“During its review of the CCR’s successor, the CCX, BBC television program Top Gear reported that the Koenigsegg CCR holds the fastest speeding ticket in the United States allegedly occured in May 2003 in Texas. It was supposedly 242mph (389 km/h) in a 75mph zone. The car was involved in the San Francisco to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally.”
That much I knew. But the rest of the story, if true, is easily twice as ludicrous.
“The car was involved in the San Francisco to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally. The driver, Arthur Chirkinian, was arrested and the car towed. His co-driver paid his bail and they retrieved the car from impound. While trying to catch up to the other gumballers the driver noticed smoke and steam from the engine and his gauges showed that the car was over-heating. He pulled over to find his radiator cap had gone “missing” while it was impounded. Arthur Chirkinian hitched a ride to the local Volkswagen dealership where he purchased a brand new Volkswagen Beetle and drove it to where his CCR was parked. He purchased the car because the New Turbo Beetle had just come out and the auto parts stores had not even received any inventory for that car. By placing a call to Koenigsegg they told him that that is the only radiator cap that would fit. He filled the CCR back up with radiator fluid and took the radiator cap off the Beetle and put it on the CCR. He then took off in hopes of catching everyone else, leaving a brand new Turbo Beetle on the side of the road with the doors unlocked and the key still in it. He caught up to the pack later that night in New Orleans.”
There you have it. And after tons of searching I couldn’t find a single piece of evidence other than this quote roaming the internets. What say you Lusters, fact or fiction?