19” (Y)
- Rear; 335/30 – 20” (Y)
- Total length; 4293 mm (169”)
- Total width; 1996 mm (78.6”)
- Total height; 1114 mm (44”)
- Ground clearance; 100 mm (3.9”)
- Fuel capacity; 70 litres (18.5 US gallons)
- Luggage compartment; 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
- Dry weight; 1280 kg (2821 lbs)
- Visible shimmering diamond weave carbon body, paddle-shift, inconel exhaust system, rear parking sensor, dual airbags, double carbon wing, winglets, large front splitter, detachable stowable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, satnav, MP3 Player, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key, leather carpets, roof stowage bag, car cover, forged aluminium wheels and chrono instrument cluster.
- 5 Years.