The Koenigsegg CC850 Walkaround Video Explains How That Custom MT Works

Right on Christian von Koenigsegg’s 50th birthday this year, the Swedish automaker has introduced the CC850. In case it’s unclear, the CC850 hypercar goes back to the original CC8S, Koenigsegg’s first production car, introduced in 2002.

But what’s really special about the Koenigsegg CC850 hypercar is its transmission or as the automaker calls it, the TWMAFMPC transmission, which stands for The World’s Most Powerful and Fastest Manual Production Car. It’s a six-speed manual transmission, complete with gated shifters and three pedals. Not only that, switch to driving mode (far right, bottom) and you’ll access a nine-speed automatic.

This sounds like a complicated system and as a birthday present, Koenigsegg tries to explain how it works through a video tutorial embedded at the top of this page. Basically, it’s an electronic affair, with only six gears accessible when in manual mode. However, the gear ratio is different when in manual mode, which also changes depending on the driving mode. In the video, Koenigsegg also gives a brief explanation of how the ratio changes for each mode.

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For the record, you need to activate the clutch pedal when using manual mode, as you would with a conventional manual. And yes, you will stop the vehicle at launch, just as you would in a conventional manual.

The CC850 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine sourced from Koenigsegg Jesko, though downgraded to only 1,385 horsepower (1,033 kilowatts) when running on E85 fuel, with a maximum torque of 1,022 pound-feet (1,385 Newton-meters). At 1,385 kilograms (3,053 pounds), the CC850 has a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. Koenigsegg joked that they had to fight for the number during the development stage.

Just like the CC8S, the CC850 will be rare with only 50 samples to be produced. Koenigsegg hasn’t revealed pricing and availability of the hypercar, but like all Koenigseggs, this vehicle is reserved for one percent.

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