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by Justin Couture
Canadian Auto Press
Norse Exotic to join Elite Automotive Rank in America
Let's face it; we don't have enough supercars here in North America. While
The Koenigsegg CCX. It's definitely not your Uncle Olaf's Volvo. (Photo: Koenigsegg Automotive AB)
we get a few of the heavy-hitting all-stars like the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR, we're consistently missing out on some of the machines that come out of small, almost coachwork-style firms. We don't get Ascaris, Spykers, Nobles or the beautiful Paganis, and we certainly don't get Sweden's only supercar, the difficult to pronounce but brutally fast Koenigsegg. Prior to the Bugatti Veyron (also unavailable in North America) the Koenigsegg CCR held the title of the world's fastest automobile, with a top speed of more than 345.4 km/h (245 mph). The only way to have this truly desirable vehicle on North American soil was either on your computer screen or TV; that was until this year's Geneva motor show, where the brand unveiled the heavily reworked CCX, a version of the CCR, tailor-modified to North American rules and tastes.
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