Man, this was really something special. A Lamborghini Aventador is a stunning car, but this one has been spoilt with Forgiato Wheels and a Fie Exhaust making a great car even greater. This is the DMC Edizione GT Lamborghini Aventador Las Americas. Just look at it.
The massive V12 has been given a lot of TLC. DMC did manage to bolt on a twinturbo bumping the power up to an impressive 988Hp. Its also quite light, and with the serious amont of carbon fibre used on its sexy body this Lamborghini Aventador really flies when put in crazy mode. Just look at it. Its awesome. The perfect Aventador?
The stunning and ultra rare Lamborghini Diablo Jota Edition 30 in full speed. Photo. Johan Åhlund
This is not a car you will see every day. It’s extremely rare, and only 150 cars were made. It is a Lamborghini Diablo Jota Edition 30. This absolutely brutal Lamborghini, designed by maestro Marcello Gandini had amazing performance and design. Especially in this dark purple paintwork. It still stunning, and a technical achievement for Automobili Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Diablo Jota Edition 30 resting in the Swedish sun. Photo: Johan Åhlund
It’s a large car, 4,5 meters in length and very wide. But it is not as heavy as you might think, it actually only weighs 1450 kilo. Compare this to the little Mercedes SLK that is 50 kilos heavier.
The Lamborghini Diablo Jota packs a mighty punch from the fantastic mid mounted 5,7 liter V12 engine. The power is immersive, 595 horsepower is waiting to be released when the driver stomps the gas pedal. It has torque to pull a train (well, 639 Nm to be exactly) and the full 595 horses sets free at 7300 rp/m. The sound is glorious, and when the car accelerated hard, I almost had trouble holding the camera steady.
The sprint to 100 km/h takes just 3,9 seconds. That’s fast even today. In 1995 the Lamborghini Diablo Jota ED30 was ludicrously fast. Top speed is crazy, 340 km/h (211 mph/h) and 0-1000 m takes just 20,1 seconds.
Koenigsegg CCR in the showroom. This is a mighty car, thats for sure. Photo : Johan Åhlund
This is the Koenigsegg CCR. A true masterpiece in engineering and performance. A Swedish supercar. The CCR was first shown at the Geneva Auto Show in march 2004. It was a new, very exciting supercar with top of the line performance.
When I visited the Swedish sports car dealer and Koenigsegg reseller Callisma at their showroom in Stockholm in 2009, this car was the major star in the showroom. With its intensive orange paint, it sure looked amazing. I don’t remember how much Callisma asked for it, but I could probably sold one of my kidneys on the spot to afford it. You only need one, right?
I recently checked the CCR´s retail price back in 2006. Back then, The CCR was priced at 570.000$. Looking back, a kidney (pickled or not) might have bought me a door handle and with a little luck maybe a Koenigsegg keyring.
The Swedish Koenigsegg CCR packs a mighty punch from the powerful v8. Photo : Johan Åhlund
The CCR was definitely a better looking car than its predecessor, the Koenigsegg CC8S. Excellent paintwork, flawless interior, lots of creative details and a mesmerizing sound from the 4.6 liter Ford V8. To achieve 806 horsepower (600 kW) at 6900 rpm, the engine is equipped with twin Rotrex Superchargers. Maximum torque is 920 Nm, (680 lb·ft) at 5700 rpm.
The CCR made some serious news the 28 February 2005. That day, Koenigsegg set the world speed record at the Nardo test track in Italy. Boy it was fast, it reached 241 mph (388 km/h). Not bad for a Swedish newcomer, it was not far from its claimed top speed of 245 mph (395 km/h). And it literally smashed the former record, of 231 mph (372 km/h) set in 1993 by the mighty McLaren F1. Impressive. And a proof that Koenigsegg was almost as fast as it was claimed to be.
The Koenigsegg CCR accelerates like a spaceship
The CCR is fairly lightweight, weighing in at 1,180 kg (2,601 lb). Its monocoque weighs just 75 kilos (165 Ib), no wonder it sets of like a missile. 0-62 mph took just 3,2 seconds (remember this was back in 2006, a time before Godzilla’s and other supercars) and the acceleration didn’t stop. 0-200 km/h (124 mph) took 9.3 seconds. The sprint 0-300 km/h (186 mph) is finished in just 24.9 seconds.
This is an extremely fast car. It can do 241 mph (388 km/h). Only 14 were made. Photo: Johan Åhlund
I was lucky to get a peek at the interior before I was given the full tour of the magnificent car. If I remember correct it was Fred Mannerfelt, who showed me the CCR when I arrived at the showroom an early morning. Excellent service, and there were several other nice cars to admire.
Later that day I also visited the lemurs of Skansen Zoo. But the CCR was on my mind all that day. And it was an absolute joy to feel, and to have a look at the orange interior, the black seats with orange cross stitching and the big telephone like dial on the center console. There were Carbon fiber as long as the eye could see, and a thick steering wheel. Damn, did I want this car.
In the workshop, Callisma also had a white Koenigsegg CCX (49 made in total), soon to be delivered to a happy owner. At the MPH-show in Stockholm in 2009 the white CCX, with Peter Sundfeldt behind the wheel scared the living daylights out of the audience when he suddenly revved it up, and let it roar.
Koenigsegg made just 14 of these. Since then, the factory has taken a quantum leap in developement and offers some of the most advanced hypercars available. Insanely fast cars, like the Agera, Agera R, Agera RS, Regera and the remarkable Koenigsegg One:1. If you thought the CCR was quick, the One:1 is capable of 0–400 km/h (248 mph) in 20 sec. The top speed is bonkers, 432km/h (268 mph). It´s also very beautiful.
At the end of the day, I still had a smile on my face. The lemurs at the zoo were nice and fun, but I think I dreamed about that car for days when I got home. I still do. I wonder what kind of roads it drives these days.
Have a look at this Ferrari F50 ready to enter the track at Mantorp Park. Photo by Johan Åhlund
This red Ferrari F50 is quite a masterpiece. The hottest supercar you could buy in 1995. It’s basically a F1 car for the street. The Ferrari F50 is sleek and fast, and in the back rests a mighty power plant. The 4,7 liter 12 cylinder bundle of joy produces a staggering 515 horsepower. These prancing horses are ready and available at 8000 rp/m, resulting in very impressive performance.
The Ferrari F50 ready to enter the track in synnu Sweden. Photo Johan Åhlund
With the pedal to the metal the F50 eagerly will reach a top speed of 325 km/h. amazingly fast back in 1995. It accelerated like a spaceship, 0-100 km/h took just 3,7 seconds. Ferrari made just 349 of these, making it a very rare car and a true collector’s item.
One of the first Porsche Carrera GT´s in Sweden. Photo by Johan Åhlund
The very same day that I was having lunch at Arlanda Motor City, this beauty was rolled out from a large trailer. Porsche had really nailed it when it comes to performance with this, the mighty Porsche Carrera GT. Definitely nor the most beautiful Porsche, but it sure hauled ass. 0-100 km/h took just 3,9 seconds and its V10 delivered 612 horsepower. And, yes. It’s really expensive nowadays.