Rare Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR runs through Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay Leno just gets to have all of the automotive fun. Not only does he get to take a drive in the ludicrously powerful Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, but the tour of this open-roof, 1,018-horsepower supercar comes from none other than company founder Christian von Koenigsegg.
The Trevita name tells you everything special about this CCXR, at least for those that speak Swedish. For those that aren’t polyglots, the term translates to “three whites” in English, and references the car’s special white, carbon fiber body. Also, there’s only a trio of them being made.
Before the two of them fire up the engine to take the CCXR for a drive, von Koenigsegg gives Leno a detailed stem-to-stern walkthrough of his creation. Of course, that examination includes a good look at the heart of this beast – a twin supercharged, 4.8-liter V8 that runs on ethanol. It’s amazing to see the craftsmanship that goes into these very limited supercars, especially when the founder is the person showing off all the work.