#041

7041 - 2007 CCX / 2008 CCXR
Black / Black & White
Left Hand Drive / Left Hand Drive - U.S. Spec
Original VIN Unknown (See Trivia) / Current VIN  YT9XD33B28A007041
Hunter Frim Photography
General History
Car #041 first debuted as a 2007 CCX at the opening of Koenigsegg Abu Dhabi in October 2007.  Christian von Koenigsegg presented this car along with #039.  In November 2007 these same two cars were shown at the 2007 Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai.  After that it was displayed at the Abu Dhabi Koenigsegg dealer for some time, but was never sold and eventually made its way back to Koenigsegg headquarters. 

In 2008 this car was offered as the 2nd Grand Prize in the Cash and Cars Lottery in Canada, benefitting the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.  The car was shipped to Bentley of Calgary for promotional purposes during the year, but under the arrangement was returned to Koenigsegg Headquarters before November.  The winning ticket holder (drawn in late November) was Louie Edgi, a resident of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories.  Mr. Edgi had purchased his ticket while in Edmonton for cancer treatments.  As Norman Wells is a landlocked town with no road access to the rest of the country, and possesses only one 12-kilometer unpaved road, Mr. Edgi understandably opted instead for the cash value of the prize, $1M Canadian.  Thus the car remained unsold at Koenigsegg in Sweden.

Sometime in 2009, a specific request came from a U.S. collector for a Koenigsegg CCXR.  Koenigsegg only had type approval for the CCX series in the U.S. for Model Year 2008.  As this car was yet unsold, and had been constructed within the proper build period, it was decided to convert #041 into a U.S.-spec 2008 CCXR to fulfill the order.  The car did not actually arrive in the U.S. until February 2010, when it joined the Special Edition CCXR #072 in a private collection in Florida.  It was periodically seen out and about in Florida during its time in this collection.

This car did not change hands again until November 2012, and went into another private collection in Florida.  It was rarely spotted during this time.  Most recently #041 was sold at auction from this collection by RM Sotheby's in August 2015 at Monterey, California.  The sales price was $825,000 before fees.  Car #041 currently resides in Colorado.
Exterior
Full gloss black exterior with clear coated carbon front splitter and Top Gear wing.  Silver rear center section and model call out panels on the sides.  The model call-out lettering on the sides was done in a contrasting grey color to the silver of the side panel.  This color stayed the same from when it was a CCX to when it became a CCXR.  When this car was a CCX, it rode on the five-hole dial style wheels.  Upon changing to a CCXR, it wore the clear-coated silver nine-spoke wheels.  To comply with U.S. regulation, the rear sidemarker lights were changed from white to red.  There were no other changes to the exterior appearance of this car during its transformation.
At Koenigsegg Abu Dhabi debut; Koenigsegg AB
Above three U.S. Spec images: Matt Wetzel Photography
Interior
This upholstery in this car features black alcantara seats and dashboard covering, with contrasting white alcantara seat inserts.  The doors are additionally accented by white alcantara panels.  The center console section is covered in black leather.  These features did not change during the conversion from CCX to CCXR.

However, two details in the interior were changed upon the conversion to U.S.-spec CCXR.  To accommodate U.S. regulations, a passenger airbag was added during its transformation.   Additionally, the gauge cluster was changed from the original Stack gauge unit, to the proprietary Koenigsegg three-dial “chronograph” cluster.  Naturally as a U.S.-spec car the speedometer in this cluster reads in mph units.
While at Bentley of Calgary.  Note no passenger airbag.  http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread.php?threadid=230343
In U.S. spec.  Note passenger airbag has been added.
Above four U.S. spec images: Matt Wetzel Photography
Engine 
As originally configured this car had the standard DOHC 4.7 liter V8 CCX engine, rated at 806 horsepower on gasoline.  Upon conversion to a CCXR, the ability to run on biofuel was added.  When using E85 fuel, this engine is rated at 1018 horsepower.  In U.S.-spec this engine is fully U.S. EPA compliant with OBD-II capability.
In original spec, at 2007 Middle East International Show in Dubai: http://www.thewinklers.dk/photogallery/Dubai%20Motor%20Show/Dubai%20Motor%20Show.htm
In U.S. spec.  Matt Wetzel Photography
Trivia
This car, along with Special Edition #072, is featured in the after credit sequence of the movie Fast Five, with Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson.  The cars were taken to Atlanta in summer of 2010 for filming.

This car’s original VIN is unknown.  As it was first shipped to the Middle East, this car was likely assigned a “Left-Hand-Drive, rest-of-world” VIN.  In this instance, the VIN format would have been YT9XC81A (8th digit of A indicating only driver’s airbag).  A possible VIN for this car can thus be calculated to be YT9XC81A17A007041.  However, at the time of this car’s build, Koenigsegg was not properly calculating the 9th (check) digits of their VINs, so this guess is probably not correct.  As #041 has been permanently changed and sold with a new VIN, the original VIN will likely never be known.

This car’s current VIN format of YT9XD33B correctly identifies this car as a U.S. market, LHD, dual airbag equipped CCXR.  It should also be noted that the 9th (check) digit in this car’s current VIN is correctly calculated.  Because we know that Koenigsegg began correctly calculating these 9th (check) digits at chassis 067, we can place the time of #041’s conversion to be sometime after 067 was built.

For more information on Koenigsegg VIN structure, see Decoding Koenigsegg VINs.
Links
Unveiling at Koenigsegg Abu Dhabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8euENZN6U24
Pictures from 2007 Dubai Motor Show: https://www.flickr.com/photos/w6nqtr/2068727579/
Discussion of the Cash and Cars Lottery: http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread.php?threadid=230343
Data collected by J_C and Matt
Data page written by Matt
Written: 15 February 2015
Last updated: 27 October 2015