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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Koenig C62

One of the more notorious tuners is Koenig Specials. As the focus of the company has been to offer body parts, and conversion-kits, Koenig has made some truly outrageous show cars. It is hard to decide which is their most radical, because among the top cars is a Twin Turbo Ferrari F50, a 1000 horsepower Ferrari Testarossa or and a road going version of Porsche's 962 prototype racecar. In any case, these products aren't for the faint, nor people interested in originality, instead race-bred performance.

Koenig's C62 is a conversion based on original Porsche 962 chassis. To attain the necessary ground clearance and headlight position, and entirely new carbon fibre body was constructed. Koenig punched out the three liter version of the boxer engine to produce more low end toque. Other engine modifications included softer cams and a Bosch Mototronic system.

positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbocharged
displacement3368 cc / 205.5 cu in
power596.6 kw / 800 bhp @ 6300 rpm
hp per litre237.53 bhp per litre
bhp/weight727.27 bhp per weight
torque722.7 nm / 533 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
drive wheelsRWD
body / frameCarbon Fibre Body over Sheet Aluminum Chassis
front brakesVented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
front wheelsF 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
front tire size255/40ZR-17
rear tire size335/35ZR-17
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionUnequal A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionTwin Upper Links w/Lower A-Arms, Coil Springs, Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar
weight1100 kg / 2425 lbs
length4958 mm / 195.2 in
width2052 mm / 80.8 in
height1118 mm / 44.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed378.2 kph / 235.0 mph
0 - 60 mph3.3 seconds


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