Results 1 to 20 of 20

  1. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
    Posts: 1,588

    #1

    Default CCXR crashed during Top Gear photoshoot.

    Pretty bad man

    The story went like this. There was only one CCXR in existence, the first-ever biofuel-powered Koenigsegg. Now the possession of a valued customer, the worth of this car was said to be greater even than its 606,000 price tag suggested.
    The understanding was that once the Stig and I had spent enough time at the wheel to secure our cover feature, one of Koenigsegg's senior engineers would take over the responsibility of driving the car between photographic locations for us. We'd all be safer that way.
    And so it was that I found myself a passenger in the biggest crash I've ever experienced.
    Between the blur of the approach, the hit, the spins, the ditches, the field, the adrenaline, the shouts, the blue lights and the picking out of pieces of grit and dirt from my eyes, ears and scalp, some details I can remember.

    1. We were travelling faster than I was comfortable with at that moment, on that road. 120mph is a conservative estimate of our speed at the point of first impact.


    2. The engineer who was driving may well have forgotten that he had unbolted the rear venturi only moments before, to assist with the process of fitting camera equipment to the underside of the car at a location we were expecting to arrive at only a little further up the road. I really can't say. What I can say is that the venturi would have been good for 100kg of rear downforce at the speed we were travelling at.


    3. After accelerating hard up a long straight, the driver turned into a potentially open but partially blind right hander.


    4. The largest traffic cone known to man had been left on the inside of the corner; a six-foot high lump of orange plastic with a solid, square-edged, extremely heavy base. We hit it.


    5. There was a loud crunch from beneath the right-hand front corner of the car. One of the exotic, lightweight wheels with magnesium spokes bolted to a carbon-fibre rim had completely shattered, almost certainly at this point.


    6. The car span once, and suddenly. I still had time to ponder.


    7. Our trajectory took us towards a ditch. I imagined my face being ripped right off if the front of the car dug in and we flipped over. This was the worst of several bad moments. Like the venturi, the roof had been removed earlier.


    8. The car bounced against the edge of the ditch and back out into the middle of the
    road, spinning violently four times again before heading back for the same ditch only further up the road. It skidded along on its flat underbelly like a plastic sledge before coming to a stop with the wheels straddling the ditch, facing the right way, not having hit an oncoming car, not having turned over. The structure of its carbon-fibre chassis tub remained perfectly intact. Behind us were the longest tyre marks I have ever seen: 265 metres of pirouetting rubber.
    9. The underside was a mess, all four corners were shattered and the wheel had long since fallen apart but really, the state of the car belied just what carnage could have resulted.


    10. A muck-spreader had just passed through the field we landed in. As a result, and only because of this, we now smelled of ****.


    Thus the Koenigsegg CCXR joins a roll call of the most infamous Top Gear crashes: the Ferrari Enzo that was hit by a bus en route to a cover feature two years ago; the Koenigsegg CCX that ploughed off our track with the Stig on board; and, of course, Richard's 288mph barrel roll in the Vampire jet car, the crash to top all crashes. If not to end them.
    ...I Still Dawdle Round These Ends...


  2. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
    Posts: 1,588

    #2

    Default

    Linkage: http://www.topgear.com/content/featu...ries/05/2.html
    Site contains pics of the car mostly Before the crash.
    ...I Still Dawdle Round These Ends...

  3. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
    Location: UK
    Posts: 2,478

    #3

    Default

    That is very bad news

    Maybe Top Gear should never go near a Koenigsegg ever again. It would be safer for everyone.
    ---------------------------------
    TDUC PC Club find out more and how to join|Twitter @TDUCentralClub

  4. Off da border is offline ...
    Location: Planet Earth
    Posts: 65

    #4

    Default

    If my memory doesn't fail me I think this is the second Koenigsegg they crashed. The freaking irony.

    But you know, I'd still take the car even if it's wrecked. I mean, the fact that at one point of its life it was a CCXR can grant you enough bragging for the next few years... AND the fact that it was driven by Top Gear gives you an extra bonus decade.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  5. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
    Location: Essex, England
    Posts: 3,209

    #5

    Default

    ^^ yes it is the 2nd Koenigsegg they've crashed. Stig crashed one so Koenigsegg put the "optional" Top gear spoiler on it and stig took 5 or 6 seconds off the lap time.

    Didn't know they crashed an Enzo Ferrari, dread to think what there the BBC/Top Gears insurence premiums went up to after all these crashes.

    You forgot about when Clarkson rolled the Mercedes A Class when doing a slalom (think it was Clarkson) then Merc done a recall on it to adjust the suspension.

    And when May and Clarkson where doing the Q7 and Volvo 4x4 they both slid off the track don't know if any damage was done bt i'm sure Clarkson hit a fence.

    Edit:
    Doubt they where going 120mph, they were going ALOT faster than that especially for 265m of skid marks, bet the Koenigsegg driver got the sack.
    Last edited by Nodz86; 11/05/07 at 08:46 AM. Reason: Just read article had a bit more to ad.

  6. Nipper is offline \/ The REAL TDUCk \/
     
    Location: Bongland
    Posts: 2,003

    #6

    Default

    SWEET, i would love to have seen that, or better, be driving/passenger!!!!!!

    i love car crashes, adrenaline is intense, and its only when you feel seconds away from death that you realise certain things about your life

    didnt know they stacked an Enzo, and the Koenigsegg The Stig crashed, well, thats not a crash, its just an 'off'
    ||||||||||||||||||
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

  7. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
    Location: Dundee, Scotland
    Posts: 5,220

    #7

    Default

    Damn that sucks , i was just reading top gear yesterday when after it came through the door and there was a CCXR feature in there and it looked good. I never knew this happened. And yes TG should not go near a koenigsegg again, they are too fast for TG

  8. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
    Location: England
    Posts: 7,870

    #8

    Default

    HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT, KOENIGSEGGS ARE FAST AND GOOD, THEY WANT TO AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WANT THEM TO GO NEAR THEM (apart from koenigsegg themselves now) ,

    Absolutely the most super of all the non-super moderators Your friendly community moderator.

  9. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #9

    Default

    lol. Was reading this yesterday. They like destorying fast cars. Love the car though. Doing there bit for the enviroment, yer right, just more power. They only hit into a cone so they might have been going 120mph.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  10. Mr FastDriver is offline Maserati 3500 GT ftw!
    Location: Southmoor, England
    Posts: 15

    #10

    Default

    I knew about the CCXR but can someone put up some pics of the Enzo/bus crash if they have them? thanks

  11. scaleopdriver is offline GT500 Fan!
    Location: Trondheim, Norway
    Posts: 319

    #11

    Default

    hmm, i wonder who crashed it..
    [Sig Removed - Please edit your sig to be within the Rules of the board of 500w x 130h and 100KB. Thanks!]
    Thanks to FA430RGT for this awesome sig

  12. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
    Posts: 1,588

    #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Celt86 »
    hmm, i wonder who crashed it..
    Which one the CCXR or the Enzo?
    ...I Still Dawdle Round These Ends...

  13. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
    Location: England
    Posts: 7,870

    #13

    Default

    o think it was the stig

    Absolutely the most super of all the non-super moderators Your friendly community moderator.

  14. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #14

    Default

    The article said it was the engineer didn't it?
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  15. Enos is offline I spread love via Sigs!!
    Location: York
    Posts: 308

    #15

    Talking

    You think thats bad look at this, most beautiful car in the world i think....
    Not so sure about u guys but i wouldnt be 100% chuffed with the day.... :eek_blue: :bananamad:

  16. superturismo is offline Hot Hatch
    Location: The Orient
    Posts: 160

    #16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Enos »
    You think thats bad look at this, most beautiful car in the world i think....
    Not so sure about u guys but i wouldnt be 100% chuffed with the day.... :eek_blue: :bananamad:

    Beautiful car.. Or at least it was..

  17. Off da border is offline ...
    Location: Planet Earth
    Posts: 65

    #17

    Default

    It's a brilliant car, but in my humble opinion the title of the most beautiful car on the planet easily goes to the Carrera GT. Combine that with the increased practicality and jawdropping performance, and other supercar manufacturers will have earned themselves a dangerous rival. Sadly, it's out of production. Why oh why.

    And...

    WHY ISN'T THERE A CARRERA GT IN TDU AGAIN?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  18. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts: 3,278

    #18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Off da border »
    It's a brilliant car, but in my humble opinion the title of the most beautiful car on the planet easily goes to the Carrera GT. Combine that with the increased practicality and jawdropping performance, and other supercar manufacturers will have earned themselves a dangerous rival. Sadly, it's out of production. Why oh why.

    And...

    WHY ISN'T THERE A CARRERA GT IN TDU AGAIN?
    Becouse its porsche, lets not start that again. THe Carrera Gt is nice but dosn't really have the elegance of a db9. Its a bit more functional, like the very cluncky door handles.

    There isn't a lot of damage to the ccxr ans its a prototype so not to bad. This is old though.
    -----
    [imglink]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/pherelas/SigCustom.jpg[/imglink]
    . . . . . . Why is it always a wrong number, what if there in the wrong house? . . . . . . .

  19. nitrox is offline HC ES ! <3
    Location: Belgium - Houthulst
    Posts: 568

    #19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by N1PPER »
    SWEET, i would love to have seen that, or better, be driving/passenger!!!!!!

    i love car crashes, adrenaline is intense, and its only when you feel seconds away from death that you realise certain things about your life

    didnt know they stacked an Enzo, and the Koenigsegg The Stig crashed, well, thats not a crash, its just an 'off'
    idd, crashes are exciting :bananadance:

    Ford Focus RS
    2.5 litres Inline 5 TurboCharged Engine
    300BHP
    simply said, "A Beast Amongst The Cars"

  20. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
    Posts: 1,588

    #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nitrox »
    idd, crashes are exciting :bananadance:
    I believe this is the second time I'm leaving you with a "No Comment" remark...
    ...I Still Dawdle Round These Ends...


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

about us

  • turboduck is a community that is dedicated to driving and racing games of all types on all platforms. Whether it's ticking off the miles/kilometres while exploring an open world, crashing and exploding everything in an insane balls-to-the-wall arcade racer, or nailing down every apex and trimming off every tenth possible in authentic sim-racing. It's all up for discussion as we enjoy the virtual cars, bikes, and everything else that these games offer. So join us, jump into the discussions, and don't think too much about why a 'duck' is our mascot. ;)
turboduck twitter turboduck facebook turboduck youtube turboduck twitter turboduck rss