Hard Boiled: AUTOArt Koenigsegg CCX

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments by

With twin superchargers, 800-plus horsepower, undeniable style, and the kind of exclusivity that only cars in its price class can carry, the mid-engine CCX from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg (say KER-nig-zegg) can roughhouse with any of the top supercars on the road today. AUTOart’s slick black model of the car is finished off to perfection and brings all the flair of this real-life dream machine out in scale. The opening panels work flawlessly and align perfectly; pull off the Targa top to reveal a well replicated, carbon fiber-accented interior, a well detailed dashboard and center console, and a laundry list of photo-etched parts. The twin-scroll 4.7 V8 and its environs are exquisite too, and the landscape includes a real aluminum suspension with yellow springs, a carbon fiber intake (which aligns perfectly to the carbon fiber bonnet scoop it sits beneath), and detailed plumbing throughout.  More of the ersatz (but believable) carbon appears on each of the one lug wheels, and the model comes with a COA – as well as a semi-hefty price tag. Fear not. As a member of AUTOart’s “Signature” line, this swoopy super is worth every penny – even if you can’t pronounce the name.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover.My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too.Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.
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