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…spoiler alert!

For those of you who felt the first The Area71 Slotcars release was a little tame, understated, or in need of a ‘Top Gear spoiler’… good news!

Hot on the heels of their 3D-printed Koenigsegg CCX comes this; the all-new Koenigsegg CCGT!

Here’s a little info on the 1:1 car, courtesy of Mr. Koenigsegg himself:

…when Christian started to build and design the first CC prototype, GT1 racing was always part of the larger picture. Regulations stated that the car wasn’t allowed to be wider than 2 meters and that the cockpit has to occupy at least 70% of the width of the car – so, Christian designed the CC to these exact measurements to make it the perfect basis for a GT1 racer. The CCGT was always a side project, developed only when time was available while engineering and building the production cars – it took several years to finish the first prototype. Based on a Koenigsegg CCR, with some elements from the CCX model, the end result was staggering – the car was stiff, weighed under 1000 kg, had over 600kg downforce and put out 600+ normally aspirated horsepower. The reason it never went racing? Two months after Koenigsegg started the first shakedown runs of the CCGT, the ACO and FIA changed regulations for the GT1 class – carbon monocoques were no longer allowed and minimum production numbers went from a total of 20 cars over several years to 350 cars per year – way above Koenigsegg’s capacity.

…what’s new?

The Area71 Slotcars 1:32 Koenigsegg CCGT is true to the original 1:1 GT1 car – a totally unique and even lighter model than the CCX – every vent, duct and scoop has been reproduced as faithfully as the scale and 3D-printing process allows… it’s more than just a CCX with a Top Gear spoiler!

This model illustrates just how much the 3D-printing can speed up the development and production of new slot-racing models. The body has been redesigned, the weight reduced slightly, and the mirrors and spoiler are now separate pieces.

The front end of the chassis features revised axle carriers, an improvement made based on testing done with the CCX, and the body posts have also been moved further forwards and closer together.

  • the original Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    the original Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' prototype Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
  • The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com
    The Area71 Slotcars' production Koenigsegg CCGT - SlotsintheCity.com

Promo shots above show the same Slot.it-ready prototype car at two different stages of production; white is the bare parts immediately after the printing process, dry-assembled – grey is following the finishing work and priming that all The Area71 Slotcars receive before being packaged and shipped. This finishing process has been improved a lot since the original CCX release, achieving much smoother surfaces and cleaner, sharper lines as shown in the final four photos.

…exclusivity, built-in.

Again, the CCGT is a limited run of just 300 units; 150 units with a SW/IL Slot.it-compatible chassis, and 150 units with an AW NSR-compatible chassis. Taking full advantage of the 3DP manufacturing process, every body and chassis will be individually marked with matching serial numbers.

And, as official distributors of The Area71 products, you’ll get professional, priority service from us when you order one of these fantastic supercars directly from: thearea71@slotsinthecity.com

…here’s exactly what you’ll get:

  • 1x 3D-printed Koenigsegg CCGT Bodyshell
  • 1x 3D-printed Chassis – choose NSR AW or Slot.it SW/IL fitment
  • 1x 3D-printed Cockpit
  • 1x 3D-printed Driver’s Helmet
  • 1x 3D-printed set of four Wheel Inserts
  • 1x 3D-printed Wiper
  • 1x sheet of Metal Mesh
  • 1x set of laser cut Clear Parts
  • 1x set of laser cut Chrome Parts
  • 1x set of Instructions with Tips & Tricks

And the cost? €79,00 + shipping per kit

Available by mail order: 10th August, 2015

…what’s next?

The Area71 intends to maximise the benefits of their production technique to produce further models also as-yet unreleased by the larger, more mainstream manufacturers – the stunning AMG Vision and Porsche 901 concept cars are also now available to order. And, if you’ve a burning desire for a particular car to be built, there’s a very good chance that it will appeal to Marco’s petrol-headed nature – don’t hold back with your suggestions, your car could be next!

I’ve started work on my own CCGT as an entry for the upcoming Suzuka 2000 race at Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, which presents a real challenge and lot of firsts – not just for the car, but for me as a driver and builder as well. First digital race, first race on Ninco, etc., etc… it’s going to be a baptism-by-fire, a fun way to really test the mettle of the new design and material against what are recognised to be some of the best scratch-built and tuned cars and drivers around. I’ll detail the build, testing and race on this thread as it happens, so please check in to see how things progress!

…CCGT’s stablemate – The Area71 Koenigsegg CCX > review

 


For any questions regarding this and future The Area71 products, or to place an order, simply send us an email: thearea71@slotsinthecity.com

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