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    I was doing some research on the engines that power some of the world's finest vehicles and I found out some information about Koenigsegg I didn't know. Anyone who actually knows about Ford's modular V8 knows why Ford hasn't quit using the engine family and only does improvements on it. It's an incredible design that hasn't reached its limits, even in the hypercar world apparently. How many on here know that Koenigsegg started out using Ford mod motors? The CC8S and following CCR used the 4.7 Liter V8. The CCX engine was the first time that Koenigsegg went into making the mod motor its own but kept the overall engine design. This has continued with the Agera. Below is a video I found of Mr. Koenigsegg explaining the new 5.0 liter engine and after that is a picture of a Ford GT 5.4 Liter V8 and then the new 5.0 Liter Coyote engine. Notice the similarities. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the mod motor design is found in Koenigsegg's. I've always been a Ford guy and now more than ever. My respect for the mod motor just went up, when I thought that wasn't possible.




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    I thought eggs' had Audi engines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingcesar View Post
    I thought eggs' had Audi engines?
    Nope. Koenigsegg CCX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I checked what the stats listed Wikipedia were compared to what Koenigsegg's were to be safe and they are the same. Below is a 3D rendering of the engine in the CCX. Definitely mod motor. The engine in the Agera is a Koenigsegg creation but that its designs are based off of the mod motor was new to me.

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    Quite an old discussion, and has been mentioned on pretty much every forum that I was involved in in the past. Anyway, the CC8 and CCR has Ford engine blocks. From CCX onwards, however, the engine has been built by Koenigsegg themselves, which is quite impressive from a small manufacturer like them

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    Very interesting stuff
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    I didn't know this. Thanks for pointing it out. Really interesting insight.




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    Quote Originally Posted by slicknick View Post
    Quite an old discussion, and has been mentioned on pretty much every forum that I was involved in in the past. Anyway, the CC8 and CCR has Ford engine blocks. From CCX onwards, however, the engine has been built by Koenigsegg themselves, which is quite impressive from a small manufacturer like them
    A lot of people don't know it and I haven't seen a thread about this fact lately. The CCX was when Koenigsegg started having their own engine blocks made. Pretty cool that they do all their own engine work now. I have a ton of respect for Pagani and they use AMG engines. So to find out that Koenigsegg's current engines are based off of the Ford mod motor is awesome in my opinion.
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    Off course all us ultra Egg nerds know this but perhaps not eveybody here; Koenigsegg also bought a prototype flat 12 engine from Motori Moderni? After a short while they understood that they newer were going to get it as reliable as they needed to put it in a road car. The motor originally was developed for F1 but changes in regulations made it useless. It reved like 9000;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeystockholm View Post
    Off course all us ultra Egg nerds know this but perhaps not eveybody here; Koenigsegg also bought a prototype flat 12 engine from Motori Moderni? After a short while they understood that they newer were going to get it as reliable as they needed to put it in a road car. The motor originally was developed for F1 but changes in regulations made it useless. It reved like 9000;-)
    That engine was used in the Jiotto Caspita. I only started getting really interested in Koenigsegg over the past year so there is a lot of stuff I don't know about the brand. I'm a Ford fanatic, so a good chunk of my time around cars revolves around Fords, then Muscle Cars, then super / hyper cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastFords View Post
    That engine was used in the Jiotto Caspita. I only started getting really interested in Koenigsegg over the past year so there is a lot of stuff I don't know about the brand. I'm a Ford fanatic, so a good chunk of my time around cars revolves around Fords, then Muscle Cars, then super / hyper cars.
    Didn't the Jiotto use a Judd V10 after the V12?
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