Road Tests Real world tests of Carrera GT vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

Top speed

Carrera GT
205 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

Carrera GT
1:19.80
Koenigsegg CCX
1:17.60

1/4 mile

Carrera GT
11.4 s

Nurburgring time

Carrera GT
7:28.0
Koenigsegg CCX
7:33.60

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Carrera GT

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Carrera GT

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Bigger engine 5,733 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Koenigsegg CCX

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Much sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 0.99 g More than 40% sticky cornering g
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 205 mph 37 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $695k vs $440k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 11.4 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 612 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:17.60 vs 1:19.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Slightly lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,042 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Carrera GT  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand Porsche Koenigsegg
Price 440,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2007 2006
City mileage 8 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 18 MPG

design

Platform Porsche Carrera Series Koenigsegg CC Series
Body style 2-door roadster Fastback coupe
Top type Hard removable Hard removable

transmission

Transmission make Porsche 6-speed manual Clima 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.2:1
2: 1.87:1
3: 1.36:1
4: 1.07:1
5: 0.9:1
6: 0.75:1
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 3.3:1 3.36:1
Paddle shifters N/A Optional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 265/35 19 255/35 19
Wheel material Alloy Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 335/30 20 335/30 20
Wheel material Alloy Magnesium alloy

road tests

Carrera GT  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 205 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 7.1 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 9.9 s 9.3 s
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:17.60
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0 7:33.60
Drag coefficient 0.4 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.97 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 8,000 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 3042%/-2942% 45%/55%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 feet 36.1 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Porsche 5.7 V10 Koenigsegg V8
Displacement 5,733 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Cast Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,042 lb 2,822 lb
Width 75.6 in 78.6 in
Height 45.7 in 44.1 in
Length 181.5 in 169 in
Ground clearance 3.4 in 3.9 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 104.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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