Check out Leno's video of the Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR, one of only three slated for production.
Being a celebrity car fan has its privileges. Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the supercar manufacturer named for his family, brought the Koenigsegg Trevita CCXR to California for a segment with Jay Leno.
The rear-wheel drive car is one of only three Trevita units to be produced with a body built from a proprietary white carbon fiber diamond weave. The car uses a 4.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine running on biofuel that produces 1018 horsepower (759 kW / 1032 PS). Torque tops out at 1060 Nm (782 ft-lb).
Although the automaker claims the Trevita is half the weight of the Bugatti Veyron, it actually has a slower 0-100 km/h sprint time. The Veyron hits the mark at 2.5 seconds, while the Trevita needs 2.9. The Trevita hits 200 km/h in 8.75 seconds, and goes 0-200-0 in 13.55. 0-300-0 is accomplished in 27.8 seconds.
"This is a car that will be prized years and years into the future," said Leno on inspecting the car. The car is street-legal in the United States, having survived 18 crash tests.