A Diamond on Wheels

What: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita What: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Who: Luxury buyers with a need for speed Why: $4.8 million

Cars just don’t get more opulent than the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita; the biggest Koenigsegg you can buy has always been the ultra-luxury benchmark. When the Swedish boutique manufacturer decided to make the Trevita, they developed a unique fibre solution called Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave. In the process, they transformed the black carbon fibres the body is made from into a visible shimmering diamond look. Yes, you read that right. The car is coated in diamonds.

Only two of these preposterous Koenigsegg were ever made, and one of them was once owned by boxer Floyd Mayweather, who made headlines in 2015 by announcing he paid $4.8 million for the privilege. According to the company, it initially planned to produce a limited edition of three examples, but reduced that number to two, as the carbon fibre made it time-consuming and difficult to manufacture.  

Underneath the lustrous finish lies a fuel tank that is integrated to improve safety and give optimal weight distribution, ABS-powered carbon ceramic brakes, and tire monitoring systems along with a hydraulic system. It also features a double-carbon wing, an Inconel exhaust system, a detachable stowable hardtop with a glass roof, an adjustable steering column, a hydraulic lifting system, paddle-shift, and adjustable pedals. And that’s not all. The hypercar can hit 100 km/hr from a standstill in a scant 2.9 seconds, and has a staggering top speed of 410 km/hr. The two-seater is built around a 4.8-litre, dual-supercharged V8 that pumps out 1,018 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque. Impressive, indeed.