The phrase, “looks can be deceiving” has never been more true and more false than when applied to supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. Headquartered in a couple old hangars on a decommissioned airfield in the Swedish countryside, the manufacturer appears old-world compared to more well-known manufacturers. Inside the Koenigsegg doors hand is still the preferred method of manufacturing from upholstery to molding the carbon fiber in house. Yet, despite appearances, Koenigsegg is producing some of the fastest and most beautiful cars the world has ever known.
The 2010 CCXR Trevita is one such example of the work Koenigsegg puts out and unlike the unassuming headquarters, this car looks every bit the hypercar it is. Originally intending to produce three Trevitas or “three whites” as the name translates in English, the brand ended up with only two. The reason being that despite the white color the car, is in fact, carbon fiber, a first for the material which in its raw state had been black until that point. However, the proprietary process of producing the carbon fiber in white made the Trevita difficult and time consuming to manufacturer resulting in just two ever being produced.
Headed to auction is number three, despite only ever being two, which was owned by world-famous boxer Floyd Mayweather. Since 2010 this CCXR Trevita has acquired 1,947 actual miles which while relatively low shows it was more than just a show piece and actually driven. And rightfully so with a 0-60 time of 2.9-seconds and a top speed of over 254mph. Having thrown down $4.8 million, or about one rounds work in the ring for Mayweather, originally for the car it looks to bring closer to $3 million when it goes to auction in Monterey.
[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]